EarlyON Child and Family Centre


Our EarlyON Centre programs have returned to drop-in, we no longer require registration for playgroups. We continue to follow Ministry of Education and Ottawa Public Health guidelines and recommendations to ensure safety of all attending our programs.  We will continue to add more playgroup options in the coming weeks/months. 

We realize that not everyone will be comfortable attending indoor playgroup. That is why we will continue to offer the following three options: indoor, outdoor and virtual programs, which will allow you to select the option you are most comfortable with and that best meets your family’s needs. 

Check out our monthly programming calendar here!

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Please read our updated parent handbook here before attending any of our in-person outdoor programs.
We hope you are staying connected with us through our weekly newsletters and our EarlyON Andrew Fleck Facebook page.

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

You and your child can visit the EarlyON Child and Family Centre – Ottawa South for a range of free services including:

  • Information and Referral: Early years specialists available on-site, by phone or e-mail to answer your questions or refer you to appropriate resources.
  • Drop-in Playgroups: for parents, caregivers and their children where early learning activities and networking can take place.
  • Resource Library: Parenting books and videos, resource books and children’s books available to borrow.
  • Toy Library: A great variety of toys for children 0 to 6 years of age available for loan free of charge.
  • Workshops/Programs: on parenting, early childhood development, pre & post natal services and other related topics
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Visit our EarlyON Child and Family Centre site in Ottawa South



​EarlyON Child and Family Centre is funded by the Ministry of Education. There are no fees for any of our services.

Our Team

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre – Ottawa South team includes Registered Early Years Educators, Program Facilitators and admin staff led by a Team Leader and supported by a Program Director.

More Information

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday evenings 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
(For playgroup hours, see playgroup calendar.)

Contact Us

2330 Don Reid Drive, Suite 101
Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1
613- 737-6369