PreK at Oatland Island - Parent Information

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​​​​​​​​​​​Marshpoint Elementary and Oatland Island Wildlife Center are excited that your child is enrolled in the Nature PreK program at Oatland for the 2021-2022 school year! Important parent/guardian information is listed on the page below.

If you are a preschool, day care or independent group wanting to book a private Pre-K program, you will need to call  912-395-1510 or click here to speak with our Field Trip Coordinator as the Nature Pre-K is a year-long program and is apart of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System and aligns with their calendar school year. ​​

Typical Daily Schedule 

​(Note: Daily schedule times are approximate and will be adjusted as we determine what works best for students, teachers and their families.)

8:30am - 9:00am  Arrival & Breakfast

9:00am - 9:20am Announcements, Calendar and Morning Message

9:20am - 9:55am Whole math group and small math groups

9:55am - 10:05am Story time

10:05am - 10:55am Recess

10:55am - 11:10am Large Group Literacy Lesson

11:10am - 11:25am Music and Movement

11:25am - 11:55am Lunch

11:55am - 12:20pm Small group

12:20pm - 12:35pm Phonological Awareness

12:35pm - 12:45pm Story time

12:45pm - 1:45pm Rest time

1:45pm - 2:00pm Snack and Pack

2:00pm - 3:00pm Center Time

3:00pm - 3:15pm Closing Circle

3:25pm Dismissal

Daily and Late Arrivals

Every morning, the gate will automatically open at 8:30am to allow parents to arrive, wait until the gate opens on its own timer before entering. If you arrive prior to 8:30am, please que up to the right of the main gate as to not block traffic and do not follow staff members or volunteers arriving for work through the gate. Staff will not be available to supervise any students arriving before 8:30am. The gate will automatically close at 9:00am, if you arrive after this time, please press the blue button on the call box and let them know that you have a PreK student. ​

Car Tags

You will receive two (2) 'car tags' with your child's name. You must have it every afternoon to pick up your child. If you need more than the two (2) provided, please contact Mrs​. Lincoln here or at (912) 395-1508.

This tag serves several purposes, most importantly, your child's safety. The person with this tag is the person that we know​ is allowed to pick up your child. It is also your "ticket" to come through the ticket booth without paying admission. 

Early Pick-up

If you need to pick-up your child before the 3:25pm pick up time, we must know in advance by a written notice, an email or a phone call to your child's teacher. With prior notification, we will have your child prepared and ready for pick-up. 

Without previous notification​, you will be responsible for locating the class on the property and escorting your child back to the classroom in the to gather their personal belongings in order to leave. Note: You will still need your car tag for identification for picking up early.


Student pick-up begins at 3:25pm and usually ends around 3:40pm everyday.Check in with the admissions booth (with your car tag visible) then proceed through the stop sign to the back of the Welcome Center in the circle around the palm tree. No student will be able to leave with anyone who does not have an approved car tag. 

Please remember we are still open to the public for guests visiting​ Oatland Island Wildlife Center and be mindful of foot traffic.

No Pets

Oatland Island Wildlife Center has a strict policy against pets on the property - this is for the safety of your pets and our animal collection. The No Pets policy includes drop-off and pick-up! If you must have a pet with you, it must be contained in a kennel inside your vehicle. Please see our FAQ's page for more information regarding our policies. If a pet is left unattended in a vehicle, authorities will be notified.

Gopher Tortoises​

We are fortunate to have several of Georgia's state reptile, the gopher tortoise, living in burrows on our lawns. These animals are a threatened species and are therefore protected. PLEASE use caution while driving! Gopher tortoises are very active during the summer months and cross our roads and parking lot often. They move slowly, so be aware and avoid harming these wonderful animals.​​


 If you have any questions about Marshpoint Elementary's Pre-K program at Oatland Island, you can always contact Amanda Drought, the Pre-K Project Director for the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, at (912) 395-1330.

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