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Welcome to the District of Parry Sound Best Start

Best Start - Working Together

Vision Statement

Community Partners working together to foster the optimal BEST START for all children in the District of Parry Sound.

Best Start is about Community

Community partners view themselves as part of an integrated system of supports for early childhood development and parenting. Best Start is about strengthening partnerships and enhancing the integration of all community supports for children and their families.

Best Start is about Our Future

A continuous learning environment, a commitment to early child development and parenting are key priorities for our community. Best Start is about doing what is best for our children and our future.

Best Start is about Children

Each child is an activeFamily learner, full of curiosity and potential, eager and capable of achieving success in schools and beyond. Best Start is about providing the supports to bring out the best in young children.

Best Start is about Families

Parents are the first, most important and most lasting teacher in a child’s life. Best start is about strengthening parents and families and collaborating with them to enable them to provide children with the best possible opportunities early in their lives.


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