Early Childhood Education

Why Omaha Public Schools Early Childhood Education?
The Omaha Public Schools believes in an inclusive approach to learning. All children are assisted in reaching their highest potential by actively engaging in authentic learning experiences in a school environment. There are various program models that currently serve nearly 2,400 children in 130 classrooms. Our inclusive services are provided through several programs, but all operate under the Omaha Public Schools “Umbrella of Early Childhood Education”.

Mission of Early Childhood Education
The Omaha Public Schools Early Childhood Program prepares young children for success in school and life by providing:
· Quality learning experiences in inclusive environments
· Support in developing social/emotional and academic skills
· Opportunities to empower families in the education of their young children

Our Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood program in the Omaha Public Schools is based on the belief that every child is diverse and uniquely gifted with the capacity to learn. The OPS program capitalizes on the natural curiosity of children by designing meaningful learning experiences to promote language, literacy, cognitive, physical and social/emotional development, in a safe and secure environment. Instruction is designed to accommodate a broad range of children’s individual needs, learning styles, experiences and interests. Classroom learning will include independent learning, small and large group learning and experiential learning. The purpose of the Omaha Public Schools Early Childhood program is to provide educational opportunities, which enable all students to achieve their potential and develop a love of learning.

-UPDATE-  

Good morning Families,
Tuesday, August 22nd, is the official start date for our Early Childhood children. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2017-2018 school year.
 

The Early Childhood Program is no longer taking applications for the 2017-2018 school year. All complete applications taken during application days will be processed for consideration for the early childhood program. We select children for our program based on various student needs and classroom availability. In early July, families who completed an application will receive a letter that indicates if their child was selected for enrollment or if their child will be placed onto our waitlist. Thank you for your patience.

For Enrollment Information Please Contact:Children in Globe Circle

Main Office

Room 3-136
Teacher Administrative Center (TAC)
3215 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 531-299-0303
Fax: 531-299-0398
When you visit TAC: Take the elevator to the 3rd Floor, Room 3-136

Educare
Head Start

Julie Hoogestraat

Title:  Early Childhood Supervisor
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9694

Michelle Jareske

Title:  Early Childhood Supervisor
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9693

Cindy Rasmussen

Title:  Head Start Supervisor
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9683

Barbara Burton

Title:  Lead Data Technician
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9685

Dairen Estrada

Title:  Receptionist
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9687

Darcy Linn

Title:  Head Start Lead Teacher
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299- 9692

Robin Jefferson

Title:  Secretary
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9688

Ruth Ryberg

Title:  Family & Community Engagement Manager
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9690

Felicia Tweedy

Title:  Early Childhood Special Education Supervisor
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9519

Carrie Baden

Title:  Early Childhood Special Education Lead Teacher
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9698

Jason Woods

Title:  Special Education Data Technician
Email:  
Phone:  (531) 299-9527

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Welcome to Early Childhood Education