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Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa  
Phone Numbers: Administration 613-728-1839, Evered Avenue Child Care Programs, Licensed Home Child Care Program, Birth and Parent Companion Program, EarlyON 613-728-1839 * Elmdale School Age Program 613-798-2273 * Waterbridge School Age and Preschool Programs 613-825-31
Fax: 613-728-0097
Main Office
475 Evered Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 5K9
Intersection: Byron Ave and Churchill Ave N
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration, Full time and Part-time Casual Daycare and Kinder Program Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm * Waterbridge Extended Day and Preschool Programs at Farley Mowat Public School 7 am-5:45 pm * Elmdale Extended Day Program at Elmdale Public School 7:30 am-
Executives: Alicia Ashton - Executive Director
613-728-1839 ext 239 *
Contacts: Janet Libbey - Director of Children's Programs
Mothercraft Ottawa - Daycare
613-728-1839 ext 241 *
Trish Balkwill - Manager
Mothercraft Ottawa - Licensed Home Child Care
613-728-1839 ext 229
Service Description: Programs and services for children, parents, parents-to-be and caregivers

Birth and Parent Companion Program: Trains community volunteers to provide individual support to marginalized families during pregnancy, childbirth and the early years of parenting

Postpartum Support: Free/no registration drop-ins weekly for moms with babies under 12 months and bi-monthly for new dads/partners

EarlyON Child and Family Centre: drop-in playgroups * toy-lending library * workshops * parent support, etc

Licensed Daycare Centre: from infant to Senior Kindergarten * Kinder Program, a Kindergarten alternative * Licensed Part-time/Casual Child Care to meet the needs of parents requiring part-time or occasional care

Licensed Home Child Care throughout the city from infant to school age

Licensed School Age Programs: The Waterbridge and Elmdale Programs are attached to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s Farley Mowat and Elmdale Public Schools, offering Early Childhood Education Programs for Kindergarten (JK/SK) children and School Age children before and after-school, and full day non instructional days * Farley Mowat Public School also offers a Licensed Preschool Program

Prenatal Education classes

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED classes

Equipment Rental: portable cribs * high chairs * strollers

Fees: Service - varies by program * None - EarlyON Child and Family Centre * Birth and Parent Companion Programs * Postpartum Support Drop-ins
Application: Call to apply
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Children, parents, parents-to-be, caregivers * Daycare Centre 6 months to 5 years * Part-Time/Casual Care 6 weeks to 5 years * Home Child Care 3 months to 10 years * School based Programs 3.8 to 12 years
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Child Care - Early Childhood Education Centres
Child Care - Home Child Care
Child Care - School-Age Programs
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Parenting Education
Prenatal Classes and Programs
Respite Care for Seniors

This information was last completely updated on July 24, 2018

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Updated July 24, 2018
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About Us
Mothercraft Ottawa is a multi-faceted family support agency with a wide array of quality services aimed at helping families grow and thrive