For Parents

best start is about children

Each child is an active learner, full of curiosity and potential, eager, and capable of achieving success in school 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 teachers in a child's life. Best Start is about supporting parents and families, and collaborating with them to enable them to provide chidlren with the best possible opportunities early in their lives.


BEST START provides access to services and supports for all children and parents, regardless of individual, economic or social circumstances.


BEST START is more like something you feel rather than touch. It is not something you sign up for, nor one single place you can go. It is an understanding within this community that our children need every opportunity to learn, and that everyone has a role to play in making that happen.

what can you expect as a parent/caregiver?

Best Start hubs are being created in Kanata and West Carleton where we will provide young children with opportunities to explore, create, discover, play and learn.

How can you get involved?

Parents play a pivotal role in their child's development as they are a child's first and most influential teachers. Best Start parent engagement strategies will create opportunities for parents to participate in planning as they are important to the Neighbourhood Hub Planning Groups.