Our Services

Centre-based Childcare

Full-time childcare program at the Centre for 55 children between 18 months and five years old.

Toddlers / Junior preschoolers / Senior preschoolers

Co-operative Nursery School

Part-time, early-learning program delivered at the Centre for children who will be three years old by Dec. 31st.

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Drop-in Playgroup

A welcoming setting at the Centre where children age 0-6 yrs can play and socialize, and parents and caregivers can share wisdom and stories.

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Home-based Childcare

Childcare program provided in safe, nurturing home environments for infants to children aged 12 years.

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Toy Library

A library bursting with more than 500 toys ready to be borrowed by Members for three weeks at a time.

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Evidence-based learning sessions to help you build skills and confidence on a variety of child-rearing topics.

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Operating in the heart of Nepean in Ottawa’s west end since 1991, CCS provides a range of care and early learning options for children from infancy to age 12. Inside the Centre, CCS offers a Centre-based Childcare program, the Part-time Co-operative Nursery School, the Drop-in Playgroup, parent and caregiver workshops and the Toy Library. Outside of the facility, we support Home-based Childcare environments for more than 100 children. CCS has the capacity to support 47 home-base care providers.

All of our programs are designed to nurture a child’s social, cognitive, emotional, language, and physical development.


Upcoming Workshops

  • November 30, 2015

    The Power of Play and Toys for Baby: "What kind of toys should I get for my Baby this Christmas?"

    Toys are the tools for learning at different stages of development. Discussion on the importance of play through early childhood. Register hereRead more about The Power of Play and Toys for Baby: "What kind of toys should I get for my Baby this Christmas?"

  • December 1, 2015

    Building Resilience in Young Children

    Resilience is the ability to steer though life challenges and find ways to bounce back and to thrive. Children build their resilience when they are given opportunities to learn skills and participate in meaningful activities at home and in their community. Practical tips for parents: on simple messages about how to build resilience from infancy…Read more about Building Resilience in Young Children

  • December 7, 2015

    Baby Talk

    Find out what you can do to encourage your baby to talk. Speech and language milestones- birth to 2 years. Concrete ways and activities that families can use to promote your baby's speech and language development.Read more about Baby Talk

  • December 13, 2015

    Dad's Only drop In

    For December the Dad's only drop in will be held on the 13th.Read more about Dad's Only drop In

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“I will enjoy giving my baby many massages now that I know what to do. The techniques learned are useful and easy to use”

Infant Massage participant

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