Supervised toddler playing at Moss Street Children’s playground.

Preschool

Ages 3–5 Years

Preschool is a busy time! Children are exploring the world around them, their own creativity, and the social world of friends. We see teachers as facilitators of their learning through play and classroom activities. Our goal is to build a positive self-image in every child by fostering their ability to:

  • Build respectful relationships with peers and adults
  • Develop thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop creativity and imagination
  • Develop a functional knowledge of the physical world and beginning academics
  • Develop a positive attitude toward school and appropriate school behaviors
  • Learn respect for the earth and all living things

Cost of Services

EFFECTIVE JUNE 20, 2022

UO Student All Other Families
$4.80 per hour $5.95 per hour

Classroom Hours

  • Redwing: Monday–Friday, 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
  • Quail: Monday–Friday, 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.

Daily Communication

We recognize that parents often need current information about their child’s sleeping, eating, and other routines, as well as their behavior while in care. Brief check-ins at drop-off or pick-up are a good way to share information about how children are doing each day. However, teachers are often busy with other children, so they may not always be available.

In addition to conferences that are scheduled each year, parents or teachers can request an individual meeting if questions or concerns arise.


Food

Breakfast and an afternoon snack are prepared by the Moss Street staff. Parents provide a daily shelf-stable lunch. The children and staff eat all meals together at classroom tables. We believe that these shared meals help develop relationships, interest in food, good eating habits, and social and self-help skills. 

Learn More About Our Nutrition Program

Staff for our Preschool community

Ashley Carpenter

Ashley Carpenter

Preschool Lead Teacher
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Dan Tewksbury

Dan Tewksbury

Preschool Lead Teacher
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Gena Hahn

Gena Hahn

Preschool Lead Teacher
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Sadie Bristol

Sadie Bristol

Preschool Lead Teacher
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Sarai Brown

Sarai Brown

Preschool Lead Teacher
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