The EarlyON Centre offer children, parents and caregivers a friendly environment that fosters positive learning with a wide range of quality programs and services to help your child reach their full potential, with:

  • Programs designed especially for children up to six years old

  • Play-based learning experiences that are fun and engaging – such as painting, drawing, building, creating, reading, storytelling, singing and much more

  • Advice from professionals trained in early childhood development

  • Information or referrals to specialized programs and services within the community

  • Opportunity to meet and make connections with families with youth children


Dear families and caregivers,

It is with great emotion that we announce the departure of Caroline. After six years at the OCCRC, Caroline has accepted a new position as Assistant Director of Pedagogy in 2 Early Childhood Centres. We sincerely wish her success in this new chapter of her life.

Many thanks to Gabrielle for her unfailing support during this transition period.

Please note that programming will be reduced temporarily. We’ll get back to you in full force, on a regular schedule, as soon as possible.

     - Caroline, Gabrielle & Dominik

Online Registration is ONLY required for Special Activities and Virtual Programming


The EarlyON Centre provides a free Toy Lending Library service. Resources available for lending include toys, games and puzzles for children under the age of 6. We have a large variety of toys for all interests!

You can make an appointment with one of our Family Resource Workers to discuss different topics. We can support you in your role of parent or caregiver with anything concerning your children aged 6 and under, such as activities for your children, behaviour, discipline, toilet learning, research of community services, etc. We are here for you!


  • Please participate in the group of the language spoken by the adult:

    • French: Mondays

    • English: Tuesdays

    • If you want your child to be exposed to both languages, we invite you to participate in our bilingual playgroups.

  • When the EarlyON playgroup is full, we will:

  • Please note registration for virtual and special activities is required.

    • When registering, please enter the total number of guests (e.g. parent and child = 2 guests).


The Parenting in Ottawa drop-in will take place at the EarlyON centre on Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  You can check your baby’s weight and ask any breastfeeding or parenting questions.  No appointment is necessary.


Dominik Lavictoire

613 830-4357, ext. 303

Caroline Robillard

613 830-4357, ext. 302

Gabrielle Caron

613 830-4357, ext. 305