Cook’s School Day Care Inc established on Danforth Road, Cobourg as a not-for-profit early learning and child care centre.
Cook’s Home Child Care Agency founded to meet the needs of families with infants and families whose hours of school or work could not be accommodated within our centre-based program.
Victoria College Square Day Care, a second centre-based program, created in historical Victoria College in Cobourg, to meet the ever increasing need for regulated early learning and child care in the Cobourg area.
Cook’s School Day Care Inc becomes a registered charity; the organization is able to issue income tax receipts to the many Individuals and Businesses of this community who generously assist this organization through donations of money, goods and services.
Closure of Victoria College and purchase of the Knights of Columbus building on Queen Street in Cobourg; Victoria Park Child Care Centre is established to continue to provide early learning and child care services to those families within the Cobourg area. Cook’s Home Child Care Agency is housed within Victoria Park Child Care Centre.
After almost 20 years at the Danforth Road location, our Cook’s centre is relocated to 700 D’Arcy Street in Cobourg. Although the name for this division of our program changed from Cook’s School Day Care to Cook’s Child Care Program, we have maintained and added many great educators and increased our early learning and child care spaces.
Exciting announcement: the Cook’s School Day Care Inc family blends under one roof on September 2nd, 2014! The two centres join as one at the current Victoria Park location with a new and exciting extended hours option (6am to 7pm) unique to Cook’s School Day Care Inc. The process has been an incredible adventure and proves to be even more fantastic to have all of our amazing educators and support educators together as we continue to strive to offer our quality early learning and child care service to this community. Cook’s Home Child Care Agency continues to be housed within Victoria Park Child Care Centre.
A new addition added to our centre featuring a new accessible main entrance, office at the entrance, an elevator, an educator resource & rest area, and a new staircase to 2nd floor. Funding support from the County of Northumberland made this dream possible!
Cook’s made further strides to provide our service in a way that respects the dignity and independence of children, families, educators and our community with differing abilities. A barrier-free and an extra regular washroom were added. Automatic door openers were installed on our main entrance and elevator doors. The projects support our goal to reach full accessibility.
The Ministry of Education approved our child care centre’s maximum operating capacity increase each day from 73 children to 80 children, 12 months to 13 years.
After 35 years of providing Home Child Care in Northumberland County, that part of Cook’s School Day Care Inc. closes.