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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 - Summer Programs




Orleans - Chapel Hill

Orleans Resurrection Lutheran Church
1325 Gaultois Avenue
Google Maps
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
September 13- December 13, 2022


St. James Anglican Church
1138 Bridge Street
Google Maps
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
September 15 - December 15, 2022


Epiphany Anglican Church
1290 Ogilvie Road
Google Maps
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
September 14 - December 14, 2022

Blackburn Hamlet

190 Glen Park Drive
(behind the Blackburn Community Hall)
Google Maps
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
September 13 - December 15, 2022

Riverside South

Rideauview Community Centre
4310 Shoreline Drive
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
September 12 - December 16, 2022
No Drop-in on Monday, September 30, and Monday, October 10 (Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Thanksgiving)

Afternoon Baby Drop-in
(0-24 months)
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 12 - December 12, 2022
No Drop-in on October 10  (Thanksgiving)

South (Gloucester)

Fred G. Barrett Arena - Lions Hall
3280 Leitrim Rd
Google Maps
Mondays and Fridays
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
September 12 - December 16, 2022
No Drop-in on September 30, October 7, 10, 14 & 24 (Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Advance Poll, Thanksgiving,  Advance Poll and Municipal Election)

Orleans - Fallingbrook

Fallingbrook Community Elementary School
679 Deancourt Cres.
Google Maps
9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
September 21 - December 14, 2022


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