A place where discovery becomes second nature

We believe that every child has the right to thrive.

RisingOaks Early Learning Ontario is a registered charity and one of the largest centre-based, early learning and care providers in Waterloo Region. We provide early learning and care for children from birth to 12 years of age.

Our educators are experts in supporting lifelong learning for each and every RisingOaks child. We know that early learning experiences through play create well-rounded, healthy people as they grow and make their mark on the world.

Our values continue to guide us and benefit our RisingOaks families.

What does all this mean to you?

It's really quite simple. With convenient locations, a rich history of success, a vision for the future, and our learning through play approach, RisingOaks is a centre of discovery you know you can trust for your child’s early learning experiences.

We’ve come a long way and our values remain constant. RisingOaks is about creativity, learning, community, advocacy and love.

It is because these values are so firmly rooted in our history, since the beginning. We are poised for the future and will continue to provide families with meaningful early learning experiences.



As children learn how to learn through play, it naturally sparks a child's creativity. Discovering new ideas and concepts fosters their imagination.



Our intuitiveness and expertise allow us to help children explore and develop their curiosity. Our expert educators identify each child’s uniqueness and teach them the tools that help them reach their full potential.



Children, their parents, educators and staff belong here. We nurture our community so that everyone who is part of it feels at home. This creates a safe and harmonious place to learn.



As leaders supporting children's growth and development, RisingOaks continues to be a strong voice. We are dedicated to quality education, affordability, and accessibility for all learners.



Every child is unique. Getting to know them, understanding them, connecting with them so that we can provide them with meaningful discoveries is what our educators and staff are committed to. We love what we do. It’s as simple as that.