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Licensed Early Learning Centres and School Age Programs

The Early Learning Centres and School Age Programs are operated by the Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation which has a seven member Board of Directors made up of parents, community members and Ottawa Catholic School Board representatives. The Child Care Corporation is a non profit organization that is facilitated by the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Early Learning Services Department. The Early Learning Centres offer Preschool programs for children ages 2.5 to 3.8 years. Some of the locations also offer Toddler programs for children 18 months to 2.5 years. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age (as of December 31) are eligible for the School Age Program. 

The Early Learning Centres and School Age Programs offer a relaxed, recreational and educational program in a child-centred environment where children can safely learn through play.

Hours of Operation

The programs operate from 7:00 am to 5:45 pm daily. Children may attend from 7:00 am until the start of school and then return after school until 5:45 pm. Children may attend full days during March Break, Christmas holidays, school PD days, and during the summer holidays. Children enrolled in preschool may attend between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. All programs are closed for statutory holidays, with the exception of Remembrance Day. A lieu day is taken the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The date for the lieu day is determined prior to November 30th of each school year. 

Withdrawal / Discharge Policy

Any child who turns 12 between January 1st and June 30th will be discharged from the school age program on the last day of that school year. Parents may ask permission for the child to remain in the program over the summer. Requests will only be considered if made in writing. Availability of space, program needs and individual needs will be considered in determining if an extension will be granted. Children whose 12th birthday falls between July 1st and December 31st will be discharged as of the end of the summer program prior to the school year in which they will be 12. Two weeks written notice from the parents is required at the time any child is withdrawn from the program. If notice is not received, full program fees will be charged. Parents may choose to temporarily withdraw their child from the program at any time. Regretfully, no guarantee can be given that a space will be available when requested.

Registration and Fees

For general information about these programs, please call Early Learning Services at 613-224-4455, ext. 2382, or contact one of the Program locations directly.

Fees must be paid by pre-authorized debit and will be withdrawn once a month on the 15th of each month of service (or next business day). The fees for the Toddler program (where applicable) are $50.24 per day. The fees for the Preschool program (where applicable) are $42.24 per day. The fees for the Kindergarten program are $27.87 per day. The fees for the School Age program are $21.69 per day. The actual fee charged per month will equal the anticipated number of days of care in that month. Eligible families (as determined by the City of Ottawa) may request a subsidized space.

If for any reason a parent chooses not to follow through on enrollment, written notice of refusal of the space is required a minimum of two weeks prior to the agreed upon start date. If written notice is not received, then a one time charge of ten days service will be applied. To maintain a space the fees must be paid whether the space is occupied or not i.e. illness or vacation.

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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Early Learning Centres (offering preschool) and School Age Programs

St. Francis of Assisi Early Learning Centre
located in Orleans at St. Francis of Assisi School 
Phone: 613-830-7239
E-mail: FrancisAssisi.CC@ocsb.ca
Emerald Meadows School Age Program
located in Kanata at St. Anne School 
Phone: 613-270-9773
E-mail: Emerald.Meadows.SAP@ocsb.ca 
Gardenway School Age Program
located in Orleans at St. Clare School 
Phone: 613-841-7437
E-mail: Gardenway.SAP@ocsb.ca
Holy Spirit School Age Program
located in Stittsville at Holy Spirit School 
Phone: 613-831-3034
E-mail: HolySpirit.CC@ocsb.ca
Portobello Early Learning Centre
located in Cumberland at St. Theresa School 
Phone: 613-837-1784
E-mail: Portobello.SAP@ocsb.ca
Baywood School Age Program 
located in Stittsville at Guardian Angels School 
Phone: 613-831-7366
E-mail: Baywood.SAP@ocsb.ca
Keyworth Early Learning Centre 
located in Ottawa at St. George School
Phone: 613-722-0411
E-mail: Keyworth.SAP@ocsb.ca
Crestway Early Learning Centre 
located in Nepean at St. Andrew School 
Phone: 613-823-8383
E-mail: Crestway.SAP@ocsb.ca
Mountshannon School Age Program
located in Nepean at St. Luke, Nepean School 
Phone: 613-823-3196
E-mail: Mountshannon.SAP@ocsb.ca
Shoreline Early Learning Centre  
located in Gloucester at St. Jerome School
Phone: 613-822-8956
E-mail: Shoreline.SAP@ocsb.ca
Strandherd School Age Program
located in Nepean at Monsignor Paul Baxter School
Phone: 613-825-9399
E-mail: Strandherd.SAP@ocsb.ca
Beaconwood School Age Program  
located in Gloucester at Thomas D'Arcy McGee School 
Phone: 613-749-7771
E-mail: Beaconwood.SAP@ocsb.ca
Katimavik Early Learning Centre
located in Kanata at Holy Trinity High School 
Phone: 613-591-5611
E-mail: Katimavik.SAP@ocsb.ca
Chapman Mills Early Learning Centre
located in Nepean at St. Emily School 
Phone: 613-823-9414
E-mail: ChapmanMills.SAP@ocsb.ca
Stonehaven Early Learning Centre 
located in Kanata at St. James School 
Phone: 613-599-4499
E-mail: Stonehaven.SAP@ocsb.ca
Jackson Trails Early Learning Centre 
located in Stittsville at St. Stephen School 
Phone: 613-836-1290
E-mail: JacksonTrails.SAP@ocsb.ca
Elmridge School Age Program 
located in Gloucester at St. Brother André School
Phone: 613-746-2425
E-mail: Elmridge.SAP@ocsb.ca
Heron Gate School Age Program 
located in Ottawa at Prince of Peace School
Phone: 613-260-3958
E-mail: HeronGate.SAP@ocsb.ca
Lynwood Early Learning Centre 
located in Nepean at Our Lady of Peace School 
Phone: 613-596-3069
E-mail: Lynwood.SAP@ocsb.ca