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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Join us at one of our playgroup locations as we celebrate literacy together! Our special activities will circulate to each playgroup location throughout the week. During Don Reid Playgroup.
Join us at one of our playgroup locations as we celebrate literacy together! Our special activities will circulate to each playgroup location throughout the week. During Fairlea Playgroup.
Join us at one of our playgroup locations as we celebrate literacy together! Our special activities will circulate to each playgroup location throughout the week. During Hunt Club Riverside Playgroup.
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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.