Our school was founded with the goal of creating an ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse community that is united through its commitment to parental involvement in education and to fostering a respect for the environment.
Located in Decatur, Georgia, Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool (OCP) currently offers morning classes five days a week for children two to four years old in the metro Atlanta area. Our diverse student body has close ties with many intown Atlanta neighborhoods, including Candler Park, Lake Claire, Druid Hills, Inman Park, East Lake, and Kirkwood, as well as with the Decatur neighborhoods of Oakhurst and Winnona Park.
OCP is a non-profit parent cooperative overseen by a board of parent volunteers. A cooperative preschool such as OCP is a private entity operated by its members—the parents of the students—and staffed by professional teachers. Co-ops recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children. OCP Parents are actively involved in virtually every aspect of the school, sharing their talents and interests in the classroom, on the board of directors, and in various committees. OCP’s program creates a special community that gives parents and children the opportunity to learn, communicate, play, and grow together.