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 Monday 26 June, 13:00

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

Weekly | Mondays
1:00 — 3:00 pm

For more information, please call 613-233-4443 ext. 2108

 

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Next Event Wednesday 28 June, 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 28 June, 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 27 June, 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 30 June, 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 Wednesday 28 June, 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 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
Thursday, 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 Tuesday 29 August, 10:00

Make nutritious, tasty and affordable food for your baby. 

 

Tuesdays

May 30 and August 29, 2017

10:00 am — 12:00 pm

 

Register

613.233.4443 x 2108

 

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Next Event Monday 26 June, 09:00

Offered by The Caring & Sharing Exchange

This program provides tangible assistance in the form of grade-appropriate stuffed backpacks. To apply to receive necessities such as basic school supplies and backpacks please ask for a Community Social Worker at the General Reception. 

For students in kindergarten to 8th grade. 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (except during lunch break 12:00 to 1:00 pm) 

Please not that assistance from the Caring and Sharing Exchange depends on community donations and is never 100% guaranteed. 

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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