As a preschool designed by a licensed Oregon educator focused on creating an enriching environment where young children grow and thrive, A Child’s Place develops the social, emotional and problem-solving skills necessary for positive relationships and success at home and school, and in the community.
This child-centered program:
  • celebrates the growth of each child as a unique individual in a group of learners within a larger community,

  • recognizes the challenges and opportunities of these critical developmental stages, and

  • provides the groundwork for joyous engagement in life-long learning.

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These video clips are brief looks at the learning integrated into play.
Kids follow their interests in numbers and letters.
Zippers are soooo challenging!
Success is soooo satisfying!
Children share a universal need to develop independence and competence. Children learn best when they:
  • follow their interests,
  • have choices with a range of challenge and
  • many opportunities to practice,
  • struggle and succeed with a minimum of help, and
  • celebrate success.
As examples, look at books, building , puzzles, puzzling and science.