A History of the Co-operative

 

Oak Park Co-operative Children’s Centre Inc., one of the oldest co-operatives in London, began as a Nursery School in 1967.  A group of ten mothers, interested in forming a playgroup for their children, organized themselves in St. Adians church on Oxford Street.  It then moved to various locations, but in September 1990, the parents’ vision of a permanent location became a reality.  Oak Park expanded to include a fifty-eight space Child Care Center.  In September of 1992 we celebrated our Silver Anniversary of 25 years in operation, with the opening of a ten space Toddler Program, (children 18 months – 2 1/2 years). A lot of determination and dedication on the part of past, and present, parents made our beautiful building possible. In 2007 Oak Park celebrated our 40th anniversary.

Our centre is a non-profit charitable organization comprised of children, parents and staff all committed to achieving excellence in child care.