About North Gower Cooperative Nursery School
North Gower Cooperative Nursery School is located in the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre, in North Gower Ontario. Indoors, this facility features two spacious rooms with space for quiet play, circle times, snack tables, and larger equipment for development of motor skills. Outdoors, children enjoy various play structures, sand toys, tricycles and a gentle hill for winter sliding.
The school is a non-profit, self-supporting, co-operative venture that depends on tuition fees, fundraising revenue, a grant from the City of Ottawa, as well as a direct operating grant from the Ontario government. With the exception of the teaching and cleaning staff, all work in the organization is voluntary. The efficient running of the school depends on each parent/guardian co-operating in the work of the various committees, which are established according to choices they make at the time of registration. All parents/guardians are required to participate and be involved in school duties and activities. When all parents/guardians co-operate with the staff and executive, a high standard can be maintained while keeping fees at a minimum.
The school is an incorporated body, administered on a volunteer basis by parents/guardians who volunteer to serve a one-year term on the Executive. We are licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education.