In our hometown, Westerville, preschool rolls around just like the sun and the moon. Preschool is a wonderful time of life and also a challenging time to reach outside of the home, begin a new learning adventure, and gain the skills of life with other children.
Summer has been exceptionally hot and we do several outdoor activities in the fall. We look forward to cooler weather in our outdoor learning area and the outdoor area has a new pergola to shade the sun for lunchtime or outdoor table activities. Also, soon, Ourday will have an outdoor Park day as a school-wide program. The staff plans nature walks, outdoor crafts, stories, and a Park naturalist teaches the children about change of season and woods animals.
In mid-October, the preschool classes are taking a field trip to Bittersweet Stable and Mrs. Monroe, daughter, Amanda Flora, and Mr. Monroe plan to introduce the children to farm, garden and stable animals. The children and parents have time to learn about the care and feeding of chickens, mini-donkeys, goats, bunnies, and horses. The big garden is a learning opportunity about food to table and planting our own vegetables. Most of all, I have the chance to share a visit to our home with Ourday families. Oh, let’s not forget going in the hay wagon out to choose a pumpkin. See you soon. Charity Monroe
- Sept. 5th & 6th: Meet the Teacher
- Sept. 7th: First Full Day of School
- Oct. 3rd & 4th: Metzger Park Days
Welcome new 2018-2019 families!
Ourday offers preschool classes for children 2.5 to 5 years of age. Most children come two or three mornings per week. We have two teachers in every classroom of 10-14 children. One of the special things about Ourday Preschool is our four hour morning program. In addition to their classroom experiences, the children have music, gym, and art classes.
Ourday Preschool, established in 1979, is dedicated to providing a quality preschool program in a Christian environment and supporting families in the important years of early childhood.
Ourday Preschool is owned by the Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church and is open to all children in the community. The staff creates a Christian environment. The children say a prayer or blessing before lunch. The children celebrate Christmas and Christian holidays. The Ourday Christmas program includes the story of the birth of the Baby Jesus and Christmas carols. The Ourday staff represents the church in transforming Christian love into action by caring for and teaching children.
- Smaller ratios: Two teachers with only 12 -14 children in each class
- Education: Teachers with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, participating in continuing education classes.
- Specialists: Degreed teachers in physical education, music, and art
- More time to learn, more time for fun.
- Serving preschoolers ages 2.5 through 5 years old from 9am to 1pm.
NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR at OURDAY
The Ourday Board is pleased to announce that Debbie Nofziger has been appointed as Assistant Director. Mrs. Nofziger teaches a Monday, Wednesday, Friday four year old class. She has also been working administratively on Tuesdays and Thursdays for several years on registration, parent communication, and scheduling. Many of you know her from your enrollment tours. Debbie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University in elementary education and a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University in early and middle childhood education. She taught elementary school in Worthington, and has been at Ourday for fifteen years.
The Ourday Board and Director, Charity Monroe, want to provide a professional plan for Ourday leadership. As the founder of our preschool, Charity will celebrate her 40th year at Ourday next year! Charity plans to remain as Director for the 2018-2019 school year, with Debbie as her assistant. Charity and Debbie, together, will continue to plan for the future of Ourday and for Charity’s eventual retirement.
Resources and Forms
- ODJFS Child Enrollment & Health Info Form
- 2018-2019 Pre-Enrollment Form
- 2018-2019 Parent Calendar
- Download Child Medical/ Physical Care Plan
- Download Parent Handbook
- Request for Administration of Medication
- Child Medical Statement
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