Exploration, music, communication, imagination, and participation are but a few of the social skills that your child will develop at KCNS. The ability of a child to interact positively with his peers is one of the most important skills to develop at an early age. At this key point in your child's development, our excellent staff strive to expose the children to a wide variety of positive social situations. Learn more
Our excellent and experienced teachers form a dynamic team dedicated to providing a stimulating program for the children. The teachers participate regularly in professional development workshops enabling them to introduce new and current ideas and activities to the children on a regular basis. We strive to create a safe, fun and social environment aimed at developing a child's love of lifelong learning. Learn more
KCNS is a co-operative nursery school (co-op). This means that parents are involved in the running of the school. The co-operative aspect of KCNS is one of the many wonderful features of the school.
Through the co-op you will have the opportunity to observe and interact with your child and their friends as they weave their way through the school year. You will personally witness your child’s growth and development in a way that would not be possible without the co-op experience.
You will also have a chance to get to know, in a more personal way than you could otherwise, the many wonderful, friendly and helpful adults (both parents and teachers) in the school. While your child makes new friends, you too will have the chance to make new friends and share in new experiences. Learn more
After being in a full-time daycare for over a year and having recently moved to Ottawa, our daughter was finding it hard to adapt to the change and being home all day. KCNS was the best decision we could have made for her. She receives the social interaction, structure, and education that all children her age need. KCNS is an excellent way to prepare our little ones for the big change JK means in their lives. Connie, Grazyna, and Lyndsay are the most dedicated, sweet and experienced teachers you will ever find. All of them made and instant connection with our daughter and won our hearts.
Katimavik Co-operative Nursery School has been a part of my families life for the past six years. I have three boys who all spent two years with the loving, supportive and organized teachers of KCNS. The personal growth and independence my boys learned in the two short years was always evident when they entered JK - their ability to cope and thrive in a new classroom environment is due 100% to having been extremely well prepared for the first years of their schooling career. KCNS is definitely a stepping stone to your child's life as a learner. The school has a special spot in my heart and my appreciation of the teachers is endless.
I decided to put my daughter in the KCNS after her doctors recommendation that she start preschool to prep for kindergarten. My daughter has social anxiety and aside from immediate family, I have never been able to leave her with anyone. Her first drop off, I was terrified, and felt like I failed her by leaving her with "strangers". By mid day, Connie gave me a call and raved on how well my little one was doing! When she got home, she couldn't stop raving about how awesome it was and she has been hooked on preschool ever since! I never thought I would see this day and it brings tears to my eyes to think that the staff at KCNS is so amazing, loving and attentive that my little girl, in one afternoon, was beyond comfortable in a place that was unfamiliar and foreign to her. I owe the KCNS more than I could ever give them. A thank you will never be enough.
After hearing so many great things about the teachers at KCNS, I am really glad that I chose this preschool for my daughter. My daughter is a shy and tentative girl and I am so grateful for the kindness that the teachers showed her in making her feel welcome and the kindness they showed me in listening and easing my mind. The teachers of KCNS really genuinely care about the children they teach and those children are very lucky to have such experienced, warm and fun preschool teachers!
The teachers and program at KCNS are excellent! For me the effect of this positive, welcoming, secure environment was most apparent with my oldest son. Always active and friendly with other children, my son finds socializing and interacting in a large group challenging and stressful. I was concerned he would not be ready to start kindergarten. Through the easy, unforced social interactions my son experienced at KCNS he developed the skills he needed to cope with the structure and long hours of full-day kindergarten. He transitioned into kindergarten better than I ever imagined! I only wish we had found KCNS sooner!
My daughter Hannah (2,5 yrs. old) comes home each day with a smile and tells me how much fun she has! It's been a very positive experience for us. Such a variety of activities both in and out. As well as very warm and welcoming!