EarlyON Child and Family Centre

EarlyON Summer Programming

Join us for Fun Outdoor Events for Parents/Caregivers and Children Ages 0-6! Pre-registration is not required.

Cambridge St Public School
July 12, 19, 26
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Charles H Hulse Public School
July 14 & 21, August 4
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Queen Mary St Public School
July 29, August 5 & 12
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Activities may include: 
  • Stories, songs, and games 
  • Art and sensory fun
  • Nature walks
  • Music and movement 
  • Light snack provided 

Activities are weather permitting. Please bring your own water bottle, and remember to wear sunscreen and hats. Please also continue to screen daily for symptoms of COVID-19. 

To learn more, contact [email protected].

We are pleased to share that our EarlyON centres are offering a variety of early learning programming options to meet your needs. This includes indoor and outdoor by drop-in, as well as virtual, direct support, and curbside options by appointment. You will see a variety of program types in our calendars and they will vary by location. Please note that drop-in playgroups are not yet available everyday. Visit EarlyON Family Resources to view the monthly calendars, to connect directly with the Program Facilitator at each school location as well as view recorded videos and activity ideas. Please share your contact information with the Program Facilitator to provide you updates in the event a playgroup is cancelled.

Daily self screening is still required prior to attending an EarlyON program. Please stay at home if you are sick, even with mild symptoms to limit the transmission of illnesses. Please read the OCDSB EarlyON updated health and safety measures that will remain in our centres. Masks are strongly recommended to be worn by participants aged 2 and up while visiting an EarlyON program. Masks are not recommended for children under the age of 2.

There are Situations Where Masking is Required in School. As indicated on the Ottawa Public Health’s website, wearing a mask is sometimes mandatory in public. Individuals are required to continue to wear masks at school in the following situations:

  • Return from international travel: For those exempted from quarantine, wearing a well-fitted mask in public settings (including schools and childcare) is required for the first 14 days upon return to Canada from international travel, as per current federal travel requirements
  • After a COVID-19 infection: If self-isolation is complete after 5 days, wearing a well-fitted mask in public settings (including schools and childcare) is required for an additional 5 days.
  • If you are a close contact: If self-isolation is required for 5 days, close contacts coming out of isolation must wear a well-fitted mask in public settings (including schools and childcare) for an additional 5 days. If self-isolation is not required, close contacts must wear a well-fitted mask in public settings (including schools and childcare) for 10 days.

Please review the Notice of Risk for child care and early years. We are following guidance provided by Ottawa Public Health Supporting Child Care and Early Years to provide a safe early learning environment for families and staff. 

We will share program updates on this site as well as on OCDSB social media. 


logoGeneral 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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