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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. 

REOPENING UPDATE:

After a long period of suspended in-person programming due to the impacts of the pandemic, we are pleased to report that our EarlyON Drop-ins will reopen on a gradual basis, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back! 

A number of our Drop-in sites are not yet available to us, but once a re-start date has been confirmed for each Drop-in location, the information will be updated beside each Drop-in listed below.

As per the guidance/requirements from public health authorities for EarlyON programs and for the balance of the pandemic period, pre-registration will be required.  When pre-registration opens for each Drop-in site, a registration link will be posted next to the corresponding Drop-in locations listed below.  In other words, on a temporary basis until further notice, each EarlyOn Drop-in will effectively become an EarlyON playgroup, with mandatory pre-registration.

Please check back regularly for specific updates which will appear beside each Drop-in location listed below.

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!

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.

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.
Commencing September 14, 2021 Orleans-Chapel Hill Pre-registration

Manotick

St. James Anglican Church
1138 Bridge Street
Google Maps
Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Commencing September 16, 2021

Manotick Pre-registration

Ogilvie

Epiphany Anglican Church
1290 Ogilvie Road
Google Maps
Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Commencing September 29, 2021

Ogilvie Pre-registration

Blackburn Hamlet

Blackburn Hamlet Community Centre
190 Glen Park Drive
Google Maps
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Stay tuned for a September 2021 reopening date

Riverside South

Rideauview Community Centre
4310 Shoreline Drive
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Stay tuned for a 2021 reopening date

Afternoon Baby Drop-in (0-24 months)
Mondays
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Stay tuned for a 2021 reopening date

South (Gloucester)

Fred G. Barrett Arena - Lions Hall
3280 Leitrim Rd
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Stay tuned for a 2021 reopening date

Orleans - Fallingbrook

Fallingbrook Community Elementary School
679 Deancourt Cres.
Google Maps
Wednesdays
9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Reopening date to be determined

Pineview

Pineview Community Hub
1700 Blair Road
Google Maps
Tuesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Reopening date to be determined