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 22, 2020

UO Student All Other Families
$4.50 per hour $5.60 per hour
$197 per week $246 per week

Classroom Hours

  • Redwing: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
  • Quail: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:45 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, lunch, and an afternoon snack are prepared by the Moss Street kitchen staff. 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.

Moss Street is a participant in the United States Department of Agriculture Food Program. We utilize different food service styles based on the age of the children.

Preschool children are served family style. Family-style service requires that the children pass food around the table at least three times. Children serve themselves and can take the amount and type of food they desire. If staff assist children, they must serve the minimum portion required by the USDA. 

Learn More About Our Nutrition Program

Staff for our Preschool community

Aubrey Beckerman

Aubrey Beckerman

Lead Teacher
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Gena Hahn

Gena Hahn

Lead Teacher
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Krystal Sanchez

Krystal Sanchez

Lead Teacher
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Lori Bond

Lori Bond

Mentor Teacher, Assistant Director
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Sarai Brown

Sarai Brown

Lead Teacher
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