EarlyON Child and Family Centre


EarlyON Families
The Government of Ontario announced the closure of all public schools effective March 23rd. This unprecedented decision was made to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, all child care programs and services, including Extended Day programs, third-party programs, infant, toddler and preschool programs, LINC, and EarlyOn Child and Family Centres were closed effective March 16th. This is a period of transition for all of us but we are here to help.

Your Child's Development
We understand that your days are busy with many of you working from home and we intend to keep our structure flexible while providing some ideas for learning through play while at home. To support you during this difficult time, we have created several
online resources. These resources provide parents with activities meant to help your children to continue developing, practicing and extending their skills. You will find lots of ideas for keeping your child's creative and problem solving skills strong. While we encourage you to make use of these resources, they are optional.

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. Please note that the centres are closed the last Friday of each month for Professional Development.




Cambridge Street Community Public School

250 Cambridge Street North

9 am - 2 pm  - Monday to Thursday

Carleton Heights Public School

1660 Prince of Wales Drive

9:30 am - 1:00 pm - Monday to Friday

Charles H. Hulse Public School

2605 Alta Vista Drive

9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Monday to Friday

Featherston Drive Public School

1801 Featherston Drive

9:30 am - 1:00 pm - Monday to Friday

Hilson Avenue Public School

407 Hilson Avenue

9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Monday to Friday

Queen Mary Street Public School

557 Queen Mary Street

9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Monday to Friday

Severn Avenue Public School

2553 Severn Avenue

9 am - 12:30 pm - Monday to Friday

York Street Public School

310 York Street

9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Monday to Friday

VIDEO: OCDSB EarlyON Child and Family Centre



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