EarlyON Child and Family Centre

We are pleased to announce that daily indoor drop-in programming will resume at all 8 OCDSB EarlyON beginning September 12, 2022. See below for locations and hours of operation and visit EarlyON Family Resources to view the detailed program information. Daily self-screening for all participants is still required prior to attending an EarlyON program. Please stay home if you are sick, even with mild symptoms to limit the transmission of illnesses. Please read the Updated EarlyON Health and Safety Policy and Procedures that will remain in our centres. For more information about isolation requirements and masking, visit:  Information for those who have symptoms, test positive for COVID-19 and high-risk contacts.

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.

School  Address
 Hours of Operation

Cambridge Street Community Public School

250 Cambridge Street North

 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Carleton Heights Public School

1660 Prince of Wales Drive

  Monday-Friday 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Charles H. Hulse Public School

2605 Alta Vista Drive

 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Featherston Drive Public School

1801 Featherston Drive

 Monday-Friday 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Hilson Avenue Public School

407 Hilson Avenue

 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Queen Mary Street Public School

557 Queen Mary Street

 Monday-Friday 9:30 am-1:00 pm

Severn Avenue Public School

2553 Severn Avenue

 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:30 pm

York Street Public School

310 York Street

 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:30 pm

VIDEO: OCDSB EarlyON Child and Family Centre



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