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Ottawa-Carleton Headstart Association for Preschools

Site: Foster Farm Child Care Centre

Service: Headstart Programs

Alternate Name Head Start Program ; OCHAP ; OCR
Former Name Headstart Preschools
Location & Accessibility
Site Location Ground level of the Foster Farm Apartment
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Foster Farm Apartment
1065 Ramsey Cres
Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z9
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Intersection Ramsey Cres and Dumaurier Ave
Physical Access Unknown
Description and Services
Description (Service) Follows the Headstart program for pre-school children guidelines * provides both indoor and outdoor free play activities and structured learning period * educational field trips and special excursions 
Developmental activities: 
* gross motor skills through climbing, running, biking 
* social skills through cooperative games and sharing of equipment 
* physical wellness through fresh air and exercise on daily basis 
* appreciation of nature and outdoor environment and observation of the changes such as changing seasons
Hours Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 2 year(s) - 5 year(s) 
Children 2-5 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 613-829-8939
Fax 613-829-1533
Primary Contact Pat Mains, Director
Primary Executive Michelle Crogie, President, Headstart Programs; 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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