Dori Cross, RECE - Executive Director
Hi everyone, my name is Dori Cross. I am the Executive Director (ED) at Campus Child Care Cooperative of Guelph. I have been the ED for over 14 years and in the profession of Early Childhood Education nearing 23 years. During my career, I have worked in both Toronto and Guelph.
As Executive Director of the Centre, I take great pride in knowing that our Centre is one that strives for excellence and quality in child care while promoting our Co-operative spirit. We have a wonderful complement of staff; dedicated and truly amazing at what they do.
Part of my role as Executive Director is to keep abreast of, and advocate for the Early Childhood profession. I currently sit on various committees including The Quality Child Care Initiative Steering Committee; Training and Professional Development Committee and various planning committees for conferences. Being a part of these professional networks allows me the opportunity to share information with our staff and build knowledge.
Kathy Klaver, RECE - Supervisor
I am Kathy Klaver and I am the Supervisor at Centre and have been for the past seven years. Prior to my supervisor role, I was in the infant program for about a year and in the Kindergarten program for six years. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 25 years in various settings. I attended the University of Guelph and took courses in Child Studies. I received my equivalency through the Association for Early Childhood Educators in Ontario. As an educator of young children, I am encouraged by the increased attention that early development is receiving and the role of play in supporting early development.
Betul - Centre Cook
Betul Tezcan has obtained her Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph. While pursuing her studies she has started a successful food service business selling authentic Turkish cuisine in the Guelph Farmer's Market. This business has thrived for the past ten years and has led to various off site functions. Being a mother herself, she always had a passion to cook nutritious foods for children. To that end, she is aiming to combine her nutrition knowledge with her practical kitchen skills when working for the Campus Child Care Co-Op of Guelph.
For bios of all the Centre's program teachers, refer to the program area descriptions: