About Us

Lubov means Love

Immaculate Heart of Mary Lubov Nursery School, (Sadochok) is a “learning through play” experience for children from two to five years of age. Within a bright main floor classroom, our program provides a clean, safe, Christian environment. It is an inclusive program where all children are welcome and may develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually at their own ability and rate. We include an introduction to the Ukrainian language, culture, and customs and welcome families of any faith and culture.

Our Teachers

Pani Tracie

My name is Pani Tracie.  I am new to this program and love working with children.  The happiness in children’s eyes when they discover something new is so rewarding.  Having two school age children I have volunteered in their programs and this has uncovered my passion for working in early childhood education.  I have my CCA.  My family lives in Oak bank and having Ukrainian roots in our family this program has been a great fit and absolute joy to learn and grow.  Hope to meet you all soon at Lubov.

Pani Janet

My name is Pani Janet.  I am a CCA and have been at Lubov since 2004.  I grew up in East St.Paul and attended all the schools in the area.  I currently reside in Lockport with my husband.  We have 3 children.  I am looking forward to getting to know your child and your family.

Pani Julia

My name is Pani Julia and I find so much joy in teaching children.  “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.”  Alexandra k. Trenfor.  I have grown so much as an early years educator by having 18 years of hands on experience.  I love implementing Emergent Curriculum, which is using the child’s interests to build with, therefore creating the best custom learning and play experiences for them. I graduated with my ECE II, and a couple of years after that enrolled to obtain my ECE III, which I have now had for 11 years.  I am committed to each family to help their child learn and grow through a variety of learning styles that will touch all of their developmental needs.  I look forward to creating long lasting relationships with all the children, their families and within the community. 

Pani means Mrs. or special lady

We Are Affiliated With

Immaculate Heart of Mary School (IHMS) supports IHM Lubov Nursery School by providing
access to pension and benefits, resources, administration, board members, and insurance. The teachers
at IHM Lubov Nursery School are employees of Immaculate Heart of Mary School.

St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church houses our classroom space, provides us with the use of the hall, storage space, God’s House, cleaning, a board member and wonderful spiritual and community support. Our program is blessed and we are
thankful to have the support of both of these organizations.

History of Immaculate Heart of Mary Lubov Nursery School (Sadochok)

***Lubov means Love!

***Sadochok is a nursery school where little ones grow!
***Pani means Mrs. or special lady!

Lubov Nursery School has been a part-time, non-profit nursery school since 1989. We are
licensed under the Manitoba Government Day Care Act and are required to abide by the regulations set
out in this legislation. There is a maximum enrollment of 20 children per class and two qualified early
childhood teachers. All teachers are required to have current CPR and child abuse registry checks.
For 26 years we operated as St. Anne Lubov Nursery School. In Sept. 2015, we became a satellite
nursery school for Immaculate Heart of Mary School. We now operate as Immaculate Heart of Mary
Lubov Nursery School or IHM Lubov Nursery School.

Lubov Nursery School Executive Board of Directors:

The Board consists of parent volunteer members along with members from IHMS and St. Anne Church. Members are elected annually at an Annual General Meeting in September. The Board is expected to determine general policies for the nursery school, assist with hiring, support the teachers, encourage and advise the director and staff, ensure the financial stability of the organization through fundraising, personal gifts, government assistance, or other funding organizations and be a responsible manager of these funds and keep the Nursery School operating with the given finances. Positions are open to any interested parent. The most important responsibility is that of CONFIDENTIALITY. The members must commit their time and energy to the nursery school and meet about once a month to ensure the smooth operation of the nursery school.

The President/Chairperson – Ashley Nolin
The Vice-Chairperson – Carole Gingera-Kowalchuk
The Secretary – Brittany Holoyukh
The Treasurer – Sara Gillies

The nursery school also requires parents to volunteer for various positions.