Allen Creek Preschool incorporated in 1994 as a non-profit by a group of psychoanalysts, educators and community leaders. This included Early Childhood Outreach volunteer consultation to day-cares and preschools under the Allen Creek umbrella. The following year they began Parent-Toddler groups in a church classroom.
Our own purpose-built facility opened in 1997, through an innovative partnership supporting the non-profit school. The school opened with 2 parent-toddler groups, & 1 preschool class, and hired a half-time volunteer Parent Programs Director (child psychoanalyst). We soon added parent-infant groups, a pregnancy group, and expanded our toddler and preschool programs. 2000 also saw the first large-scale benefit event – Jerry Hadley of the Metropolitan Opera at the historic Michigan Theater.