St. Joseph's Best Start

St. Joseph Best Start Program is located at 185 Parkdale Road.  Please call 223-7440 if you require additional information.


The St. Joseph Best Start Program currently can accommodate up to twenty preschoolers and/or toddlers. The centre is open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (if warranted by the demand for service) Monday to Friday, twelve months of the year.  Inquire about operating hours at the time of registration.

The After School Program can accommodate 22 kindergarten children and 30 school age children for before and after school programming during the school year. The centre opens at 7:30 a.m. and operates until school starts and resumes operations at the end of the school day until 5:30 p.m. (if required). Limited spaces may be available for full day programming through the Best Start Program on school holidays. Inquire about operating hours at the time of registration.



Our St. Joseph School program site is made up of one Site Supervising Early Interventionist, five Early Childhood Educators and ECE assistants. Meals and snacks are provided by the cooks at the Dryden Child Care Program. Support to the program is provided by the Manager of Children’s Services, Supervising Early Interventionist and Secretary/Receptionist from our main site at the Children’s Resource Centre. 


Please be aware that there is a restriction on parking in front of the school on Parkdale Road. Please ensure that you observe the parking regulations on the signs posted on the street.  You are responsible for paying for issued parking tickets.