The Ashwood Children’s Centre was opened for business on 3 February 1986. The official opening by Councilor Russsell Hannan, Mayor of Waverley was on 4 February 1986. A special guest presenter on the occasion was Ms Helen Meyer, Federal Member for Chisholm. The construction of the Centre was funded by the Federal Government, with the City of Waverley (now City of Monash) supplying the land.
Ashwood Child Care Centre and Ashwood Central Preschool (co-located) were amalgamated at the beginning of 2000. An extensive renovation to join the 2 buildings began in February 2000 and was completed in December 2000. Ashwood Children's Centre Inc began life in its new home on 1st Jan, 2001.