Early Childhood Coordinator
Office: (531) 299-0303
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.
Early Childhood Applications are now open for the 2021-2021 school year. The application window is open from February 8th through March 19th, 2021. You can apply by clicking here
Note: Families are applying and not registering nor enrolling for preschool. Families will be notified in the summer if their child was selected or placed on a waitlist.
Las solicitudes para Educación a Temprana Edad estan ahora disponibles para el año escolar 2021-2021. El período de solicitud es del 8 de febrero al 19 de marzo, 2021. Usted puede llenar la solicitud al hacer clic aquí
Nota: Las familias estan aplicando y no registrandose, ni inscribiendose para el prescolar. Las familias serán notificadas en el verano si su hijo fue seleccionado o incluido en la lista de espera.
To apply for the 2021-2022 school year, click here to access the Early Childhood Education application.
Click here to open Nebraska Early Development Network (Early Intervention)
Click here to open Nebraska Department of Eduction: Office of Early Childhood
Click here to open Nebraska Department of Education: Office of Special Education Special Education – Nebraska Department of Education
Click here to open Omaha Schools Foundation ECE Program Information | Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Click here to open the English Spanish Early Childhood Handbook