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Contact Information
Office Phone Administration 613-728-1839 * Evered Avenue Child Care Programs, Licensed Home Child Care Program, Birth and Parent Companion Program, EarlyON 613-728-1839 * Elmdale School Age Program 613-798-2273 * Waterbridge School Age and Preschool Programs 613-825-3110
Fax 613-728-0097
Primary Contact Janet Libbey, Director of Children's Programs; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 241; Email:
Alternate Contact Trish Balkwill, Manager; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 229
Volunteer Coordinator Lena Tunrbull, Director of Children and Family Services; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 249; Email:
Primary Executive Alicia Ashton, Executive Director; Phone: 613-728-1839 ext 239; Email:
Address & Map
Main Office
475 Evered Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5K9
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Programs and services for children, parents, parents-to-be and caregivers 
Birth and Parent Companion Program: Trains community volunteers to provide individual support to marginalized families during pregnancy, childbirth and the early years of parenting 
Postpartum Support: Weekly drop-in for moms with babies under 12 months and bi-monthly for new dads/partners 
EarlyON Child and Family Centre: drop-in playgroups * toy-lending library * workshops * parent support, etc 
Licensed Daycare Centre: from infant to Senior Kindergarten * Kinder Program, a Kindergarten alternative * Licensed Part-time/Casual Child Care to meet the needs of parents requiring part-time or occasional care 
Licensed Home Child Care throughout the city from infant to school age 
Licensed School Age Programs: The Waterbridge and Elmdale Programs are attached to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Farley Mowat and Elmdale Public Schools, offering Early Childhood Education Programs for Kindergarten (JK/SK) children and School Age children before and after-school, and full day non instructional days * Farley Mowat Public School also offers a Licensed Preschool Program 
Prenatal Education classes 
Equipment Rental: portable cribs * high chairs * strollers
Hours Administration, Full time and Part-time Casual Daycare and Kinder Program Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm * Waterbridge Extended Day and Preschool Programs at Farley Mowat Public School 7 am-5:45 pm * Elmdale Extended Day Program at Elmdale Public School 7:30 am-6 pm * Licensed Home Child Care, hours vary
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Children, parents, parents-to-be, caregivers 
* Daycare Centre: children 6 months to 5 years old 
* Part-Time/Casual Care: children 6 weeks to 5 years old 
* Home Child Care: children 3 months to 10 years old 
* School-based Programs" children 3.8-12 years old
Application Call to apply
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - varies by program ; None - EarlyON Child and Family Centre * Birth and Parent Companion Programs * Postpartum Support Drop-ins ; Fee assistance available for those who meet the criteria ; assistance is provided by the City of Ottawa.
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1944
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 106864325 RR0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Date Updated 30 Aug 2019
Service Categories Child Care Centres ; Child Care Provider Referrals ; Childbirth Education ; Day Camps ; Extended Child Care ; Furniture ; Respite Care ~ Children ; Safety Equipment

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