1.) OUR RESPONSIBILITY
Village of Brooklin Cooperative Playschool is an early learning community where children are nurtured and guided through a loving and supportive environment created by families and teachers.
2.) OUR APPROACH
We are committed to providing children with a stimulating, play-based program that focuses on all aspects of a child’s development—social, emotional, physical, and cognitive.
3.) OUR MISSION
VBCP is built on the foundation of working collaboratively with parents, children, teachers and the community in a cooperative setting.
Ms. Gillian was thrilled to join the Village of Brooklin Cooperative Playschool community six years ago, after falling in love with the cooperative approach to learning when her eldest son attended the VBCP preschool program. She brings over 16 years of extensive experience building model Early Childhood Education programs, specifically with the Emergent Program and ELECT approach.
Gillian has worked as an advocate for inclusion and early learning in her own community as a parent and educator supporting many educational initiatives. She believes wholeheartedly that a child’s learning endeavours rely on hands-on experiences where a child is supported in a respectful and nurturing environment. Gillian’s teaching style encompasses modelling behaviour and facilitating the learning process by viewing each child as capable and competent in creating their own learning journey. It is Gillian’s belief that with the collaboration of school, community, and family, preschoolers will continue to grow and form a developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Gillian came to the Village of Brooklin Cooperative Playschool as a graduate of Seneca and York where she studied Early Childhood Education and Sociology. Gillian is a registered Early Childhood Educator in good standing with the College of E.C.E. and is honoured to help orchestrate this collaborative community of learning. She lives right here in Brooklin with her husband, Stephen, and their two young sons, Liam and Cayden.
Hello! My name is Miss Rose Miller. I have 10 years of experience as an RECE, six of those years working here at the VBCP and the rest as an RECE for the full-day kindergarten program with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.
Preschool has always been my true love! I have learned so much knowledge over the years and I love to incorporate it all into the preschool program. We know that children are more successful when they have a positive sense of self, spirit and belonging, and the skills to make positive choices.
I am so excited to meet all our wonderful new and returning families. I love developing relationships with the children and helping them succeed and grow in their education and love of preschool. I am excited for a busy yet productive school year!