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Child care program options in OCSB schools

The Ottawa Catholic School Board understand that it takes time to find the right care for your child. There are a wide variety of child care options in our OCSB school facilities. These programs offer a warm, caring and secure environment where children can learn through play in your very own community school. Register early with the City of Ottawa’s Centralized Waiting List if you are considering using any of the following child care options. You can register as soon as your child is born.

Some of our schools have programs operated directly by OCSB staff, and others by the Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation (OCCCC). The OCCCC is a non-profit organization that operates licensed child care programs. Its centres promote social skills, life skills and knowledge of self, through activities, which are developmentally appropriate for the children in care. A few of our schools also lease school space to other licensed child care operators.

View a full listing of all child care programs offered in OCSB schools in our handy Google spreadsheet. 

View all child care programs

 Program  Information
Extended Day Programs As of September 2017, 43 locations operating in conjunction with the full day Kindergarten program.
Child Care
19 licensed child care facilities offering Kindergarten and school age programs. Flexible care options are available at some locations.
Some programs also offer toddler and preschool programs.
Nursery School Charlemagne Nursery School located at St. Peter High School in Orleans.
ESL Child Care Centres Four locations for children of adult students participating in ESL training.
Parenting and Family Literacy Centres Five locations offering drop-in play-based environments to prepare your child for school, for children 0 to 6 years old.
Preschool Resource Programs Two centres designated for parents and children 0 to 5 years old.

For information about licensing in child care centres, please contact the nearest Regional Ministry of Education Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Office.

Contact Us

Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2382
Fax: 613-225-9072
E-mail: Early.Learning@ocsb.ca

Early Learning Services
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, Ontario K2G 3R4

City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist

Parents seeking care at any of our child care/extended day programs are required to register with the Child Care Registry and Waitlist.

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Building Bridges

Moving from Preschool to Kindergarten

Understanding the value of the early years and a smooth transition from preschool to school, our Board has developed the Building Bridges initiative. The goal of the initiative is to facilitate the transition process for the child by increasing communication between the parents, child care program staff and the school. 

  Read more about Building Bridges >>