Your kids are special and you want the best quality child care. Since 1995, Oconee Preschool has given kids a well balanced foundation for development and learning with fun-filled rewarding days for your child to feel they can succeed in everything they attempt.


Contact Details

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  City Watkinsville, GA
  Zip Code 30677
  Address 1420 Greensboro Hway
  Phone Number (706) 310-0378

From Our Website

Oconee Preschool Academy was founded in 1995 by Flo E. Wilkes. From a very early age she loved and adored children, especially babies. Flo had a lifelong vision of child care ownership. In 1990 she began providing in-home group childcare. After years of maintaining wait list for her services, she planned, developed and financed the opening of her first school. OPA 1 opened in 1995 and became the premier child care center in Oconee County. After maintaining full enrollment for years and developing an excellent reputation for affordable quality child care in the community, OPA 2 on Greensboro Hwy was opened in July 2007.


Nikki Wright, Executive Director, will celebrate her 22nd year of employment with OPA in 2020. Nikki started her employment as a teacher in the classroom, wishing to work with children while also being close to her own while they were young. Her love for children and OPA evolved during her career at OPA. Having such an impact on young children and their families is her "why" to what she does each day. She feels providing a nurturing, safe and loving environment and supporting parents gives such a purpose to her each day.


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. 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.


Each child is unique. At OPA, our programs are designed with flexibility to support children's individual rates of development and styles of learning. We provide an atmosphere where each child feels secure in their environment and loved by all. Learning happens naturally through play. Play for young children involves interacting with people, manipulating objects and making discoveries in the world around them. This type of learning is developmentally appropriate for children ages infants through four years.


Annual yearly enrollment for our child care classes takes place each April for the summer and upcoming school year. Ongoing enrollment throughout the year is based on availability. Enrollment for our Georgia Pre-K programs begins each January with in-house registration for currently enrolled children. In February, each location designates a day for their first come, first serve enrollment process. Please check our Facebook page for specific registration dates and information. A copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of Georgia residency (lease or utility bill) is a requirement for Pre-K registration.