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Below is a list of Columbia River Gorge Preschools and Kindergartens:
Alternate Roots Preschool
Where Curiosity, Creativity and Collaboration Take Root
Alternate Roots in Hood River is committed to nurturing the imagination, creativity and wonder that is inherent in all children. Our program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education, constructivist theory and recent neuroscience research. Our curriculum is emergent and based on our belief that children construct their own knowledge through meaningful experiences. Teachers are co-learners and collaborators with the children, keenly observing and providing guidance. Program values center around relationships, collaboration, creativity, community and connection to nature. Our unique environment is intended to be a studio where natural materials inspire playful inquiry.
Our website provides in-depth information including photos and videos in order for you to learn more about our philosophy and work with children and families. Please visit www.alternateroots.net or call 541-400-0159 for more information.
- Big and Little Buddies Early Childhood Education
3601 West 10th The Dalles, OR
We offer Preschool on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:45.
Free choice time; group time including finger plays, story time, concept
time; and outside play time. 1:1 interaction with Wahtonka High School's
Big Buddies during this time. We open September 11, 2001 and follow the Chenowith
School District calendar.
Beginnings on 616 State Ave., Hood River (541) 386-7717.
Enrolling now for the 2012-2013 Kindergarten Class.!
Class size limited to 16 students.
Please call 541 386-7717 for more information.
Children engage in creative art, science, math, cooking experiences, literature and drama, people and places, nature walks, creative movement and gardening. Children's natural curiosity and desire to make sense of their world are used to motivate them to become involved in learning activities.
- Hood River Community Education Preschools - Our play-based programs have been designed with the whole child in mind. Through the use of directed and independent play, children aged 3-5 years old will be learning problem-solving and creative thinking skills that are critical to all aspects of their development. Click below to view the preschool of your choice.
||Little Learners Preschool at Hood River Valley High School|
Preschool hours of operation: 9-12 Monday through Friday
(choose between our 2, 3 and 5 day programs)
Extended care options are available 7:15-4:30.
Contact: Angela Klein at 541.387.5723 for more information
Mid Valley Bilingual Preschool at Mid Valley Elementary
Preschool hours of operation: 9-12 Monday through Friday
(choose between our 2, 3 and 5 day programs)
Extended care options are available 7:30-4:30.
Contact: Socci Galvez at 541.387.5722 for more information.
Little Pandas Preschool at Pine Grove Elementary
Preschool hours: Monday-Friday 9 -12
Contact: Amanda Dunbar at 541.386.4919 ext. 4310
Farm Pre-School, Inc. on 800 Country Club Road in Hood River.
Learning Farm Preschool, Inc. provides preschool and licensed childcare
from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Friday for children 12 months to
10 years. We are open year round and also provide
After-school bus service provided from May Street and
Westside Schools. Call (541) 386-7997 or E-mail.
Feet Cooperative Preschool on 400 11th Street, Hood River (541)
386-1744. Email Little Feet Preschool.
A cooperative preschool is organized and operated by parents who take an active interest in their children’s first educational experience. Parents assist teachers as “parent teachers” in the classroom once or twice per month, as well as hold offices, raise funds and volunteer on committees.
- Little Oak Montessori School - Little Oak Montessori School offers a world class education to children in the Gorge and is a member of the Association Montessori International. We currently offer a preschool program for ages 2.5 to 6 years old and an elementary school for children 6-9. All of our programs exceed state standards.
Our White Salmon Campus is less than 7 minutes from Hood River and is located in a quiet wooded area surrounded by trees hundreds of feet tall. The outside is not just a play environment but very much part of the school.
The Montessori tradition has been creating life-long learners for more than 100 years. Take a look at our extensive website to research the advantages of the Montessori method in creating confident, curious students and great people. To learn more, visit www.littleoakmontessori.com, or call 509-281-1721.
Memories & Milestones Preschool located in ODELL at 3564 Jones Loop, Hood River, OR 97031
2012-2013 Now Enrolling
All parents want the best for their child. At Memories & Milestones Preschool, an in-home State Certified preschool, we provide your child with an elite education. Our program director, Mrs. Harjo, has 6 years teaching experience within public schools, Master’s Degree in teaching with an emphasis in Professional Learning Communities, State of Oregon Teaching License in Early Childhood, Step 11 certificate in Oregon Registry, and 6 years’ experience with preschoolers. Please view more information and testimonials on our website.
At Memories & Milestones Preschool we are adamant about providing your child with the education they not only need but deserve. We offer a high quality education that strives to encompass all of the following characteristics:
- A balance of teacher-directed structured learning, creative expression and child-initiated free play
- Activities that build academic skills at each individual child's level
- Experiences that are based on children's interests
- Small class sizes allowing for maximum student comfort and individual attention
- A loving environment fostering kindness, respect, and peaceful problem solving
For being a part of our learning academy every student receives throughout the school-year a:
- Memories & Milestones Preschool t-shirt
- First-day of school memory picture
- Class picture keepsake
- Book(s) for your home library
A quality preschool can be one of the greatest gifts you can give your child.
Register today to receive a special discount offer. Visit our website at www.memoriesandmilestonespreschool.com
for hours, rates, and additional information. Please call to arrange a time to visit (541) 571-2461. We look forward meeting you.
Our Children's Place, the Gorge's favorite indoor play space, introduces Our Playful Academy Preschool! Janet Davis, local early childhood educator, says "Not limiting my lesson plans to basic pre-school curriculum allows children to stretch their imagination, thus reaching their full potential as well as being able to enter their grade school years at the top of their class."
Our Playful Academy Curriculum includes:
· Socialization & Co-operative pl
· Advanced Academics
· Earth Awareness
· Creative Arts
· Language Studies to include:
· Spanish and Sign language
· Manners Matter
· Musical Appreciation
· Science Studies
· Young Yogi's
· Large and Small Muscle Maker
· Community Involvement
· Building Healthy Bodies
· Full use of the indoor play space
As my gift to you, I would like to offer your family the following benefits for being part of Our Playful Academy family:
· Two Date Nights to be used any months of your choice
· 20% off all merchandise the month of your child’s birthday
· A special Lifetime Membership to Our Children’s Place Play Space
for your child. Never pay to play again!
Our Children's Place is located at 1110 12th St on the corner of 13th and Taylor on the Heights in Hood River
- New Vision School - provide a loving education that nurtures the whole child: Body, Mind, and Soul. Where the love of learning is the main lesson. More info.
Care of Stevenson on 11 NW School St., Stevenson, WA.
licensed, non-profit child care center for kids 1-12 years of age.
Mon.-Fri., 7:00-6:00. Toddler, Preschool, Before and After School care
(supervised to and from Stevenson Elem; pick up from Carson bus).
Morning Preschool sessions, Mon-Fri., 9:30-12:30. Certified
teachers, fenced play yard, field trips,
nutritious snacks. Call (509) 427-7711 or stop in for a tour, enrollment
packet, or rate information. Email
School at 912 May Street, Hood River 541.399.2164
In an atmosphere based on love, cooperation and respect
for each child's unique spirit we provide an environment where
children feel safe to be active learners and explorers.
We welcome children from 2 1/2 - 5years old, maintaining
a low child to teacher ratio of 6:1, with no more than 12 children
each day. We are open from 8:15-2:00 on Tuesday thru Friday.
Please call for an
appointment to speak with the director and visit our school.
Learners Preschool. Crafts, music, snacks, stories,
creative play and more.
For info on registration, call Hood
River County Community Education at
Two Mountain Montessori
229 NE Washington Street, White Salmon
Two Mountain Montessori is proud to announce that we are now enrolling for the 2008-2009 school year! Located in the heart of White Salmon, we are excited to offer a beautiful home-like environment to children between the ages of 2.5 - 4.5. We are committed to adhering to the standards established by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). The staff at Two Mountain will strive to abide by the principles of this distinguished organization and to honor the ideals of Dr. Maria Montessori.
We are committed stewards of the Earth and are proud to maintain a peace-oriented, chemical free environment as well as offering high quality organic snacks made with love. We will offer a generous amount of quality outdoor activities. We are excited to begin projects such as work in our greenhouse, with our composters, and eventually, with our chickens!
We are a half day preschool and currently offer 3 and 4 day options. Please call or e-mail to learn more about our school, staff, and community. We look forward to hearing from you!
We're at 2810 W. Tenth Street, The Dalles, OR. Call (541) 296-2662.
The preschool is open from 9:00am to 11:30 am Monday through Friday. The preschool
is a ministry of Faith Lutheran Church, and it is also held at the church.
People can choose to send their children two, three, four or five days a week. The
registration fee is $40.00. The preschool accepts three, four and five
year olds. The children should be potty trained. Call the preschool for
a registration form and for fee schedule.
If you have a student who needs a little catch up, find some local qualified
tutors on our tutoring page.
More helpful phone numbers:
House Pre-School (541) 298-8586
Sunshine Pre-School (541) 296-1478
World Pre-School (541) 298-8508
Migrant Ed (541) 298-6661
Start (Central Office) 1-541-386-2010 (The Dalles 298-8801)