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Vanier Community Service Centre

Site: Ottawa - 270 Marier Ave

Service: EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Ontario Early Years Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
270 Marier Ave
Ottawa, ON K1L 5P8
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Intersection Montréal Rd and Vanier Pkwy
Mailing Address c/o Stéphanie Fragman 
290 Dupuis St 
Ottawa, ON K1L 1A2
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable Routes 12,15 and 19
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking, reserved spots for families * private parking on the left side of the Marier Ave building
Description and Services
Description (Service) A place where parents and caregivers can get answers to questions, information about programs and services that are available for young children, and an opportunity to talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community. 
Parents and children can visit the Ottawa-Central East Early ON Child and Family Centre for a range of free services including:  
* early learning programs for parents and their children; 
* parenting programs that support parents and caregivers of young children in all aspects of early child development; 
* information for new parents about pregnancy and parenting; 
* toy lending library; and 
* breastfeeding support 
Also brings together information about children's services and programs in the community. Answers questions about children's development and services for children aged 0-6 in Ottawa-Central East. 
Some services also available out of space rented from Lowertown Community Resource Centre at 40 Cobourg St, Ottawa ON.
Hours Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Wed 8:30 am-7 pm * Sat 8:30 am-12 noon (Sep-Jun)
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries North-South: Ottawa River to the Queensway 
East-West: Blair Rd to the Rideau Canal
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Children 6 years and under, including children with special needs, and their parents and caregivers. Although the focus is on the early years, the Centres may have some information about services and programs for children older than 6.
Application Call for more information or drop-in. 
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Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Children's Play Groups ; Early Childhood Family Centres ; Family Life Education ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Parents ; Special Libraries ~ Parenting Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Developmental Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Parenting Issues ; Toy Libraries/Toy Loan Programs
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-744-2892 ext 1432
Fax 613-749-2902
Primary Contact Barbara Nicolas, Family Resource Worker
Primary Executive Stéphanie Fragman, Director, Family Services; Phone: 613-744-2892 ext 1090; Email:
Other Details
Established 1980; Program: 2002
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 131910275 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website
Accreditation No, Member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres

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