We offer a 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day per week preschool program.
School hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Children age 2 years 9 months to age 5
are eligible for enrollment in our preschool program.
A healthy 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.
We offer open access to a painting easel with washable paints daily.
Playdough and other manipulative, sensory-play mediums are 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, encouraging and reinforcing self-esteem, public speaking, turn-taking, and sharing.
Social-emotional learning is emphasized, with daily "feelings checks" and age-appropriate mindfulness activities like breathing and body awareness.
Art and creative play choices may include:
Dress up clothes and hats for role-playing
Play kitchen with accessories and baby-doll play area
Outdoor water table
Tuff Tray Sensory Table
Playdough, slime, oobleck, cloud dough
Potion making station
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 help encourage listening and following directions
OCP strives to foster a child's early appreciation of science and fine arts.
Enrichment activities include:
Science projects such as planting seeds, hatching butterflies, and going on nature walks
Dance and movement activities geared toward preschool-aged interests including yoga and gymnastics
Music activities to develop an early understanding of rhythm, beat, timing, intonation, and melody
Guest musicians like Lovebug and Me and the Beat Buds
Monthly field trips are chosen with learning in mind, and have included trips to a working farm, fire station, recycling center, children's theatre, and aquarium just to name a few!