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Our Kindergarten Programs are Designed to Prepare Children for Elementary School and Beyond

Our Kindergarten programs are designed to prepare your child developmentally and socially for the rest of their school years. Our consistent schedules, small class sizes, qualified teachers, and additional special classes create a space for your child to THRIVE in Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Programs:

  • Young Fives - For students 4 1/2 – 5 yrs old who would benefit from an extra year of development before Kindergarten
  • English Kindergarten - Traditional Kindergarten classes with full-day and half-day options
  • Spanish Immersion - Dual language opportunity with full-day and half-day options 

Our Young Fives, English Kindergarten, and Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Programs Include:

   
Qualified teachers providing in-person, hands-on educational lesson plans

 


Accredited curriculum offering everything needed to build a strong foundation for your child

 


Multi-sensory, phonics-based reading instruction to engage the whole brain


Small group instruction to provide individualized academic attention

 


Special classes such as Physical Education, Music, Library, Art, Spanish, & Technology

 


A healthy/safety-first environment with robust health protocols in place 

Preparing Your Child to Succeed in Elementary School

Many consider kindergarten the new first grade because primary schools have come to expect more and more from young students academically. At our schools, we go the distance to sufficiently equip your child for rigorous educational standards, while easing the transition into formal education. While our kindergarten program polishes your child’s academic skills, we also prioritize playfulness and social development with safe learning settings, experienced instructors, and compact classrooms. Our private kindergarten program supports your kindergartener’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development in a holistic manner for whole child development.

OCS is committed to getting kindergarten students started with the best academic foundation possible.  We specifically recommend a program based on the child's developmental age so that he/she can be a confident, thriving student. 

 

Laying the Foundation for Future Academic Success

Research has shown that an effective kindergarten education can positively influence your child well into adulthood. Programs with engaged instructors and small classrooms are linked to higher test scores and a greater likelihood of attending college. Furthermore, a comprehensive kindergarten program may also benefit other aspects in your child’s adult life; research shows that those who receive quality kindergarten education have a better chance at earning a higher salary, getting married, and owning a home. Our kindergarten school fosters your little learner’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills to properly prepare them for their educational path.

Cognitive:

The ability to think logically is key to academic success. Our kindergarten program nurtures your child’s cognitive growth through exercises like asking questions, speaking intentionally, and counting by fingers. Responsive interaction, stimulating environments, and engaging activities are paramount to building a strong intellectual foundation. 

Social-Emotional

Cooperative group work and team building are key to helping young students to navigate their socio-emotional experiences.  Kagan® Cooperative Learning structures teach students to listen, to be heard, and to compliment each other.  Teaching Transformation® encourages students to do real work for real people which is thinking of others!

Physical

Kindergartners are still developing both their gross motor skills, whole body movement, and their fine motor skills, the coordination of small muscle movements. OCS offers a variety of opportunities for students to enhance their fine and gross motor skills.  Students are engaged in movement activities, flexible seating choices, and many engaging fine motor activities to increase their abilities.


Contact Information:

Mr. Gordon Nickel
Elementary Principal
gnickel@oaklandchristian.com
 

Mrs. Vonda Morga
Kindergarten Program Teacher
vmorga@oaklandchristian.com
 

Mrs. Kelly Wood
Director of Enrollment
kwood@oaklandchristian.com