Indigenous Child Care

Indigenous Led-Child Care at Makonsag is an enriched Early Learning environment that provides licensed childcare and culturally relevant programming in an urban setting. Our Courtwood location serves the needs of families with spaces for children in infant, toddler, and preschool years.
Funding provided by the province of Ontario through the City of Ottawa to increase Indigenous childcare spaces in the City of Ottawa (Journey Together) ongoing funding is provided via the City of Ottawa for subsidized spaces as well as parent fees. All educators received Forest and Nature school training, allows for a significant amount of programing to take place outdoors and on the land. How can this happen if you are located right in the middle of the City of Ottawa? We are fortunate that our center is next to public NCC forest areas accessible to our families.

Programming on the Land

Skilled educators support that play and the learning that inevitably emerges from it through close observation. They follow the child’s interests, probe their theories, ask good questions, offer tools and resources, and get out of their way! They view children as innately competent, curious, and capable, and see themselves as facilitator, guide, and co-conspirator, not expert. Forest and Nature School educators are committed to place and play-based, emergent, and inquiry-driven teaching and learning.

Program Fees:

  • Infant care: $90.00/day
  • Toddler care: $74.00/day
  • Preschool care: $48.00/day

Program Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
1770 Courtwood Crescent Ottawa, ON
For more information contact us at [email protected]
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