Intergenerational Pre-Kindergarten Program at Grace Living Center

  • Norman Public Schools (NPS) partners with Grace Living Center to offer an innovative, unique Pre-K program that allows students to experience daily interactions with the center's residents, known as "Grandfriends." The facility features two newly constructed classrooms and a playground built specially for the program. The academic curriculum is consistent with all Pre-K programs across the district and additionally provides real-world lessons in empathy, social history, conversation skills, and more.

  • Grandfriends serve as reading buddies with students and engage in activities such as Music and Movement Class, sing-alongs, dramatic play, shared studies, and ice cream socials. Students are supervised at all times by a certified teacher or the Grace Living Center Program Liaison during daily interactions with residents. These interactions can enhance children's social and emotional development, as the program provides a unique atmosphere for learning, caring, and cooperation. Students who have participated in intergenerational programs are also prone to feel more comfortable around those with disabilities than their peers who lack similar experiences.

    Grace Living Center is a proven leader in intergenerational programs.

     

     Grace Living Center Program Capacity

    There are two classrooms at Grace Living Center. The program can accommodate up to 40 students total, with each class limited to 20 students.

     

     

     Grace's Daily Schedule

    The Intergenerational Pre-K Program is on a full-day schedule. Class begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. Students may arrive no earlier than 7:50 a.m. This program follows the NPS calendar.

     

     

     Enrollment Information

    Enrollment in the Intergenerational Pre-K Program is included in traditional NPS Pre-K enrollment. Select the Intergenerational Program as first choice when making a site selection.

     

     

     Safety

    Anyone interacting with students in the Intergenerational Pre-K Program must have successfully completed a background check.

     

     

     Student Meals

    Breakfast and lunch are served on-site by our food services partner, Sodexo. A monthly menu is available for families.

     

     

     Location

    The program is located at Grace Living Center. The address is 201 48thy Avenue S.W., Norman, OK 73072.

     

     

     Additional Questions

    For questions about the Intergenerational Program, please call the Early Childhood office at 405-366-0531 or email Jaylynn Richardson, Early Childhood and Elementary Program Coordinator, at jaylynnr@normanps.org.