Where it all started!

In 1971, a group of parents interested in providing a worthwhile pre-school experience for their children opened the Stittsville Co-operative Nursery School (SCNS). In 1981, the members Incorporated the Nursery School operation and it has been an icon in the community ever since. The licensed Nursery School is a parent co-operative and is administered by an elected Executive Committee of volunteer parent members.

The Executive manage the facility, hires qualified staff and handles the business of the Nursery School. The parents assist in the classroom on a rotational basis, contribute their own personal skills and labour, and fundraise as required. This keeps the fees at a minimum, while obtaining the best possible nursery school experience for the children.

While each parent agrees to be responsible for specific tasks, the hope is that he or she will feel free to participate in many aspects of the program. The co-operative philosophy is that the more people get involved in the school, the richer the rewards for both parents and children. This environment offers parents the opportunity to actively participate in their child’s first school experience. Nursery School is a place for everyone to grow.

SCNS receives provincial funding from the City of Ottawa and the Ministry of Education.