Welcome to River Parkway Children’s Centre: A warm, nurturing, stimulating environment where children develop creativity, independence, co-operation, and discover the joy of learning.

River Parkway Children’s Centre is a non-profit daycare enrolled with CWELCC located near the neighbourhoods of Westboro, McKellar Park and Woodroffe North in Ottawa. Situated near the  Kichi Zībī Mīkan Parkway in a lovely spacious setting that offers tranquilty and ample greenspace, our centre cares for 57 children ranging in age from 18 months to 6 years of age.

Celebrating 55 years of child care, River Parkway has been in operation since 1968. Many of our staff and dedicated early childhood educators have been with us for over 20 years.

Spaces Available: River Parkway enrollment is currently full until June 2025. Contact us to discuss your childcare needs and get a tour of the centre.

Our Programs: Read about our Programs and download our Parent Handbook.

Family communication and engagement: River Parkway Children’s Centre has introduced Storypark, a trusted learning tool that helps stay connected with families, ensuring communication, information and fun updates are available at any time.

Virtual Tour

Please feel free to enjoy a virtual tour of our Child Care Centre and should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Special thank you to Spencer Clermont and Luca Marinalli (luca_btl_photos)


Looking for daycare on the East side of Ottawa? Check out our “sister” centre in Orleans: River Heights Children’s Centre.


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Both of my boys have thrived at River Parkway Children's Centre. The facility is clean and spacious, and the large outdoor yard provides a tonne of room for the kids to run around and burn off some energy. The experienced and committed staff are top notch. I would highly recommend the programs at River Parkway.

Since 2007, we have had children attending River Parkway. It is a beautiful facility and maintained with pride. The staff, most of whom have been there for many years, are lovely, caring women who have played a hugely important role in our children's lives.

Marnie Johnstone
"My Granddaughter has been attending River Parkway since last spring and we are delighted with the care she receives.  When my daughter and I first entered the front door to this amazing purpose built Centre, we knew this place was special.  The ECE child care workers are amazing and their longevity at the Centre says it all. "
My husband and I provide day to day care for our grandson. We found the consistency of staff, small group size and warmth of the center to be a stable part of our lives. We chose to keep our grandson in the preschool program (as any family may) rather than enter kindergarten. This meant our grandson remained in a small group of 8 children rather than negotiate a classroom of 20+ children. He continued in a play based learning environment when he needed such and has entered grade 1 ready for the tasks of a school environment. For our family and our grandchild, this was the best choice. I am grateful to the child care center and all the staff.
Thank you for providing a second home for Christian during the weekday and for being like a second mother to him. Thank you for providing healthy food, a loving environemnt, and an abundance of love. He has grown to love every one of you and I know you will be missed. I will continue to recommend the school to any parent I know.
Simone & Christian2008
River Parkway is a home away from home for our daughter. We feel so comfortable with all of the staff - they are like our daughter's Aunties. The environment is warm, welcoming, and safe. The programming and schedules have been thoughtfully developed and the variety of activities is great. From outdoor play, to music, to arts, and literacy games, we couldn't be happier. We feel that our daughter is not only loved but also well prepared to enter Kindergarten. She has made great friends at River Parkway and we will be sad to leave it!"
Gemma & Dan2017
The staff at River Parkway are amazing - many have been with the centre for over a decade. Sending our daughter at 17 months, we were a little nervous. Her circle leader Roslyn was very caring and held her whenever she needed an extra cuddle. We love the wonderful outdoor space - shaded with trees. We love RPCC. They have done a wonderful job with our daughter. There is a lovely home-like environment with amazing programming and activities. We enjoy getting the monthly newsletters, attending the annual Christmas concert and Mother's Day Tea.  
Ginny & Doug2017