Best Start Network Kenora

Site: Ignace

Service: Best Start

Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Contact office for list of baby/child items available for short term use; loaned on first come basis 
  • Car seat clinic/inspection dates and times advertised in newsletter and various media sites; certified inspector in attendance at inspections
Description (Service) Functions as a family centre, offering children and their families a place to learn, play and socialize 
  • Offers programs to children at no cost to parents  
  • Provides play centres with toys and materials for children 
  • Offers preschool programs to introduce children to math and reading 
  • Offers workshops on various parenting topics 
  • Answers questions about child's development 
  • Provides links to family services within the community 
  • Participates in various preschool programs with community partners 
  • Loans out items such as baby monitors, high chairs, playpens, strollers and wagons
 
Car Seat Program 
  • Offers information on purchasing and installing car restraints 
  • Works in partnership with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to offer periodic car seat clinics and inspections 
  • Provides referrals to the Ignace OPP for certified car restraint inspections  
  • Provides coupons for families who require financial assistance to purchase car restraint
 
Drop In Playtime
 
Encourages parents and children to drop in anytime during regular hours to use the play space and learning centres
 
Parent Workshops 
  • ABC's of Baby Food Making 
  • Infant Massage 
  • Kids Have Stress Too 
  • Make the Connection 
  • Nobody's Perfect Parenting 
  • Positive Discipline 
  • Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)
 
Preschool Programs 
  • ABC Fun 
  • Esso Family Math 
  • Mother Goose and Gosling 
  • Munchkin Music and Movement 
  • Parents, Playtime and Pancakes
Hours Sep 15-May 31: Mon, Wed 6 pm-8:30 pm * Tue, Thu 1 pm-5 pm * Fri 9 am-3 pm * Sat 10 am-3 pm 
Jun 1-Sep 14: Mon, Wed 6 pm-8:30 pm * Tue, Thu 10 am-5 pm * Fri 10 am-3 pm
Areas Served Ignace
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
 
and their families
 
Car Seat Program 
  • Families in financial need 
  • Eligibility based on various factors including multiple births, income and number of children per family in car restraints 
 
Parent Workshops and Preschool Programs 
  • Make the Connection has two programs available: for ages 0-1 years old and 0-2 years old 
  • Mother Goose and Gosling is available for parents/caregivers and children up to 36 months of age 
  • Munchkin Music and Movement is available for children 2 to 5 years of age
Application To enroll in any program or workshop call office
 
Car Seat Program 
  • Contact program coordinator to make arrangements for coupon 
  • Requires verbal assessment of need determined by Centre's Car Seat Subsidy committee
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-934-6696
Toll Free Phone 1-866-324-4530
Fax 807-934-6124
E-Mail ignacenurseryschool@bellnet.ca
Website www.kenoradistrictbeststart.ca
Primary Contact Gwen, Best Start Program Assistant
Primary Executive Joanne Armstrong, Best Start Hub Coordinator
Site Location Crossroads Building
Located In Community Ignace
Address 312 Pine St
Ignace, ON P0T 1T0
 
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Intersection Pine St and Balsam Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 870 
Ignace, ON P0T 1T0
Physical Access Not Accessible ; Portable ramp available to gain access to front entrance
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Kenora District Services Board (KDSB)