Growing minds
through play

We believe play, in all its wonderful forms, is the heart and soul of early learning. RisingOaks families know that our approach creates the foundation for boundless curiosity and discovery. Through play, children learn how to learn.


Child Care

Birth to age 5

Infant, toddler and preschool children discover the world through play, participating in age-appropriate learning activities.


Before & After
School Care

JK to age 12

Flexible before and after school care that suits your needs while providing a place to nurture friendships, independence and lifelong learning.



JK to age 12

From March Break to Summer Camp to Winter Break, RisingOaks provides a year-round, fun-filled, learning through play camp experience.



All Programs

We are here to help and answer any questions every step of the way. 

What’s New at RisingOaks


Where to Find Us

Serving our community since 1981, RisingOaks has 9 locations across the Waterloo Region.

RisingOaks Early Learning centres are located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Chonnonton and Haudenosaunee peoples. This territory is within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. We acknowledge the enduring presence, knowledge and philosophies of Indigenous Peoples and their continuing accomplishments and contributions that shape our communities. More details at: Land Acknowledgement

Who We Are

Our story is over 40 years in the making. Over that time, we have become one of the largest, most trusted early learning and care providers for families in the Waterloo Region. While we teach more than 1,400 children a day to learn through play, we know your focus is on your child and your family.



OneList: Central Registry and Wait List

OneList is the place where all applications for licensed care in Waterloo Region are submitted. You can also come apply for financial help to pay for child care and /or special needs supports through OneList. Applying is easy.