Operating Hours: 6:45 am to 6:30 pm
West Oakville Preschool’s mission is to create a nurturing, inspiring and engaging childcare centre that delivers loving care and enriching development for all children and their families. West Oakville Preschool Centre is a non-profit community based childcare centre focused on fostering and encouraging the growth and progressive development of the children in the community. West Oakville Preschool is a place where your child will feel nurtured, safe, secure and cared for in an environment that inspires and fuels curiosity. We provide a stimulating educational experience for your child to drive emotional, social and intellectual development. West Oakville Preschool’s quality service includes:
- Childcare Programs designed to support your child’s stages of development through play and inquiry in a diverse, enriching and engaging environment in an age-appropriate manner
- Scenic, natural and safe location/environment that captures and stimulates your child’s imagination. We are conveniently located minutes away from 3 major highways, Sheridan College, the Oakville Go Station and the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
- 30+ years of experience nurturing the growth and development of children in the community.
- Highly qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators who provide nurturing learning environment for your child to develop at his / her own pace.
- Nourishing meals in a nut-free environment.
- Various enrichment programs offered throughout the year (Yoga, Music, Sports, Interactive Story Telling, etc.).
- Convenient operating hours: 6:45am to 6:30pm.
- Supports and resources available for children with special needs.
- Family events and opportunities for parent involvement throughout the year
West Oakville Preschool Centre is a licenced, non-profit child care centre, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which consists of 9 members; including parents and community members. WOPC hosts monthly Board meetings and an Annual General Meeting each fall, for all parents, employees, community partners and board members to attend.
We are currently looking to recruit the following volunteer Board members – click HERE for details
Board of Directors
PAULETTE JERVIS – PRESIDENT Paulette Jervis, Chair of West Oakville Preschool Centre, is a business administration professional with over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector.
Her expertise includes investment fund administration, fund accounting, tax reporting, audit management, new business development and project management.
Paulette, a long-time Oakville resident is married with 2 children. She is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Link2Care, a non-profit organization that supports healthy living and foster independence for people in the community.
Paulette is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) works at Investment Planning Counsel in Mississauga and is a member and club executive of Own the Moment Oakville Toastmasters.
HENRY SOOSAIPILLAI – TREASURER
COURTNEY BILTON – PARENT MEMBER Courtney Bilton is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and mom of two young children. Courtney has worked in autism services for over 13 years and is passionate about supporting autistic children and youth, their caregivers, and their educators so that these individuals can achieve the goals most meaningful to them. As both a professional and a parent, Courtney relies equally on science and compassion to help her navigate through challenges. Courtney loves volunteering, and one of her favourite volunteer experiences was as a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.
Courtney is excited to contribute to West Oakville Preschool Centre’s mission in fostering child development.
HAMZA QAISER – MEMBER AT LARGE Hamza is an HR professional with over 10 years of global experience in Talent Management, Learning & Development, Total Rewards & HR Business Partnering. He is also a certified six sigma and change acceleration process analyst. Hamza has provided strategic HR guidance on numerous HR related programs for multiple global business units resulting in improved employee engagement and effectiveness scores. He joined the Board in 2022 and brings with him expertise in human resources and project management.
Hamza lives in Oakville with his wife and two daughters and believes in community development and
giving back to the society in every possible way.
KINGSLEY IBEKWE – MEMBER AT LARGE Kingsley is a first-generation immigrant with a passion for community development. He is an experienced Finance and Accounts Manager with f15 yearsn years of diversified experience in Finance and Accounting, including 6 years as a Regional Manager in a Federal Government social intervention program. Kingsley is passionate about establishing systems, procedures, and methods to ensure compliance and optimization.
Kingsley is a Board member with the Halton School Board – Human Right and Equity Advisory Committee and a Rotary District 9125 Community Service award recipient. He lives in Oakville with his family.
RHEA PINTO – MEMBER AT LARGE Rhea is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who has had multiple different experiences with children ranging from early years to school age. Working in a variety of different places such as PLASP, Early Years, and Peel District School, Rhea has built many relationships and gained knowledge that help her in her passion for working with children to provide them with the best care possible. Rhea has recently gained an additional undergraduate degree for working with 911 emergency services.
Rhea currently lives in Mississauga and enjoys exploring nature and is excited to be a board member of WOPC.
HILARY BROWNE – PARENT MEMBER Hilary is an elementary school teacher with the Toronto District School board and has extensive experience supporting students with special education needs. She has been recognized as a Digital Lead Learner with the TSDB, utilising her strong technical skills and
interests to foster leadership within the school community.
Hilary lives in Oakville with her husband and young family and has demonstrated a passion
for volunteering and engaging with her community. She has a diverse volunteer background
participating, coordinating and hosting volunteer and fundraising events, including Canadian
Blood Services donation clinics, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Days, and involvement with