Ages: newborn to 4 years
Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Koimissis tis Theotokou Church Hall
1315 Prince of Wales Drive


The Hellenic Orthodox Preschool Education group (HOPE) is a drop-in co-operative playgroup for Greek Orthodox families with young children (infant – 4 yrs) and members of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa.

The objective of the HOPE Playgroup is to lead our young children into a living, active relationship with our Orthodox faith and Greek heritage. The events, which are all selected to be age-appropriate, allow plenty of opportunity for free and structured activities, as well as excellent social interaction for the adults who are required to accompany the children.

The group meets on various Tuesday mornings in our Church Hall (basement).

HOPE is run by volunteers so we ask that everyone contribute to the following routine tasks that must be done each Tuesday morning:

  • Toy set up and clean up;
  • Snack prep and clean up;
  • Craft prep
  • Post-play clean up

Other Important Notes

  • Every adult is entirely responsible for the behaviour, whereabouts, and well-being of the child(ren) he/she is accompanying at all times. HOPE does not take any responsibility for the children, as this is a parent-supervised playgroup.
  • Please do not bring your child to Playgroup with a cold, flu, or fever. We must protect the children, any expectant mothers, and other adults from contagious illness.
  • Since this is an Orthodox Christian playgroup, the children are taught to make the sign of the cross before eating. All adults are asked to help the children with this.
  • If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with Playgroup, please let one of the directors know in advance that you will be providing the snack for that day. All snacks brought for adults and children must be nut-free to protect children with serious food allergies.
  • Remember to sign-in every time you attend, and to inform one of the Directors if there is any change to the information provided on your registration form for that year.

More information through the Church Office:

613-225-8016 ext. 222