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Community Arts Preschool, Inc.

368 South State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

(503) 635-6338


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

“Children learning about their physical and social world in a way that is natural for them”

We believe that the preschool years are the years of discovery. We also believe that a developmentally appropriate curriculum allows children to explore, examine, clarify and resolve that which they are learning about themselves and their environment. Opportunities for art, music, creative dramatics, puppetry, science, small and large motor-skill development and school readiness are the core of our curriculum.

Problem solving and conflict resolution are an integral part of this curriculum. These experiences stimulate growth in all developmental areas – physical, social, emotional, and intellectual, and are designed to develop children’s self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning and school.

We also believe that helping children develop a sense of belonging is fundamental toward the building of self-esteem. Children who feel they belong are much more willing to take a risk in relationships and a risk in learning.

As children experience their teacher’s respect for them, they extend that same respect to others and this is what builds a strong sense of community. This is the goal of Community Arts.

A Typical Day

We open the doors at 8:55 (for AM classes) and begin dismissal at ll:50. Pre-K and Afternoon 4’s begin at 12:30 and dismiss at 3:30 P.M. We encourage you to bring your child into the classroom at the start of the day. At dismissal, we will bring your child to you at the classroom door.