Philosophy

Child in motion photoHamilton’s children deserve the best start in life and the chance to achieve their very best in school. Best Start supports families by offering a broad range of services for children 0-12 years of age that will ensure their children receive the best possible opportunities early in their lives.

Neuroscience and human development studies show that experience-based brain development in the early years of life affects learning, behaviour and health throughout a person’s life (The Early Years Study, 1999). Best Start recognizes this research and puts theory into practise. It empowers communities to offer comprehensive, flexible, integrated and seamless services for all children and parents at familiar neighbourhood locations.

The long-term nature of Best Start means that we will move beyond preparing children for early learning successes to preparing the next generation of adults to be full participants in their own communities.


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