1, 2 & 3-Year-Olds

Oakhurst Learning Center follows the “Florida Standards Guide for 1, 2 and 3-Year-Old Children”. Our Curriculum of choice is “The Creative Curriculum” by Teaching Strategies. This Largo Pre-K school is a Gold Seal Accredited School with the State or Florida. Our Accreditation program is the APPLE (Accredited Professional Pre-school Learning Environment). We combine all that is required from these three books to create fun; enriching experiences that help the children grow.

The children’s days are filled with inside and outside time, open center time, science and art experiences, and circle time where games and concepts are taught. Centers inside where the children can explore are Dramatic Play, Construction, Language and Literacy, Small motor, Sand and Water, Art, and Science. Areas to explore on our large playgrounds are sandbox, swings, slides, bikes and trikes, bounce toys, spinners, climbers, tubes, and quiet reading and art.

Furniture, playground equipment, and toys are carefully chosen tools that are arranged to meet the safety and developmental levels of the children. These tools are necessary to help aid in meeting the goals of the Standards, Curriculum, and Accreditation requirements. The children at this school learn through carefully staged play spaces and experiences based on their interests.

The best time to check out our school is between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11:30. The children are actively engaged in the opportunities placed before them.

Meals at Oakhurst

Well-balanced nutritious and appetizing lunch and snacks are served to the children.

The goal of our program is to introduce different types of foods and to help teach good eating habits.

We will avoid serving overly sweet items and encourage children to appreciate the natural flavors of a variety of wholesome foods.

1, 2 & 3-Year-Old Program Staff

Mrs. Ashley: Room 2

My name is Mrs. Ashley and I recently retired from my life as a three-year-old teacher to start a new life working with the one-year-old children. I have a Bachelors Degree and an Associates in Early Childhood Education. I have designed the program and I am very excited to be working with this age group again. I have been working at OLC for over two decades. When I am not at OLC, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and shooting pool!

Ms. Sarah: Room 6

My name is Ms. Sarah and I use to go to OLC when I was in elementary school! I now am a two-year-old teacher and mother to four boys! I have an Associates in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy fishing and reading when I am not running my circus at home.

Ms. Serina: Room 8

The children call me Ms. Serina. I am a mother of two terrific kids. I have been teaching since 1988 and the majority has been with the 2 to 3-year-olds. It has been over 20 years at Oakhurst Learning Center. My CDA is in Early Childhood Development. I have a current First aid and Infant & Child CPR. Over the years I have taken many classes in working with young children and brain development. I do enjoy attending the ECA annual conference on young children in the fall every year. I like to cook. I like to hike sometimes with my kids and their dad in my spare time.

Mrs. Jelena: Room 5 & 6 Aide

The children call me Ms. Jelena. I have been at Oakhurst Learning Center for 18 years. Originally I and my family came from Sarajevo. I have a Language Degree from the University of Sarajevo and my husband is a talented Mechanical Engineer. I have 3 great children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. I love to do art with the children and help them with their language development. When not at school I love to cook, clean my house, read, and walk. I also cook lots of fish my husband and son catch.

Ms. Jackie: Room 6

The children call me Ms. Jackie. I have been part of the team at OLC for almost 10 years. I was a pre-school teacher in Scotland for 13 years before moving to sunny Florida with my husband and 3 boys. I enjoy being with the 2-year-old children and love making their first year at pre-school a wonderful, nurturing, learning experience. I enjoy arts and crafts, reading, and spending time with my boisterous boys. I have an NNEB (child care) qualification which I gained while in Scotland, I also hold a current CPR and First Aid certificate.

Ms. Caylie: Room 7

Ms. Caylie is our three-year-old teacher. She has a Bachelors’s Degree in Educational Studies and has been a wonderful addition to our OLC team. This will be her third year teaching at OLC. She loves tea, reading, and writing fantasy novels and she is skilled at character acting and stilt walking.


As our time at Oakhurst Learning is coming to an end, I wanted to just share my utmost gratitude for each and every one of you. I know that finding your school was a true blessing from God. We had been to several places before we ended up at Oakhurst. Our experience has truly been out of this world. Everyone is so kind, caring and knowledgable. If I could rate our experience I would give you 5 stars. I hope you had a great teacher appreciation week. Our family truly appreciates what each and everyone of you do.

— Parent of an Oakhurst Student