WELCOME TO KIDS CO-OP

KIDS Co-op is a nursery school for children ages 18 months to 5 years of age in Kincardine, Ontario

What is KIDS Co-op?

Kin-Huron Integrated Day-Nursery School Co-operative, Inc. was formed in August 1984, in Kincardine Ontario, by a group of parents wishing to establish a non-profit, participating, co-operative nursery school with consistent, quality programming with an integrated program for special needs children. KIDS Co-op is licensed through the Ontario Ministry of Education and works closely with Bruce County Social Services to provide training and resources for our teachers as well as the school. The school is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, who are responsible for the day-to-day business aspects of the school.

What is our Philosophy?

We strive to be the best program we can be by creating a successful emergent curriculum, while consistently supporting children's development & modeling openness and acceptance to all areas of diversity. Our staff will ensure that they create secure attachments with the children & their families, while always enforcing a safe and secure environment for the children to explore & make discoveries in.

What really makes KIDS Co-op a co-operative?

Participation is the cornerstone of the quality experiences that a co-operative nursery school can provide for you and your child. Without your involvement the co-operative would be just another school. It is this special commitment by you that will make the difference in your child's first school experience. Families are asked to participate in , organized fundraisers and bring in donations from the wish list throughout the year. We also ask that parents who are able to attend and help with class parties, field trips and special events. Parent's are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting in September and consider joining the board of directors. All of these forms of participation contribute to ensure the school's success.

Thank you to all of the families for your support and participation!

Board of Directors

KIDS Co-op Nursery School is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for many aspects of the day-to-day business of the Nursery school. We are required to have an Annual General Meeting (AGM), which all parents are urged to attend. We encourage parents interested in sitting on the Board of Directors to attend our Annual General Meeting in September or speak to a current board member. The Board is committed to the success of KIDS Co-op, and strives to make the best decisions for the school. There are a variety of Director Positions within the Board to suit many different skill-sets. The new 2018/2019 Board of Directors will be voted in at the September AGM.

President: Brittany Caravaggio
Vice-President: Samantha Vandevenne
Co - Treasurers: Elaine Slade & Leah Madore
Treasurer in Training: Rebecca Gaw
Secretary & Marketing Coordinator: Yvonne Fair
Fundraising Coordinator: Jenna Newsham & Erin Scott
Social Coordinator: Lisa Plater