EarlyON Child and Family Centre

The Province announced that the EarlyON centres will be able to resume in-person programming as of September 1, 2020. That being said, we do not have a set reopening date. Our priority is the safety of staff, children, and families and we want to ensure that we reopen at the high standards that you have come to expect from our EarlyON programs and services. More information about our reopening date will be shared soon! Until then, we invite you to visit our September virtual programming calendar to take part in some fun virtual programs with your little ones!

We look forward to reopening and welcoming families back into our programs!

We hope you are staying connected with us through our weekly newsletters and our 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 sites 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, Early Years Support Workers and other support staff led by a program manager.

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