Marshpoint Elementary and Oatland Island Wildlife Center are excited that your child is enrolled in the Nature PreK program at Oatland for the 2023-2024 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 - 8:55am Arrival & Breakfast
8:55am - 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 - 3:55pm Dismissal
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.
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.