Welcome to St. David's Cooperative Nursery School! We have been offering quality educational pre-school
programs to children in the Welland area for over 55 years. Originally developed by the parents of St. David's
Anglican Church, our program grew and evolved and was eventually opened to all members of the community. Today,
we are no longer affiliated with any religious organization and welcome all families regardless of their culture,
beliefs or religious affiliation.
|WELCOME NEW APPLICANTS - FALL 2013
Another nursery school year has begun. If you are interested in having your child
participate in the wonderful St. David's experience, contact us for further details about enrollment in our
fall 2013 program. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our current educators have been involved in the program for over 29 years and are as passionate about children
as the day they started. Both are qualified ECEs and have completed their Level One training in Quality Child
Care Niagara Initiatives. Additionally, St. David's supports the community by hosting Early Childhood Education
(ECE) students from Niagara College. We also believe in the importance of parental involvement in the learning
process and operate as a cooperative nursery school where parents are expected to participate in the classroom
environment about twice a month. Parents will have the opportunity to join in on classroom activities, interact
with other children and provide support to the educators. We believe that parental involvement encourages children
and fosters a positive view of learning from a very early age.
Our programs are designed to provide children with the skills necessary to successfully transition into junior
kindergarten with two, three and five day junior and senior classes. Our focus is on the concept of the whole child,
emphasizing each child's social, physical and mental development.
Social: Each child learns to interact within his own age group and with children younger than
himself. He learns to share, enjoy cooperative play and to explore. He will learn how to form
and foster relationships, to make friends and how to function independently.
Mental: Each child learns about concepts (small/large, over/under, much/little). We focus on the
development of language - teaching our children about words, sounds, the alphabet, colours, shapes and numbers. They
learn about themselves, the world they live in, how their bodies work and most importantly, "who they are".
Physical: At St. David's, we understand how important physical development is. Our programs
are designed to emphasize the development of both gross and fine motor skills. Our children learn how to skip and jump,
about rhythm and creative movement. We also focus on the fine motor skills required for kindergarten programs. Our children
learn to use scissors, paint, paste, color and do puzzles.
Most importantly we focus on fun. We encourage our children by providing a wide variety of age appropriate toys and
activities both indoors and outdoors. We welcome all children and look forward to meeting our new students every year.
To contact us:
Fill out the Inquiry Form