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Passionate, dedicated, and loving, De Winton Community Preschool teachers love their work and it shows in everything they do. Our goal is to make a positive difference on young kids who come to our Preschool.



My name is Andrea Hynes.  I grew up just outside of Edmonton in a small town called Beaumont. When I was in my early teens my parents moved us back to their native Northern Ireland where I did my teacher training and achieved my BEd Hons specialising in Early Childhood Education and Special Educational Needs.
I taught for 10 years in Northern Ireland, working with children with special needs, before returning with my family to Calgary.  I took a 5 year career break to be with my 3 sons, before returning to work part time.
I began working at the PREP program with children with Down Syndrome. I was very fortunate to meet some lovely families and some amazing children some of which I still see regularly.  That work brought me to DeWinton Pre-School where initially I worked as an Aide. I was then asked to work as a substitute teacher and 6 years ago was delighted to be asked to teach permanently at the school.
I love being able to help children grow and thrive in the warm and welcoming atmosphere created by the staff at DeWinton Pre-School. My goal is to provide an enriching, safe and positive environment where children can play, learn and of course, have fun.

Mrs. Andrea Hynes



Hi! My name is Tiffany Cooper, and I am very excited to be working at De Winton Preschool as the Teacher's Assistant for the last 4 years. 

I am originally from Nova Scotia and moved out to Alberta in 2001 after graduating from NSCC with a Business Administration Accounting Certificate. 

I have two wonderful children, who I stayed home with until my youngest started Kindergarten. 

For the past three years I worked at a preschool where I acquired my Level 1 Childcare Certificate. 

I am very happy to be working with all of the children and to be given the opportunity to watch them grow. I look forward to a year of learning, fun and adventure! 

                                    Mrs. Tiffany Cooper



The Parent Volunteer Committee is composed of parents volunteering their time to ensure that the preschool is run according to regulations and the program plans.

 These are parents of current students.      

The committee is always looking for new parents to help with various tasks in the preschool.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining the team, we would love to have your help.

2023/2024 Parent Committee: 

Jamie Allen-Stewart

Alyson Giacomin

Jennifer Upton

Marissa Lucuik

Stephanie Layton

Shelby Claiter

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