Parent & Child

The Parent-Child team provides supportive programs and services to pregnant women and to families with children age 0 – 6 years old. Our programs connect you to other parents and children living in your community.  You have access to experienced staff that can provide you with parenting support, information about your child’s development, and referrals to other community services.

Prenatal
Programs and information sessions to prepare you for the arrival of your baby.

Breastfeeding/Well<br>Baby Drop-In
Information and support about feeding your baby.

Playgroups/Drop-Ins
English and French playgroups for children 0-6 and their caregivers.

School Readiness
Spring and Summer programs for children 3-5 starting school in September.

Annavale Headstart Nursery School
A full day program for children 2-5 led by a caring and experienced team of Early Childhood Educators. For certain neighborhoods, school bus service is available. A hot lunch and two healthy snacks are provided daily.

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact Colette: 613-798-5689


After School Program
Free program offered to students in grades 4-6 at W.E. Gowling School.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
3:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Contact Natasha: 613-722-4000 x 322

Family and Parenting Support
Drop-ins, programs and one-on-one consultations for parents of young children.

Baby Cupboard
Supplies, support, information and referrals for infant-related concerns.

Contact Gillian : 613-722-4000 x 203 for Caldwell/Carlington
Contact Rana : 613-722-4000 x 246 for Debra Dynes area
Supporting Neighborhood Caregiver
Training program for anyone who is interested in offering childcare in their home. English and Arabic Sessions available. Once a week for 5 to 8 weeks.

Contact Rana: 613-722-4000 x 246
Violence against women
Bilingual services for women who are or have been in an abusive relationship.
GROWING UP GREAT AWARD:  EARLY YEARS SECTOR
We are the proud recipient of the 2016 Growing Up Great Award: Early Years Sector for our contribution to welcoming Syrian refugee families in Ottawa.