Our Classes

 

At Oak Grove Preschool & Kindergarten, children learn through fun and discovery! We provide an educational experience rich in Christian values. We will nurture your child's social-emotional skills, and with love and encouragement, we plant the seeds for excitement of lifelong learning.

Prayer and Praise Time: All children attend this with our pastor twice each month.

 

Lunch Bunch:

  • Available for children in the 2-year-old through PreK classes.
     

  • Extends the day until 1:00 
     

  • Daily fee of $7/child; siblings of kindergarten students pay a reduced rate of $3.50
     

  • Parents provide the food    

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The The Busy Bees & Tiny Turtles

Ages 2-3 (2 years old by September 30)

Janelle Sisk

Busy Bees

Lead Teacher

Kati Kerr

Busy Bees

Asst. Teacher

Martha Helms

Tiny Turtles

Lead Teacher

Jamie Eberle

Tiny Turtles

Asst. Teacher

After touring several preschools for our son, we knew right away that Oak Grove was the place for us! From the moment we walked in the door and met Heather to our son’s graduation, every day has the been the best. Oak Grove is a family and they not only put a high priority on education but they also work hard to develop a strong community. Through the different events that are led throughout the year, a foundation is built between the school and families and strong friendships are formed. The teachers are loving and nurturing to the children and the relationship goes beyond their time in the classroom. Our daughter is now enrolled and our love for the school continues to deepen. She is greeted at the door by name when she walks in and loves learning and growing. Even in the midst of a shutdown because of the pandemic, the teachers continually made an effort to check-in and virtually connect with the students. We are so grateful to be a part of the Oak Grove family and highly recommend this school! 

           ~Sarah Cox

  • Two-day classes: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur

  • Three-day class: Mon/Wed/Fri

  • Five-day class: Mon-Fri

 

Our 2-year-olds are developing a sense of self-awareness as they learn to separate from their parents and share with their friends. Our teachers have a sweet, loving manner as they encourage our little ones to try new things and build a little community in the classroom.

 

Children do not have to be potty-trained.

The Marvelous Monkeys & The Awesome Owls

Ages 3-4 (3 years old by September 30)

Mandy Midgett
Marvelous Monkeys
Lead Teacher

Erica Steiskal
Marvelous Monkeys

Asst. Teacher

Tanya Cole
Awesome
Owls

Lead Teacher

Ginger Cooper
Awesome
Owls

Asst. Teacher

 

  • Two-day class: Tues/Thur

  • Three-day class: Mon/Wed/Fri

  • Five-day class: Mon-Fri

 

Our Marvelous Monkeys and Awesome Owls are mastering self-help skills and lengthening their attention spans in group settings.  There is an hour each morning devoted to experimentation and discovery play.  During this time, the teacher use the opportunity to challenge the children in their thinking and reasoning skills. 

 

Fine motor development plays a major role in the 3’s as we prepare those little fingers for writing!

 

Children must be fully potty trained.

 

The Playful Pandas

Ages 4-5 (4 years old by September 30)

 

Three-day class: Mon/Wed/Fri

 

Get set for your 4-year-old to develop the necessary skills in kindergarten preparation. Through play, the focus is on literacy, writing, math and science.  There is plenty of time for discovery play, art and music! 

 

Centers are introduced in the 4-year-old classes, both independent and teacher-directed.

 

Miriam Fedro

Playful Pandas

Lead Teacher

Jill Brady

Playful Pandas

Asst. Teacher

The Groovy Geckos

Ages 4-5 (4 years old by September 30)

Michele Bright

Groovy Geckos

Lead Teacher

Alexis James
Groovy Geckos

Asst. Teacher

 

Five-day class: Mon-Fri

 

The Groovy Geckos develop school readiness through play and experimentation.  The program features writing, language and literacy, and math lessons that incorporate activities to foster success. Learning centers emphasize science, problem-solving and math skills. 

 

The one hour of discovery play may include blocks, painting, dramatic play, sand and water play.

The Fantastic Frogs

Ages 4-5 (5 years old by March 31 of PreK year)

Lori Barcynski

Fantastic Frogs

Lead Teacher

Rochelle Hoffman

Fantastic Frogs

Asst. Teacher

 

Five-day class: Mon-Fri

 

PreK is designed for older 4’s and young 5’s.  The Fantastic Frogs feature Big Day for PreK, a comprehensive curriculum that embraces children’s natural curiosity and builds the foundation for success in school and life. 

 

Children thrive with the language and vocabulary focus, as well as experimentation in science and math.

Kindergarten

Ages 4-5 (5 years old by September 30)

Melissa Horner

Kindergarten

Lead Teacher

Page Jones

Kindergarten

Asst. Teacher

 

Five-day class: Mon-Fri
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

A rich scholastic curriculum, designed to meet the State of Virginia Standards of Learning, is the focus of our Kindergarten. The class size of 16 students provides an excellent opportunity for each child to learn through small group and individual instruction.

 

There is a full-time assistant teacher to further support and meet student needs. Our goal is to prepare our students to be confident, independent and ready to take on the world as they enter first grade!

Music Class is offered

weekly with

Melissa Oderman,

our Music Teacher

 
 
 
Congrats to our Kindergarten for winning best of Chesapeake 2018

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