About Better Beginnings Waterloo
Better Beginnings Waterloo is a community-based project that offers quality children, parent, and family programs in the North Waterloo community of Sunnydale and surrounding areas. We implement the Better Beginnings Better Futures evidence-based model of actively engaging the community to help build and grow healthy, vibrant neighbourhoods for everyone.
Our catchment area of service consists of the areas within the boundaries of Northfield Drive, Weber Street, Albert Street, and Bearinger Drive. We offer a variety of innovative and enriching children’s afterschool programs throughout the school year, as well as March break camps and summer camps. We also offer parent groups, family trips, and family fun night events to different locations within the community! All of our programs are offered either free of charge or for a nominal fee. Our project is currently funded by a grant from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation.
We partner with many service providers to bring programs to this community making for greater accessibility and creating more opportunity to engage children and families. We work out of the community room at Cedarbrae Public school.
To build a strong, healthy, vibrant community for children and families
To support children and their families in North Waterloo through accessible, community based programs that foster learning, growth, and development.
Value the child
Empower family & community
Develop strength through partnerships
Inspire community development
Promote resident participation
How do we do this?
Better Beginnings staff work closely with community partners, volunteers, local schools, and lead agency House of Friendship to administer, plan, and implement quality programs for the community. It’s a group effort, where collective engagement is critical. Our community members have a voice and opportunity to engage with Better Beginnings in many different ways.