Welcome to Oconee Preschool Academy
OPA provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of young children.
Children use their mind to explore and investigate the world around them. Problem solving skills and reasoning form the basis for early mathematical and scientific thinking.
Large Muscles – crawling, walking, running, and dancing are all activities that take place in the indoor and outdoor environment. Small muscle development occurs using our hands and fingers to feed ourselves, color, paint and sing songs.
Language and Literacy Development
Beginning with sounds, gestures, words and eventually reading and writing, children will learn how to communicate with others.
Emotional and Social Development
Children learn how to express themselves, gain self-control and how to relate to others. They develop special relationships with their peers and caregivers.
We are proud to announce that both OPA 1 & OPA 2 have obtained their Quality Rating Certification. OPA 1 was awarded a 3 Star rating in January 2020. OPA 2 was awarded a 2 Star rating under TARO (Temporary Alternative Rating Option) in January 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and not being able to have an in-person visit. OPA is committed to providing high quality care not only through the QR process but in our everyday approach to learning and care for children.
Professional team that aims to respect your child’s feelings, to give them responsibility, independence and freedom to make choices.
OPA 1 Assistant Director
OPA I Educational Coordinator
OPA 2 Director
OPA 2 Educational Coordinator
The staff at OPA II provides an environment that helps instill the values and desire to learn that we are seeking for our daughter. From two-year olds learning to say Ma'am and Sir to facilitating age appropriate developmental skills, the staff has consistently set the bar high for its students to achieve. We have no doubt that through our efforts at home and the extension of the learning process at OPA II, our daughter and her peers will be more than prepared to begin kindergarten in a few years
OPA II has provided a nurturing environment that has made our daughter feel completely at ease each day in the facility. Each morning she expresses her excitement about going to school when we pull into the parking lot of OPA II. All members of the staff know her by name when she enters the facility and her face glows at the attention she receives. As a parent, it makes mornings much easier when the teachers have made your child feel so welcome in their classroom that the child leaps into her arms before waving good-bye to the parent
This is the OPA on Greensboro Hwy: I would recommend this facility to ANY family! The teachers here are incredibly awesome, caring, & fun and the facility is nice & fun-filled! The children are intelligent & well-behaved. The cost is a little higher than most day care's, but it is worth it. The curriculum is great and all the children have a BLAST
Absolutely Amazing!! This is by far the *BEST* preschool in the area & beyond!! My girls LOVE OPA & the staff is so caring & wonderful with the children! They truly care about our family & they hire only the very best teachers! Fabulous curriculum & Oconee Preschool Academy! The very best place possible to send your child
OPA helped make being a new working- mom so much easier. I always know my son is in good hands when he is there. He loves going to school! From newborn to now toddler, they have helped support us through each new age and the struggles that come with it. I can’t imagine taking my son anywhere else. Thank you, OPA, for helping us raise our little boy!
We love, love Oconee Preschool Academy. Our youngest was enrolled in Nursery B starting at 1 yr of age, and is now in the pre-K class. Our oldest participated in the afterschool programs from kindergarten through third grade, and in the summer camp for 4 years running. The classroom and playground facilities are spacious and cheerful, and the teachers are nurturing and welcoming. Communication and programming is consistently good, and the hours of operation are convenient for working parents. We were especially impressed by the safety protocols enacted during the covid-19 pandemic. We highly recommend Oconee Preschool Academy to other parents in the Athens-Oconee area.
Our oldest daughter had the best experience at the OPA Pre-K program that gave her a great foundation for Kindergarten. Our youngest daughter is a toddler currently enrolled at OPA and we have been just as pleased with her experience. We have been so impressed with how much she is learning from her teachers. We feel like she is given the individual attention that she needs to thrive.
When my daughter’s in-home daycare closed, I was panicked about where she would go. We were accustomed the the smaller setting, but a clean environment where I trusted the staff and knew learning was a priority was most important to me. We were so, so fortunate to find Oconee Preschool Academy! The facility is beautiful and well-kept, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and my daughter loves going to school and learning new things each day! I can’t express enough just what a blessing OPA has been to our family.
Oconee Preschool Academy, Inc.
1890 Mars Hill Road
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-KIDS (5437)
(706) 769-5436 fax
Oconee Preschool Academy, Inc.
1420 Greensboro Highway
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-CARE (2273)
(706) 769-2272 fax