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EarlyOn Child and Family Centre 

PRC’s EarlyON Child and Family Centre playgroups focus is on helping families give their young children the best start in life.

Located in Central East Ottawa (Sandy Hill) our Centre is a welcoming, safe and inclusive space for parents, caregivers and children aged newborn to six years old.  Our EarlyON Program is staffed by trained Registered Early Childcare Educators (RECE's) and our programs and activities are FREE.  


Parents and caregivers are able to access information about services and programs available to them in the community, learn about their children’s development and get answers to their parenting and childcare questions from our experienced Early Childhood Development Specialists.  

Your family can visit our Centre to access our range of free services including: 


  • Drop-in Playgroups: Experience early learning activities and network with other families. 

  • Information and Referrals: Early Childhood Development Specialists are available on-site to answer your questions or refer you to appropriate resources. 

  • Learning Opportunities: On parenting, early childhood development, pre & post-natal services, and other related topics. 

  • Parent Resource Library: Parenting books, resource books and children’s books available to borrow. 

  • Toy Library: A great variety of toys for children newborn to six years available for loan free of charge. 

Please refer to our Activity Calendar for more details on our programs and follow us on Eventbrite to see our dates, times and locations for learning opportunities.

All playgroups are open to Ottawa families on a walk-in basis (subject to centre capacity). 

Please arrive on time to ensure you have a spot.

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“The Parent Resource Center has played a huge role in the bonding through play relationship I have with my youngest son, Joshua. From different play areas for babies and toddlers, to the walls filled with art and useful information on parenting and raising healthy children, the PRC is a place where my son and I can play, sing and enjoy others company. It’s a great place for my son to learn important milestones in his development and a place for me to get some social needs met through conversations with staff and other parents. We love the PRC!"

Megan, Parent  

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