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.

  • New Registration

    Oliver Centre's west end location is currently taking registration for July 2020. The program offers an early learning framework that supports the growth and development of children 12 months to 5 years of age. The staff are Bachelor of Education Teachers and Level 3 Earlyhildhood Educator's. The curriculum is a Reggio Inspired curriculum that focuses on learning through the eyes of the child. It gives children the opportunity to explore and learn in an enriched environment that supports their growth and development. If you would like your child to experience a program that focuses on your child's learning through a play-based program please fill out the online registration form or call 780-953-5437