Covid-19 News: All of our educators and student assistants are fully immunized against Covid-19; eligible adults have received 3rd dose. We have a HEPA filter air cleaner running continuously, and have windows open for ventilation year-round.
Well-loved by Ottawa families since 1981, Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool is a cooperative, parent-run, licensed child care program, offering creative and educational programs for children ranging from ages 18 months to Grade 6.
In our happy environment we encourage children to explore, interact and discover. We begin each class the same way – with a genuinely warm welcome for each child who walks through our door!
Take a Tour!
Please enjoy this tour with our lovely Preschool and Beyond kids. (All programs use the same space.)
We are Moving...
Go Fund Me: https://gofund.me/5c1c9a7e
In the 41 years since it was founded, Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool (GMCAPS) has been so fortunate to have been part of your lives, whether as parents, students, or both! We are reaching out to you, our community, because we need your help.
This will be our last year at the location where many of you experienced your first exciting days of school or your first tearful drop-offs as new parents. The building at 174 First Avenue has been sold and we are moving in the summer of 2023. Fortunately, we have found a space close by, and are in the process of finalizing details for a new location in the Glebe. We are very excited about our future, but we still have a lot of work to do.
We have a dedicated team of current and alumni parents working to secure the new location and ensure that it is appropriate for our needs. However, the space requires renovations to make it suitable for a preschool. As a non-profit cooperative organization, the cost of these renovations is difficult for us to manage alone. We are reaching out to our community with a request for assistance, either financial or in-kind.
If you are interested in helping with the relocation, please contact our Director, Karen Cameron, at email@example.com. We are looking for specific help with fundraising, strategic planning, and light construction including cabinetry and painting, but would welcome any assistance! If you have a skill that could be useful, want to help move furniture, or just want to be involved, please let us know.
Financial donations can be made online on our Go Fund Me page at https://gofund.me/5c1c9a7e or by reaching out to Karen directly at the email address above.
We truly feel our program is special and we hope you feel the same. Our preschool was founded by a group of parents who came together to create something amazing, and we believe our community can come together again to ensure that Good Morning Preschool continues to serve Ottawa families for generations to come.
Daily Health Screening
Please complete the daily health screening questionnaire prior to your child's arrival at Good Morning, between 6:00 AM and 8:45 AM.
The questionnaire must be completed by/for every individual that will enter the building at 174 First Ave (parents/siblings/caregivers). No one will be granted access to Good Morning without completing the daily health screening.
What Parents Say...
You'll find reviews online on Facebook (or if you Google us). You can also read some of the Testimonials parents have submitted to us (posted with permission).