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EarlyON Drop-ins


Every week in a variety of locations throughout the Ottawa area, experienced Registered Early Childhood Educators and family resource workers from Global’s Community Outreach Program create welcoming early learning drop-in environments filled with stimulating activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Parents, grandparents and caregivers enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in which to share and connect. Young children not yet in school or child care enjoy an enriched play and learning experience, exploring in a safe, supervised and loosely structured program.  Our Community Outreach team delivers early learning programming that is based on Ontario's pedagogical framework called How Does Learning Happen?, where play is respected as the primary vehicle for learning.

Attendance at Global's EarlyON Drop-ins is free of charge for you and your children.  Global's Community Outreach program is funded by the City of Ottawa as a provincial EarlyON Child & Family program.

If you are interested in adding your name to our electronic mailing list to receive updates about Global’s EarlyON Drop-ins as well as other program initiatives/resources, please send an email to communityoutreach@gccs.ca with your contact name and email address.

We also encourage you to visit Global’s EarlyON YouTube site, where videos for parents, caregivers and children are on offer (including some in French and Arabic). Check in regularly for new postings!

If you would like to speak directly with a member of our Community Outreach team to learn more about our EarlyON Drop-ins, call 613-742-5500. 

Drop-in Locations





Biley A Blax Park
Halmont Drive
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9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
July 10 - August 14, 2024

Blackburn Hamlet

Blackburn Hamlet Community Centre Park
190 Glen Park Drive
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Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
July 9 - August 15, 2024