We will offer opportunities for children ages 6 months old to 12 years old, parents/caregivers, adults artists/educators:


  • Creative children/family classes  (see complete program list here)

  • Drop-off preparatory learning programs before attending childcare/school (2 or 3 hours long) *unlicensed home childcare centre

  • After-school and weekend classes *private home tutoring

  • Language and music instruction (Italian, Greek, Piano, Vocal, etc.)
  • Private playdates, special theme days, outdoor learning, day camps

Even with the challenges of this global pandemic, we had a wonderful Summer/Fall 2020 season with lots of interest from the community and several new and returning families.  Most of our requests have been relative/friend private cohorts (bubble groupings) which we will do our best to still accommodate!  

Childcare centres remain open, as essential services and schools have provided several options including virtual learning.  Perhaps you may also wish to consider a Kindergarten or School aged program this year if your child is at home.  Our private small group atmosphere is really ideal for attention, and a great opportunity for socialization.

TransformEd will continue to provide creative learning experiences for children and families in a safe/healthy environment.  We believe that by placing these guidelines, we will get through these trying times.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in our newly designed studio, socializing together, and celebrating what childhood is really all about!

To give you an idea, I have included some information from 2019 - there are price differences but the descriptions are similar....

There are a lot of wonderful learning opportunities happening at the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre and I am so thrilled to finally share them all with you!

It is with very much excitement that I announce the launch of our new drop-off Preschool Programs in the TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre:

  • Nurturing wonder: Revealing the creative thinking of our youngest learners
(18 months - 3 years old)

  • Cultivating the researcher: Inspiring the joy of learning as a process for life
(3 years old - 4.5 years old)

  • Growing together: Leading our learning with confidence and innovation
(18 months to 4.5 years old)

After months of deep reflection, I have decided to offer them as a preparatory series of classes, so that your child can feel more independent before attending childcare or Kindergarten. The commitment will therefore only be over a twelve week (three month) period, and can be renewed depending on interest or need.

Who are these classes intended for?

  • children who are home with a parent and younger sibling (new baby)
  • children who are home with a nanny
  • children who are home with a grandparent
  • children who may have previously taken another program in the studio with parent(s)/caregiver(s) and are already familiar with the space/teacher
  • children who attend another part-time preschool program during the week and would like further exposure to a different learning environment, educator, and educational approach (for example, if your child is in a Montessori program and you would like to give them more opportunities with inquiry learning/creativity)
  • children who would benefit from the extra care/attention with our low ratios of 2 adults to 5 students at one time
  • parents who aren’t ready to send them to full-time daycare and want to gradually introduce them to a group setting and educational experience

Our classes are not intended for childcare, but rather are part-time educational programs that specialize in the Reggio Emilia approach and centre around the love of learning. These programs can be taken at any time, and will further spark your child's curiosity, inquiry research, and creative thinking!

To download the complete "Part-Time 

16 months ago we opened our doors to the community,  and I realize that I have essentially created something from nothing - a concept or desire into reality!  Welcoming over 500 participants who visited The TransformEd Creative Studio and Learning Centre from across Ontario, I am committed more than ever before to provide a unique experience to all who attend our space!

Thank you for supporting my dream and please do not hesitate to send me an email with any questions that you might still have!

Many have been asking about Fall 2019 registrations...  Our next round of programs/classes will begin in 2.5 weeks and there are only a few spaces left!  In addition to this I have already started to create waiting lists for 2020.

Hoping to share lots more behind the scenes photographs on my social media accounts from our incredible Summer learning!  Until then - wishing you and yours a happy back to school and enjoyable long weekend!


Joanne Marie Babalis

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