About Us

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 Teachers

Our teacher, Joanne Janzen, is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She graduated from Niagara College on the President’s Honour Roll and was awarded the Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee Award for outstanding achievement. Joanne has also completed Phase One and Phase Two Training in the Quality Child Care Niagara initiative workshops. 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. In 2014, North End Co-operative Preschool received the Quality Child Care Niagara Exceptional Program Award. This category of awards recognizes Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) who exemplify the highest professional standards in their daily practice with families and children. Joanne continues to take workshops and is a member of the Co-operative Teachers’ Network Group to ensure her skills and abilities are up to date so she can continue to provide a quality program for all the children in her care.


In September 2016, Lisa Skilnick joined our staff.  She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and her addition will allow North End Co-operative Preschool to continue to provide an outstanding program as we transition to a non-participating program.