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Contact Centre for list of baby/child items available for short term use; loaned on first come basis
Organization: Rainy River District Best Start - Rainy River Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-852-3362 Ext 2
Toll-Free: 1-866-324-4530
Fax: 807-852-4348
c/o Nicole Blakeney
PO Box 82
Rainy River, ON
P0W 1L0
310 Government Rd
Rainy River
Intersection: Government Rd and Broadway Ave
Location: Behind the Wala Wala Inn
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Tue, Thu-Fri 9:30 am-3 pm * Wed 2 pm-7:30 pm
Executives: Nicole Blakeney - Coordinator
Service Description: Functions as a family centre, offering children and their families a place to learn, play and socialize

Located at Government Rd near Broadway Ave

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 on hand such as baby monitors, high chairs and playpens
Drop In Playtime

Encourages parents and children to drop in anytime during regular hours to use the play space and learning centres

Parent Workshops
  • Baby Food Making
  • Baby Beginnings
Preschool Programs
  • Esso Family Math
  • Kids In The Kitchen
  • Music and Movement
  • Parent/Child Mother Goose

Fees: None
Application: Enrollment required for all programs
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: and their families

Baby Beginnings workshop is available for parents/caregivers and infants up to 12 months of age

Drop In Playtime

Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver
Age: 0.00 - 6.00 years
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Rainy River District
See Also: Ontario Early Years Centres
Parenting Education

This information was last completely updated on September 13, 2016

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