Open Door Christian Preschool Mission Statement:
Our mission is to serve families of preschoolers by partnering with them in the preparation of their child(ren) for their future school experiences. This is accomplished by offering a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment that provides play-based experiences that enhance the development of the whole child. This is accomplished by addressing the following areas – Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative, Emotional and Spiritual.
Open Door Christian Schools’ (ODCS) preschool programs provide hands-on, developmentally appropriate, play-based environments. Children are introduced to letters, shapes, colors, and numbers through the use of learning centers. A time of prayer and biblical instruction is included in each day’s schedule as well as time for music class and creative movement. Class ratios are in accordance with state licensing mandates.
We offer a variety of half-day or full-day programs for children from three to five years old, as well as an Extended Care program. The half-day session (8-11am) includes the core preschool program. The full-day session (8am-3pm) includes the core preschool program, a rest time, and additional Learning Center time. All of our morning and full-day classes offer an early drop-off time as early as 7:30am at no additional charge. Our programs coincide with the K-12 ODCS school day schedule and school calendar. Students need to be three years old by August 1 and fully potty trained to attend ODCS. Please decide which program best suits your child. The ODCS preschool application can be found online.
• Tuesday and Thursday, half or full day (Not available for Pre-K students)
• Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, half or full day (3-5 year olds)
• Monday through Friday, half or full day (3-5 year olds)
Open Classroom Time involves Learning Centers, which represent ten curriculum areas, plus an opportunity for a self-serve snack. Learning centers provide a developmentally appropriate environment for independent and small group learning. Most of the activities are Child Centered, which means children engage independently or in a small group and participate at their level of skill and interest. We make it a habit to introduce concepts and activities thoroughly before encouraging the children to interact independently. Normally, no more than one activity requires close teacher supervision, which leaves at least one adult available to monitor the rest of the activity in the classroom. Read more
Extended Care Program:
This program is designed for use on an occasional or regular basis and is available Monday through Friday as an extension of any full-day session. The Extended Care program is available until 5:30pm & the cost is figured in 15-minute increments. Families are charged for this service separate from their preschool tuition. Families will be billed monthly for Extended Care. See tuition schedule for current fees.
Application & Documentation:
The application must be filled out completely and electronically signed by both parents, if applicable. A current physical (Preschool Medical Statement) and immunization record are required and must be submitted to the school before the first day the child attends school.
Please submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate after applying online.
If you have custody paperwork for your child, please submit it at time of application.
Application Fee and Tuition:
See tuition schedule for current application fee, tuition payment options and policies.
After you have completed the online application, application fee and submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate, the Director of Admissions will be in contact with you. You may contact the Admissions office at (440) 326-2367.
Preschool Health Form
2012-2013 Preschool Handbook