City-operated child care

Among the hundreds of licensed child care homes and centres in Ottawa, the City of Ottawa operates eleven child care programs which are licensed by the Ministry of Education under the Child Care and Early Years Act:

Licensing reports for all centre based licensed child care programs are available on the provincial licensed child care finder.

Municipal child care centres

  • 11 City-operated centres in a group setting for children 18 months to 5 years old
  • Open Monday to Friday
  • Services are available in English or French
  • Qualified staff provide educational programs with indoor and outdoor activities
  • Provide nutritious meals/snacks based on Healthy Eating and Active Living Guidelines from Ottawa Public Health
  • Help may be available to pay for daycare costs

List of Municipal child care centres

To get more detailed information about a centre, contact a centre directly. To make an application to one of the centres, go to the online City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist.

Name of centre Ages/language Hours Contact us Google Maps 
 Borden Farm Child Care Centre  18 months to 5 years (English) 7:30 to 5:45

170 Chesterton Dr
613-224-1411
mccbordenfarm@ottawa.ca

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 Charmian Craven Child Care Centre  18 months to 5 years (English) 7:30 to 5:45 

2071 Jasmine Cres
613-746-9286
mcccharmiancraven@ottawa.ca

 

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 Dr. E. Couture Child Care Centre

18 months to 5 years
(English)

 

7:30 to 5:45 

2185 Riverside Dr
613-731-2980
mccdrcouture@ottawa.ca

 

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 Elsie Stapleford Child Care Centre

2 ½ to 5 years
(English)

 

7:30 to 5:45 

1000 Teron Rd
613-592-5151
mccelsiestapleford@ottawa.ca

 

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 Esther By Child Care Centre  18 months to 5 years (English) 7:30 to 5:30   1550 Caldwell Av

613-729-3242
mccestherby@ottawa.ca

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 Foster Farm Child Care Centre

2½ to 5 years
(English)

 

7:30 to 5:30 

1065 Ramsey Cres
613-829-8939
mccfosterfarm@ottawa.ca

 

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Huron Early Learning Centre   18 months to 5 years (English) 7:30 to 5:45 

24 Capilano Dr
613-224-4878
mcchuron@ottawa.ca

 

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 Centre éducatif Pinocchio  18 months to 5 years (French) 7:30 to 5:45 

111 Sussex Dr
613-789-1027
mccpinocchio@ottawa.ca

 

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 Centre éducatif Tournesol 18 months to 5 years (French)  7:30 to 5:45 

194 McArthur Rd
613-745-2729
mcctournesol@ottawa.ca

 

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 St. Luke's Child Care Centre 18 months to 5 years (English)   7:30 to 5:45

110 Laurier Ave
613-234-3617
mccstlukes@ottawa.ca

 

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 Woodridge Court Child Care Centre

2½ to 5 years
(English)

 

 7:15 to 5:45

230 Woodridge Cres
613-820-3750
mccwoodridge@ottawa.ca

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