EarlyON Child and Family Centre

We are pleased to share that our EarlyON centres have reopened to in-person programming, both indoor and outdoor. All in person programming requires advanced registration. Please visit the EarlyON Event Registration Pages to learn more about the events offered and the registration process.

We are following operational guidance from the Ministry of Education and Ottawa Public Health to provide a safe early learning environment for families and staff. 
We will continue to offer virtual services. Please visit EarlyON Family Resources  to browse for recorded circles, family activities ideas, sensory recipes and to connect to the Program Facilitators. Program Facilitators are available for information and referrals as well as parent/caregiver support.

Please direct any questions you may have to Deborah.Stowe@ocdsb.ca

General Information

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board operates EarlyON Child and Family Centres (formerly known as Parenting and Family Literacy Centres) in eight elementary schools. The EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer programs for families and their children from birth to age 6 that build positive adult/child relationships, encourage children’s exploration through play and inquiry and can facilitate community connections for families. While at the Centre, families can: 

  • Discuss with the program facilitator and share information about parenting, child development, nutrition, play-based learning and other topics that support the role of the parent/caregiver.
  • Become familiar and build positive connections with the school
  • Obtain information on community resources
  • Access a multilingual book lending library

EarlyON locations:
Our centres are open to all families in Ontario.
We follow the school calendar and do not operate on PA days or holidays.



Cambridge Street Community Public School

250 Cambridge Street North

Carleton Heights Public School

1660 Prince of Wales Drive

Charles H. Hulse Public School

2605 Alta Vista Drive

Featherston Drive Public School

1801 Featherston Drive

Hilson Avenue Public School

407 Hilson Avenue

Queen Mary Street Public School

557 Queen Mary Street

Severn Avenue Public School

2553 Severn Avenue

York Street Public School

310 York Street


VIDEO: OCDSB EarlyON Child and Family Centre



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