Better Beginnings Waterloo (BBW) is a program of Adventure4Change.
We are a community-led initiative that brings quality programming to children, parents, and families in the Waterloo community of Lakeshore South. We implement the Better Beginnings Better Futures evidence-based model for children as they begin their journey in primary education. Together with families, educators and community organizations; we build and grow healthy, vibrant neighbourhoods for everyone.
Community engagement and development are high on our list of priorities and we offer many opportunities for parents and community members to be involved through participation in program leadership or participation on organising and planning teams. We invest in parents and community members by hosting volunteer and leadership training workshops, a variety of themed parent groups, family trips, and family fun night events within the community! Each programs is designed to be accessible and available to all.
Our focus area consists of the neighbourhoods that represent three local elementary schools – Cedarbrae Public School, Winston Churchill Public School, and Sir Edgar Bauer Catholic Elementary School. Within each of these schools, and in our Neighbourhood Hub location we offer a variety of enriching in-school and afterschool programs through the year, including March break and the summer months.
We have 2 primary locations: The Neighbourhood Hub, 465 Phillip Street (usually open 8:30 – 5:00 pm, Monday- Friday) and the community room at Cedarbrae Public School.
Better Beginnings Waterloo is grateful to the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation for the generous way that they have supported our efforts.