About Early Learning/4K

  • Our Early Learning/4K Program is dedicated to the continual enrichment of our youngest learners. Our 4K is a half-day program; a 4K school year calendar can be found at OregonSD.org/calendar.

    The following goals and strategies reflect our vision and commitment.

    Whole Child Emphasis

    • Our teachers develop engaging lessons and classrooms that support creativity, curiosity, critical thinking and relationship building. We create nurturing environments to build strong foundational skills.
    • Students practice strategies to encourage growth in all areas of development.  

    Educational Equity

    • All students have access to high quality preschool programming through our community partners. Our program has full inclusion, ensuring a nurturing environment for ALL children to learn and grow.  
    • All staff will participate in District equity training through our professional development.
    • Family partnerships are continuously developed and nurtured through our extensive outreach programming. 

     Relevant and Empowering Learning Experiences

    • Our program is driven to produce rich, engaging experiences to foster confidence in learning.
    • We provide students with creative environments that encourage multisensory learning, critical thinking and exploration.
    • Our community sites create purposeful play experiences to develop strong relationships and a better understanding of the world they live in. 

    Caring and Professional Educators

    • All staff attend monthly District professional development opportunities.
    • Staff continually collaborate to improve professional growth through co-planning and collaborative classroom visits.
    • Our District works closely with all community partners to create healthy, engaging and high quality preschool experiences.

    Strong Family and Community Relationships

    • Our community sites all create multiple opportunities for family involvement. Our program offers more than 100 outreach hours, outside of classroom programming.
    • Our program believes family and community partnerships are at the core of our success. We work to build strong relationships within our supportive community.