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Ottawa-Carleton Headstart Association for Preschools

Site: Nanny Goat Hill Nursery School

Service: Headstart Programs

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Alternate Name Head Start Program ; OCHAP ; OCR
Former Name Headstart Preschools
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Dalhousie Community Centre
755 Somerset St W
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1
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Intersection Somerset St and Empress Ave
Physical Access Unknown
Description and Services
Description (Service) Follows the Headstart program for pre-school children guidelines * balance of free play and teacher directed activities to grow and develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually * school readiness 
* stories, songs and games to encourage speech and language development 
* art, sensory activities, music and dramatic play to encourage social development and creativity 
* indoor and outdoor play on climbing equipment, tricycles and ride on toys etc to help children gain confidence, coordination and strength 
* field trips to encourage friendships and expand children’s knowledge of the world and how it works 
* science and nature activities encourage children to question, wonder and explore the world of nature 
* positive child guidance from Early Childhood Educators allow children to develop self-confidence and self-control 
* social skills are learned with guidance and through experiences with imaginative play 
* Speech/Language Pathologist visits regularly from CHEO 
* hearty and nutritious snack daily
Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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
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 Literacy Development Programs ; Preschools ; School Readiness Programs ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Children
Waiting List Yes
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-235-7561
Fax 613-288-2436
Primary Contact Cori Thompson-Smith, Manager
Primary Executive Michelle Crogie, President, Head Start Program
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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