About Us

Helping Familes Grow and Thrive

As a leader in early learning and care, and an innovator in parent support, Mothercraft Ottawa is here to help you and your family grow and thrive.

Established in 1944, MothercraftTM** Ottawa is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides programs and services for parents with infants and young children. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of families through responsive, quality services and we achieve this by developing innovative programs and support services.  For six decades, Mothercraft Ottawa has been a respected family service and child care centre in our community.  

Community leaders in volunteerism, Mothercraft Ottawa has been helping Ottawa families thrive and grow through our many child and family service programs including comprehensive prenatal classes, doula labour support, parenting classes and drop-in play groups. We also offer full-time child care for children aged 18 months to 12 years, plus Ottawa’s only part-time/casual child care program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Throughout the childhood years, Mothercraft Ottawa is here with a wide range of programs and workshops for parents and children.

Mothercraft is proud to offer bilingual services to Early Years Centre service users and endeavours to support francophone service users through its various programs.

To learn more about Mothercraft Ottawa's history of innovation and support, please read "Our History in Serving Ottawa."

**used under license from Canadian Mothercraft Society.