Our school was founded in 2005 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 respect for the environment. OCP creates a “home away from home” for its families.
In today’s mobile and global society, many families with young children lack the extended family support systems that existed during the more agrarian and less mobile culture of the past century.
Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool seeks to fulfill the supporting roles once fulfilled by extended family by providing a community where families not only come together to educate their children, but to build long-term bonds among families.
Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool creates a nurturing community that gives children and their families the opportunity to learn, communicate, play and grow together. In this positive, family-centered educational environment, we strive to develop each child's curiosity, empathy, confidence, self-discipline, and enthusiasm for learning.
By encouraging children to be active and creative explorers of art, music, literature, nature, and the community, we provide a foundation for acquiring the skills children need to succeed both now and in the future. We model sustainable practices through our curriculum, daily operations, and community events.