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 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 consecutive 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.

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

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.

Extended Day Programs
Assumption School
236 de Lévis Avenue, Vanier
613-224-4455 x 2382
Chapel Hill Catholic School
1534 Forest Valley Drive, Orleans
613-224-4455 x 2382
Convent Glen Catholic School
6212 Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard, Orleans
613-224-4455 x 2382
Corpus Christi School
157 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
Divine Infant School
8100 Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard, Orleans
613-224-4455 x 2382
Good Shepherd School
101 Bearbrook Road, Gloucester
613-224-4455 x 2382
Georges Vanier Catholic School
40 Varley Drive, Kanata
613-224-4455 x 2382
Holy Cross School
2820 Springland Drive, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
Holy Family School
245 Owl Drive, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
Holy Redeemer School
75 McCurdy Drive, Kanata
613-224-4455 x 2382
Our Lady of Fatima School
2135 Knightsbridge Road, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
675 Gardenvale Road, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
1175 Soderlind Street, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
Our Lady of Wisdom School
1565 St. Georges Street, Orleans
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Anthony School
391 Booth Street, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
Dalhousie Parent’s Day Care: 613-234-2850 (tenant / operator)
St. Augustine Catholic School
1009 Arnot Road, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Benedict School
2525 River Mist Road, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Bernard School
1722 St. Bernard Street, Gloucester
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Brigid School
200 Springfield Road, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Catherine Catholic School
2717 8th Line Road, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Cecilia School
3490 Cambrian Road, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Daniel School
1313 Field Street, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Dominic School
2300 Esprit Drive, Cumberland
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Elizabeth School
1366 Coldrey Avenue, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
41 Weybridge Drive, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Gabriel Catholic School
400 Keyrock Drive, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Gemma School
1760 McMaster Avenue, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Gregory School
148 Meadowlands Drive West, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Isidore School
1105 March Road, Kanata
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. John the Apostle School
30 Costello Avenue, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. John Paul II Catholic School
1500 Beaverpond Drive, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. John XXIII School
165 Knoxdale Road, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Kateri Tekakwitha School
6400 Beausejour Drive, Orleans
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Leonard Catholic School
5344 Long Island Road, Manotick
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Marguerite d’Youville School
89 Lorry Greenberg Drive, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Martin de Porres School
20 McKitrick Drive, Kanata
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Mary School
5536 Bank Street, Gloucester
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Michael School, Corkery
1572 Corkery Road, Carp
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Monica Catholic School
2000 Merivale Road
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Patrick School
68 Larkin Drive, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Philip School
79 Maitland Street, Richmond
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Rita School
1 Inverness Avenue, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
50 Bayshore Drive, Nepean
613-224-4455 x 2382
St. Thomas More School
1620 Blohm Drive, Ottawa
613-224-4455 x 2382

Licensed Child Care

Some of our schools have programs operated by the Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation. Learn more about the 20 licensed child care facilities offering Kindergarten and school-age programs with flexible care options. Some programs also offer toddler and preschool programs.

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.

 

EarlyON In-Person re-opens September 6, 2022

During July and August 2022 EarlyON programming will be closed for in-person activities. During this time some locations will offer virtual content. EarlyON Centres will return for in-person programming operational as of September 6, 2022.

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
Charlmagne Early ON
St. Peter High School
Address: 750 Charlemagne Boulevard

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: 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