Our School

At the Stittsville Co-operative Nursery School, our goals for children are consistent with the Ministry of Education pedagogy, which include the following:

  • Every child has a sense of belonging when he/she is connected to others and contributes to their world.
  • Every child is developing a sense of self, health and well-being.
  • Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind and senses.
  • Every child is a capable communicator who expresses him/herself in many ways.

How Does Learning Happen? is Ontario’s pedagogy for Early Years and is a professional learning resource guide about learning through relationships for those working with young children and families.

What Parents are saying about us

SCNS is such a community gem! 

Our family has cherished our time with the school this year and in the past (albeit a bit different without the “co-op” part this year). 

It’s truly a great program to encourage independence and being classroom ready for kindergarten! 

Thank you Stefanie, Kim, Heather, Kelly and Steph for turning the weirdest year of childcare into such a positive experience.

We have been extremely happy with SCNS. 

We have witnessed tremendous growth in our children’s social, intellectual and creative skills since attending nursery school. 

The teachers are dedicated, caring people who go above and beyond on a daily basis to ensure the children are learning and having fun! 

We feel very fortunate to have been part of the SCNS family and will definitely miss them next year.


As a first timer in the nursery school “curriculum”, I am so pleased with the SCNS program. 

My daughter has found a comfortable and safe space to explore and grow her imagination. She is learning how to express herself in social settings, art and pretend play. The endless sensory play, hands-on activities and daily outdoor time keeps my daughter engaged and learning every day. 

The 5 day program worked really well for our family. 

I truly feel this program has helped prepare my daughter for kindergarten.


We are so happy to have found SCNS. The staff are phenomenal!

Our daughter has some development delays and the entire SCNS team was really great in working with us to meet her needs and ensure she had a positive experience, and one that will help her with the transition to school. I cannot recommend SCNS enough, such an excellent co-op!