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Welcome to Children's Village

The Children’s Village of Ottawa-Carleton, one of the oldest charities in Ottawa,
has been providing services to children and families since 1864.

Filled with a rich tradition of working directly with the community,
our history is a testament to our commitment to children and the innovative programs they need.

What we do

The Children’s Village operates a large Licensed Home Child Care Program, several school based Child Care Centres, summer programs, a drop-in play group and other support services for parents and providers.

We believe in working in partnership with parents, providers and agency staff to ensure children receive quality care in a nurturing environment. Our services reflect an ongoing commitment to the well being of children and families and are characterize by sensitivity, high standards, and flexibility.

Our Programs

  • The Children’s Village of Ottawa-Carleton operates the following programs and services:
  • Licensed Home Child Care: the program operates in West, Central and South-end Ottawa for children 6 weeks to 12 years;
  • Children’s Village at Stoneway: a licensed kindergarten and school age child care program operating in Adrienne Clarkson School;
  • Children’s Village At Navan: a licensed kindergarten and school age child care program operating in Heritage School;
  • Children’s Village at Bridlewood: a licensed kindergarten and school age child care program in Bridlewood Community Elementary School;
  • Children’s Village at Klondike: a licensed kindergarten and school age child care program in South March Elementary School;
  • Transitions: is an innovative, child driven life skills/social skills summer program for 8-12 year old children operating throughout Ottawa;
  • Summer camp program: overnight program located in the Gatineau Hills for children 7-12 years, operating Monday-Friday for 3 weeks plus one weekend overnight session;
  • Resource Centre: offers morning play groups for children, parents and providers, special events and resource kits for providers;
  • Parents Exploring Day Care Options (PEDCO): monthly information sessions;
  • Parents As Teachers – Ottawa (PAT): a home visiting partnership program that provides information, support and encouragement to parents by a trained PAT educator;
  • Supported School Readiness: a partnership program between the Home Child Care Network of Ottawa and the Ottawa Catholic School Board, providing school readiness support for children entering Kindergarten in selected schools.

In keeping with “The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005)”, the Children’s Village recognizes its obligation to ensure that programs and services offered by the Children’s Village are accessible to people with disabilities.

With regards to people with disabilities, the Children’s Village is committed to ensuring their programs and services accommodate disability related needs and are provided in a manner that reflects the dignity and independence of the person. Written documentation on our policy will be provided upon request and in an accessible format.

Feedback on services delivered to people with disabilities shall be invited and forwarded to the Executive Director. Please send your feedback to reception@childrensvillage.on.ca.