About YCS

Welcome to our warm, family centered Preschool

We Know You Have a Choice!

In your search for the right early childhood experience for your child, consider choosing The Oak Grove Young Children’s School (YCS) which provides a warm family centered experience based on respect for the individuality of each child, respect for family styles and structures, and support of individual parenting styles. Together, the director, administrative team, and teaching staff partner with parents to more fully understand each child to prepare them socially, emotionally and academically for the challenges of Kindergarten and beyond.

What is The Young Children’s School?

YCS is a community outreach ministry of the Oak Grove UMC established in 1959.  Our mission is to offer a rich and loving half-day early childhood program which focuses on socialization skills, discovery play based learning, and openness to child-centric emergent curriculum. Our program includes Parent’s Morning Out for ages 12 months through 2’s and Preschool for 3’s, 4’s & 5’s. The primary goal of The Oak Grove Young Children’s School is to provide a nurturing, encouraging and supportive atmosphere wherein children can grow developmentally appropriate skills at their own pace.

Who May Attend YCS?

Children who are 12 months old (by September 1st of each year) through Pre-K age may attend. We also offer a 5 day 5’s class for children who need an extra year before entering the high ratio institutional rigors of a Kindergarten classroom

When are we in Session?

The Young Children’s School year runs from the third week of August through the third week of May and follows the DeKalb County School System’s holiday calendar.  We also offer five weeks of Summer camp in June and July.   First day of school for 2018-19 school year is Monday, August 20th. The last day of school for 2018-19 is May 17th.

Why Consider YCS For Your Family?

Since 1959 the Oak Grove Young Children’s School has kept pace with early childhood standards, providing a setting where young children can grow in social skills, knowledge, basic Christian values, character, wisdom, self awareness and understanding of the world they experience. Ongoing pursuit of continuing education for Director and teaching staff assures that our program is rich with innovative, as well as tried and true, developmentally appropriate early childhood practices. Schedule a tour of The Young Children’s School to witness for yourself, the quality of the YCS early childhood experience.