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


Parents! Please select the following link to review the documents for the 2019 AGM.



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

  • Oliver Centre's Board Recognition

    Oliver Centre Board continue to work very hard each year to provide direction to the organization. This coming year there will be a focus on fundraising goals to support the work that happens in each program and ensure best outcomes for children and families.

  • Wipac Macihta Program

    This new program is located at 15830-100A Ave. nestled into the west end of Edmonton The program supports an environment that delivers culturally based and distinct early learning grounded in Indigenous cultures. Combining a holistic and Reggio inspired approach that supports the wellness of children and families in a safe, nurturing, and well resourced program. This program offers child care to children 12 months to 6 years of age. The program has a fulltime Cook who supports the children's nutritional needs each day by offering a breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.