The Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization governed by a Community Board and offers early childhood education and care for children eighteen months to twelve years of age.
The organization consists of two purpose built facilities. The Westboro Children's Centre, established in 1979 in the Westboro community, connected to Hilson Avenue Public School; and Greenboro Children's Centre, located at 1400 Cahill Drive East in Ottawa South since 1989.
CBCEL accommodates over 200 children and has a staff of 38 employees. Our Early Childhood Educators are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
The Westboro Children’s Centre and Greenboro Children’s Centre are licensed under the Ministry of Education (MOE): Child Care and Early Years Act. The Centres are required to meet all the regulations of this Act, including health and fire regulations dictated by the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Fire Marshal.
The City of Ottawa and the Ministry of Education provides funding for:
Subsidies, Go Funding, Provincial Wage Enhancement, Pay Equity, Stabilization Initiative, Transformation, Capacity Building, Play-Based Materials, Municipal Health and Safety, Repairs and Maintenance.
Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System (CWELCC) reduction has been applied to the Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten rates as of April 1, 2022