Dear families and caregivers,


We are very happy to announce that for the months of July and August we will be exploring parks in our neighborhood on Fridays! Here are the parks :

  • July 8th, at the Queenswood Heights Park, 1485 Duford Dr.

  • July 15th, at the Cardinal Creek Park, 1825 Trim Rd.

  • July 22th, at the Vista Park, 720 Vista Park Dr.

  • July 29th, At the Big Bird Park, 936 Lawnsberry Dr.

We hope to see you there.  Outdoor playgroups will be cancelled if temperature reaches +30c with humidex.

Friendly reminders:  Until October, the Cumberland indoors playgroup is outside at the park beside the arena. Rain or shine.

Our playgroups are now Drop ins, first come / first served.   Starting at 9:30, a Family Resource Worker will greet and give you a number to participate to playgroup.  We ask that you arrive no earlier then 9:30 since we don’t have a waiting room available.

When the playgroup is full, we will have a sign on the window beside the front door. We will also post a message on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/earlyonorleans

Please note that special activities and virtual programming will continue to require online registration.  (If you are having issues with registration for an activity, feel free to call our EarlyON team at 613-830-4357 or by email at EarlyONyva@crcoc.ca).

We can’t wait to see you all!

The EarlyON team

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. 

Here are the options to borrow items:

  1. From the comfort of your home, you can reserve 1 toy and 1 game/puzzle on our Website: www.earlyonyvaorleans-joujou.com.  Select items to borrow and add them to the book bin. From the book bin, click on reserve and follow instructions.


  1. You can also book an appointment with a Family Resource Worker:  earlyonyva@crcoc.caor 613-830-4357 and choose your items here onsite.

       Did you know that you can make an appointment with one of your Family Resource Worker 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 ideas of activities for your children, breastfeeding, behavior, discipline, toilet learning, research of community services, etc. We are here for you! We can be reached by telephone 613-830-4357, email earlyonyva@crcoc.ca or via Facebook. Appointments are available by telephone or video conference.


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

Online Registration is ONLY required for Special Groups and Virtual Programming

EarlyON JULY programming

EarlyON Child and Family Centre

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

For more information:

Email EarlyONyva@crcoc.ca

Phone : 
613 830-4357
Dominik Lavictoire – ext. 303
Rita Tapia – ext. 304
Caroline Robillard – ext. 302

EarlyON MAY programming