Best Start
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Best Start

Vision
Children in Ontario will be ready and eager to achieve success in life.

Mission
Mobilized, all together, to promote the full potential of children and families today and tomorrow!

Mandate
The Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network will be responsible for the implementation of a Community Plan.

Scope
The scope of the initiative is intended to be as broad as possible and to cover the spectrum of health, education, social supports, and children’s services.

Role and Responsabilities

  • To establish intersectoral links to ensure integration and to promote the exchange of information;
  • To provide, monitor, and evaluate services, policies, systems, and resources in the implementation of the Community Plan;
  • To establish workgroups as needed;
  • To be the cornerstone for decision making.

Objectives
Best Start is designed to give Ontario’s children the best possible start in life and to help them achieve success in school. The Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network will:

  • support the objectives of the Workgroup – Community and Learning Hubs of Prescott and Russell;
  • help benefit the communities, strengthen existing partnerships, and develop new partnerships;
  • ensure effective communication between different systems in order to provide quality services to children and their families.

Accountability
The Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network is responsible to provide to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) its annual Plan that reflects the needs of its communities and to ensure its implementation. The implementation Plan will include various sponsors. All members of the Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network are equally responsible for the integration of services and for working closely towards a common goal.

The Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network will review the Action Plan of the Workgroup – Community and Learning Hubs each fall during a presentation made ​​by each of the workgroups.

The Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network will obtain the Annual Reports of the Workgroup – Community and Learning Hubs. The Reports will be presented at a meeting of the Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network by the end of March of each year. The Reports will reflect the Workgroup – Community and Learning Hubs’ activities, achievements, and results related to their Action Plan.

Each workgroup will forward a copy of their meeting Report (Workgroup Report) as coordinated by the Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network. Each Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network meeting will include time for the presentation of workgroup Reports to allow an exchange of information and allow the Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network to support the work of the Workgroup – Community and Learning Hubs.

The Prescott and Russell Best Start Community Network will develop and maintain an updated master list of Prescott and Russell community partners.

Best Start Committees


Community and Learning Hubs

Purpose
Children in Ontario will be ready and eager to achieve success in school by the time they start Grade One.

Mission
The Prescott-Russell Best Start Community Network is a group of providers in health, social, community, and educational services to all children aged from birth to 12 years old in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and their families to offer integrated services that contribute to child development and a smooth introduction to academic life.

Objectives
To promote the overall development of the child according to The Early Learning Framework: physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

  • Break the isolation for the parent.
  •  Increase children’s skills.
  • Increase parental knowledge.
  • Increase parent-child interactions.
  • Integrate various programs and services.
  • Offer support and referral to parents of children with special needs.
  • Reinforce the family’s social circle.
Pamphlet - Community and Learning Hubs
List of members

Community and Learning Hubs Workgroup - Steering Committee

Calendars    
  • Click here to view the Calendar for Best Start Hub of Alfred for May 2017

  • Click here to view the Calendar for Best Start Hub of Casselman for May and June 2017

  • Click here to view the Calendar for Best Start Hub of Hawkesbury for May 2017

Resources

Best Start Kit

Red Flags - A Quick Reference Guide For Early Years Professionals In The Region Of Prescott And Russell

Red Flags

Resource Kit - Birth to 12 years

Resource Kit - Birth to 12 years
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