A variety of artistic, cultural, and educational offerings
All 3 year olds and Pre K students attend chapel. Large group chapel is held on Monday mornings. Teachers share age appropriate bible stories and verses in each classroom, and lead prayer before snack to support family efforts to promote early God awareness. Stories, songs, and activities promoting, kindness, helping others and developing a grateful heart, are used to promote love of God and others. Families of all faiths are welcome at YCS. We believe that each child is precious in the sight of God.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139
fine motor fun
With the guidance of Tracey Bell OTR/L, our three and four year old classroom plans promote writing readiness and fine motor skills. Emphasis is on providing varied activities that strengthen fine motor skills with special care to start at each child’s developmental skill level. Fun tasks and activities are organized so each child can move forward at their own pace. Our Panda’s are proud of their draw a person creations.
At YCS music is part of every day. Exposure to all forms of music and instruments help children experience the range of emotion that music conveys. Our music teacher, Jared Rodehorst meets with every class each week. With a joyful, inviting spirit. his lesson plans are created to support classroom learning themes. Music, movement, and rhythm are the basis of every music class. A Christmas program is presented for parents by our 3′s and PreK classes. The age appropriate format is a healthy way for young children to experience the positive excitement of performance.
What Parents Say About YCS
We moved to Atlanta from Colorado and are so glad we found YCS. My kids have thrived here-- they love going to school and are brimming with confidence when they get in the car in the afternoon. I have also found a wonderful community of parents that are open and welcoming. I tell people: YCS is 'normal' preschool done exceptionally well!
We feel at home at OGYCS. We have 4 children so we have been at the school for 6 years. Two of our children have graduated, one started this year, and our baby will start in another year. The love our children receive from every member of the staff is unmatched. Each of our children have their own unique personalities and they have all flourished at OGYCS. We will forever be grateful to the teachers and staff for helping us to raise loving, kind children.
We have had the most wonderful experience at YCS. All teacher and staff greet my child with a warm greeting and are enthusiastic to see him each day. As a former teacher, I appreciate seeing the teacher's lesson plans so I can follow-up at home with what he is learning at school. My child's teachers are two of the most kind, perceptive and engaging adults to teach Pre-Schoolers. I am so thankful to know my child is loving learning while in such a special place!
We love everything about YCS. The teachers and administrators are amazing. You can feel the love when you walk in the door. Everyone greets you with a smile. And most importantly, the kids look like they love their school. As first time preschool parents, we wanted to make sure we put our son in the best school possible. We knew we made the right decision the second we walked in the door on the first day. We are blessed to call YCS home!