Oliver Centre

Early learning programs for children and families

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Oliver Centre Philosophy

Oliver Centre promotes children's experience of safe and caring environments where their emotional and physical health, positively self identifies a sense of belonging. Children should have open and flexible environments where playful exploration, problem solving and creativity are encouraged and purposely planned. Environments will reflect a sense of belonging where children feel nurtured and supported. Children's environments will be a place where their communicative practices, literacy, and literate identities are valued and supported.

Play is integral to children's learning and richly formative in their capacity for relationship. Oliver Centre believes that play must be accorded a key place in the lives of young children. Play is essential to quality of life in childhood and a primary means of understanding the world.

Oliver Centre believes that children are confident, active learners whose learning, growth, and development are profoundly influenced by the quality of their relationships with people and their interactions with places and things.


Our Vision is that all children and families develop the ablities to be successful members of and contributors to the community and society.

Our Mission is to support the healthy development of children and families through:

  • The delivery of learning programs and support services for children and families
  • Advocacy, mentoring, and knowledge sharing

Oliver Centre Goals for 2018-2022 are to:

  • Advance the quality and sustainability of the organizations programs and services
  • Advance for the healthy development of children and families
  • Be seen and experienced as an organization of choice( for employees, volunteers, board and community members.)
  • Provide good governance of the organization


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi


Board Calendar

The Oliver Centre Board has created a new calendar to keep member families informed of the board's meetings. Click here to view the calendar.

News & Events

  • News & Events

    In Febtruary 2017 Oliver Centre was awarded a grant to open a new site and offer the $25 dollar a day childcare to Edmontonians. Oliver Centre is currently looking towards expansion of the Full Day Head Start Program for this project. This continues to be a goal of the centre and we continue to look for affordable, sustainable space to offer the new program. Oliver Centre will be opening a child care and out of school care program located inside Mill Creek School. First day of operations will be on Tuesday September 4, 2018. The program will support children from age 3 years to 12 years of age with the hopes of adding spaces once the new building is completed in 2019. Please contact Tina at 780-482-2116 ext. 233 or tina@olivercentre.com to register your child for care. Oliver Centre is currently accepting resume's for Early Childhood Educators to compliment the new programs in the fall of 2018. Please forward your resume's to info@olivercentre.com

  • Oliver Centre's Board Recognition

    Oliver Centre is a program that has been in the Oliver neighborhood for over thirty eight years. Through the years it has been established as a centre that takes pride in the development of children. All of the staff who work in the classroom comes to the program with a degree or diploma in education. This ensures that your children will be inspired through play. They will become explorers, investigators, make great friendships, and learn to become independent thinkers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing staff that work with your children. They are the reason Oliver Centre is a well known, well recognized centre for early learning. You can follow Oliver Centre on Facebook.