Oglethorpe Presbyterian Preschool & Kingerdarten
To serve the community by providing a preschool and kindergarten for families of young children which fosters individual growth and achievement, promotes the love of learning, and prepares children socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and cognitively for future educational experiences.
We believe children are among God’s most precious gifts. It is therefore our responsibility and mission to foster growth and development of each individual child. Each child is encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically in a nurturing Christian environment.
We see children as worthy, capable individuals and encourage self-esteem through developmentally appropriate practices, which meet individual needs. We acknowledge that learning is sequential and happens at different stages according to each child’s growth and maturity.
We recognize children learn best by doing. We offer an environment that invites children to learn, discover and explore through hands-on activities. Children are encouraged to question and experiment as they strive to understand the world around them. Our teachers encourage this sense of wonder and discovery by designing the classroom environment to meet the individual needs of the children in the class. Through observation, teachers assess the needs of the children and then create child-centered environments, offering activities, which encourage children to learn and grow at their individual pace.
We believe the family plays the most important role in the development of each child. We strive to reinforce this relationship by working in a cooperative and supportive manner with families and the community. We strive to serve as a resource to parents for parent information and services available in the community, which support families and promote the welfare of children.
We strive to provide the highest quality early childhood education in a Christian environment. While striving to give every child a sense of belonging, regardless of religious background, we encourage children to respect Christian values through activities and modeling the love of God through our love for the children and their families.
To foster self-esteem through love and acceptance of each child.
To encourage creativity and independence.
To educate the whole child, cognitively, emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually through developmentally appropriate materials, activities and practices.
To provide a knowledgeable and well-trained staff that is loving and nurturing to children.
To promote a strong relationship with families through communication and programs to encourage parent involvement in the preschool.
To provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for children in a loving, Christian atmosphere.
OPP uses a comprehensive researched based Creative Curriculum, allowing exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Each age has objectives and goals fostering positive self concept, social skill development, self help skills, to encourage language development, encourage children to think, reason and experiment. Additional objectives include enhancing physical development and skills, to encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety, and nutritional practices, creative expression and respect and appreciation for cultural diversity. Our curriculum includes age appropriate monthly themes and units which are adapted into our learning centers.