Our childcare centre is run as a co-operative school: families and teachers work together to provide an enjoyable learning environment for the children. We stress the word “co-operative” because it is vital for the successful operation of the Centre. Family participation includes:
- volunteering for a committee or Board position; and
- taking part in Centre activities such as Centre cleanup and maintenance, fundraising, etc.
Families can also share ideas and/or problems concerning their children with one another and with the teachers. We encourage you to contribute your ideas and talents to the school program.
An Executive Board, elected from the membership, assumes overall responsibility of running of the preschool. Committees are organized each year to operate the school. Whenever everyone works together, no one person carries the load. For the school to run smoothly all must be truly co-operative.
Meet the Teachers!
Welcome to the Village Co-op Preschool!
My name is Miss Patty. I have worked in the early childhood education field for over 23 years. As an R.E.C.E. , I know how important the first years of a child’s life can be. Village Co-op Preschool provides a wonderful preschool experience for the children. Through many factors, we provide the children with a caring and nurturing learning environment. My primary goal is to help them achieve their individual goals by allowing them to play and grow in all areas of child development. While offering structure where it is needed, our learning program is also flexible in nature, which gives the students a successful and positive base for future learning.
Having parental involvement in the preschool strengthens the bond between family and teacher. The parents help to provide the safe and nurturing environment by integrating their own levels of personalized care.
Enjoy your time at our school… Happy Learning.
My name is Suzanne Franklin and I am a recent graduate from Algonquin College’s Early Childhood Education program.
I am a mom of four young children ages 4-8 years, and I ran my own home daycare for six years. Through experiences with my own children and the children who have been in my care, I have gained an interest in how children develop and learn. I love being artistic and creative in everything I do, and I also have a passion for animals (especially horses and turtles).
I am so looking forward to working with Parents, Educators and Children to make our learning environment a positive, fun and enriching place.