Early Years

Are you looking to keep your family well? Find ways to get better? Meet other parents or caregivers in your community?

Check out our free programs for pregnant women and their partners. Give us a call or drop by to register, to book an appointment or to find out more.

CCHC may cancel or reschedule programs as needed.​

Children and babies' health and wellness matter.

Services by Schedule

Next Event Tuesday 28 March, 13:00

Support from a registered nurse and lactation consultant. In English, French, Arabic and Somali. Drop in.

Weekly | Tuesdays
1:00 — 3:00 pm

613-233-4443 x 2108

 

***As of Monday April 3, 2017 the Well-baby & Breastfeeding  program will be changing days. It will be Monday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.***

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Next Event Wednesday 29 March, 09:30

Have a new baby? Living with a toddler or a preschooler? Feeling isolated? For fun and a break from your normal routine, come by our playgroup for parents and their children. Drop in.

Weekly | Wednesdays
9:30 — 11:30 am

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Next Event Wednesday 29 March, 13:30

Come by our playgroup for early learning activities like circle time, reading and singing. Meet other parents and caregivers to share your experience. For babies from birth to 12 months. Drop in.
 
Weekly | Wednesdays
1:30 — 3:00 pm
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Next Event Tuesday 28 March, 13:30

Offered by Ottawa Public Health

Come speak with a public health nurse about parenting, breastfeeding, healthy eating, being active, growth and development and more.

Available to expectant parents and parent(s) or guardians of children aged birth to 6 years of age. For everyone in Ottawa, in English and French.

Drop in.
Weekly | Tuesdays
1:30 — 3:00 pm

For more information: 613-PARENTS (613-727-3687)

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Next Event Friday 31 March, 09:30

Come to playgroup and learn through play based activities. Now exclusively for caregivers and children under their watch, we'll also offer support and resources. Each caregiver may bring a maximum of 5 children. Drop in.

Weekly | Friday
9:30 — 11:30 am

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Next Event Friday 31 March, 09:30

In partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa

Do you have children ages 2 to 5? Are they ready for school? Our program helps children and parents develop the skills they need to succeed in school. In English, French, Somali, Arabic. Drop in.

Weekly | Friday
9:30 — 11:30 am

Location: 450 Laurier Street

The Drop-in will be closed on March 17, 2017, for March Break.

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Next Event Wednesday 29 March, 11:30

Borrow parenting resources, books and toys for free (children birth—6). Drop in.

Weekly | Wednesday
11:30 — 12:00 & 3:00 — 3:30 pm
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Weekly | Fridays
11:30 am — 12:00 pm

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Next Event Monday 27 March, 17:30

Supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa - www.cfo-fco.ca.

A safe environment where students in Grades 1 to 6 get the help they need with their homework assignments, projects and reading. Healthy snacks are provided each day.

New: Hop, skip and jump into grade 1! Homework support for Junior and Senior Kindergarten children on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

Location: 453 Cooper Street

Information: 613-233-4443 x 3023

The Homework Club will be closed for March Break on March 13, 14 and 15. Normal schedule will resume the following week!

 

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Next Event Thursday 20 July, 09:30

Enjoy a fun outing with friends and family at local museums. Meet at Centretown Community Health Centre. In English, French, Arabic and Somali.

Museum of Agriculture
Tuesday, July 20, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

 

Register today! 613-233-4443 x 2108

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Next Event Monday 10 July, 09:30

Join us for a morning of arts and crafts, sand play and other fun activities. Weather permitting. In English, Somali and Arabic. Drop in.

Dundonald Park
Mondays
July 10, July 24, August 14
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

St. Lukes Park
Mondays
July 17, July 31, August 21
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

For more information, call 613-233-4443 x 2108.

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Next Event Thursday 17 August, 15:30

Enjoy a fun outing with friends and family at local museums. Meet at Centretown Community Health Centre. In English, French, Arabic and Somali.

Museum of Nature
Thursday, August 17, 2017
3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Register today! 613-233-4443 x 2108

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Next Event Saturday 6 May, 09:00

Learn to respond, recognize and prevent emergencies in a two-session workshop.

For parents and childcare providers with children birth to 6 years of age.

 

Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017

9:00 am — 1:00 pm

 

Register today!
You must attend both sessions.

613-233-4443 x 2108

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Services by Appointment

Do you have questions about your child's development? Our family home visiting service offers support and can help connect you to services in the community. Services offered in English, Somali and Arabic.
Weekdays
Call for information: 613-233-4443 x 2195

Find out about parenting, health and wellness information and resources. A health promoter visits schools and agencies in our community. In English, Arabic and Somali.
Weekdays
Call for information: 613-233-4443 x 2195