Monthly Archives: January 2022

Emotion Focused Parent Workshop Series

Emotion Focused Parent Workshop Series

Empowering  Dearcroft parents and finding tools and skills to handle difficult situations more effectively  

  • Session #1 Tapping into emotion (February 3rd 7-8pm) 
  • Session #2 Validation and Discipline (February 17th 12-1pm)
  • Session #3 Connection and Deepening your relationship (April 7th 7-8 pm )

Join Alyse Nishimura who is a registered Social Worker (RSW) holding a Master of Social Work (MSW), for 3 sessions on exploring different emotions and learning effective tools to connect to your child/teen. Learn how to reduce problematic behaviour in any situation. Each session builds onto the next and Alyse will provide takeaways to practice until the next session.  

 Emotion focused Parenting: 

Learn effective tools to connect to your child/teen and reduce problematic behaviour in any situation. 

  • If you struggle with setting limits or boundaries? 
  • Does your child have big feelings? 
  • Do you sometimes not know how to deal with your child? 
  • Is there conflict in your house? 
  • Do you feel like you never have enough time when your kids are acting out? 


This workshop series will give you tools to help you manage these situations and more. You will leave these workshops feeling more confident and at peace with parenting. Additionally, you will be able to connect with your children in a meaningful and powerful way. 

*Please remember these sessions are meant for adults only to attend and not for children. 

Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing Virtual Open House

Virtual Open House Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing

297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville

Dearcroft Growing with our Community

Toddler to Elementary

Wednesday, February 23rd 2022

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


We are excited to announce that Dearcroft is growing with our community and opening an additional location this September 2022, in north Oakville.  Dearcroft was founded in 1968 and is one of Canada’s original Montessori schools and is a long-standing pillar of Oakville’s private school community.  This new space will provide an opportunity for more children to learn in our well established Montessori programs.  

Join us for a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 23rd from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to learn more about our new location, Montessori education and our programs offered from Toddler through to Elementary. 

The Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing Campus, located at 297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville, will offer programs from Toddler (18 months – 2.5 yrs), Casa (2.5 – 5 yrs), through to Junior Elementary (Grades 1 -3).

One of the greatest benefits of Montessori education is building real-life skills that carry over when it is time to enter the workforce. Problem-solving, creativity, team work, and responsibility run through the veins of a Montessori child.

To RSVP to our Virtual Open House please email: 


Toddler Program


Casa ProgramCasa work program


Elementary Program (Levels 1-3)

Junior Elementary group activitieshiking, exploration, nature learning, Junior Elementary, Dearcroft Montessori
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Elementary And Junior High Students Return To Online Learning

Further to Premier Ford’s announcement today, we would like to advise you of the following information with respect to our return to school.
The Elementary and Junior High, Levels 1 to 8, will begin on-line learning on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, and return to in-class learning on Monday, January 17th, according to today’s announcement.  We will continue to follow mandated guidelines and update you accordingly as information is made available to us.
You will receive an email from your classroom teachers with a link for a class meeting on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am to begin the week.
 Work packages for Junior Elementary and Senior Elementary will be ready to collect as of 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9th.  Junior High students will not need to pick up packages.  Please watch for further details from your classroom teachers.
For registered Arts Club students, please note that Arts Club will be moving to on-line starting next week.  Mrs. Campbell will set up a Zoom link and forward by separate email.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we now pivot to on-line as quickly as possible and we hope to see our students back on campus very soon!