Oak Lawn United Methodist
Day School 2017-2018 Curriculum                           
August 28-September 1 Back to School
September 5-15 Apples
September 18-29 My Body
October 2-13 Outer Space
October 16-27 Spiders
October 30– November 10 Farm
November 13–22 Fall/Thanksgiving
November 27-December 1 Teacher Choice
December 4-15 Gingerbread
December 18-21 Christmas
January 2-12 Penguins/Winter
January 16-26 Dinosaurs
January 29-February 2 Teacher Choice
February 5-16 Bears/Valentines
February 20-March 2 Transportation
March 5-14 Pond
March 19-29 Easter/Spring
April 3-13 Rainforest
April 16-20 Week of the Young Child
April 23-27 Caring for the Earth
April 30– May 11 Mexico
May 14-25 Insects
May 28– June 1 Teacher Choice
June 4 -August 22 Summer Theme: Community Workers


Oak Lawn United Methodist Day School

2017-2018 Academic Calender 

September 4, 2017 Closed Labor Day

October 13, 2017 Early Closure, 4 p.m. Staff Meeting

November 10, 2017 Closed Staff Development

November 22, 2017 Early Closure, 12 p.m. Thanksgiving

November 23-24, 2017 Closed Thanksgiving

December 22– January 1 2018 Closed Christmas Holiday

January 15, 2018 Closed  MLK Day

February 19, 2018 Closed Staff Development

March 15-16, 2018 Closed Maintenance Days

March 30-April 2, 2018 Closed Easter Break

April 27, 2018 Early Closure, 4 p.m. Staff Meeting

May 28, 2018 Closed Memorial Day

June 15, 2018 Early Closure, 4 p.m. Staff Meeting

July 4, 2018 Closed Independence Day

August 23-24, 2017 Closed Staff Development


Our teachers and staff work together to create a thematic curriculum that is interesting to young children and offers vast opportunities for children to learn about their world.  Our goal is to encourage to become life-long learners.  As children become older, we integrate academic concepts through the natural way children play so they are well prepared for future educational endeavors.  Themes generally last two weeks and include language, math, science, art, dramatic play, movement, music, multicultural, and nutrition activities.  Work with teachers in small groups in short directed activities is balanced by self-initiated play in learning centers with thematic materials.  Through each theme, we also introduce Spanish words, community workers, and classic nursery rhymes.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, please call (214) 521-0900.