Located at Mothercraft Ottawa’s Evered Avenue location, the OEYC Ottawa-Centre is one of six Ontario Early Years Centres across Ottawa.
Programs and our services are free of charge for all parents and caregivers of children aged 0 to 6 years, residing in Ontario.
Regulated by the Ministry of Education, our programs and services provide opportunities for all children six years of age and under, together with their parents/caregivers, to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and for parents and caregivers to receive support in their roles and have access to information about child development and specialized services as needed.
Best Start is a comprehensive, evidence-based early learning and care strategy designed to give Ontario’s children the best possible start in life and help them achieve success in school.
The aim is to create a system of services that seamlessly support families and children from birth through their transition into grade one. It focuses primarily on meeting the children’s and families’ needs by strengthening, enhancing, building on and integrating programs and services right within their own communities.