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 Application Days Schedule
Our Early Childhood Program offers a wide range of quality Early Childhood
Programs. If you have a child who will be three or four years old on or
before July 31, 2018, we invite you to apply for our Early Childhood
Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Application days begin in February and continue through March.
We encourage you to attend your neighborhood school's scheduled date, however if that date does not work for your family you are welcome to attend any of the scheduled dates. You will need to bring your child for screening, the child’s original
birth certificate, the child’s immunization record, proof of address and
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For Enrollment Information Please Contact our Main Office:
3215 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131, Rm 3-136
When you visit TAC: Take the elevator to the 3rd Floor, Room 3-136
ESL - http://tinyurl.com/heor96z
Native Indigenous Centered Education (N.I.C.E.) - http://tinyurl.com/j8wfrzu
Nebraska Early Development Network (Early Intervention)- http://edn.ne.gov/
Nebraska Department of Eduction: Office of Early Childhood - http://www.education.ne.gov/OEC/
Nebraska Department of Education: Office of Special Education - http://tinyurl.com/j7gdeo
Omaha Schools Foundation - http://tinyurl.com/jjs46sb
March 26, 2018 - This is the last week our office will be taking applications for the 2018-2019 Early Childhood program year. Your family may attend any of the scheduled events to complete an application because all applications will come to the TAC building where selection process will take place.
Please review Early Childhood Application Days schedule for the remaining dates.
Jennifer Garner Touts Importance of Quality Early Childhood Education in Visit to Washington, D.C.
Celebrating Week of the Young Child 2018
Dates: Week of the Young Child ~ April 16-20, 2018
Theme: Celebrating our Youngest Learners, Their Teachers and Their Families
Daily Themes and Ideas for Classrooms
April 16, 2018 Music Monday: Teach children a song to sing on Family Fun Day
April 17, 2018 Tasty Tuesday (Healthy Eating and fitness at home and at school)
April 18, 2018 Work Together Wednesday (Work Together, Build Together, Learn Together)(Learning
to Cooperate/Share): Plan a cooperative learning activity -- for
example: WOYC Mural to hang in the school, or a recycling project
April 19, 2018 Artsy Thursday (Think, Problem Solve, Create): Plan a creativity provoking art activity using recyclables to support the Recycling Study
April 20, 2018 Family Friday (Sharing
Family Stories): We suggest that Family Fun Day (FFD) be held on
Friday and involve families in sharing family stories. Teachers could
ask families to write out/illustrate a family story, as homework ahead
of time, and then families could share their stories on FFD.
Week of the Young Child T-shirt Artwork Contest
The winner of the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) 2018 T-shirt Artwork Contest is…
Student: Andrea Ortega Avitia
Teacher's Name: Antoinette Curtis
Age: 5 Years Old
Andrea's artwork was chosen because it is a nice depiction of our Early Childhood Program, the figures are different colors and unique, but are holding hands and united.
Congratulations, Andrea! Andrea's artwork is being printed on our WOYC 2018 T-shirts, and she will receive a free t-shirt.