Our mission is to provide families and individuals with a place where they can enrich their creativity through various art forms. We offer creative based classes/programs taught by qualified instructors. We believe that creativity is an innate skill that is in all of us, it just needs to be nurtured! We believe that if you create the right environment and supply the materials anyone can grow their creativity. Join us for our one of exciting programs and unleash your creative side!
Our Teaching Philosophy
Our main goal is to foster participant’s self-esteem, confidence and creativity through their own personal artistic expression. At Seasons Family Centre we do this by creating a warm, nurturing environment where everyone feels safe, comfortable and welcome. Our programs are designed to enrich your holistic and emotional being. We believe that providing arts based activities for the whole family in a community based centre helps to promote productive family time. Seasons Family Centre main focus is for participants to express themselves through artistic mediums whereby the process is more important than the product.
Programs for Children: We strongly believe that children learn best through play. Our environment offers children a place where they can be themselves, relax and embrace their self-expression. Our teaching strategy is to encourage children through positive reinforcement to empower them to build self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills. Our programs enable children to use creative outlets to learn to self-regulate their emotions and to foster a healthy, holistic lifestyle .
Programs for Adults: We know that by creating a peaceful atmosphere at Seasons Family Centre we provide adults a chance to engage their mind, body and soul in art based programs which can help foster creativity and confidence. While we have a wide range of programs available for adults, all programs focus on the importance of the holistic self. All classes will give adults an opportunity to build self-esteem and learning while providing a positive creative outlet for their emotional well being.
Owner/Director, Nikki Goldman Stroh: completed a diploma in photography at Fanshawe College, followed by a degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Shortly after she finished a post-graduate diploma at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a Registered Psychotherapist. Over the next few years she extended her education through various courses in psychology, counselling and play therapy at George Brown College, Hincks Delcrest and Cross Country Education. For the past several years Nikki has been running art programs all across the city of Toronto at various schools, community centres, libraries and private homes. She also runs play therapy groups at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices as well as private art therapy sessions. Nikki has taken several courses in baking and cake decorating through the Wilton certification program. Nikki has been featured in several magazines and done numerous talks to different organizations about the importance of creativity in our lives. Please visit our Press page for more information.
Tiny Tot Staff, Michael Stroh, completed a degree in Political Science at the University of Concordia. He has been extensively involved in the programming at seasons and has learned from our ECE's and other child care specialists. Mike became a father and gained the intimate experience of caring for babies and toddlers. Mike enjoys the process of developing relationships with kids and how that transfers into joy and trust which allows one to explore the self and confidently engage with others. Outside of Seasons Mike produced the Whistler Winter Family Experience for a few years through his work with Watermark Communications Inc. He is a the founder of Starts with Me and is a mental health advocate. He works with high school students, hospitals and mental health agencies to improve care and outreach.
Co-Founder, Kimberly Davies: completed a degree in Arts and Science at the University of Concordia, followed by a diploma in Early Childhood Education at George Brown College. She completed a degree in Education from York University. Kimberly is currently a registered member with the Ontario College of Teachers as well as the College of Early Childhood Education. She began her teaching career at Deer Park Junior & Senior Public School and for the past four years worked as a teacher at Mooredale Preschool. Kimberly also runs private tutoring classes for Kindergarten through elementary grades in all subject areas.