It’s registration time again! The pre-enrollment form for the 2019 - 2020 school year is at the bottom of this page.

Important dates to know:

  • January 16th from 6:30-8pm: Ourday open house for new families

  • January 23rd: Snow date for open house

  • January 10, 17, 24, and 29th at 10am: Daytime preschool tours. Please call or email to reserve a time. Ourday@messiahumc.net or 614.882.4416

Welcome new 2019-2020 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. 

Mission

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.

Christian Faith

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.

Program Information

  • 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.

Director's corner

January Web News; 2019

Isn’t it interesting how we leave the Christmas season and begin the new year.  Some of our families want to keep the tree up until after New Year’s Day or later to keep the lights twinkling in the longer nights of the winter season.  Others are done with the clean-up of the wrapping and cannot wait to get back to the regular schedule.

It is a brand new year; children mark time more clearly for parents than our experience of a new year before children.  It is quite amazing how much a semester means to the growth and development of a preschooler.  Preschool classroom are full of happy children learning many valuable skills.  Parents have taught many skills to Ourday children!  We know that the hours the child has spent with his/her parents, their most significant teachers, have given preschoolers such a varied and significant base for learning.  Parents are the foundation of learning throughout their child’s education.

New year’s resolutions can be fun to write, difficult to maintain, and easy to break.  An important resolution for Ourday Preschool is planning for the coming year.  We look carefully at our class enrollment and parent choices, so we can decide how to best serve the children and be ready for the Westerville Recreation Preschool Fair.  The following week Ourday has an Open House, January 16th, 2019, for all the new families that have heard about Ourday.    Each year we look forward to new families attending open house and new experiences through the year with the children.  Ourday parents are an amazing market force in the community.  Bring it on!!  Tell those new neighbors and community friends about Ourday Preschool.  This is one resolution we can keep together!  Let’s plan to have a great year finishing with our current children and let’s plan to continue to serve the new children, the siblings, the neighbors, and church children with a wonderful life at Ourday Preschool.

Charity Monroe

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What's happening

  • Jan. 3rd: REGISTRATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE in the Ourday office and on this site.

  • Jan. 15th: OPO Chipotle fundraiser 4pm-8pm at the Maxtown location

  • Jan. 16th: Open house for new families 6:30-8pm

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DRIVE-UP PICK-UP

Please follow the outlined traffic pattern for pick-up. We are following the same route as last year. The only fair way to do this is for EVERYONE to use Cochran Alley and the outlined traffic pattern. See the map below for directions.

Pick-up will be at the WEST NARTHEX door of the church which is just past the main entrance doors to the lower level. Parents will be given ONE rear view mirror tag for their child to be displayed in their vehicle. We will collect these at the end of the year. Additional tags will be available for $3 CASH each. Children will be with a teacher at all times until the adult picking up arrives.

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