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  • Superintendent Search

    The Board of Trustees of the Oak Park Unified School District is in the process of conducting a Superintendent Search for purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. Please check this webpage for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding this process.

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  • Community Wellness Webinar ~ All Taxed Out ~ March 4, 2021 from 5-6pm

    This workshop will give an opportunity for parents to process personal emotions they may currently be experiencing as a result of the 10 month virus siege. We will also discuss ways to evaluate the toll the isolation has taken on them as well as their loved ones. Finally we’ll discuss some practical and easy to implement skills to assist in compassion recovery. Grab a beverage, get comfortable and prepare to find some relief and hope. All community members are welcome. Join us at www.opusd.org/WellnessWebinar

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  • #OakParkConnects

    #OakParkConnects is a new website provided by our district. It allows parents and students to access community mental health resources, scheduled counseling programs and support for dealing with traumatic events.

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  • District of Choice Information Center

    The DOC application for 2020-2021 is now closed. Click here for more information about the lottery procedures and the program.

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Welcome to Our School

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    Our school is a welcoming, hands-on, group of preschool children and their families. 
    We follow the Reggio Emilia approach, which allows children to express themselves in their own unique way within varied activities. 
     
     

    The Reggio Emilia approach is derived from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy where they have become internationally known and studied by educators from all over the world.  Loris Malaguzzi, the first teacher and founder of these schools, believed that

     
      “A school needs to be a place for all children,
    not based on the idea that they’re all the same,
    but that they are all different.”

    Our teachers are life-long learners with a commitment to expand their understanding of children and their skill in the observation of children.  They spend time observing individual children involved in different activities to discover the child’s individual learning style and to then create an environment that will help the children grow in their higher-level thinking skills.

     

    We welcome you to explore our school and see the uniqueness and value of a Reggio Emilia approach and the Oak Park Neighborhood School program.  Please contact the school for an appointment to tour the school or gather more information.

    OPNS strives to create a family environment where children from 2 years, nine months through 5 years old and children with special needs are in the same classroom.  Research has shown that children in multi-age, inclusive classrooms develop empathy and leadership skills.  The competition between children is diminished and the instruction is focused on each child as an individual, rather than a group.

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