Preschool / Pre-Kindergarten

OCA’s Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Program focuses on the development of the whole child (social, emotional, physical, and most important – spiritual) through active learning experiences. We employ a warm, nurturing, and engaging developmental approach to education for children who are 3, 4, and 5 years old.

Omaha Christian Academy provides a faith-based education. The program allows children to participate in free-play, small group activities, whole group activities, and have interactions where they make discoveries, investigate, problem solve, and develop social skills. This, along with a structured curriculum, and organized hands-on teacher-directed activities promotes success and positive self-confidence as students prepare for the vital transition into kindergarten.

Our qualified staff and smaller class sizes enable each child to develop according to his or her own pace, interest, and learning approach.

The curriculum used by OCA for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten is Handwriting Without Tears, Zoophonics, and Abeka. The structured curriculum allows the following kindergarten readiness opportunities for your child:

  • Fine motor practice
  • Compose and decompose numbers up to 10 with manipulatives
  • Copying, lengthening, and constructing patterns
  • Uppercase and lowercase letter identification
  • Letter-sound correlations
  • Blending letter sounds
  • High frequency sight words

Schedule:

  • Arrival/Free Play
  • Prayer/Bible Time/Pledges/Songs
  • Rug Time (Calendar, Weather, Letter of the Week, Question of the Day)
  • Small Group Rotation (Math, Language Arts, Independent Skills)
  • Snack
  • Recess
  • Whole Group Time (Craft, Activity Centers, Story Time)
  • Lunch/Recess
  • Rest Time
  • S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
  • Snack
  • Recess
  • Dismissal

PRESCHOOL

Students in this class must be age 3 by July 31, 2021 and be fully potty-trained. This class runs Monday – Friday 8:15 am to 3:15 pm and has two full-time teachers. Parents may opt for a morning only class and pick up students at 11:15 am. Snacks are included in the tuition. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am and after school care is available until 6:00 pm Monday – Friday at a price of $8 per student, per day.

Pricing:

Registration Fee: $150 per student (covers curriculum, t-shirt and snacks) 3% discount if paid in full by July 15th

Monday-Friday, Full Day Class, 8:15 am -3:15 pm – $610 per month (Students will eat lunch at school.)

Monday-Friday, Half Day Class, 8:15 am -11:15 am) – $320 per month (Students will not eat lunch at school.)

PRE-KINDERGATEN

Students in these classes must be age 4 by July 31, 2021 and be fully potty-trained. Both classes run Monday – Friday 8:15 am to 3:15 pm and have two full-time teachers with formal training in early childhood education. Parents may opt for a morning only class and pick up students at 11:15 am. Snacks are included in the tuition. Hot lunch is available for an additional fee. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am and after school care is available until 6:00 pm Monday – Friday at a price of $8 per student, per day.

Pricing:

Registration Fee: $150 per student (covers curriculum, t-shirt and snacks) 3% discount if paid in full by July 15th

Monday-Friday, Full Day Class, 8:15 am -3:15 pm – $590 per month (Students will eat lunch at school.)

Monday-Friday, Half Day Class, 8:15 am -11:15 am) – $300 per month (Students will not eat lunch at school.)

Download: 2020_2021 PS PK Registration Packet

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MEET OUR TEACHERS

Andrea Swett – PreK

Cherri Schmidt – PreK

Anna O’Donnell – PreK Paraprofessional

Alex O’Donnell – PreK Paraprofessional

Alisa Buckingham – PreSchool

Shanna Erwin – PreSchool