About Our Licensed Childcare Programs

The Children’s Village operates five licensed childcare programs, all located within Ottawa Carleton District School Board elementary schools. Three of our locations are located in Kanata, including, Children’s Village at Bridlewood, Children’s Village at Klondike and Lady Macdonald Childcare Centre, but we also run a program located in Navan, called Children’s Village at Navan, and Children’s Village at Stoneway located in Barrhaven.  All of our centres offer year round child care and services that focus on supporting working parents. In collaboration with the schools, our child care centres offer children a seamless day to kindergarten and school-aged children and a program that fosters growth and development through play and exploration.

All of our Centres develop their programs using How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, Early Learning for Every Child Today: A Framework for Ontario Early Childhood Settings, to support an emergent curriculum.  Our Early Childhood Educators use the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and the Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators to guide their practice.


At the Children’s Village we believe that, regardless of where children begin in life, they are on a path to reach their full potential. This philosophy is reflected in everything we do.

We have developed a peaceful home-like atmosphere in all of our locations which is welcoming to children and their families. We implement an emergent curriculum/project approach in our Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten and School Age programs. Children’s interests and play experiences guide the curriculum development of the program.

The Children’s Village is committed to promoting the healthy well-being and development of all children by:

  • Offering a nurturing, safe and comfortable home like environment.
  • Emphasizing learning through play by offering a variety of age appropriate opportunities that facilitate the social, emotional, physical, creative, language and cognitive development of children.
  • Allowing children to learn through play and encounters with both structured and unstructured materials.
  • Creating an environment, which encourages children to become independent by offering opportunities to communicate ideas, opinions and participate in the “collective” process of activity planning.
  • Developing and maintaining a cooperative relationship with parents through ongoing communication and support.
  • Creating a peaceful and accepting environment that appreciates the diversity of cultures, is free from all forms of discrimination, and where children are unconditionally respected.
  • Establishing and maintaining a professional working relationship with our school and community partners.
  • Educators (RECE’s) will observe, document, and guide by facilitating and nurturing the creative process, play experiences and projects.
  • Educators (RECE’s) will use a diverse approach based on their observations of the individual needs of the children.

Highlights of our Licensed Childcare Programs

Kindergarten and School Age Programs
  • licensed by the Ministry of Education , and regulated by the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCYEA)
  • spaces for Kindergarten ages 3.8- 5
  • spaces for school age children ages 6-10
  • before and after school care
  • full day program offered for PD days
  • full day program offered for holidays and March break
  • full day summer program offered
  • kindergarten children are escorted by staff to and from the child care centre
  • morning and afternoon snack provided
  • parents are responsible for providing a nutritious well balanced lunch for their Kindergarten or school age child during full day care
  • microwave ovens available for heating lunches
  • lunches are supplemented with milk
  • peanut free and allergy sensitive environment
  • open door policy, parents are welcomed to visit at anytime
  • field trips
Toddler and Preschool Programs
  • licensed by the Ministry of Education , and regulated by the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCYEA)
  • spaces for Toddler ages 18mos & up
  • spaces for Preschool ages 2.5 & up
  • year round full day program
  • morning and afternoon snack provided
  • healthy lunch provided for Toddler and Preschool children
  • morning and afternoon snack as well as healthy lunch provided
  • peanut free and allergy sensitive environment
  • open door policy, parents are welcomed to visit at anytime

To apply for a licensed childcare space, families must register with the City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist.