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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. 


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




Orleans - Chapel Hill

Orleans Resurrection Lutheran Church
1325 Gaultois Avenue
Google Maps
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
February 22 - June 14, 2022Orleans - Chapel Hill Pre-registration


St. James Anglican Church
1138 Bridge Street
Google Maps
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
March 10 - June 16, 2022Manotick Pre-registration


Epiphany Anglican Church
1290 Ogilvie Road
Google Maps
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
February 23 - June 15, 2022Ogilvie Pre-registration

Blackburn Hamlet

Blackburn Hamlet Community Centre
190 Glen Park Drive
Google Maps
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
February 22 – June 16, 2022
No Drop-in March on 15 & 17 (March Break)
No Drop-in on June 2
(Ontario Election)
Blackburn Hamlet Pre-registration

Riverside South

Rideauview Community Centre
4310 Shoreline Drive
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Mondays:  March 21 – June 13, 2022
Fridays:  April 29 - June 17, 2022
No Drop-in on April 18 & May 23
(Easter Monday & Victoria Day)
Riverside South Pre-registrationAfternoon Baby Drop-in (0-24 months)
Planned restart in September 2022

South (Gloucester)

Fred G. Barrett Arena - Lions Hall
3280 Leitrim Rd
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Mondays:  March 21 – June 13, 2022
Fridays:  March 25 - June 17, 2022
No Drop-in on April 15, 18 & May 23
(Good Friday, Easter Monday & Victoria Day)
South (Gloucester) Pre-registration

Orleans - Fallingbrook

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


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