Our preschool, the Open Door School (ODS), has reopened for the first time since March 2020!

The school reopened with reduced enrollment and staffing to ensure the safety of our students, families and staff. We would like to thank the returning teachers and families for sticking with us during these unprecedented times. We are grateful for your support.

Led by our dedicated school administration and with invaluable input from our teachers, families, and other local childcare centers, the school has a comprehensive safety plan that guides them in operating safely to provide the same quality education and care for your children that we have always offered. We will, of course, continue to adhere to all state and county guidelines and mandates and will act with the safety of our community as the driver for all decisions. Although information about COVID-19 statistics for Mecklenburg County remains fluid, at this time we are confident that we can operate safely.

The ODS Managing Team–Meghan Beverley, Stephanie Clemens (FCA chair), David Flynn (chair), Alesia Hutto (UUCC staff liaison), Sheila Locklear (ODS Director), Elaine Peed, Jennifer Taylor and Jim Van Fleet–will continue to monitor operations closely.

ODS still has a few openings in their full-day class and their 4yr/5yr half-day class and will begin open enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year in February. See details below for more information.

We are still enrolling families for the 2021 school year

We currently have openings in our 4/5s class (M-TH or M-F options) and our full-day program. For more information email enroll.opendoor@gmail.com or call 704-364-1521.

Registration for the 21-22 school year will start in February

Currently enrolled and previously enrolled families will receive registration forms on February 15th. In-house registration will run until the 26th of February. In house class placements will be made by March 1st. Registration for new families will begin on March 1st and will run until March 12th. ALL class placements will be announced by the end of March. For more information on enrolling next year email enroll.opendoor@gmail.com or call 704-364-1521.