Nursery School Program

Learning Through Collaborative Play

City View Centre's Nursery School is a part-time program with a comprehensive curriculum that provides every opportunity for your child to collaborate and exercise their independence.

City View Centre understands that child care and early learning is not a one-size-fits-all. This is why we are proud to offer convenient half day Nursery School programming for parents who need part-time child care.

Nursery School Schedule

City View Centre offers a 2 half-day a week school program on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for children 2.5 to 4 years of age.

Nursery School Program

Preparing for kindergarten isn't just about knowing the alphabet. It's also important for children to develop social skills and emotional well-being to do great things inside AND outside the classroom.

At City View Centre, we make learning fun and collaborative. All children learn and play differently. We embrace your child's uniqueness and encourage them to express themselves as they discover their personality. The better they know themselves, the better they'll thrive on their next journey.

In an intimate group size, every child can learn in a supportive environment. Our educators are knowledgeable and will direct their teaching to suit your child's learning style. Our program ratio is one (1) educator for every eight (8) children.

Your Child's Safety is Our #1 Priority

  • All staff are carefully screened and must provide a negative Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector, proof of up-to-date immunizations, and standard first aid and CPR Certificate.
  • A Canadian Certified Playground Inspector regularly inspects outdoor playgrounds.
  • Our Registered Child Care Educators to child ratio exceed government standards.

How Learning Happens

City View Centre's Nursery School curriculum supports each child in reaching their potential in all areas of development, including emotional, physical, intellectual and moral. Key experiences are integrated into developmentally appropriate activities to prepare them for a more structured school setting.

Set in a stimulating educational environment, your child will have the opportunity to explore and exercise their cognitive development through various problem-solving activities. We encourage self-direction to promote your child's sense of responsibility, self-confidence and pride.

We understand the importance of providing your child with a warm and loving home away from home. Our program is staffed by caring and dedicated professionals academically trained in child care. The curriculum is carefully designed by Registered Childhood Educators using the "How Does Learning Happen" (HDLH) and "Early Learning For Every Child Today" (ELECT) frameworks.

A Typical Morning

*All snacks are on a three-week rotation following Canada's Food Guide to promote healthy growth and development. Children with specific dietary requirements may bring their own food from home.

Nursery School Program Rates

Rates as of November 1, 2022: $16.76 per day billed monthly.

Please note that the rate posted is as of the time of the website update. Rates are subject to change and are approved by the City of Ottawa. We are mandated to stay within the medium price point for our service area.

Why City View Centre?

  • Non-profit agency with the sole mission of providing quality community services.

  • Program staff are members of the College of Early Childhood Education.

  • Newly renovated state-of-the-art child care facility.

Have Questions?

Give us a call or send us an e-mail.