When expecting his first child, company founder Dr. Walter Heidary could not find a childcare that optimized the significant cognitive development that happens from 0-5 years. Taking matters into his own hands, he opened Pathways Academy in Ancaster with a focus on long term educational success.
Following a significant growth in Ancaster, a second Pathways location was established serving Burlington families. To this day, Burlington remains the largest of all CV centres.
After 8 successful years, Pathways was rebranded to Childventures Early Learning Academy. In that same year, two new locations opened serving York Region families in Vaughan and Richmond Hill.
Childventures achieved remarkable success with the opening of five new locations over the years. These locations included Oakville in 2017, Milton in 2018, Mississauga and Aurora in 2020, and North York coming in 2024. Presently, the Childventures team consists of over 400 passionate educators who provide quality care to over 1,300 children.
A culture rooted in clear values
Every aspect of your child’s development matters
Addressing the needs of a growing child
At Childventures, we provide a proven, evidence-based childcare curriculum you won’t find at any other childcare centre. We believe in nurturing children’s innate love of learning and offer a balanced foundation for early education through three proven curriculum models: Montessori, HighScope, and Core Knowledge. These models support academic growth, creativity, collaboration, and emotional well-being.
A nutritious menu to fuel active minds
The Childventures nutrition program is based on the philosophy that good nutrition is the fuel that powers active minds. Overseen by a head chef and a pediatric dietitian, our diverse menus introduce children to new flavours, textures, and world cuisines. Our menus are nutritionally dense, seasonally appropriate, nut-free, locally sourced and made from scratch whenever possible.
Dedicated & professional educators
CV truly is a community of lifelong learners, passionate about instilling that love of learning in the next generation of leaders. We believe in ongoing communication and an open-door approach which leads to an environment based on trust and respect. People are our greatest assets. Without them we wouldn’t have such passionate advocates for your children. Our team is comprised of professionally qualified educators.
Health & Safety
Your child’s health is our priority
At Childventures, we give equal importance to your child’s health, safety, and education. We consistently follow and surpass all guidelines established by Public Health and the Ministry of Education. As we fall under the childcare category, our mandated health protocols are even more stringent than those of school boards. We take pride in our capacity to create stimulating learning environments while surpassing government health and safety regulations.
Over the past two decades we have created exceptional childcare centres committed to delivering quality care and academic experiences. Our aesthetically pleasing décor and specialized nutrition program that is overseen by a head chef and pediatric dietitian guarantee comprehensive care for your child’s development. You won’t find another childcare academy quite like Childventures!
CV quality funded by CWELCC
In March 2022, the Provincial and Federal governments agreed to fund licensed childcare under the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Childcare program (CWELCC). This allows childcare operators to discount their current fees by 52.75%.
Our existing 8 centres are enrolled in CWELCC. Please note our North York campus will operate outside of this government program.