Daily Bible Verse

1 John 2:1
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”

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About Us



Oak Ridge United Methodist Church Weekday School operates the following programs:


  • All Day Preschool for infants through 4 year olds
  • After School for kindergarten through 5th grade.


The Weekday School is designed to teach each child what he or she is ready to learn. It is flexible so that the needs of each child can be met. The same curriculum areas are used for all ages, however the experiences provided expand as the child grows and develops. The curriculum areas are:


Curriculum Areas


  • Bible
  • Creative Arts
  • Music
  • Dramatic Play
  • Block Building
  • Discovery (Science)
  • Social Awareness
  • Water & Sand Play
  • Health & Safety
  • Food Experiences
  • Carpentry
  • Language Development
  • Self-help Skills (Routines)
  • Large & Small Muscle Activities
  • Problem Solving & Number Concepts



During free play activities, children have the freedom to choose activities and playmates. Periods of active play are followed by periods of relative quiet and rest. There is balance between self-directed and adult-guided activities. There are opportunities for group experiences, one-to-one interactions, and for being alone. Children are encouraged to participate in activities, but are not forced to do so. There are outdoor activities daily, weather permitting. Vigorous indoor activities are provided when children cannot go outdoors.


Christian Education

Emphasis on Christian education is an important part of each day's activities. An early morning devotional, inspirational stories and songs will be included daily. Children will be taught Christian values through these instructional periods as well as through example. Each week, a church staff member conducts a chapel period with the 2, 3, and 4 year old children and our after school and summer camp program.


Classroom Assignment

Infants and toddlers are assigned to a classroom according to their individual development. The School staff and the Director work together to determine when a child is ready to move up to the next class. Movement to the next class is made according to the space available. Generally, older children may move to a new class in August.


Hours of Operation

ORWS is open for full time child care from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

After school care on a non-school day is from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

After school children may not come on a school day until 2:15 PM

When picking up your child, please arrive early enough to leave the building by 6:00 PM.