Oakland Presbyterian Preschool

Oakland Presbyterian Church Preschool

Oakland Presbyterian Preschool
218 E. Oakland Ave.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407-656-4452, ext. 104
Email: preschool@oaklandpres.org
FL DCF License # C090R0448

*Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is currently full. To be added to the wait list, please send an email to Laurie Templin at preschool@oaklandpres.org.*


Oakland Presbyterian Preschool is a ministry of Oakland Presbyterian Church. We offer a high quality preschool program based on the idea that young children require a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Our teachers are fingerprinted and must pass a nationally screened background check. They are all trained and certified according to state standards.  We use a Christian faith-based curriculum, and we focus on appropriate preschool goals.  Our primary purpose is to teach, guide, and love children, to make a lifelong impression on their lives and the lives of their families, and to teach them about the love of Jesus Christ.

Our program includes:

  • social and interpersonal skills
  • self-help and independence
  • positive approaches to learning
  • academic skills
  • language and literacy skills
  • faith formation with weekly Chapel led by Pastor Bob Hines
  • weekly visits to our Church Library for story time with our librarian, Ms. Yvonne
  • appreciation of music and the arts
  • wellness and healthy living, including daily recess (weather permitting) on our park-like, well-shaded playground

We hope that you will find a home away from home for your child here at Oakland Presbyterian Preschool.

Preschool Director

Schedule a Tour

To schedule a tour of the Preschool, please contact our Preschool Director, Laurie Templin.
Ph: 407-656-4452, extension 104
Email: preschool@oaklandpres.org

Oakland Presbyterian Preschool Calendar

August 11 — Meet the Teacher (Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
August 14 — First Day of School
August 29 — Yankee Candle Fundraiser – ends September 19th

September 4 — Preschool closed – Labor Day
September 14 — VPK Parents Night – 6:00 pm CLC
September 20 — Donuts for Dad – 8:30 – 9:30 am CLC

October 16 — Preschool closed – OCPS Closed – Non-VPK Days
October 27 — Preschool closed – OCPS Closed – Non-VPK Days
October 22 — Preschool children sing during Oakland Presbyterian Church 11:00 am service
October 22 — OPC Fall Festival – all families invited!
October 31 — Preschool Halloween party

November 16 — Thanksgiving Feast with Pastor Bob – 11:00 am CLC
November 20-24 — Preschool closed – Thanksgiving Holiday Break

December 5 — Preschool Christmas party with Santa
December 22 — Preschool closed –  Winter Break

January 8, 2018 — Children return to school – Happy New Year 2018!
January 15 — Preschool closed – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 14 — Preschool Valentine Party/Ash Wednesday
February 19 — Preschool closed – Presidents’ Day

March 16-23 — Preschool closed – Spring Break
March 26 — Preschool resumes

April 1 — Easter Sunday – all families are welcome to attend services at OPC
April 22 — Preschool children sing during OPC 11:00 am service

May 3 — Muffins for Mom – 8:30 – 9:30 am CLC
May 28 — Preschool closed – Memorial Day
May 30 — Last day of Preschool – Classroom parties – No extended day
May 30 — VPK Graduation in the Oakland Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 6:00 pm

Oakland Presbyterian Preschool Enrollment Information

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is available free of charge to children who will be four years old by September 1st of the enrollment year. VPK students are not required to pay registration or supply fees. VPK classes meet from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, with drop-off beginning at 8:30am. VPK students should pack a beverage and a snack. Paid extended day options are also available. For additional information regarding the state-sponsored VPK program, including how to register for VPK with the state, please visit the Office of Early Learning website at www.floridaearlylearning.com/vpk.aspx. Please note that you are required to obtain a Child Eligibility Certificate from the state in addition to registering here with the Preschool. Be sure to sign and date the child eligibility certificate – that step is often overlooked!

Two and Three-Year-Old Classes

Classes for two-year-old and three-year-old children are available, with placement determined by the child’s age on September 1st of the enrollment year. All children in these classes pay a non-refundable registration fee of $120.00 and a supply fee of $60 per semester, paid in August and January. All classes meet from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, with drop-off beginning at 8:30 am. Water and a snack are provided each day by the Preschool. Extended day options are also available.

Pickup and Drop-off

We have a convenient car drop-off in our covered portico. Drop off is available from 8:30 – 9:00 am every morning. We also use car line for pick up in the afternoons, beginning at noon.  A late fee of $1 per minute is charged for students picked up after 12:15 pm.

The following fees apply for the 2018-2019 school year only:

2-year-old and 3-year-old classes, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

5 Day Program (M-F): $390 per month
3 Day Program (M, W, F): $235 per month
2 Day Program (T, Th): $170 per month

Extended Day Options
*fees due in addition to tuition for regular preschool hours of 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Bunch

2 days per week: $45 per month
3 days per week: $60 per month
5 days per week: $100 per month

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm extended day

2 days per week: $65 per month
3 days per week: $85 per month
5 days per week: $145 per month

12:00 pm – 5:30 pm extended day

2 days per week: $115 per month
3 days per week: $155 per month
5 days per week: $265 per month


Tuition is based on 10 installment payments, paid August through May, with the first payment due by the first day of school. Subsequent payments are due by the 1st of each month, starting with September 1st., and will be considered late by the 3rd day of each new month. A late fee of $25 will be assessed for all late payments. Payments are accepted in the form of check or money order made payable to Oakland Presbyterian Preschool.

Extended Day

Children staying for extended day bring their own lunch from home, along with a beverage. Please do not include any food items that require heating, but please do include an ice pack to keep cold items at a safe temperature. Children staying for the program past 2:00 pm will receive a snack provided by the Preschool.

Extended day “drop-ins” are accepted with prior notice and approval by the Preschool Director and charged a flat rate of $30 per day. Late pick up from extended day will be assessed a fee of $1 per minute.

Please note that there will not be extended day on the last day of school, as the Preschool closes at noon in order to prepare for our VPK Graduation ceremony.

Questions or Concerns

*If you have any questions or concerns about the schedule availability and/or flexibility, do not hesitate to contact us!

Please contact our Director, Laurie Templin, to schedule a tour and receive a registration packet.

Phone: 407-656-4452, extension 104; Email: preschool@oaklandpres.org