About Us

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Everyone is Welcome

North End Co-operative Preschool is a registered non-profit charitable organization that has been in operation since February 1976. In our child care program, every child belongs and is welcome. We provide a fully inclusive atmosphere that supports each child’s development. For additional support needs, a Resource Consultant can be accessed through our program.

Safety is our first concern

The school is licensed and inspected by the Ministry of Education – Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 and inspected by the Niagara Regional Health Department and the St. Catharines Fire Services.

Be Part of Our Community

North End Co-op Preschool strives to get parents involved in their child’s education. We offer parents the opportunity to engage in the classroom on a volunteer basis where parents help supervise children, perform housekeeping tasks, and assist with snacks. All parents commit to fundraising and committee participation, as well as the ability to serve on the Board of Directors.

Our Staff

Joanne Janzen, Supervisor/ Registered Early Childhood Educator

Joanne Janzen, graduated from Niagara College on the President’s Honour Roll and was awarded the Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee Award for outstanding achievement. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, the Niagara Early Childhood Educators Awards of Excellence recognized Joanne with the Early Learning and Child Care Practitioner Professionalism Award.  She also has completed Quality Child Care Niagara Training Initiatives.

Jennifer Westveer, Registered Early Childhood Educator/ Ontario Certified Teacher

Jennifer Westveer, graduated from Brock University with a Child and Youth Studies and Education Degree with honours.  She also graduated from Loyalist College with an Early Childhood Education diploma and has completed Quality Child Care Niagara Training Initiatives.

Catherine Murray, Registered Early Childhood Educator

Catherine Murray graduated from Niagara College with her Early Childhood Education diploma and has completed Quality Child Care Niagara Training Initiatives.

Kristine Barnett, Classroom Assistant

Kristine Barnett is currently pursuing her diploma in Early Childhood Education through Loyalist College.  She has been involved in the preschool in various capacities including, as President on the Board of Directors, a parent volunteer in the classroom and now as the classroom assistant.

All Staff continue to take workshops to ensure their skills and abilities are up to date so they can continue to provide an outstanding program for all the children in their care.