• 1966 The Preschool Centre (PSC) opens on the campus of the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton Campus as The University Daycare Centre. The 20 space centre is used solely by Staff, Faculty and Students of UNB.  
  • 1968 PSC is successful in its application for charitable status from the federal government.
  • 1970 The University Daycare Centre is renamed The Preschool Centre.
  • The PSC is the first childcare centre in the Maritime Provinces to have an open door policy for children with exceptional needs. This is first parent-directed, not for profit, integrated childcare centre in the Province of New Brunswick.
  • September 1974 PSC on Windsor Street opens its doors with 126 licensed spaces. This is the first building in the province of New Brunswick to be built expressly as a child care centre. With 26% of its full-time enrolment being children with exceptional needs, wheelchair ramps, an accessible playground with adapted equipment, adapted furniture and classrooms for those children with disabilities are an integral part of this huge undertaking.
  • 1985 PSC launches a pilot project for children with exceptional needs unique to the province and is awarded a yearly grant to fund this program. This program offers families modified programming, one on one intervention and individual programs to meet their children’s unique needs.
  • 1987 PSC is chosen as a model for School Districts 9, 24, 25, 26 and 27 for its exemplary inclusive practices in the early childhood years.
  • 1992 PSC is recognized with an award from the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) for its programs for children with hearing impairments. In the same year the PSC’s program is the main focus of a special video produced by APSEA for the IWK Children hospital.
  • 1993 PSC is chosen as the first off site kindergarten program for the inception of Kindergarten under the Provincial Department of Education
  • 1994 PSC launches a second Jr. Kindergarten program to better prepare local, at-risk children for entrance into the school system. The number of children with exceptional needs integrated into age appropriate early childhood programs has grown to 48 with 3 times as many children on the waiting list.
  • 1998 PSC is recognized by the Premiers’ Council for the Disabled for its outstanding achievements and advocacy on behalf of young children with disabilities.
  • 1999 PSC is awarded funding of $36,000 from UPS for their special needs program for the inclusion of all children.
  • 2001 PSC is approached by the two unions of Canada Post Corporation to explore the feasibility of opening a 2nd non-profit, parent directed, child care centre, in order to meet the needs of their members and members of the community in general.
  • 2002 in partnership with the Canada Post Unions, PSC receives their second provincial license and opens a 60 space childcare centre. This new location allows PSC to welcome 18 new families of children with special needs.
  • 2002 PSC purchases a 2 year old 15 passenger van in order to transport the children with special needs to and from its programs.
  • 2003 again with support from UPCE and CUPW, PSC obtains its third license. This centre is approved for 42 spaces, 11 new children with exceptional needs are enrolled.                             
  • In 2008 in order to help address the growing needs of the community, PSC opened the doors of a new centre on Main St on the city’s North side. This building offers 25 infant spaces and 58 preschool spots.
  • In 2008 A grant of $250,000 is received from the Province of New Brunswick to renovate all three floors of this building.
  • In 2008 PSC is honoured a prestigious award for its outstanding contribution to inclusive education from the Canadian Association for Community Living in February, 2009.
  • 2009 PSC is chosen as a centre of excellence to host a number of training workshops for early childhood educators training in the new Emergent Curriculum Program.
  • 2009 PSC receives a grant from Business Fredericton North for new windows for its Main St. Centre.
  • 2010 Benjamin Moore awards the PSC a grant and free paint for renovations to their centre on Windsor St. monies are put towards upgrading the heating system.
  • 2010 CUPW/UPCE commit $10,000 to the purchase of a new 24 passenger Multi Functional Activity vehicle. This grant cushioned with 2 years of fundraising by its members allowed the PSC to purchase a second vehicle, this time a 21 passenger mini school bus.
  • 2011 PSC opens another school age program near Barkers’ Point School, on Melissa St. This program includes 15 morning program children and 30 school age children. These children all come from Barkers’ Point Elementary and are in the bus zone. District 18 transports these children.
  • 2011 Melissa St after school program receives $1,000 grant from for HEPAC, Healthy Eating Physical Activity Coalition for our active school age curriculum.
  • 2012 the Food Bank on Grandame Street relocates allowing PSC to renovate the space to house 24 school age children grades 2-5.
  • 2014 at the request of parents from the Main St Centre, a new space for after school children is approved for 18 spaces. This program begins in September, 2014.
  • In 2015 PSC receives $17,650 from CUPW/UPCE for miscellaneous upgrades around all the centres.

Operating as a non-profit, we depend on both input and support from all parents.