From the Director, January 2021
January 1, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

To say that 2020 was a tumultuous year would be a gross understatement, so I think it’s only natural that most of us are hoping for a fresh start in 2021. While the pandemic continues to impact our lives as we ring in this new year, I hope you won’t let that dampen your... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Snowmen!
December 31, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Do you want to build a snowman? I do! Let’s go have some fun!

These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING: What color are... READ MORE
International Year of Peace and Trust
December 31, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

In September of 2019, the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 2021 as the International Year of Peace & Trust. The UN’s resolution “underlined that the International Year constitutes a means of mobilizing international efforts to promote peace and trust among... READ MORE

#OCLSReads: 2021 Early Childhood Literacy Calendars
December 28, 2020 | OCLS Staff

Now available! Our 2021 Early Learning Calendar, which includes twelve months of learning activities, book lists and nursery rhymes. One side has a calendar with a fun skills-building activity for every day of the month, and the other contains supplementary content like... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Penguins!
December 11, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

This week let’s waddle like a penguin! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING: What color are penguins? Do they live in hot or... READ MORE

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Preschool Fun: Bears!
February 26, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

I’m so excited I can bear-ly take it! For today’s theme is ... bears! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING: What does a bear... READ MORE
Preschool Fun: Love!
February 12, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

You know who I love? All of you! Let’s celebrate LOVE this week! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING:     Who do you love?... READ MORE
Books About Love for Preschoolers
February 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur


I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
A celebration of love in all its forms, this book asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid and to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude, and to take care of... READ MORE

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