Orde Day Care was created after a lot of hard work by parents and through a series of public meetings. It opened at Orde Street Public School in September 1979 for Preschool, School Age and Ten Plus children. Since that time, Orde Day Care has continued to grow and offer an excellent example of quality day care in Toronto.

In the fall of 1997, the Toronto Board of Education offered our day care an additional site to help meet the needs of the growing demands for childcare at Orde. In March 1998, we opened an Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Program at our Satellite Site on St. Patrick Street. We provide childcare for the local school communities and the downtown working community. We also operated as the workplace daycare centre for the Toronto Board of Education until the school board amalgamation in 1998.

Orde has developed strong relationships with Orde St. School and Contact School that we consider to be a great asset. We have developed a model of cooperative and integrated communication to merge the mandates of each organization in order to meet the needs of the children over their whole day.