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.
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.
NEGAR AZIMPOUR – SECRETARY Negar got her Bachelor’s degree in Physics, and then continued her studies in Interior Design and started working as an Interior Designer. She has tremendous experience in teaching (arts & physics) and with management for many years. Negar moved to Oakville in 2017 and decided to enroll her daughter in West Oakville Preschool Centre and soon after became a member of the board, as her passion has been always in teaching, and educational environments, and to be able to be involved closely with her daughter’s school.
LEO GADOURY – TREASURER Leo Gadoury was looking to “give back” to his nearby community. He was pleased to join as the treasurer for WOPC in November 2018. He spent over ten years volunteering his time for other great not-for-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House – Hamilton, Halton District School Board – CRB Burlington, and Toast Masters Club – First Burlington. In a non-volunteering capacity, he brings over 30 years of financial leadership and experience, and most recently as CFO for an oil and gas service company. Leo holds a CPA/CMA accounting designation as well as an MBA out of Heriot-Watt University. He is proud to be part of this great organization and looks forward to being a part of fostering and encouraging the growth and progressive development of the children in the community.
TIM VAN BAVEL – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Tim started his career at Eaton as a Research and Development Project Coordinator in the lighting control division. In his six years with Eaton, Tim held various positions and ultimately became the Product Marketing Manager responsible for two product lines with annual sales over $20 million. Tim recently decided to step away from Eaton. In early 2018, Tim cofounded ChainLight Inc. a construction management company that specializes in apartment building renovations. ChainLight currently has projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area and is continuing to grow. Tim and his wife live in Oakville and have two children enrolled at WOPC. Tim joined the board of directors as a way to give back to the community and be involved with his children’s school.
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.
JANICE SIDNEY – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Janice has worked in the Human Resources field for over 20 years in both public and private sector organizations, including the Region of Halton, Royal Bank and Sodexo. Her areas of expertise include compensation, benefits, payroll, policies and performance management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Waterloo, and has the C.H.R.L. (Certified Human Resources Leader) and C.C.P. (Certified Compensation Professional) designations. Janice is a longtime resident of Oakville where she raised her two daughters. She volunteers as a mentor to new Canadians through the Sheridan College Foreign Trained Professionals Program. She is an avid reader and member of a book club and enjoys gardening, travelling and yoga.
TINASHE CHIDOVI – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Tinashe Chidovi is a qualified Accountant and Corporate Treasurer who brings a wealth of experience from the various accounting and finance roles he has held in industry and commerce. Tinashe has led finance teams and as a father is passionate about the education of children. He has volunteered his services to two other schools in the past helping on the oversight and enhancement of the control environment in these entities. A lover of all things sport, Tinashe has also volunteered in setting up various sporting and music events in the past. He is currently employed by a firm in Toronto driving the accounting and finance processes.
SOPHIA BANDUK – MEMBER-AT-LARGE Sophia Banduk is originally from Waterloo, ON. She has a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. She currently works as an actuary in Toronto. She has a variety of volunteer experiences including working with children and working on actuarial professional education. She has previously worked with Boards in a consultation capacity and is very excited to be a part of the Board of Directors of WOPC.
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.