Welcome to Oak Park Children's Centre
Teachers and Executive members of Oak Park Co-operative Children's Centre wish to welcome you and your child(ren) to our center. We are a parent participating childcare facility in which parents are free to express their ideas and views on their children's experience.
We hope your children will have fun while:
- Meeting new friends
- Learning from friends, teachers and parents
- Feeling at home, away from home
Welcome to the Toddler Room! It is a fun and exciting place to be. This is the youngest age group at Oak Park. The children in this room range from 18-30 months of age. The teacher-child ratio is 1:5, with the maximum amount of children in the room being 10.
The Intermediate Room is a busy happy room filled with creative fun. The older preschoolers are in this room. We base the curriculum on the children’s interests and set up the environment so they can learn and explore. We embrace the many cultures we have in the classroom by learning words in different languages.
The Senior Room has the oldest group of children at Oak Park. Oak Park follows How Does Learning Happen? which is the new Ministry of Education Curriculum. Curriculum is planned by following the children’s interests. An example of this is while eating mashed potatoes children may question how mashed potatoes are made, where potatoes grow etc.
At Oak Park we will work to develop trusting relationships with your children and to encourage independence in all aspects of their day. There is always time for a smile, a hug, a helping hand. There is an opportunity for: individual, small and large group activities, for children to learn to share, work co-operatively, develop language, social, motor and cognitive skills, THROUGH PLAY situations.