Who we are

Andrew Fleck Children’s Services (AFCS) is one of the oldest and most diversified non-profit, charitable, multi-service early learning, child care and family support organizations in Ontario. It began its operation in 1911 and was incorporated as a charitable organization in 1920 under the legal name of The Ottawa Day Nursery Inc. It later changed its name to Andrew Fleck Child Care Services in recognition of its benefactor Mrs. Andrew Fleck who donated the building at 195 George Street to the organization in 1932.

Our supports and services

Children’s Inclusion Support Services

Children’s Inclusion Support Services (CISS) provides support, in English and in French, to licensed child care programs (nursery schools, child care centres and home child care agencies) that promote the inclusion of children with special needs within the City of Ottawa.

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EarlyON Child and Family Centre

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre – Ottawa South is a place for children aged 0-6, their parents and caregivers to take part in programs and activities together. Parents and caregivers can also get information about services available to them in the community, learn about their children’s development and get answers to their questions. At the EarlyON Child and Family Centre our focus is on helping families give their young children the best start in life. Services are available in English and French.

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Short Term Child Care

Peace of mind for working parents is what this bilingual program initiated in 1987 is all about. We provide reliable, accessible back up care for children 3 months to 12 years when the child is mildly ill, when regular child care arrangements are interrupted, or when other family emergencies arise.

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Upcoming Events

Storytime with the Librarian

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join a librarian from the Ottawa Public Library as she facilitates circle time with songs, stories and rhymes! During McLean Playgroup.

How to Help Children Deal with Big Feelings Info Session

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This session will focus on emotions and self-regulation skills in early years. An Early Years Educator will be available to answer your questions and share information on strategies to help young children regulate their emotions. Handouts and/or book recommendations will be provided. During Fairlea Playgroup.

A Visit With Sam

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Suzanne and her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Sam, will be visiting our Hunt Club Riverside location; children will have an opportunity to pet and interact with Sam. Positive interactions with animals can help children further develop empathy, reduce stress and contribute to their self-esteem. Visits with Sam will be made in small groups. During Hunt Club […]

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Licensed Child Care

Andrew Fleck Children’s Services has been providing early learning and care to families of Ottawa since 1911. Our centres provide licensed child care for children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years of age located in various locations throughout Ottawa.