Dalhousie Parents' Day Care Centre

+1 613 234 2850

Who We Are

Dalhousie Parents' Daycare employs 14 program staff who are ALL registered Early Childhood Educators with the college of ECEs. We also employ a full time in-house cook, housekeeper, program coordinator and administrative coordinator. Many of our staff have been at Dalhousie for over 20 years. Our staff’s experience and dedication is reflected in the high quality of care we provide.
All staff maintain up to date First Aid and CPR certification and Vulnerable Sector Police check, as well as participate in ongoing professional development.
Dalhousie Parents' Day Care is a teaching centre.  We provide training to early childhood education students, and high school coop students doing placements at our centre.
Dalhousie Parents’ Day Care is a non-profit organization that functions as a parent-staff cooperative. We are governed by a board made up of staff and volunteer parents. Staff and volunteer parents are also involved in various centre committees.
The cooperative philosophy is that all staff are essential for the running of the centre. All staff have the opportunity to be part of decision making, and there is no staff hierarchy. Staff at the Dalhousie Parents' day care are unionized members of CUPE 2204.


Dalhousie Parents' Day Care is a participant in the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) Program. We publicly acknowledge the support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Ministry of Education for their financial contributions to the operating budget of the Glebe Parents’ Daycare. Our rates are pro-rated, flat, monthly amounts. As a non-profit organization, our rates are based on the cost of operating the programs.
Subject to the rules governing CWELCC program eligibility, the rates below are for the program your child is enrolled in, not for the age of your child. Please note that the movement of children from one program to the next is dependent on spaces being available and the child’s readiness. Your child may remain in a program, past the licensed age range, if spaces are not available in the next program or your child would not manage in the next program.


0 - 18 Months

$813.17 per _____

as of Jaunary 1, 2023


18 Months - 2.5 Years

$767.81 per _____

as of Jaunary 1, 2023


2.5 Years - 4 Years


as of Jaunary 1, 2023

Hours and Location

The daycare centre is located at 391 Booth Street in Centretown.
We are located in the lower level of St. Anthony's Catholic School.
The parking lot and daycare door can be accessed from Lebreton Street North.
The day care opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m.
The day care is closed for the following holidays:
New Years Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Civic Holiday
Labour Day
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
The centre is closed from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day inclusive.