In 1978, Awesome Beginnings Co-Operative Nursery School was established initially as Strabane Co-operative Nursery School when a group of area mothers discovered that the applications they had sent to another preschool had been lost. By this time the other school was full and there was no other school in the area. The mothers decided to join forces and established the Strabane Co-operative Nursery School. Twenty years later, in September of 1998, the nursery school moved from the basement of the Strabane United Church to its present location at the Carlisle Community Centre on the upper floor. In June 2001 the nursery school officially changed its name to Awesome Beginnings Co-Operative Nursery School.