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Early Learning Services

A variety of child care services are provided in Ottawa Catholic School Board schools. Some schools have programs operated directly by the Board, such as Extended Day programs and ESL Child Care. In other schools, the Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation operates licensed child care programs and two preschool resource centres in partnership with the Board. Additionally, space is leased in a few schools to other licensed child care operators.

 Click on the program titles below for full details about each program. 

 Program  Information
All Early Learning Programs at OCSB schools Find your school on this list to see programs offered.
Extended Day Programs As of September 2016, 43 locations operating in conjunction with the full day Kindergarten program.
Full day Kindergarten All elementary schools offer full day kindergarten.
Child Care
19 licensed child care facilities offering Kindergarten and school age programs. Flexible care options are available at some locations.
Some programs also offer toddler and preschool programs.
Nursery School Charlemagne Nursery School located at St. Peter High School in Orleans.
ESL Child Care Centres Four locations for children of adult students participating in ESL training.
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres Five locations offering drop-in play-based environments to prepare your child for school, for children 0 to 6 years old.
Preschool Resource Programs Two centres designated for parents and children 0 to 5 years old.

The Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation's programs are facilitated by the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Early Learning Services Department. The Corporation is a non-profit organization that operates licensed child care programs. It has a seven member Board of Directors made up of parents, community members and Ottawa Catholic School Board representatives. The centres promote social skills, life skills and knowledge of self, through activities, which are developmentally appropriate for the children in care.

For information about licensing in child care centres, please contact the nearest Regional Ministry of Education Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Office.

Contact Us

Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2382
Fax: 613-225-9072

Early Learning Services
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, Ontario K2G 3R4

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Parents seeking care at any of our child care/extended day programs are required to register with the Child Care Registry and Waitlist.

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Building Bridges

Moving from Preschool to Kindergarten

Understanding the value of the early years and a smooth transition from preschool to school, our Board has developed the Building Bridges initiative. The goal of the initiative is to facilitate the transition process for the child by increasing communication between the parents, child care program staff and the school. 

  Read more about Building Bridges >>