Back in 1979, a study was conducted by the Town of West Hartford documenting the growing necessity for preschool daycare. The needs of these parents were not merely statistical, but personal. It sparked conversation within a group of parents who met on the Morley Elementary School playground during the summer of 1980. In pursuit of high quality and affordable daycare for their children, more than a dozen concerned individuals began laying the groundwork to create a center that would fulfill their dreams. By February of 1981, Our Children’s Center opened its doors to the public.