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Memories & Milestones Preschool LLC

3564 Jones Loop
Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 571-2461


Memories and Milestones Preschool is an in-home child care center for early childhood development that specializes in educational services to prepare children in Hood River, OR for kindergarten.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Memories & Milestones Preschool LLC is an academic based early childhood development center. We believe that a quality preschool shoud have: - A balance of teacher-directed structured learning, creative expression and child-initiated free play - Activities that build academic skills at each individual child's level - Experiences that are based on children's interests - Small class sizes allowing for maximum student comfort and individual attention - A loving environment fostering kindness, respect, and peaceful problem solving Our program strives to encompass all those characteristics.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Our focus at Memories & Milestones Preschool is on core subjects; reading, math, and writing. We also emphasize key areas for preschoolers such as social skills, language skills, etc. Through our curriculum we introduce life sciences as well as other pertinent information about the world around us.

From the Director:

With the push from No Child Left Behind Act and Adequate Yearly Progress schools are required to meet much higher demands. As a result, it is my mission to prepare students for the vigorous educational journey they will bestow upon. At Memories & Milestones Preschool I am adamant about the entire well being of your child. I am eager and devoted on building a solid foundation for your child’s educational journey. Since this is the beginning of your child’s education it is important to me that they receive a high quality education that they will enjoy. I will ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential to their success.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child is unique and therefore learns in different ways and pace across various subject areas. As an experienced public school teacher I know how to create differentiated lessons for each child and how to monitor their learning through a facilitator standpoint. At Memories & Milestones Preschool each child will be assessed for learning in order to optimize academic achievement. We offer parents a written report of how their child is meeting school readiness. I can bet you no preschool around here offers this critical component to preparing your child for kindergarten and life.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Memories & Milestones Preschool will be a place where all students foster friendships, a joy for learning, and the necessary foundation skills.

A Typical Day

Circle Time
School Time: Letter & Sounds
Discovery Time: Centers
Activity Time: Science
Arts & Crafts
Play Time: Centers
Remidiation/Extention Time
Get Ready for Home

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

On our classroom blog their will be updates on what our classes are learning about and possible activities parents can be doing with their child at home to reinforce what we are learning here at school. Parents will also receive a monthly calendar/newsletter that also reiterates this information.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

Separation anxiety is a realistic factor for preschool age students learning how to cope apart from their parents. At Memories & Milestones Preschool we offer small sized classes to give each child the attention they deserve and need. We make certain to communicate with parents on how their child is doing.