Ottawa-Carleton Headstart Association for Preschools

Service: Headstart Programs

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Names
Alternate Name Head Start Program ; OCHAP
Former Name Headstart Preschools
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Hawthorne Meadows Nursery School, Inc. 
2244 Russell Rd 
Ottawa, ON K1G 1B3
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Early intervention programs that provide early childhood education, health, nutrition, parent involvement and support services to multi-risk children and their families. Services and resources are designed to enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills and promote school-readiness, as well as provide direct services or referrals to families in need. 
 
Ottawa Central Members: 
 
Nanny Goat Hill Nursery School (English) 
755 Somerset St W 
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1 
Telephone: 613-235-7561 
Fax: 613-288-2436 
Contact: Cori Thompson-Smith 
E-mail: cthompso@swchc.on.ca 
 
Queensway Preschool (English) 
429 Parkdale Avenue 
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1H3 
Telephone: 613-728-8055 
Fax: 613-288-2436 
Contact: Cindy Giddings 
E-mail: cthompso@swchc.on.ca 
 
Ottawa East End Members:  
 
Children's Aid Society Headstart Nursery School (English, French)  
1602 Telesat Court  
Gloucester, ON K1B 1B3  
Telephone: 613-747-7800 ext 2746  
Fax: 613-747-4456  
Director: Jennifer Lafreniere 
E-mail: Jennifer.Lafreniere@casott.on.ca 
 
Ottawa Southeast Members: 
 
Heatherington/Cornerstone Children's Centre (English) 
2330 Don Reid Drive, Suite 102 
Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1 
Telephone: 613-731-2440 
Fax: 613-521-8356 
Contact: Beverly Renaud 
E-mail: ed@hmns.ca 
 
Hawthorne Meadows Nursery School (English) 
2244 Russell Road 
Ottawa, ON K1G 1B3 
Telephone and fax: 613-731-1507 
Supervisor: Christie Saikaly 
E-mail: coordinator@hmns.ca 
 
Ottawa West End Members: 
 
Esther By Day Care (English) 
1550 Caldwell Avenue 
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8M7 
Telephone: 613-729-3242 
Fax: 613-729-6765 
Supervisor: Beth Dewan 
E-mail: beth.dewan@ottawa.ca 
 
Foster Farm Child Care Centre (English) 
1065 Ramsey Crescent 
Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z9 
Telephone: 613-829-8939 
Fax: 613-829-1533 
Director: Patricia Mains 
E-mail: Patricia.Mains@ottawa.ca 
 
Pinecrest Queensway Nursery School (English) 
2860 Ahearn Avenue 
Ottawa, ON K2B 6Z9 
Telephone: 613-829-1125 
Fax: 613-829-0052 
Contact: Michele Crogie 
E-mail: nursery.school@pqhcs.com 
 
Annavale Nursery School (English) 
250 Anna Avenue 
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7V6 
Telephone: 613-798-5689 
Fax: 613-798-4177 
Contact: Collette Francis 
E-mail: cfrancis@carlington.ochc.org 
 
Special Services of Headstart Programs: on-site speech and language assessments, referrals and support * transportation for children to and from the program * parenting workshops * Book Bag Program * case management and referrals
Hours Vary by organization
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 1.5 year(s) - 5 year(s) 
 
Children 1.5-5 years old
Application Parents may make self-referrals or children may be referred by social service agencies.
Languages English ; French
Fees Service ; Each licensed Headstart program has full or partial subsidies for families who qualify. Parents may apply for a subsidy through the City of Ottawa Childcare Registry and Waitlist. For help applying for a subsidy, please call or stop by a Headstart program in your neighborhood, call 3-1-1 or go to a City of Ottawa Client Service Centre. * Fee assistance available for those who meet the criteria ; assistance is provided by the City of Ottawa.
Service Categories Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ High Risk Infants/Children ; Early Literacy Development Programs ; Preschools ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Children
Waiting List Yes
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-235-7561
Fax 613-288-2436
E-Mail cthompso@swchc.on.ca
Website www.nhsa.org
Primary Executive Cori Thompson-Smith, President
Other Details
Established 1990
Funding Fees
Resources Website
Accreditation No * licensed by the Ministry of Education * operates under the Child Care and Early Years Act

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