A place where amazing things Get Done!

The St. Williams Catholic School is Located in the Willow Park community. 1st Class After Class – St. Williams runs from the one of the school classrooms and the gymnasium, this location offers a Before and After School program and Kindergarten program and serves all families of the St. Williams School. At 1st Class After Class – St. Williams School, Children are able to engage in a wide array of play experiences that foster the development of social, physical, creative, emotional and intellectual growth through play and recreation.

Our well qualified staff provide a wide variety of developmentally appropriate programs for children with a blended approach combining a learn through play philosophy, lots of physical activity and an introduction to new experiences and curriculum supporting materials and activities.

Group Play

It is a time for story and language development, music and movement activities, and other varied learning experiences.

Dramatic Play

Our programs all have a pretend and learn area devoted to developing a child’s sense of “make believe”.

Before & After Grade 1-6

Our before and after-care programs go well beyond homework help. We support children in becoming the kindest, most capable, and most resilient version of themselves.


With regular outdoor time and planned indoor activities, our children experience a world of movement, dance and recreation.


Books allow children to enter a world of “make believe” and learn about new and exciting things.

Kindergarten Care

Our programs use a curriculum that is individualized to every age, with planned activities that combine learning and fun to create happy, curious kids.

Our Location

Centre Times

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Kindergarten Care: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • PD/Non Instructional Days – 7:00am - 6:00pm

Dixie Mcilvride

Program Director

Meet Ms. Dixie, She is the Director at our St. William Location and passionate about helping children grow into amazing young men and women. Ms. Dixie has been working in Early learning and Childcare for 9 years. She is furthering her Education to attain the highest level of Early childhood education. Ms. Dixie says, “she enjoys working with children because she learns a lot from them as she hopes they learn from her and each year is filled with fun new challenges that she’s eager to take on”.

In her leisure time, she enjoys reading mystery books and travelling. Ms. Dixie has been married for 30 years and has 4 children.

Chelsea Mcilvride

Assistant Director

Meet Ms. Chelsea, she has been working in the childcare field for 9 years and brings a wealth of fresh ideas to the St. Williams team. She is a Child Development Worker and is furthering her education to obtain the highest level in Early Learning and Childcare qualification. Ms. Chelsea is very passionate about art, particularly sewing and enjoys sharing her knowledge with the children, “ I enjoy working with children as I find it very rewarding, I am learning as much from them as they are from me. There is never a dull moment”.

When I am not in the program, I enjoy spending my time at home with my cats, reading or working on my next sewing project.

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