We are pleased to provide educational, recreational
and social enrichment opportunities for your
preschooler in a safe school setting.
To register for Preschool, please click HERE!!
- The Preschool hours are 6:45 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Our schedule is consistent with the Oregon City School District Calendar regarding Holidays, Winter and Spring Breaks.
- We will not, however, observe district “no school days” (teacher work days/in service days). In other words, we will have regular preschool on those days.
- In addition, the preschool program operates through the summer.
What are the fees and tuition for Preschool?
There is a $50 annual registration fee per family, per school year (September-August). Monthly tuition is as follows:
5 days per week $675/month
4 days per week $580/month
3 days per week $490/month
2 days per week $360/month
May I pre-register to secure a place for my child?
To reserve a place for your child you must pay a deposit of: the $50 registration fee as well as ½ of the first month’s tuition and provide us with the anticipated first date of attendance. This date must be within 45 days from the date of deposit. The deposit is non-refundable.
Who can attend?
Children must be three years old by September 1st of the current school year. Children must be toilet trained.
The preschool does not operate on days when Oregon City Schools are closed due to inclement weather. However, if Oregon City Schools have a late opening due to weather, the preschool will also open late.
If the Oregon City School District has an unscheduled early release due to weather or other circumstances, you may be contacted to pick up your child early.
In case of inclement weather on a scheduled School Day, please listen to or watch the morning news. You can sign up for “flash alert” for the latest school news and emergency information on the OCSD website. You may also call our Eastham office for a recorded message.
How do I register for Preschool?
To register for our Preschool program, please call our office at 503.785.8520 or stop in at 1404 7th Street, Oregon City and request enrollment instructions.
Our enrollment is completed and maintained on-line. For more information on how to register, please call 503-785-8520 and press 0.
How do I go about making my monthly payment? When is it due?
On line instructions are available. Once you set up your account, you will go on line monthly and fill out your calendar. You may pay by debit or credit card on line. Cash or check payments can be made in person at Eastham Community Center. Please call 503.785.8520 for assistance.
Completed Monthly calendars and payment is due by the 28th of the preceding month.
What do I do if I need financial help with payments?
What do I do if I need financial help with payments?
Parents needing information about the Oregon State DHS Self Sufficiency, ERDC Programs, or Military NACCRA subsidy benefits should contact the OCCE Account Specialist.
The local branch of the Oregon Department of Human Resources is located at 315 S. Beavercreek Rd., Oregon City, Oregon 97045,
After Oregon DHS eligibility is determined, parents are required to obtain a Child Care Provider Listing Form 7494E from their caseworker and bring, fax or have it sent to the OCCE Account Specialist at Eastham Community Center. The registration fee will be due upon registration. Parents will be asked to keep in touch monthly with the OCCE Account Specialist to sign billing forms and forecast the next month's schedule.
Co-pays are due by the 28th of the preceding month.
If my child is going to miss a day, what do I need to do?
To ensure the safety of your child and for planning purposes, please notify the preschool (503.785.8520) of any change in your schedule.
Who is allowed to pick up my child?
Children will leave the Preschool Program only with their parents or authorized persons listed on your DayCare Works account.
Parents MUST contact the preschool office (503.785.8520) if someone not listed as a contact will be picking up their child.
Please be sure that this person brings photo ID with them to pick up your child.
A note or verbal message via the child will not be accepted.
The Preschool Center closes at 6:15 P.M. sharp! There will be a $5.00 per minute charge for every minute the child remains after 6:15 P.M.
What does my child do at Preschool?
Our primary focus is to help your child get ready for Kindergarten by learning basic skills, while practicing being part of a classroom setting. This is accomplished through a variety of activities which includes, but is not necessarily limited to: free play time, to practice social skills and appropriate choice making; both large and small group times; activities to develop both large and small motor skills; music; and field trips.
- 7:00 - 7:50 Quiet activities
- 7:50 - 8:00 Clean up and hand washing
- 8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
- 8:30 - 8:55 Outside play
- 9:00 - 9:25 Free Play
- 9:25-9:30 Clean up
- 9:30 - 9:50 Circle time: Weather, calendar, letter, color, shape of the week, show and tell
- 9:50-10:00 Hand washing/snack prep
- 10:00-10:20 snack
- 10:20-10:30 snack clean-up/transition to small group time
- 10:30-11:15 Small groups (rotations)
- 11:15-11:25 Music, Story time
- 11:25-11:50 Free play
- 11:50-12:00 Clean up/hand washing
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch, recess
- 1:00 - 1:15 Bathroom etc, prep for story and nap
- 1:15 – 1:25 Story time, stretching, relaxation
- 1:25-2:25 Rest, nap time
- 2:25 - 2:45 Quiet activities (those who are sleeping may continue to do so)
- 2:45 – 3:00 Clean & put away mats/wash hands for snack
- 3:00-3:15 Snack
- 3:15 - 4:00 Outside playtime, take a walk
- 4:00 - 4:30 Group activities
- 4:30 - 5:20 Optional activities/free play
- 5:20-5;30 Clean up
- 5:30-6:15 Quiet activities/parent pick up
Health and Well Being
All of our staff has passed a background check. Our teachers and assistants are First Aid/CPR certified, possess an Oregon Food Handlers Card, and have had training in Blood Borne Pathogens, as well as State of Oregon Child Abuse and Neglect identification and prevention.
Please do not bring an ill child to preschool.
If your child has a fever please keep him/her home until the fever has been gone, without the use of fever reducing medication, for 24 hours.
Please also keep your child home if he/she has: diarrhea; nausea/vomiting; skin rash of unknown origin; discharge from the nose or eyes that is other than clear in color.
What if my child needs medication during the preschool day?
An Authorization for Medication must be filled out by the parent and signed by the physician.
All prescription medication must be in the original container with the student’s and the physician’s names and directions clearly marked on a pharmacy label.
All over-the-counter medication must be in the original container with the parent’s special instructions for the individual child.
Medications should be administered by a parent if at all possible before attending Preschool.
What are the procedures that staff would follow if they suspected a parent, guardian, or approved pick up person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of pick up?
It seems hard to believe, but this issue has come up from time to time. Because the safety of the children is our top priority, if there is ANY question as to whether someone is capable of safely transporting a child and caring for them, that person will be asked to call someone else approved to pick up the child, or we will call another contact. In an instance where the approved pick up person will not comply with this request, 911 will be called. Please know that we will always err on the side of safety.
What additional information do I need to know?
- Children must be toilet trained.
- Please have your child bring a coat, with his/her name in it, to school each day.
- Please have your child wash his/her hands upon arrival.
- Please walk your child in/out of the preschool and sign him/her in.
- Please send a “sack lunch” with your child each day.
- Volunteers must complete a school district background check and be approved.
- Please be sure that we are advised of any allergies your child has.
- We must a have a copy of your child’s immunization record.
What are the procedures to withdraw my child from the preschool program?
If you withdraw your child from the program for any reason, please notify Oregon City Community Programs and Resources (503-785-8520), as well as your child’s teacher, at least two weeks in advance.
Thank you for entrusting your child to us. We will do our best to provide a fun, nurturing, healthy and safe learning environment.
Preschool Coordinator/Lead Teacher
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.