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OCP was started as a parent-participatory nursery school in 1992, operating out of a recreation building in Burbank.  

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play IS serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” - Mr Rogers

OCP is a cooperative parent participation, play-based preschool program conveniently located in Burbank, CA. The yearly school calendar closely follows that of Burbank USD.


OCP is a place where learning and play go hand-in-hand.  Parents work alongside our Teacher/Director to provide a warm, nurturing school for our children where self-esteem is fostered and social emotional learning is emphasized.  

OCP is a designated safe space. We welcome families from all walks of life. Our community holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as paramount. Most importantly, we want our students to feel safe, loved, and comfortable in expressing and being themselves. 

OCP builds community. Being a co-op, OCP is a place where families can find community and a sense of belonging. We believe in not only building our school community, but giving back to our larger community through park clean-ups, volunteering, and involvement in community events like Burbank Family Pride.

OCP'S Philosophy & Goals

To provide a unique environment where learning and playing go hand-in-hand

To give our children the freedom of self-expression and creativity

To help our children develop self-esteem

To help our children feel safe, loved, and comfortable with the world around them

To encourage our children's natural sense of wonder, imagination, and desire to learn

To help our children learn how to express their feelings and ideas

To foster a start with good citizenship by encouraging community, empathy, and service-mindedness


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