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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.

For more information about our EarlyON Drop-ins, call 613-742-5500. 

Impacts of COVID-19:  All EarlyON Drop-in sessions are currently suspended, with a gradual restart anticipated in early 2021. 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.

In the meantime, we 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!

Drop-in Locations

Neighbourhood

Address

Schedule

Orleans - Chapel Hill

Orleans Resurrection Lutheran Church
1325 Gaultois Avenue
Google Maps
Tuesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020. 

Orleans - Fallingbrook

Fallingbrook Community Elementary School
679 Deancourt Cres.
Google Maps
Wednesdays, 2020
9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020. 

Blackburn Hamlet

Blackburn Hamlet Community Centre
190 Glen Park Drive
Google Maps
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020. 

Riverside South

Rideauview Community Centre
4310 Shoreline Drive
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020.

Afternoon Baby Drop-in (0-24 months)
Mondays
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed for 2020. 

South (Gloucester)

Fred G. Barrett Arena - Lions Hall
3280 Leitrim Rd
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020. 

Manotick

St. James Anglican Church
1138 Bridge Street
Google Maps
Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020.

Ogilvie

Epiphany Anglican Church
1290 Ogilvie Road
Google Maps
Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020. 

Pineview

Pineview Community Hub
1700 Blair Road
Google Maps
Tuesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for 2020.