Brant Family and Children's Services

Best Start, Early Learning and Parenting Center, Bellview-Joseph Brant School

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Record #: SIM4525 Last Full Update: 14 Feb 2014
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Bellview-Joseph Brant School
97 Tenth Ave
Brantford, ON
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Located In CommunityBrantford
Site LocationBellview-Joseph Brant school
IntersectionTenth Ave and Division St
Office Phone519-752-6041
Contact Information
Mailing AddressPO Box 774 
Brantford, ON N3T 5R7
Primary ContactRobyn Berardi, Child Development Worker, Brant Family and Children's Services
Alternate ContactSarah Robertson, Manager, Child Development Unit, Brant Family and Children's Services; Phone: 519-753-8681 ext 360; Fax: 519-751-2052
Volunteer CoordinatorDebra Ward, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Brant Family and Children's Services; Phone: 519-753-8681 ext 382
Description & Services
AccessibilityFully Accessible
DescriptionThe Bellview School Best Start Early Learning and Parenting Centre (formerly called Launch Pad) is a free drop-in interactive centre for caregivers/parents and children 0-6 years of age, as well as expectant parents * Staffed by an Early Childhood Educator who models for and supports parents * variety of developmentally appropriate activities and learning centres for the children are planned.  
* This program is a partnership between the Brant Family and Children's Services, Grand Erie District School Board and the City of Brantford Child Care Services  
* Brant County Health Unit operates a "Family Drop-in Centre" program during the Wed morning session 
* Brant Family and Children's Services is part of the Brantford-Brant Best Start Network
HoursMon & Wed from 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
Tues at Slovak Village 1:00 - 2:30 pm 
* For Aboriginal Best Start Programs  
Tue (playtime) 9:30 am-11:30 am and Fri (Onkwehon: we Family circle) 9:30 - 11:30 am 
NOTE: Dates and hours may change. Call 519-759-3833 to confirm.
DatesAll year
Areas ServedBrant County ; Brantford
EligibilityAges: 6 year(s) and under 
Infants, toddlers, children, adults, men and women
FeesNone - All drop-in programs and parenting workshops are free.
SubjectsChildren ; Drop-in centres ; Early childhood education ; Parent and child programs ; Parenting support ; Youth