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Our Teachers:


RCCP is very fortunate to have kind, caring, and experienced teachers who are very dedicated to our school. Our teachers love their jobs and believe that it is an extreme privilege to be trusted with the care of your precious children!



2020-2021 marks my 38th year of teaching at Royal City Co-op Preschool. I started as a student teacher doing a placement with Conestoga College.
Not only have I had the pleasure of being a teacher with RCCP for all of these years, but I’ve also been a parent of the school when both my daughter and son attended. I am now enjoying teaching 2nd generations as they come to the preschool.
I enjoy reading, walking, biking and going to the beach but most importantly being with my family.
I am honoured to be part of such an amazing preschool and all of the families that pass through. 
At the moment Janice is on medical leave but we are hoping she will be back very soon.

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After completing an ECE college student placement at RCCP many, many years ago, I was so excited to be hired on as a part time teacher! 

I spent 10 years at RCCP before adventuring off to do some travelling and volunteer/mission work in Europe, Australia, and Africa! I love other cultures and am fascinated by them. I found the love of my life in Ethiopia and we have two wonderful children. 

After teaching conversational English and running a guest house at a Bible College in Ethiopia, we returned to Canada, where RCCP welcomed me back with open arms.  It was so awesome to walk back in and feel so comfortable with the same lovely teachers that I had left 10 years earlier! 

I love being a part of a Co-operative. It gives a unique opportunity to get to know the parents in a special way. In all my travels and opportunities to work with young children, I have never found a more peaceful place than RCCP.  It is a privilege and honor to be trusted with your most prized possessions!  



Before joining the teaching team, I worked at Royal City Preschool for two years as an Inclusion Facilitator and Supply Teacher, and love playing, exploring, learning and having fun with the children.

I first heard about Royal City when I was looking for a preschool for my daughter and was told that it was the best in town!  Today, I look back at my two girls' preschool days and couldn’t agree more!   It truly is the best place for kids to grow and learn!  While my girls attended Royal City Preschool, I also joined the board for two years in the role of Fundraising and Membership.

I have a teacher’s degree with a specialist in Special Education and worked at a school for children with developmental disabilities in the Peel District School Board for 5 years before having children myself.  This experience was amazing and I learned so much from the children I worked with!

One of the things I love to do most is get outside and enjoy nature.  My family and I are lucky to spend our summers between a cottage and camp, where we fill our days swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, catching frogs and many more fun outdoor adventures!



My name is Stephanie Vanderwoerd and I have been an ECE for 16 years.  I have enjoyed working in various centers in different cities as an RECE and also ran my own home daycare for a number of years. I am excited to be a part of Royal City Preschool!  Being a teacher in such a supportive and inclusive environment is a privilege I am very thankful for.  Thank you for trusting us with your children.  In addition to being a RECE I enjoy spending time with my own family.  I have three children aged 15, 12 and 9.  We enjoy camping, hiking with our dog and canoeing together.  I also enjoy fitness and am passionate about living a healthy, wholistic lifestyle.  I look forward to every year spent at Royal City Co-op Preschool learning from each other, your children and providing the best preschool experience we can! 


I went back to school for Early Childhood Education as a mature student in 2018.  I knew that when I chose my forever career, I wanted it to be something I was passionate about, and I found it in childcare!  I graduated from St Lawrence College’s ECE program in June of 2020, right in the midst of COVID craziness!  Since then, I have supplied at various childcare centres, done countless hours of online schooling with my daughters AND had a baby!!  When offered a position at Royal City I knew it would be the perfect fit for me and my family and I feel privileged to be able to care for your precious children.  When working with children I think is it important to foster a sense of belonging in the classroom.  Making sure each individual feels seen, heard and has their time to shine! 

I have 3 children of my own (1, 4 and 7yrs) and they are my world.  Our family enjoys camping, swimming, hiking and generally just hanging out together. 


My name is Diane Pelow also known as "DEE". Yes! One of the children gave me this name. So "DEE" it is. :)  I have been blessed to have successfully worked over 20 years with many families nurturing, caring and helping with the development of their children. Its wonderful to be returning back to Royal City Coop Nursery School for the 2022-23 year and look forward to seeing our new little friends.

I am a Mom of 3 beautiful grown children (2 girls and a boy). We moved from Milton to Guelph 6 years ago and love it here. On my spare time I enjoy family time, the outdoor, kayaking, camping, trail biking, hiking, festivals, music and the arts.

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