Children (0-6 years)

Ontario Early Years Centre – Carleton

The WOCRC's Ontario Early Years Centre – Carleton (OEYC) provides a variety of free programs and services for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 6 years. 

OEYC services are facilitated by experienced Family Resource Workers who can answer questions and provide information and access to referral services. OEYC programs include:

  • Drop-in playgroups where parents, caregivers and their children can play and learn together in a stimulating and safe environment
  • Workshops on a variety of parenting and child development topics
  • A Resource Library with puzzles, games, books, DVDs and resource kits available for lending
  • Opportunities for parents and caregivers to connect with other people in our community
  • Information available on-site, by phone or e-mail to answer your questions or refer you to appropriate resources

This program is available in English and French and is part of the Government of Ontario’s "Early Years Plan." For general information about Early Years Centres, visit the Ministry of Children and Youth Services website.

To contact us

2 MacNeil Court, Kanata 
OEYC Information Line: 613-591-3686 ext. 5
oeyccarleton@wocrc.ca

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on breastfeeding and the schedule for the breastfeeding drop-ins please visit Ottawa Breastfeeds.

Visit First Words to see if your child is meeting their language milestones. Use their online Communication Checkup tool to screen for your child's speech, language, social communication, fine and gross motor skills and red flags.

OEYC provides a variety of free family drop-ins to Ontario residents where families can play and learn together in a child friendly space. These regular meetings are geared towards parents, caregivers and their children birth to 6 years.

Fun Friends (4-7 years old) and Friends for Life (8-11 years old) anxiety prevention programs

Are you concerned that your child is anxious, more than what you would consider being average? The FRIENDS program can help. Over the course of 8-10 weeks your child will engage in meaningful and interactive sessions with their peers to address their anxiety and help to reduce the affects it is having on their enjoyment of everyday experiences. Each session will be one and half hours long, which includes a light snack.

Programs & Services

  • Children (0-6 years)
  • Children (6-12 years)

Fun Friends (4-7 years old) and Friends for Life (8-11 years old) anxiety prevention programs

Are you concerned that your child is anxious, more than what you would consider being average? The FRIENDS program can help. Over the course of 8-10 weeks your child will engage in meaningful and interactive sessions with their peers to address their anxiety and help to reduce the affects it is having on their enjoyment of everyday experiences. Each session will be one and half hours long, which includes a light snack.

  • Children (0-6 years)
  • Children (6-12 years)

Fun Friends (4-7 years old) and Friends for Life (8-11 years old) anxiety prevention programs

Are you concerned that your child is anxious, more than what you would consider being average? The FRIENDS program can help. Over the course of 8-10 weeks your child will engage in meaningful and interactive sessions with their peers to address their anxiety and help to reduce the affects it is having on their enjoyment of everyday experiences. Each session will be one and half hours long, which includes a light snack.

  • Children (0-6 years)
OEYC provides a variety of free family drop-ins to Ontario residents where families can play and learn together in a child friendly space. These regular meetings are geared towards parents, caregivers and their children birth to 6 years.
  • Children (0-6 years)

For more information on breastfeeding and the schedule for the breastfeeding drop-ins please visit Ottawa Breastfeeds.

Visit First Words to see if your child is meeting their language milestones. Use their online Communication Checkup tool to screen for your child's speech, language, social communication, fine and gross motor skills and red flags.