Learning Center

  • Due to COVID-19, the Learning Center is closed for the remainder of the school year.  We look forward to seeing all our families in August! We are still accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.  Please contact Trish Lisa (director) directly at tlisa@orchardpark.org or 317-340-3354.

The Orchard Park Learning Center (OPLC) is located at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. We serve children ages one to five.  OPLC educates children by inspiring curiosity through play, nurturing compassion and reflecting God’s love for all.

The Learning Center is a play based (or child centered) preschool.  We believe that children learn best through play!  Play allows children to make observations and connections that are meaningful to the world around them.  Within each class' daily schedule, children are given a multitude of options of what they want to play at any given time.  This allows the child's creativity and unique individual interests to come shining through!  The teachers act as a facilitator of learning and continually weaves literacy and math skills in all the various areas.  Our priority is helping children develop the social and emotional skills that are needed for life long learning.

As a Christian preschool, our goal is to make each child feel loved, secure and free to develop the God-given characteristics that make each child special and unique.  Classes have a dedicated bible time each day.  The youngest children spend their bible time in the classroom, while the older children utilize the children's chapel daily.  During this time the class engages in  interactive and age appropriate bible stories, play, and songs.  

For more information, please contact:

Rev. Trish Lisa, Interim Director



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  • Begins at 15 months
  • Must be walking
  • One or Two days per week
  • 9:00 - 2:15
  • 6:2 Child to teacher ratio
  • Weekly themes and introduction to bible stories
  • Craft and music enrichment daily
  • Afternoon nap time
  • Outside or pavillon gross motor play daily
  • Buggy ride around school grounds daily

Teddy bears

  • Two year old's
  • Two or Three days per week
  • 9:00 - 2:15
  • 10:2 child to teacher ratio
  • Weekly theme with coordinating craft
  • Fine motor work/strength
  • Music and movement daily
  • Weekly bible theme with a related story and song
  • Outside or pavillon gross motor play daily
  • Afternoon rest/nap daily

Junior preschool

  • Three year old's
  • Must be fully potty trained
  • Two and Three days per week
  • 9:00 - 2:15
  • 12:2 student to teacher ratio
  • Wellness class monthly
  • Music class every other week
  • Chapel time daily
  • Weekly themes/letters/shapes/colors/numbers
  • Introduction to handwriting without tears, cutting with scissors, sensory bins
  • Outside or pavillon gross motor play twice daily
  • 30 min rest time after lunch

Senior preschool

  • Four Year Old's
  • Three or Four days per week
  • 9:00 - 2:15
  • 14:2 student to teacher ratio
  • Weekly letter/sound and alphatales
  • Handwriting without tears program
  • Fine motor development activities
  • Music class every other week
  • Wellness class monthly
  • Daily chapel
  • Daily centers
  • Increase in personal responsibility

Transitional kindergarten

  • 5 year old's
  • Four days per week
  • 9:00 - 2:15
  • 16:2 student to teacher ratio
  • Letter and sight word each week
  • Continued handwriting and fine motor work
  • Multiple art and craft projects
  • Outside or pavillon play twice daily
  • Music every other week
  • Wellness monthly
  • Daily bible lesson/chapel
  • Daily centers
  • Continued increase in personal independance