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Rural Family Connections

Alternate Name Live and Learn Resource Centre ; OCR
Legal Name Rural Family Connections Inc.
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Osgoode
Address & Map
City of Ottawa Client Service Centre
8243 Victoria St
Metcalfe, ON K0A 2P0
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Intersection 8th Line Rd and Victoria St
Mailing Address PO Box 75 
City of Ottawa Client Service Centre, lower level 
Metcalfe, ON K0A 2P0
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Live and Learn Resource Centre ; Not Accessible - Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Metcalfe Home Day Care: A licensed child care agency providing support for quality childcare in the homes of carefully selected providers in the rural area. 
Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School: Committed to providing a nurturing, developmentally appropriate, and inclusive learning environment for young children within a cooperative framework. Programs are offered to toddlers and preschool children. Kindercamp is offered in July. Extended child care is available before and after the regularly-scheduled school day (from 8:30 am-9 am, 11:30-12 noon). 
Live and Learn Resource Centre: Welcomes parents and caregivers to drop in and experience one of their playgroups for children aged 0 to 5 years, or to access a wealth of parenting resources and programs.
Hours Metcalfe Home Day Care, Resource Centre Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon 
Play group Mon, Fri 9 am-11 am 
Ontario Early Years Programs Tue-Thu 9 am-11 am 
Parenting in Ottawa: Public Health Nurse on premises Wed 9 am-11 am
Areas Served Osgoode - Rideau ward and area
Boundaries Metcalfe, Kenmore, Marvelville, Marionville, Vernon, Osgoode, Enniskerry, Manotick Station, Greely, and Edwards, as well as surrounding areas.
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and under 
Children up to 12 years, including children with physical and developmental disabilities
Application * Metcalfe Home Day Care and Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School: Call to leave a telephone application or download an application to be put on the Child Care Waiting List or registry maintained by City of Ottawa 
* Live and Learn Resource Centre: drop in, open to parents and children 0-5 years
Languages English
Fees Service ; Fee assistance available for Those who meet the criteria ; assistance is provided by The City of Ottawa.
Service Categories Children's Play Groups ; Day Camps ; Family Child Care Homes ; Parenting Materials ; Preschools
Waiting List City of Ottawa maintains the wait list and registry for all licensed child care centres and home child care agencies within the City of Ottawa boundaries. City of Ottawa wait List and registry Information: 613-580-2424 * Online registration: Centralized Waiting List
Contact Information
Office Phone Metcalfe Home Day Care 613-821-2899 * Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School 613-821-3196 * Live and Learn Resource Centre 613-821-2899
After Hours Phone Metcalfe Home Day Care 613-295-9716
Fax Metcalfe Home Day Care et Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School 613-821-2399
Primary Contact Leigh Gillies, Office Manager; Phone: * 613 761-0098; Email:
Primary Executive Maria Crosby RECE, BA, Executive Director; Phone: 613 295-9716
Other Details
Established 1979
Funding City / Town ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 103649331 RR0001 ; Fees - Service, membership
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website * toy library * resource centre * workshops
Accreditation No * Licensed by the Ministry Education * Operates under the Child Care Early Years Act (2014)

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