Preschools

Childcare is a tricky situation right now. Willamalane’s facilities are equipped with the space needed for extra safety, plus staff trained to create an environment that is both secure and fun.

Willamalane preschools serve kids from ages 3-5, both part-time and full-time. Please note that registration for Preschool programs may be difficult on a mobile device. Please try our desktop site for an easier experience.

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Registration Information

All children must be toilet trained prior to entering the program.

Register in advance online. Please note you will be charged a $30 registration fee for each child, a portion of which goes toward classroom materials. Please bring a copy of current immunization records for each child and any legal or court documents. 

Payments
Payments and schedules will be dependent on the program. Fees must be paid in full in order for a child to participate. Please see the Parent Handbook for more information.

Scheduled Payments
Register your child for September through December. Your credit or debit card will be charged each month, beginning the second month after initial registration. A two-week notice is required to withdraw.

Discounts Available
Sibling discount: 20 percent for children registered in the same program. Discount does not apply to siblings in separate programs.

Building Access
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents will have to remain outside the facility and staff members will sign in students. 
 
Additional information:
Full-day Preschool: Little Learners

Bob Keefer Center, Ages 3-5. Kids learn through play in a structured, nurturing environment. Our curriculum is designed to stimulate preschoolers and their independence in cooperation and social interaction. The ratio of staff members to children is 1-to-10.  See the calendar here.

Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm
In-district fee: $187/week ID or $224/week OD 
Annual registration fee: $30
Register here
 
Part-time Preschools
 
Ready Robins
Bob Keefer Center, Ages 4-5. This class meets the growing needs of students who are ready for more time in class, focusing on the skills necessary for success in kindergarten. Children expand reading, writing, science and math concepts. Children also enjoy art, creative movement and imaginative play. The ratio of staff members to children is 1-to-10.  See the calendar here.
 
Monday-Thursday, 12:15-3:45 p.m.
Fee: $310/mo. 
Annual registration fee: $30
Register here
 
Jumping Jays
Bob Keefer Center, Ages 3-5. Willamalane and Early Childhood CARES jointly offer this inclusive learning environment. Skilled teachers prepare children for greater success in kindergarten by focusing on academic components as well as teaching critical social-emotional skills. Education consultants provide regular support. The ratio of staff members to children is 1-to-8. Program follows the Early Childhood CARES service schedule; preschool begins Oct. 5. See the calendar here.

Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $185/mo. 
Annual registration fee: $30
Register here
 
Cheery Chickadees
Age 3-5 by Sept. 1. Early Childhood CARES is looking for 3-5 year old peer models for an inclusive preschool program. The program provides positive learning experiences appropriate to the individual developmental needs of each child.
This unique program is filled with opportunities to:
  • Develop social connections within a safe community.
  • Develop self-confidence and increase independence.
  • Experience fun, engaging activities and events.
Monday-Thursday following Early Childhood CARES service schedule, 1:15-4:15pm. Preschool begins Sept. 28.
Fee: $125/mo. 
One-time registration fee: $25
Fees for June are prorated.
Learn More
Not a Willamalane program; please visit the above website or call 541-735-1766 for information.
  

Safety Information

Willamalane is implementing extensive measures around physical distancing and sanitation to keep students, families, and staff as safe as possible as we follow all current guidelines and recommendations.
 
What changes did you make for preschool this fall?
We are maintaining smaller, stable group sizes. Each class will have the required ratio of staff to children. We will be encouraging physical distancing in classes as much as possible and have implemented thorough sanitation processes and illness monitoring protocols. 
 
Will Willamalane track any illness symptoms or outbreaks?
Yes. We will be checking for symptoms of new coughs or fevers for anyone entering the area where there are students. All students must have their temperature taken before entering the class area. If we suspect an illness or infection, we will isolate the student and contact a parent or guardian, so they can go home. 
 
If a student or staff, or anyone in their household, has recently had an illness with a fever or a new cough, they should remain at home until: 
  • At least ten days after illness onset, 
  • 24 hours after the fever is gone without using fever-reducing medicine, 
  • Symptoms are improving.
Students or staff who have had direct exposure to COVID-19, will not be able to return until 14 days after the exposure, assuming they do not exhibit symptoms. We will also be keeping daily logs for each stable group to help identify anyone at-risk, should there be any illness associated with a student or staff member.
 
What policies are in place for Willamalane staff and teachers taking care of students?
Staff will interact with the same group of students. Willamalane staff have received thorough training of all new safety and program protocols, including policies around face coverings and increased sanitation. Read more about what safety measures Willamalane staff are taking.
 
Will students and teachers have to wear face coverings?
Children in kindergarten and up must wear a face covering at all times while indoors, and outdoors when physical distancing cannot take place. Younger children may wear a face covering, if a parent requests this. This is in accordance with new state rules.  All staff interacting with patrons must all wear masks while indoors or while unable to maintain a six-foot difference while outdoors.
 
What changes to pick-up and drop-off are you making?
Once your family is registered, we will share check-in information, drop off and pick-up sites, and any other information families will need to know. Parents will remain outside of the school area for drop off and pick up.
 
What sanitation procedures are you taking?
We are closely following and staying up-to-date on statewide and industry guidelines to keep our students, families, and staff safe. To keep us all healthy, we have developed guidelines for daily health checks, physical distancing, handwashing, sanitizing items, classroom cleaning, adjusted activities, meals and snacks, and drop off and pick up.
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