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 participating in 3 in class duty days
  •    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 Kristen Fahrnlaender.  I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and a 2020 graduate of Fanshawe’s Early Learning Education program. 

I am the mom of three children between the ages of 15-19. While volunteering at my children’s schools, when they were younger, I realized how important the early years are in a child’s life.  I love seeing a child learn how capable they are and the excitement on their face when they learn a new skill or discover a new interest. At home I love to read and spend time watching movies with my family. 

I’m so excited to meet you all and work together to make preschool a positive and memorable experience for you and your children. 


My name is Danijela Teixeira. The j is silent. I have two wonderful girls ages 8 and 9 years old

I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and a 2022 graduate of Fanshawe’s Early Learning Education program.. 

I have years of experience working with children not just my own but having children in my care. My interests include photography and chalk painting old furniture. 

I look forward  to meeting you all soon.

Hi my name is Patty Wistow.

I’m Registered early childhood educator for over 30 years, have been with the Village Co-op preschool for over 16 years . I will be helping out Village Co Preschool and also supplying for them on a regular basis for this next Year. I look forward to working with you and  your children.

Enjoy your time at our school… Happy Learning.