Toddler Program

From 18 Months to age 2.5

Flexible options.
You can choose to enroll your child 2,3,4, or 5 days a week. Flex care options may be availble for those who qualify. Contact us to learn more.

Learning through play with safety as a priority.
Our educators work with each family to make the transition to RisingOaks as smooth as possible. We aim to create a partnership with families and provide support in self-regulation, toilet training and other areas to help meet the individual needs of your child.

As well, our educators are trained in standard first aid and CPR, the use of epi-pens, and other requirements of individual medical and/or support plans. Secure, key-fob access is in place at each location.

Qualified educators who genuinely care.
All RisingOaks educators are registered members of Ontario's College of Early Childhood Educators and are committed to providing your child with the tools to discover their world through play, building on their curiosity as the foundation to becoming lifelong learners.

What does a typical day look like?
Your toddler will love the welcoming, home-like atmosphere in a room where they are free to discover, play and imagine.

When the weather allows, we move outside, providing rich learning opportunities and fresh air. During this time, children will explore to make sense of the world around them, engage in gross motor activities and tactile play.

Our classrooms focus on play and will engage your child in their natural curiosity focusing on creativity, physical activity, language, numeracy, social development and science.

Our on-site cook prepares healthy morning and afternoon snacks, and a home-cooked lunch every day, so you know your child is having nutritious meals.

Every afternoon the toddlers climb onto their personal cot, and snuggle in for a well-deserved nap. We carefully document your child's meals, naps and diaper changes, which is emailed to you so you know exactly what happened throughout the day. We also include a moment of learning or a discovery your child made!

Quick Links


John Sweeney
185 Activa Ave., Kitchener
Lincoln Road
145 Lincoln Rd., Waterloo
Our Lady of Fatima
55 Hammet St., Cambridge
Saint John Paul II
75 Pebblecreek Dr. Kitchener
St. Brigid
50 Broom St., Ayr
St. Luke
550 Chesapeake Dr., Waterloo
St. Matthew
405 Pastern Trail, Waterloo
St. Nicholas
525 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo

Parent Handbook

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Easy steps to registration

OneList is the place where all applications for licensed care in Waterloo Region are submitted. You can also come here to apply for financial help to pay for child care, and special needs supports. Applying is easy. Click on the button below to learn more about registration with RisingOaks Early Learning.

A supervisor will follow up with you by email. You may also book a tour of the centre to learn more about the program. Once a spot becomes available, you will be contacted by the centre Supervisor and provided with a Registration Package.


Peace of mind. Learning through play.

It’s a busy world. Knowing your child is learning and growing in a supportive environment with a focus on learning, personal relationships and growing independence lets you rest easy. You're providing them the opportunity for a lifetime of learning in a safe, happy environment.