From the age of two, children enjoy and benefit from playing with others. Development is enhanced and socialization stimulated. Time spent in a nursery school is one of life’s best developmental experiences. For more than 70 years Bettye Hyde Cooperative Nursery School has been providing an enjoyable and non-stressful environment in which each child develops at his or her own pace with the guidance of specially trained staff.
Named after its first director – a pioneer in the field of Early Childhood education – Bettye Hyde School is a parents’ cooperative devoted to awakening and strengthening that same cooperative impulse in the very young.
About Bettye Hyde Cooperative Early Learning Centre
The school is a registered non-profit charitable corporation, owned and operated by the parents of its students.
At the school, parents have the opportunity to learn about child development, to participate in their child’s preschool experience and to contribute ideas and talents to the program. Through the cooperative’s executive and the general meeting held at the outset of each year, parents join in the overall organization and administration of the school. In addition, parents play an active part in the school’s operation as they help with scheduled maintenance and fundraising through the year.
In return, the school can be a source of support. The daily drop-off and pick-up time as well as school parties and events provide opportunities to meet neighbours and share parenting experiences. Moreover, the school’s director and Educators will discuss with you the many aspects of your child’s development, in formal interviews or informal chats.