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Observation Preschool (Part-Time for Community Members)

Observation Preschool (part-time for community members)

Gresham High School runs a preschool program within the Child Development Center. This preschool prides itself on being an educational hands-on program. We attempt to prepare children to go on to be successful in Kindergarten programs. Children enrolled must be three (by September 1) to five years old.  They must be completely potty-trained, and able to take care of personal hygiene tasks.  Children must also have all current immunizations.  Enrollment is first-come, first-served; please complete an application and mail, drop off, or email it.

Each week in preschool we have a theme.  All activities we do are related directly to that theme.  We have a structured daily schedule that includes ample time for children to make choices about their playtime and several opportunities for small group and large group activities.  We have two short and one longer circle times per day.  Children are encouraged to play in any of the following areas during “Choice Time”:

                Explore (math and science), Book Corner, Creative, Sensory,
                Playdough, Painting, Craft, Blocks, Learning, and Homeliving.

The children also play outside, weather permitting, and are able to utilize the main building’s gym and larger areas.

Enrollment is up to 20 preschoolers per group.  The preschool is supervised by Mrs. Standish and an experienced preschool teacher, as well as up to 15 high school students helping with the children.  There are two groups per session.  Some children attend on Mondays and Thursdays, while other children attend on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Children in their last year of preschool may enroll in all four days.   Once a child is enrolled, there is an enrollment fee (due with enrollment papers) plus the session tuition fee (due on first day of preschool.