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Screen Time: Scary or Necessary?

Screen Time: Scary or Necessary?

If you’re like me, you have likely spent your child’s early years making extraordinary efforts to limit screen time and avoid the 80’s “TV Babysitter”. Yet, here we are in 2021 faced with the necessity of doing almost everything in our days on a screen. No longer do...
Support Local, Support Learning

Support Local, Support Learning

First published in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Magazine, November Edition The Pandemic has taught us to value many local resources we may previously have taken for granted. We have been forced to shop local, eat local and enjoy the hidden gems in our community. These...
Meet Donna Reed, Yoga Instructor

Meet Donna Reed, Yoga Instructor

Life has thrown me a few thorns. A PE teacher in grade school taught Yoga and I found all aspects of Yoga helped me to deal with the trauma I had experienced growing up.  I grew up with an alcoholic father, who beat my mother; and at age 11, I talked the knife out of...
A Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom

A Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom

Firstly, I want to COMMEND all parents and guardians for being amazing and stepping into this new digital world of emergency distance learning. This has not been an easy process, and I want to begin by saying a sincerest THANK YOU for all that you are doing for your...
COVID-19 Update from Oak Learners

COVID-19 Update from Oak Learners

Updated: March 17, 2020, 9:00am Dear Oak Learners Community, It is with a heavy heart that I follow-up my previous communication with a new announcement that Oak Learners will be closed for in-person programming until further notice. This announcement follows the...
A Natural Way to Learn

A Natural Way to Learn

“Let Nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth   If I told you that we made Dandelion Play Dough today, you may well wonder what it had to do with the curriculum, but in fact it was one of the best learning experiences for students and teachers alike! For the...

Mimico Tulip Festival 2019 and the Oak Learners Tulip

May 28, 2019 marked the 17th Annual Mimico Village Tulip Festival. This was the fourth year that Oak Learners had the honour of participating in the festival and the second year that our students participated in the Mimico Village Street Art Project. The Street Art...
This is your brain on music

This is your brain on music

Neuroeducation is playing a key role in the future of education, where the curriculum is based not just on teaching subjects but on preparing brains for learning. Research over the past several years has strongly identified links between language and music within the...
Shifting Families from Chaos to Calm

Shifting Families from Chaos to Calm

The Secret Tool that Can Instantly Shift Families from Chaos to Calm (and for some reason, nobody seems to ever talk about it)   “Did you brush your teeth?” “Don’t forget to pack your gym clothes.” “No TV right now, hurry up and eat your cereal.” “Did you put...
Kindness is Worthy

Kindness is Worthy

Every small act of kindness matters and has the potential to make a huge impact in the lives of others.   During our final week of summer camp, our theme was “Be The Change”. Students were inspired to share kindness with their friends and family and...
21st Century Literacies and Evolving Pedagogy

21st Century Literacies and Evolving Pedagogy

“If we teach today the way we were taught yesterday, we aren’t preparing students for today or tomorrow.” Curriculum and educational pedagogy have been rewritten innumerable times from age to age, but the essential skills students have been taught have remained the...
March Break 2018

March Break 2018

Enjoy these highlights from our 2018 March Break Camp at Oak Learners! Our campers explored so many exciting things this week, including endangered animals, music from around the world, handmade snacks and treats and so many wonderful walks through our...
Bullying or Teasing – Are they not the same?

Bullying or Teasing – Are they not the same?

  Written by: Kelly Letros – Behaviour Therapist It started in a small Canadian community with two teenagers standing up for a boy getting mocked for wearing a pink shirt. Pink Shirt Day this year is on Feb 28th. It is now celebrated in countries around the...

Oak Learners Grand Opening Celebration

Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration, to be held on October 3rd at 6:30pm at Oak Learners, located at 394 Royal York Road. We want to recognize the efforts of so many people who have contributed to the expansion and new home of Oak Learners. Sperry Bilyea,...

Fall’s in Full Swing at Oak Learners

Our Fall programs kicked off this week and our new centre is full of life, love and music! Children in our Day School began exploring Healthy Bodies and came up with some fantastic questions they wonder about our bodies. They also took a trip to Mimico Library and...

Summer 2017 Camps at Oak Learners

Throughout the summer Oak Learners offered a unique camp experience designed to engage naturally inquisitive and active children. Themes throughout the summer included Maker Mania, Canada 150, Aboriginal Art Around the World, Junior Scientists and Music, Movement and...

New Beginnings at Oak Learners

Recognizing the need for increased support for students experience difficulty in the school system, Oak Learners brings together professionals to provide an enriched and supportive learning environment for their students. On July 6th, 2017, Oak Learners launches...

Bridge the Gap with Summer Learning

Children are naturally good at learning – it’s what they do from the moment they are born! Children learn language, culture, social norms, and knowledge from everyone around them. For most children, learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings or when schools...

Bridge the Gap at Oak Learners

At Oak Learners we understand that every child learns differently and we love that! Each of the founding partners at Oak Learners have experienced the trials of parenting a child who needs something “more” than what is traditionally offered by both public and private...

Holiday Concert & Social, December 11 2016

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, Oak Learners was thrilled to welcome our friends and families together to celebrate the musical accomplishments of our students. We gathered at Placebo Place, a local lounge and live-music venue to listen to selections prepared by our...
Nutritious Meals for Busy Families

Nutritious Meals for Busy Families

Life is hectic! Meal planning, shopping, cooking and even finding time to eat together can be challenging.  We worry or feel guilty if we don’t provide all the food groups, or if our children won’t eat them, never have time to read the food labels when shopping...
PA Day Fun at Oak Learners

PA Day Fun at Oak Learners

Friday, October 7th was our first PA Day Camp of the new school year! Campers enjoyed a fun-filled day of music, mindfulness and outdoor exploration! Enjoy some photo highlights from our day! To register for the next PA Day Camp, on November 18th, click HERE...
Active Organix NOW at Oak Learners!

Active Organix NOW at Oak Learners!

Fresh, local organic fruits and veggies every week? Convenient pick-up? Affordable price? Yes, please!! Oak Learners is thrilled to be a NEW pick-up location for Active Organix. Each week, you have the choice to opt-in to a bag of delicious organic fruits and...
Open House – Saturday September 10

Open House – Saturday September 10

Stop by Oak Learners on Saturday, September 10th between 10am and Noon for a chance to see our newly updated facility and meet our amazing staff! The 2016-2017 year is off to a fantastic start, and we want to share all the wonderful programs and opportunities that Oak...
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