Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA) PreSchool and Transitional-K is located in Carmichael, CA and was founded in 2011 as part of the existing OLA School. Our Director Mrs. Patty Jones was appointed in March of 2011. We have very dedicated and gifted teachers with many years of service in early childhood development.
We provide nutritious morning and afternoon snacks for our children at no additional charge. Lunch is not provided.
The preschool offers two large, age appropriate classrooms, dining area, both kids-only and adult-only bathrooms. There is also a large enchanted garden area with natural play structures to foster learning through imaginative play. Ample opportunity for gross motor-skill and mind development is provided to foster the whole child.
Sprouts and Explorer preschool classes begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m.
Transitional Kindergarten begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.
All classes offer Extended Care until 3:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Assumption School (K-8) is also located in Carmichael, CA and is in the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. Our parish was established in 1950 and our school in 1955 by the Sisters of Loretto. Our principal Mr. Robert Love was appointed in July of 2006. We have very dedicated and enthusiastic teachers with many years of service at OLA.
Kindergarten through fourth grade operate in self-contained classrooms. Grades five through eight are organized departmentally. A resource program is in place to help students with special needs. We have a large library, science lab, fine arts room, computer lab and general meeting room. We also offer an Extended Care program on school days from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
All classes include Faith Formation, Art, Music, Science and Play as a part of the daily routine.
All Classes utilize the Get Set for School Curriculum, the Preschool Curriculum designed by Handwriting Without Tears. GSS was created to “draw on different senses and encourage active learning. By touching, hearing, speaking and moving, children are better able to develop strong physical, social and emotional and cognitive skills.” The curriculum uses the “power of children’s ideas, interests, and abilities to foster academic achievement.” (http://www.hwtears.com/gss/educators)
For the three-year-old child. Includes introduction to reading readiness and mathematic skills through calendars, circle-time, centers, story time, and manipulatives and play. (8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
The four-year-old program utilizes ‘Get Set for School’ curriculum, the preschool program from ‘Handwriting Without Tears’. Get Set for School is a readiness curriculum with a developmental approach founded on research on how children best learn. It breaks difficult concepts up into simplified tasks. Allowing children to be independent, actively involved and use their imaginations as they prepare for TK or Kindergarten.
In additional, the Explorers work, explore, play and manipulate their way through circle-time, centers, movement; music and games to encourage language literacy and math mastery. (8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
The transitional kindergarten also uses the Get Set for School curriculum described above. The classroom environment is a bit more structured; however also allows the TK Cub to work, explore, play and manipulate their way to Kindergarten. (8:15 a.m.. - 12:00 p.m.)
Technology – All classes have access to Android pads and the Android pads are used in pull-out sessions with the Get Set for School curriculum.
Faith Formation – The Catholic Faith can be found throughout our program. It is who we are and what we do here at OLA Preschool. From morning prayers, daily intentions, Bible stories to our closing prayer of the day, you will find a strong faith-filled staff who strive to bring your child closer to the Father who loves them.
Field Trips - The preschool classes do have field trips schedule sporadically throughout the year; three – four per class. Transportation for field trips is not provided, therefore, we rely heavily upon parent or grandparent participation.
Extended care for all ages offered daily until 3 p.m.