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Services à l'enfance Grandir ensemble (Les)

Site: Ottawa

Service: Le Carrousel et le ON y va- Centre pour l'enfant et la famille

Former Name ASPOC / Association des services préscolaires et parascolaires d'Ottawa-Carleton
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
435 St-Laurent Blvd, Suite 202
Ottawa, ON K1K 2Z8
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Intersection St Laurent Blvd and Hemlock Rd
Mailing Address 435 St-Laurent Blvd, Ste 202 
Ottawa, ON K1K 2Z8
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible - playgroups and drop-in daycares ; Not Accessible - administrative office
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Offers playgroups, workshops, drop in daycare, resources, early intervention and family support 
Playgroups : A facilitator-educator offers a variety of activities to promote children's overall development and socialization (crafts, games, songs, etc). Interactive workshops on various topics are also regularly offered during the playgroups. Offered at Le Carrousel, 431 St-Laurent Blvd; École Jean-Robert-Gauthier, 651 Chapman Mills pr. 
Drop-in daycare: Available at 431 St Laurent Blvd. Ratio of one educator for five students, with a maximum of 15 children at a time. 
Early intervention services and family support: available through all the City of Ottawa. The service includes a home visit, coaching, support to strengthen parental skills, distribution of other resources' pamphlets, referrals to many community services and professionals, and loans of toys, books/CDs and educational material for children. Principally aimed at families with young children and/or newcomers to Canada. 
Workshops: Offered to parents, caregivers and professionnals. These workshops focus on the daily challenges that may face parents and caregivers in the education of young children. It deals with discipline, parenting style or the overall development of children.
Hours Administration and early intervention for family support Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
Le Carrousel: Tue, Thu 9 am-11:30 am 
École Jean-Robert-Gauthier: Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-11:30 am 
Drop-in daycare: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and under 
Playgroups: francophone children 6 years and under, accompanied by an adult 
Drop in daycare: children 18 months-5 years old from a francophone or exogamous (with one francophone parent) family 
Early intervention: francophone families or exogamous with children 6 years and under
Application Playgroups: view the booklet on francophone activities and playgroups on the website, or call 613-789-3020 ext 231 for further information 
Drop in daycare: 
* Regular attendance: the parent can reserve a date and the amount of child care needed in advance, which guarantees the child's space. To register, call 613-789-3020 ext 238. 
* Occasional attendance: the parent reserves the place of the child before 3 pm on the day before the child's presence at the day care by calling 613-789-3020 ext 238. Access granted if there is room available. 
For the evening workshops schedule, visit the booklet on francophone activities and playgroups available on the website, or call 613-789-3020 ext. 231 for information 
Early intervention and family support services: call 613-789-3020 ext 233 for more information
Languages French - Designated Agency under the French Language Services Act
Fees Service - Drop-in daycare is $28 for three and a half hours (2019) ; None - Playgroups, workshops, intervention services, family support, Parenting in Ottawa Drop-Ins ; Fee assistance available for anyone ; assistance is provided by the City of Ottawa.
Service Categories Children's Play Groups ~ Francophone Community ; Extended Child Care ~ Francophone Community ; Family Child Care Homes ~ Francophone Community ; Parenting Materials ~ Francophone Community
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-789-3020 ext 238
Toll Free Phone Ontario only 1-800-981-8383
Fax 613-789-3022
Primary Contact Louise Albert, Manager; Phone: 613-789-3020 ext 238; Email:
Alternate Contact Anne-Marie Guévin, Coordination Assistant; Phone: 613-789-3020 ext 231; Email:
Primary Executive Sylvie Tourigny, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 613-789-3020 ext 246; Email:
Other Details
Established 1983
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 129370573 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Magazine "L'Envol" * booklet highlighting Francophone activities and playgroups offered in Ottawa
Resources Website, Documentation Centre
Accreditation No: playgroups 
Yes: the drop-in daycare is licensed by the Ministry of Education and operates under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

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