Orillia Central Preschool!
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Orillia Central Preschool, Orchard Park
24 Calverley Street, Orillia, ON L3V 3T4
This location is licensed for 139 children per day. 10 Infants, 23 Toddlers and 24 Preschoolers can now attend this childcare centre and seamlessly transition directly to Orchard Park Elementary School if they are in this catchment area.
Orillia Central Preschool, South
255 Oxford Street, Orillia, ON L3V 1H6
OCP South is licensed for 105 children per day. 10 Infants, 15 Toddlers and 24 Preschoolers can now attend this childcare centre and seamlessly transition directly to St Bernard’s Catholic Elementary School if they are in this catchment area.
Orillia Central Preschool, North
547 Laclie Street, Orillia, ON L3V 4R2
Our North location is licensed for 56 children per day. This stand alone site is home to 3 Infants, 15 Toddlers and 38 Preschoolers daily.
All our Centres operate Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm. Our Orchard Park and South location run before and after school programs, PA day care, and school break care for children from 4 years of age to 12 years old.
Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community
Orillia Central Preschool is a not for profit, charitable organization that has been working with the families and children of Orillia since 1994. We began our journey in the historical Orillia Central School building in downtown Orillia and now operate in three locations throughout the city.
Orillia Central Preschool understands the profoundly important role that family plays in the developmental, emotional, and cognitive growth of a child. We believe that our families are the most valuable resource in our organization.
Along with our families, we believe that our community and our children’s relationship with the community is very important. OCP works together with local elementary and secondary schools to showcase our children’s theories and ideas. We enjoy our relationships with local homes for the aged, visiting and sharing stories and experiences.
We believe our children have an incredible impact on our community and participate in different initiatives. Our children have been featured in the Ontario Forestry magazine for their contribution to planting trees in Orillia.
What Our Families are Saying
“Sending your children to daycare is never an easy decision and is fraught with emotion. However, from the day I first met the staff at OCP when my oldest son was an infant, I knew that they would create a safe, fun, educational and loving space where my kids would thrive. I’ve since sent all 3 of my children to OCP, and all 3 have very fond memories of their time here!”
“From day one, Jenn and Sabrina at OCP North put my mind at ease and made my transition back to work a smooth process. The care, support, kindness, and patience they showed my son made me feel confident that my son’s needs were being met and that he was in a loving and nurturing environment. OCP North felt like a home away from home and became a place my son looked forward to going to. The staff truly became like a second family to us. I cannot thank them enough for the exceptional care they provided.”
“Orillia central preschool has been an incredible experience for our twin toddlers. Our first day we were welcomed with open arms by the toddler room educators who we have immediately connected with. We are extremely happy with the curriculum offered by Orillia Central Preschool. Our daughters come home with new vocabulary daily, songs the have learned, and continue to enhance their fine motor skills.The administrator Jennifer has been an amazing resource as I navigated returning to work and the unknowns of the pandemic. Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable and dedicates her career to the overall safety and well-being of the children.
Orillia Central Preschool holds a huge place in our hearts! The staff go over and above for each child and it truly shows. ” Jessica
“The bond between my children and Orillia Central Preschool started in 2014 when my son was 9 months old. Fast forward, he is now 7 and I have added a 4 year old daughter to the family.
OCP has been an integral part of mine and my children’s lives for many years now and I can’t find the words to describe the bond. OCP staff have cared for, guided, and continue to support my children as they grow. The program has created an environment of genuine care and respect for every child as a unique individual.
It’s hard to leave your kids in the care of someone else’s hands, but…….. The hands of the staff at OCP are many things; they are safe, comforting, imaginative, educational, fun, clean, protective and welcoming. OCP has helped me raise my kids, introducing them to the fundamentals of social skills, imaginative and interactive play, and have always kept my kids fueled for the day providing them with healthy and nutritious food and snacks. My kids and I love the staff at OCP, they have definitely become our second family”
“Our daughter, now 3 years old, has been at OCP since she was 1 year old. From the very first day in the infant room, to now in the preschool room we have been extremely happy with her care.
As first-time parents, we were nervous to send our daughter to daycare, but from the first time we toured the facility, we felt like this was the perfect place for her.
The teachers go above and beyond to always make our daughter’s day fun, exciting, and safe. She comes home every day telling us all about her adventures and is always excited to go back to daycare the next morning. When she has harder days, which all children do, the program supervisors have spent extra time with her to make her feel safe and ready to head to class. Lynn, the program supervisor at the South location has been so kind to our daughter. It gives so much peace of mind to a parent dropping off their child when you know they will be in such wonderful hands.
I would highly recommend OCP to anyone I know!
Thank you OCP staff for doing what you do!”