Teacher: Linda Gartrell
The Pre-Kindergarten program at OVS provides a warm, nurturing environment where children, ages 3-5, learn, grow, and develop confidence and independence. The program offers individualized development of readiness skills in ways that foster a love of learning. Learning is fun with a wide variety of hands-on activities and games. Our youngest students, called Tator Tots, begin at age 3 and a half, and typically spend two years in Pre-K before matriculating to Kindergarten. Students at this beginning level can enroll for three, four, or five days a week. After-school care, snacks, and hot lunches are provided. Students also get plenty of time outside on their own playground and play yard.
We have an enriching fine arts program that, added to the foundation of the classroom, helps in the development of the whole child. The Pre-Kindergarten program utilizes the natural beauty of the campus as a teaching tool, a way to relate what our students are learning to the outside world.
- Number value
- Concrete numbers
- Symbolic numbers
- One-to-one correspondence
- Single addition and subtraction using manipulatives
- Estimation of objects
- Geometric solids and planes
Physical Education (including swimming)