The mission of Ortega Playschool is to provide a loving, positive, Christian environment in which to learn and play. We strive to promote emotional, physical and intellectual growth in each of our children in order for them to develop to their full potential.
Our children range in ages from 6 months to 4 years.Classes offered are:
- Babies, Toddlers, Twos, Threes
- Pre-Kindergarten (Part of the State of Florida VPK program)
Class placement is determined by date of birth as of September 1st.
Our families come to us from the surrounding neighborhood and as far away as Oakleaf, Nocatee, and Middleburg. We are truly a diverse community and work together to collect for several mission projects each year.As a group we enjoy school wide activities such as Open House evening events, Friendship Chapel, and a Family Picnic, to name a few. We also have offer the opportunity for our families to join the Ortega United Methodist Church community for special events like Christmas Movie Night, Trunk or Treat, and Parenting classes and Bible Studies especially for parents.
Ortega Playschool has a dedicated and loving faculty of exceptional Christian women in all ages and stages of life. Many of our teachers have been here for 10 or more years and some as long as 20 plus years with the school. From Mothers to Grandmothers, our teachers are here for the love of children and teaching and of serving the Lord by caring for his most special little ones.All faculty and staff are screened, finger printed and thoroughly background checked as required by the provisions of our license with the Department of Children and Families. We require continuing education hours each year from our entire faculty. Nearly all staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Staff members hold AA, undergraduate or post graduate degrees and all have taken a forty hour training course in child care and education as well as a ten hour course in emergent literacy.
Learning for Life
The ultimate goal of Ortega Playschool is to instill a lifelong love of learning in each child by preparing them for a successful transition into the public or private school environment. It is important to address the whole child when thinking about curriculum therefore we use various approaches to learning to encourage curiosity, initiative, persistence, and problem solving. Alphabet recognition, print awareness, early writing and numeracy are just a part of the daily routine. Daily music and chapel Wednesdays make each week special and are an opportunity to share God’s love. For more detailed information about specific curriculum in place please contact us in the Playschool office.
Hours & Programs
Ortega Playschool operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: August through May. We follow the Duval County school calendar as closely as possible. We are closed during the summer.– Children in the 3 and 4 year old classes attend school all three days of the week.- Children Babies through Twos may choose to come 1, 2, or all three days a week.
- Morning Care: 8-9am
- Babies through 3’s classes: 9am-1pm
- Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) 9am-2pm
- Tot Spot (for VPK siblings) 1pm-2pm
- Stay and Play (after school care for children in 2’s classes and up) 1pm-3pm
The 4 year old class tuition can be paid with a VPK voucher from the State of Florida regardless of financial need. For a list of tuition and registration fees for all other classes please contact the Playschool office.The Playschool offers both before school and after school care for children in our two year old classes and older. We also offer a program called Tot Spot for all siblings of children in our VPK (Four year old) Pre-Kindergarten class.For a list of fees for these programs please contact the school office.
Registration for the upcoming school year takes place each year in mid-January. School tours are available during that same time or by special appointment which can be made by calling the Playschool office.
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