Child Care

Child Care Programs

We offer a number of child care options right at your neighbourhood Ottawa Catholic School. With licensed child care, before and after-school programs, or play-based drop-in programs for little ones, we have programs to support the needs of all families.

Before and after school child care is available at all but three of our elementary schools. The two types of programs offer similar care but are operated separately:

See the list below to learn which child care program is offered at your child’s school.

SchoolType of child care program
Assumption SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Chapel Hill Catholic SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Convent Glen Catholic SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Corpus Christi SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Divine Infant SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Dr. F.J. McDonald SchoolNo school-age program at this time.
Georges Vanier SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Good Shepherd SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Guardian Angels SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Baywood School Age Program
Holy Cross SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Holy Family SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Holy Redeemer SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Holy Spirit SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Holy Spirit School Age Program
Monsignor Paul Baxter SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Strandherd School Age Program
Our Lady of Fatima SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Our Lady of Peace SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Lynwood Early Learning Centre
Our Lady of Victory SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Our Lady of Wisdom SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Prince of Peace SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Heron Gate School Age Program
St. Andrew SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Crestway Early Learning Centre
St. Anne SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Emerald Meadows School Age Program
St. Anthony SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Augustine SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Benedict SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Bernadette SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Fernbank Crossing Early Learning Centre
St. Bernard SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Brigid SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Brother Andre SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Elmridge School Age Program
St. Catherine SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Cecilia SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Clare SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Gardenway School Age Program
St. Daniel SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Dominic SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Elizabeth SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Emily SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Chapman Mills Early Learning Centre
St. Francis of Assisi SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - St. Francis of Assisi Early Learning Centre
St. Gabriel SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Gemma SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. George SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Keyworth Early Learning Centre
St. Gregory SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Isabel SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Marchwood Early Learning Centre
St. Isidore SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. James SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Stonehaven Early Learning Centre
St. Jerome SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Shoreline Early Learning Centre
St. John Paul II SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. John the Apostle SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. John XXIII SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Juan Diego SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Flagstaff Early Learning Centre (opening January 2024)
St. Kateri Tekawitha SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Leonard SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Luke School, NepeanOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Mountshannon School Age Program
St. Luke School, OttawaNo school-age program at this time.
St. Marguerite d'Youville SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Martin de Porres SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Mary SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Michael School, CorkeryExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Michael School, FitzroyExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Michael School, OttawaNo school-age program at this time.
St. Monica SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Patrick SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Philip SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Rita SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Rose of Lima SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
St. Stephen SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Jackson Trails Early Learning Centre
St. Theresa SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Portobello Early Learning Centre
St. Thomas More SchoolExtended Day Program (EDP)
Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic SchoolOCCCC Licensed Child Care - Beaconwood School Age Program

Before and after-school Extended Day Program (EDP)

Our Extended Day Program offers your child a fun, safe, welcoming environment focusing on educational and recreational activities before and/or after school. Our daily programming may include arts & crafts, sports, and drama.

You can register your child in our morning, afternoon, or both programs for 2-5 consistent days a week.

On regular school days, our morning program operates from 7:00 am until regular school yard supervision begins. Our afternoon program starts following school dismissal until 6:00 pm. We will only operate on PD days and March Break if there is enough interest to warrant running the program, and in that case, our program runs from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Spaces are limited and fees for full days will be charged separately.

Lower child care fees through the CWELCC

Canada’s new CWELCC system looks to ensure that all families in Canada have access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care no matter where they are. Recently, the OCSB’s Extended Day Programs (EDP) joined the CWELCC. This means kindergarten families will begin to see:

  • More affordable child care options
  • Lower child care fees for eligible families

Our partners at the municipal, provincial and national levels have all shared more information on the subject. For information specific to the national Capital region you visit the City of Ottawa’s website.

Fee Table

AgeMorningAfternoonMorning & AfternoonPD Days & March Break (where applicable)
Kindgergarten (supported by CWELCC)$10.25$12.00$12.00$17.96
School-age$10.25$13.25$23.50$38
Extended Day Program - Frequently Asked Questions

Had questions about our OCSB Extended Day Program? We’ve shared your most frequently asked questions on managing your child’s experience in EDP. Take a look at the Extended Day Program FAQ.

Extended Day Program Handbook

While you take time to make a choice, here is some information that will help make your child’s experience a positive one and to familiarize you with the program’s policies and goals. Download the Extended Day Program Handbook!

 

How to register for EDP

Children must first be registered at the school where the Extended Day Program is located. Complete a New Admission Request form to put your child’s name in our system for the Extended Day Program (EDP). After you complete this form, we will send you a confirmation email, but that does not mean your child is registered in EDP. We will contact you to complete the registration process once there is space for your child in the program. You will receive a second confirmation email when you’ve completed the registration process and your child has a spot in EDP. Once your child has a spot, there is a two-week waiting period before starting the program. 

Current students and the EDP Parent Portal

If your child is currently registered in the Extended Day Program, you can use the EDP Parent Portal to update your personal information.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Our six EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free programs for families and caregivers with children 0 to 6 years old.

Join us to:

  • Learn and play with your child
  • Connect with families in your community
  • Access information, resources and referrals from early childhood professionals
  • Discuss topics such as play-based learning, child development, school readiness, parenting and community services

We invite you to contact the EarlyON program of your choice via email or telephone to discuss the activities and programming at the EarlyON centre.

 

Summertime EarlyON Programming

Four of our six EarlyON programs will have various types of summer programming this summer. These activities may include virtual experiences, in-the-park opportunities, and or take-home activities.

EarlyON Summer Program Information

For specific program information, please contact one of the following four programs for further information.

  • Charlemagne EarlyON Program: Contact Kelly Blais at charlemagne.earlyon@ocsb.ca
  • Katimavik EarlyON Program: Contact Judy Karwowski at katimavik.earlyon@ocsb.ca
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel EarlyON Program: Contact Jennie Galbraith at ourlady.mountcarmel.earlyon@ocsb.ca
  • St. Elizabeth EarlyON Program: Contact Corina Manasseri at elizabeth.earlyon@ocsb.ca
EarlyON CentreEarlyON Location, Contact & Open Times
Divine Infant SchoolAddress: 8100 Jeanne D’Arc Blvd

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Email: divine.infant.earlyon@ocsb.ca
Prince of Peace SchoolAddress: 1620 Heatherington Road

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Email: prince.peace.earlyon@ocsb.ca
Our Lady of Mount Carmel SchoolAddress: 675 Gardenvale Road

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Email: ourlady.mountcarmel.earlyon@ocsb.ca
St. Elizabeth SchoolAddress: 1366 Coldrey Avenue

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:45 am - 12:45 pm

Email: elizabeth.earlyon@ocsb.ca
Katimavik EarlyON
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
Address: 180 Katimavik Road (entrance on McGibbon Drive)

Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Tuesday, Thursday – 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, & 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Email: katimavik.earlyon@ocsb.ca
Charlemagne Early ON
St. Peter High School
Address: 750 Charlemagne Boulevard

Hours of operation:
0-6 years: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9:00 am - 12:30pm
0-18 months (Baby and Me Playgroup): Tuesday and Thursday – 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Email: charlemagne.earlyon@ocsb.ca

Contact Early Learning Services

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