Prospective Parents

Our early childhood education program offers

Outdoor exploration is part of preschool at Old Mill Center

Flexible scheduling. Choose between 5 days, 3 days, or
2 days per week. School hours are 8am–noon.

Rates. $110 per month per day. For example, the rate for a child attending Tuesday and Thursday is $220 per month.

Low child to staff ratio. In addition to our highly trained staff, we have a number of dedicated volunteers and university interns providing lots of one-to-one interaction with children.

Play-based, active learning. Our curriculum activities are designed to promote active leaning in art, storytelling, literacy, math, science, music, movement, health and safety. We teach the ‘Handwriting without Tears’ and ‘Second Step Violence Prevention’ curriculum.

Positive discipline. Our staff is highly skilled in providing consistent guidance that emphasizes respect, caring, self-esteem, and collaborative problem solving.

Parent Involvement and support. Progress notes and newsletters are sent home twice a month to keep communication flowing. Regular parent-teacher conferences and parent meetings give parents the opportunity to be part of the team in developing their child’s educational program.

Beautiful facility in a park setting. With our large outdoor play area and with Starker Arts Park right next door, the outdoor possibilities are endless!

Specially trained staff. Our trained educators also have access to special educators and counselors to meet the needs of all children.


Preschool Teachers

Donna Brown | Preschool | Old Mill CenterDonna Brown, BS
Lead teacher in the Preschool program. Donna graduated from Oregon State University with an Early Development option. She has taught in the preschool for nine years. She loves to see the children’s faces light up when they learn something new.