Who we are

  • I am delighted to welcome you to the Oak Knoll Early Childhood Center website. My name Is Mrs. Aherne and I am the Principal. Oak Knoll Early Childhood Center opened in August 2018. We are continuing a rich tradition as Oak Knoll Elementary was built in 1957 and served Kindergarten through sixth grades for most of its history.

    Oak Knoll Early Childhood Center will have all of our Early Childhood programing for students aged 3 to 5 years old. Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) classes are for children that are eligible for special education services due to a disability and have Individualized Education Plans (IEP). Blended Preschool classes are for children with IEPs and for community students that are attending for their Preschool experience. The ARISE preschool is an at-risk preschool program for 3 to 5 years olds. We also have a section of Preschool for All (PFA) which is a grant funded classroom serving at-risk students much like our district funded ARISE program. All Kindergarten classes are located here with the only exception being the Dual Language Kindergarten classes. That program is at Three Oaks Elementary which is the location for the entire Dual Language Program. In addition to the foregoing classes, the Outpatient Speech Program for 3 to 5 year olds is located at Oak Knoll Early Childhood Center and we are the location for Preschool Screenings.

    We have an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and invite you to check out opportunities to get involved and help support the students and staff by volunteering your time and talents. Check out the PTO tab on the website for more information. We are looking for parent volunteers to help out in the building throughout the school year. We will have sign ups available at the start of the school year.

    Our mascot is the Owl and our school colors are red and gray. The staff at Oak Knoll Early Childhood Center is committed to providing your child a safe, nurturing and dynamic learning environment. We look forward to meeting your child and beginning our time together. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

    Sincerely,

    Jenny Aherne
    Principal
    Jenny.aherne@cary26.org
    224-357-5550

Oak Knoll