We offer a 1-day, 2-days, 3-days, or 4-days per week preschool program.
School hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Children ages 2 years 9 months to age 5
are eligible for enrollment in our preschool program.
Snack is served daily.
OCP's Teacher and three working parents are present each day
(child/adult ratio 3.25 to 1) with a maximum of 13 children.
LEARNING IS FUN!
OCP is a playschool-style preschool, with an emphasis on free play, inside and outside.
There is open access to a painting easel with washable paints. Playdough and other manipulative mediums are often made available. Art is process-oriented, rather than product-oriented. Daily circle times led by our teacher feature stories, music, felt board, and group play. Optional show and tell is held each day. Themed weeks and activities are incorporated throughout the school year.
Art and creative play choices include:
Dress up clothes and hats for role-playing
Play kitchen with accessories indoors and child-sized picnic table with play food outdoors
Outdoor water table with toys
Bubble tray with wands
There are a variety of art experiences children may choose from, including a daily art project that may focus on the season, an upcoming holiday, or other current learning themes.
Active play choices include:
Tricycles and balance bikes (helmets are always worn)
Shaded play structures and swings
Sand toys for digging and building
Impromptu games and activities that encourage listening and following directions
OCP strives to foster a child's early appreciation of science and fine arts:
Science projects such as planting seeds, hatching butterflies, and going on nature walks
Dance and movement activities geared to preschool-aged interests
Creating simple music and rhythms
Field trips are chosen with learning in mind, and have in the past included trips to a working farm, fire station, recycling center, and children's theatre just to name a few!