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Milwaukie Covenant Preschool

12201 SE Linwood Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222-2997

(503) 496-5106


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

I would say we are about half and half.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We are a developmental program and address each child at their own level and plan our activities accordingly.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our goal is to give children a positive early education experience in a nurturing environment. Our curriculum includes academic as well as social and spiritual goals. We have a Bible story once a week and emphasize Christian values in our teaching"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Each day our children have many free choice opportunities with lots of small motor, dramatic play, science exploration and literacy opportunities as well as structured art projects and free art. We have a group time with calendar (for 4's) a theme we talk about and music and fingerplays and storytime. We have either indoor or outdoor large motor time, and snack time as well.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We send a lot of communication home regarding our schedule and activities and encourage parents to interact with their children about their school day. We have a newsletter. We send home a readiness evaluation before they go to kindergarten and are available for conference on an individual basis.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage parents to leave and let us handle the problem, which usually ends soon after the parents leave and we get the child involved and distracted. Because we have taught for so many years, we are used to handling this issue.