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Drop-in Playgroup

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Drop-in Playgroup

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Drop-in Playgroup

Drop-in Playgroup


Drop-in Playgroup

Early Years Drop-in (Zoom)

Early Years Drop-in (Zoom)

Early Years Drop-in (Zoom)


Early Years Drop-in (Zoom)

Early Years Drop-in (Zoom)

Early Years Drop-in (Zoom)

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About Wabano Kids

Wabano Kids is the gathering place for Ottawa’s Indigenous parents, grandparents, caregivers, and the babies, toddlers and children they care for.

Wabano Kids supports our community’s Indigenous families through a combination of play, cultural programming and child development workshops.

Wabano Kids isn’t a childcare centre, but we’ll help you care for your child. Our goal is to offer caregivers the support, community and knowledge they need to raise happy and healthy children.

Activities are offered free of charge to parents, grandparents and caregivers, of children aged 0 – 6.

Together, we’ll make the early years the best years!


Do you offer childcare?

At this time, Wabano does not offer child care services. However, many of our partners do. Please visit:

Can I bring my child over 7?

While our programming is designed to help the development of children aged 0-6, families are welcome to join us at the Early Years House, including children of all ages. Wabano also offers complimentary programming for older children. Visit the Wabano calendar for details.

I don't have my child with me today, can I still participate in activities?

Absolutely! Think of Wabano Kids as your community hub the place where parents and caregivers can gather, connect and share.

Are the programs free?

Most of our programs and services are free. For some special events, a fee may be required. If a fee is required, there will be a registration process.

Who can participate?

Wabano is an inclusive space. While our programming is geared towards Ottawa’s Indigenous community, we welcome everyone sharing in the caregiving of an Indigenous community child. This means, you’re welcome if you are:

  • Not Indigenous and have an Indigenous child
  • If you are Indigenous and have a non-Indigenous
  • A foster parent of an Indigenous child.
What do I need to bring to the Drop-in Play Group?

You will need to bring indoor shoes for your child. Snacks will be provided.

Where are the programs held?

The majority of our programs are held at the Early Years house. See our contact info for details.

Have other questions?

Contact one of our team members and they’ll be happy to assist.


Contact Us

Early Years House
271 Bradley St.
Ottawa, ON
K1L 7E8
Phone: 613.748.0657 ext 380


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 11:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: Starting in February we’ll be open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Kathryn Barry
Registered Early Childhood Educator
613.748.0657 ext 241
Mary Fisher
Family Advocate
613.748.0657 ext 279
Mark Seabrook
Cultural Grandfather/Indigenous
Schools Liaison
613.748.0657 ext 399
Maegan Thomas
Registered Early Childhood Educator
613.748.0657 ext 380

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