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.
BILAL ASAF – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Bilal joined the WOPC team this year and brings a wealth of experience from his various accounting, finance, and investment roles he has held in the real estate industry. Furthermore, he is very passionate about education as he believes this is the greatest benefit to our society in the longterm. An overall lover of volunteering, he has organized many initiatives to raise funds which include Movember, Toy/Can Drives, Holiday Helpers, and KIVA.
LAUREN MILLER – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Lauren Miller joined the WOPC Board as a member at large in November 2017. Lauren has enjoyed an extensive career in Marketing, working at Top Tier companies and subsequently establishing her own business as a Marketing Consultant. In addition, she was a board member at the Mississauga Synchronized Swimming Association for a two-year period. Her solid background in Marketing will be helpful to better understand the needs of the parents and to market the Centre to the community. As education has always been a keen interest of hers, she is extremely proud to be a member of an organization that has the responsibility of nurturing and developing young children. Lauren is passionate about fitness, loves to travel, paint, read and spend time with her family. She also volunteers at a seniors’ residence in Mississauga.
TONY ABBOUD – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Tony started his career at Bell Canada in 2006 as a business technician responsible for installation and maintenance of small to large telecommunications systems for government, banks, insurance companies and many more. In the last 3 years, he has become the systems trainer for all of Ontario, also providing support for field technicians, product management, project management, process management and sales. Tony joined the board to support the daycare, give back to the community and support his children’s development.
RAVI RAJARATNAM – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Ravi is from the financial services industry and brings over 25 year of experience in managing small to large group of teams in the areas of accounting, tax, compliance and audits. He is knowledgeable in governance and oversight over the budgeting, accounting and control processes.
Prior to joining the board, Ravi volunteered as a mentor in CIMA (Canada) for new immigrants by coaching and mentoring to find compatible jobs in Canada.
Ravi is a CGA, CPA and CFA and is currently working at RBC Investor & Treasury Services as a Director, Fund Administration.
ERIKA BITEZNIK – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Erika Biteznik has several years of experience working in marketing and communications for non-profit organizations in the Oakville area. She currently works in academia as Web and Digital Media Coordinator. Her education is in Graphic Design, Web Development and Digital Marketing. As an advocate for women and girls in STEM she volunteers at community organizations which create opportunities for young people to become problem solvers and feel empowered. She enjoys art, live sports, outdoor recreation and supporting local.
By joining the West Oakville Preschool Centre as a Board Member she hopes her knowledge and skills will be of value and impact to the centre and the community.