Huron Early Learning Centre

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Huron Early Learning Centre is located in the Nepean community of Ottawa, serving families of children from 18 months to 5 years. Our skilled and qualified staff provide quality care to young children and support their families. The centre offers an abundance of natural light and a large outdoor space for children to learn and explore. We offer a wide variety of daily programming based on the children’s development and interests.

Location, hours and contact


24 Capilano Drive
Ottawa ON K2E 6G2
Corner of Capilano Drive and Beaver Ridge


  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Saturday: Closed


Tel:  613-224-4878

Holiday closures

The child care centre is closed on public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day, January 2, 2023
  • Family Day, February 20, 2023
  • Good Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Easter Monday, April 10, 2023
  • Victoria Day, May 22, 2023
  • Canada Day, July 3, 2023
  • Civic Holiday, August 7, 2023
  • Labour Day, September 4, 2023
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, October 2, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Day, October 9, 2023
  • Remembrance Day, November 13, 2023
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2023
  • Boxing Day, December 26, 2023

Program statement

Each municipal centre has a team of dedicated professionals who strive to make this a positive and rewarding experience for your child. We view all children as competent, capable, curious and rich in potential.  We support and nurture each child to be healthy, and happy and value their uniqueness.

As per the Minister’s policy statement on programming and pedagogy, our team references How Does Learning Happen? as a guiding document for programming and education. We incorporate the principles set out in the Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) document [ 2.2 MB ] into daily programming. 

How Does Learning Happen?

This professional learning guide is organized around four foundational conditions that are important for children to grow and flourish. These apply regardless of age, ability, culture, language, geography or setting. They are conditions that children naturally seek for themselves.

Belonging refers to a sense of connectedness to others, an individual’s experiences of being valued, of forming relationships with others and making contributions as part of a group, a community, the natural world.

Engagement suggests a state of being involved and focused. When children are able to explore the world around them with their natural curiosity and exuberance, they are fully engaged. Through this type of play and inquiry, they develop skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, and innovating, which are essential for learning and success in school and beyond.

Expression or communication (to be heard, as well as to listen) may take many different forms.  Through their bodies, words, and use of materials, children develop capacities for increasingly complex communication.

Well-Being addresses the importance of physical and mental health and wellness.  It incorporates capacities such as self-care, sense of self, and self-regulation skills.

the four foundations of how does learning happen


Children are admitted to Municipal Child Care centres through the Child Care Registry and Waitlist (CCRAW).

Parents/guardians must make an appointment for an initial tour of the municipal centre and to review paperwork.  Children are welcome to accompany their family on the tour. The supervisor will provide an orientation which will include the following:

  • Introduce you and your child to the program and staff
  • Discuss your child’s needs including allergies, eating and resting habits
  • Review policies and procedures
  • Discuss hours of child care required, start date, and transition into the centre
  • Show you where to find menus and a program of indoor and outdoor activities

Before your child starts attending the municipal centre, you must complete and submit the child care enrolment and authorization forms that were provided to you by the supervisor of the centre and a copy of your child’s immunization record or exemption.

Fees and help with the cost of child care

A child care fee subsidy helps with the high cost of child care. It may cover all or part of a family’s child care costs. The City has set criteria for fee subsidies and prioritizes families most in need. For more information, go to Get help with your child care costs

Centres are open 261 days per year and 21.75 days per month.

Program Daily Full time
Toddler $ 30.01 $ 652.72
Preschool $ 21.61 $ 470.02

Nutrition, amenities and accessibility


All staff promote the health, safety, nutrition, and well-being of the children by providing a clean, safe and stimulating environment indoors and outside in the playground. Menus are approved by a Registered Dietitian and water is available throughout the day. We follow the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Guidelines from Ottawa Public Health.


  • Adjacent park with play structures
  • Washrooms – gender neutral
  • Covered gazebo
  •  Free on-site parking
  •  Large grassy picnic area
  •  Shaded patio area

Accessibility features

  • Entrance/exit
  • Parking
  • Passenger loading zone
  • Reception desk
  • Signage
  • Telephone
  • Washrooms

Our team

Our purpose and mandate are to ensure the safety and well-being of children in care and the security of operations.  The supervisor or designate ensures we meet the requirements for record checks, orientation and supervision of staff, volunteers and students.  A Police Record Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector is required every 5 years for all employees, volunteers and students in each licensed Municipal Child Care centre. Our full-time educators (RECE) are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators.


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