EarlyON Child and Family Centre

EXCITING NEWS! Our EarlyON Centre has started the gradually re-opening of some of our in-person indoor programming. With this gradual reopening, our indoor programs are currently being offered at our Don Reid location to start. All of our programs continue to be by registration, and 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 and anticipate opening our offsite locations this fall.

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 December programming calendar here!

Staff continue to be available by email; if you have any questions, please connect with us at EarlyOnOttawasouth@afchildrensservices.ca

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 Facebook page.

Click here for a virtual tour of our EarlyON Don Reid location to find out what you can expect when visiting one of our playgroups!

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 sites in Ottawa South

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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, Early Years Support Workers and other support staff led by a Team Leader and supported by a Program Director.

Hours & Contact Information

Information and Referral Hours of Operation.

(For playgroup hours, see playgroup calendar.)

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

How to Contact Us

2330 Don Reid Drive, Suite 101
Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1

Tel. 613- 737-6369

E-mail: EarlyOnOttawasouth@afchildrensservices.ca

You can also access our client handbook for more information