Learning Center



Classes are almost full for the 2021-22 school year!  To inquire further about class availability and/or waitlist spots, please contact Betsy Grocki at bgrocki@orchardpark.org



 




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, faith-based preschool. 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 to explore.  This allows the child's creativity and unique individual interests to come shining through!  Teachers act as a facilitator of learning while weaving literacy, math, and social skills into each day.


Our teachers are the heart and soul of our school and our educational programming.  OPLC teachers work diligently to create relevant learning opportunities in a safe and loving environment.  Faith is nurtured by all our staff to help our children know that each is blessed, gifted, and loved by God.



For more information, please contact:


Rev. Trish Lisa, Interim Director

tlisa@orchardpark.org


tlisa@orchardpark.org

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LITTLE LAMBS

  • Begins at 15 months
  • Must be walking
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daily bible lesson/chapel
  • Daily centers
  • Continued increase in personal independance