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 Eecutive Director for over 18 years and in the profession of Early Childhood Education nearing 30 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 - Centre Supervisor
Hello, I’m Kathy Klaver. I have been in the Child and Care Early Years field since 1989 with the majority of time in Parent Co-operative settings. I have been an ECE staff in Infants, Toddlers and Preschool prior to becoming a supervisor here at CCCCG.
I am happy to return and see so many familiar faces. As a supervisor, I enjoy partnering with both families, staff and children to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and inspiring. I enjoy watching how each child develops and I am inspired to question how I and the teachers can play a role in their development.
I live and Fergus and I am an active aunt to my three nephews there. I am creative and often have many projects on the go.
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.
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