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Ottawa-Carleton Headstart Association for Preschools

Site: Hawthorne Meadows Nursery School

Service: Headstart Programs

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Alternate Name Head Start Program ; OCHAP ; OCR
Former Name Headstart Preschools
Location & Accessibility
Site Location First floor in the church hall of Hawthorne United Church
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Hawthorne United Church
2244 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON K1G 1B3
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Intersection Russell Rd and Tupper Ave
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Follows the Headstart program for pre-school children guidelines * promotes language acquisition, problem solving skills, school readiness, self-regulation, socialization, healthy physical and cognitive development and greater self-esteeem 
Activitties include: 
* library, puzzles and building toys to develop language, literacy, cognitive and manipulative skill 
* dramatic play 
* art to develop language, sensory and creative opportunities 
* science to question, wonder and explore 
* field trips to give children first hand experiences in their community to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them 
* language development program — Speech/Language Pathologist consultation, assessment and referral 
* nutritious and hearty meals including a balanced breakfast, a hot lunch and a healthy snack before departure adhering to dietary restrictions/allergies 
* positive behaviour guidance opportunities to develop self-regulation and control, self-esteem and problem solving through guided interactions with staff and other children
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm * Children 9 am-2:45 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 2.5 year(s) - 5 year(s) 
Children 2.5-5 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 613-731-1507
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Jen Patterson, Program Coordinator
Alternate Contact Julie Lalonde-Moisan; Email:
Primary Executive Michelle Crogie, President, Headstart Programs; Phone: 613-728-8055; Email:
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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