Preschool Child Care Program

Where the Learning Begins!

Set in a fun and interactive learning environment, City View Centre's Preschool Program prepares your child for their next big adventure.

It's not easy deciding which preschool is best for your child. You want to set them up with the proper support and opportunities from day one of their education. There are many factors to consider, like teaching methods, educators, group sizes and curriculum.

For over 45 years, we've listened to parents like you and designed a program best suited for children aged 2½ to 4 years to prepare them academically for "big kid" school and a structured classroom environment.

You want the best for your child, and we do too.

Our Preschool Child Care 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, and our educators can teach directly to 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 Preschool curriculum will encourage your child to learn about themselves and the world around them as they prepare for kindergarten. With an emphasis on self-discovery, your child will learn and explore their environment by engaging in independent playtime activities and rewarding interpersonal interactions with educators and other children.

Through play and learning, we help your child discover who they are. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of process over product; what your child does matters more than how it turns out. Each day, your child will have the opportunity to develop their social skills through indoor and outdoor play, sharpen their motor skills through hands-on activities and learn to adapt to a more structured environment.

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 Day



  • Nap Time
    12:00 - 2:15 p.m.

    During nap time, we dim the lights and play soft music as your child snuggles up in their cot. If your little one isn't ready to nap, they can participate in quiet activities.

  • Bathroom & Snack
    2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

    Once your child is up from their nap, it's time for another bathroom break. After, we serve up a nutritious afternoon snack.

  • Free Play & Pick Up
    3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

    To wrap up the day, your child has free play time inside or outside until you arrive to pick them up.

**All snacks and meals 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.

Preschool Child Care Program Rates

Rates as of December 31, 2022: $22.80 per day billed monthly or bi-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.

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