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

CLASSROOMS

TODDLER ROOM
 

TODDLER ROOM

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.
JUNIOR ROOM
 

JUNIOR ROOM

The Junior preschool group is the next step up from the Toddler Room. The youngest preschoolers are in this room. There are 8 children and one staff.
INTERMEDIATE ROOM
 

INTERMEDIATE ROOM

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.
SENIOR ROOM
 

SENIOR ROOM

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.

Philosophy

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. Read More

MULTICULTURALISM

Oak Park has a multicultural staff and has children from many different backgrounds. Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil are spoken by the staff and children often pick up words from these languages.