Tips for Choosing a Class
  • Any combination of days is available for both 3- and 4-year-old preschool sessions. The most popular choices for 2 sessions per week are the Tuesday-Thursday or the Monday-Wednesday combination. Consider one of these choices if 2 sessions per week is your preference, since children do make friends in their small group and begin to look for certain children. If you want 3 sessions per week, consider adding Friday as an extension. Monday through Thursday works well for 4 sessions per week.
  • Children in the 3-year-old classes should understand how to use the bathroom. Occasional accidents are expected. Please send a change of clothes for these occurrences.
  • Parents wishing for a full-time preschool experience, please mark all days on the registration form. Your child will be enrolled in mornings each day.
  • Not sure your child is ready for Kindergarten? Consider the Young Fives class. It delays Kindergarten for a year while giving your child the time to develop physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Children at Oakwood for full time daycare have a preschool session as part of their day. Preschool is included in the daycare rate.

Gone but not forgotten: If you know about our Fabulous Fridays, you know how exciting and fun they were! As volunteer numbers dwindled and COVID guidelines came down the line from our state licensing bureau, Fabulous Fridays became difficult to achieve. Therefore, Fabulous Friday will take a pause for our next school year.

Instead, we will be extending activities from our weekly themes and curriculum into Fridays, allowing extra practice and a deeper understanding of each week’s lessons. Occasionally, Fridays will feel like the good ‘ol “Fabulous Fridays” as we plan some Special Fridays during the school year. Your children will experience their Friday theme through cooking, sewing, woodworking, experimenting, and using various art media. A taste of Fabulous Fridays will still be sprinkled throughout the year!

If you are really hoping for an afternoon class, let us know! We are building a wait list for those interested and, if we have enough interest, will open a class that will meet from 12:30-3:00 in the afternoon.

Preschool Sessions and Daycare

Three-Year-Old Classes
Morning Preschool: 9:00-11:30am

Preschool classes are offered Monday through Friday mornings for 3-year-old children.  Children in these classes must be 3 by November 30, 2022.  The time is structured so that children participate in activities from each curriculum area each day.  Parents may choose any combination of days for their child to attend.  


Four-Year-Old Classes
Morning Preschool: 9:00-11:30am

Preschool classes are offered Monday through Friday mornings for 4-year-old children.  These sessions are intended for children who may be starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2023.  The time is structured so children participate in activities from each curriculum area each day.  Parents may choose any combination of days for their child to attend. Children are in groups of 8-10 with 1 teacher.   


Young Fives’ Class
Morning Preschool: 9:00-11:30am

Children in this class must be 5 by November 30, 2022.  The class will have curriculum specifically designed for the young five-year-old.  This class will have 10-12 children with 1 teacher.  The class meets Monday through Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:30.  Fridays may be added as an extension and to further prepare them for their Kindergarten year.

 

DAY CARE
7:00am - 5:30pm

Full day care children will participate in morning preschool.  The day care routine includes center-based free choice activities, outside play, snack, and rest time.

Day care is available on an hourly basis and may be used to extend your child’s day either before or after the preschool session. Arrangements may be made for “Early Drop Off” (6:45 a.m.)  There is a $1.00 per day charge for this service.