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Resources & Documents

Below you will find documents and resources regarding the Best Start initiative and related programs and supports. All links will open in a new browser window. Some documents are in PDF format and will require a program such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print them.

Career Opportunities

Best Start - Careers in Early Childhood Education
Discover great career rewards and opportunities in early childhood education.

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Best Start Magazine (including Past Issues & Inserts)

Best Start Magazine - Fall 2017 / Winter 2018
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring / Summer 2017
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2016 / Winter 2017
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring / Summer 2016
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring / Summer 2015
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring / Summer 2015
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2014 / Winter 2015
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring / Summer 2014
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2013 / Winter 2014
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Parent and Child Drop-In Centres
A quick reference guide to local Parent and Child Drop-In Centres.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring & Summer 2013
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Celebrating Children and Local Aboriginal Culture
A quick reference guide to local Aboriginal Culture.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2012 / Winter 2013
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Careers in Early Childhood Education
A quick reference guide to careers in Early Childhood Education.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring & Summer 2012
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Celebrating Children and Local Aboriginal Culture
A quick reference guide to local Aboriginal Culture.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2011 / Winter 2012
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring & Summer 2011
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2010 / Winter 2011
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring & Summer 2010
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2009 / Winter 2010
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Spring & Summer 2009
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Best Start Magazine - Fall 2008 / Winter 2009
A community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.

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Children's Activities & Books

PDF Book: As Long As I'm With You!
An illustrated children's book full of healthy and imaginative play activities by local authors Kathy Kemp and Carl Howard.

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Parenting Resources

Postpartum Depression Brant Services & Supports
An informational postcard helping mothers and caregivers understand postpartum depression and local supports to help them.

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Your Guide Brant
Your Guide Brant is a free publication of activities and programs in the community for children, families, and teens.

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Child Development Support

Nipissing District Developmental Screen
The NDDS is currently offered completely free of charge to residents of Ontario, as part of an initiative with the Ministry of Children & Youth Services.

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Best Start Documents & Reports

Full Day Learning Regional Submission to Charles Pascal
Full Day Learning for children ages four and five in Brantford/Brant, Haldimand & Norfolk, Hamilton and Niagara.

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Best Start Implementation Plan
A detailed guide to establishing Best Start services in Brantford and Brant County.

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Plan de services de garde d'enfants de Brantford/Brant 2006 - 2009
Le plan faisant l'objet du présent document couvre la période allant de 2006 à 2009.

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Best Start: Local Partners and Key Players
Best Start Brantford Brant Flow Chart.

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Best Start Transition Plan
Best Start is ten year initiative by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.

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Best Start Structure Chart
An overview of how Best Start is structured in our community.

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Best Start Community Calendar
Best Start locations and schedules.

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Early Learning for Every Child Today
A framework for Ontario early childhood settings.

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Early Years Study 2
Putting Science into Action

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Reversing the Brain Drain
A study for the Province of Ontario.

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Partners

Brant County Health Unit
The Brant County Health Unit is an accredited community health agency. Public health programs and services are designed with you in mind and supported by your municipal and provincial tax dollars.

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Brantford Public Library
Enriching the community through access to knowledge, literacy and leisure pursuits.

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Lansdowne Children`s Centre - Brantford
Supporting children and youth with physical, developmental, or communication needs, and their families.

Link Type: Website

Brant Early Years Community
The Brant Early Years Community offers a variety of services and supports to young children and their families and caregivers. 

Link Type: Website

Children`s Aid Society of Brant
The Children's Aid Society of Brant will work with families and the community to safeguard a permanent, nurturing family for all children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Link Type: Website

Woodview
Woodview supports individuals and families to build on their strengths to live socially and emotionally healthy lives.

Link Type: Website

Contact Brant
Contact Brant is the entry point to services for children and youth experiencing emotional, behavioural or developmental concerns to get the help they need.

Link Type: Website

Active Grand
Active Grand is a partnership between various health, recreation, and social service organizations in the City of Brantford, the County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board
Catholic boards strive to create a faith community where religious instruction, religious practice, value formation, and faith development are integral to every area of the curriculum.

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Grand Erie District School Board
Engage, support and inspire all learners to achieve and succeed.

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Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud is the Roman Catholic separate, French language school board for the South-Central region of Ontario.

Link Type: Website

City of Brantford, Child Care Services
Our mission is to maintain a leadership role in planning and management of the child care system in both the City of Brantford and the County of Brant.

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Related Resources & Documents

Full-Day Early Learning - Kindergarten Program
The Ontario Ministry of Education's website with information about Full-Day Early Learning.

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