Since then, educators at Forest Grove have received numerous awards for creating an academically enriched environment that values the importance of children and their education.
Forest Grove Preschool has won the Oakville Beaver gold medal in quality childcare, Sheridan College has named them contributing partners in the Oakville community, and the preschool’s directors have been honoured by the Prime Minister’s award of excellence.
After being trained in Reggio Emilia, Forest Grove staff became enlightened by the Italian philosophy that incorporates a journey of learning where teachers learned alongside their students and explore outcomes rather than giving students immediate answers.
Since 1999, Forest Grove has used this philosophy to expand their programming and work alongside parents to ensure that everyone is pleased with the education that the school provides. Forest Grove now runs Reggio programs for preschool, kindergarten, before and after school, as well as summer camps.
There are few childcare facilities like Forest Grove that offer such individualized and collaborative programs. The preschool has truly created a safe, supportive, and nurturing space that produces academic and social growth for all of their students.
For the 2016/2017 academic year, Forest Grove has bi-monthly parent nights planned that focus on education and curriculum sharing. Furthermore, they are planning a Christmas open house, a February open house, and spring fundraising events for a community charity.
Learn more about the programs offered by Forest Grove:
Preschool: Starting at age 2.5
Kindergarten (part-time and full time options) starting at age 3.8
Before and After School – with transportation services to 10 local schools in the area.
Forest Grove Preschool is located at 2275 Westoak Trails Blvd. in Oakville.