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 24, 2019
|UO Student||All Other Families|
|$4.15 per hour||$5.60 per hour|
|$181 per week||$246 per week|
- Redwing: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
- Quail: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
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.
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.