Beginning School: Ages 3 and 4

Ashbrook Independent School’s Beginning school programs provide a quality start for your child’s education. With outstanding teachers, facilities, and activities, there is no comparable child-care certified program in Corvallis, Albany, or the local area.

Pre-School  (Age 3 by Sept. 1st) This is the first school experience for many of our youngest students.  Our goal is to provide a “softer start” to instill a foundational love of learning by providing engaging exploratory activities that stimulate curiosity and wonder while learning how to work and learn along with others.  Thoughtful attention is given to the social and emotional growth of our littlest students ages 3-4 years old.

Pre-Kindergarten  (Age 4 by Sept 1st) These students are preparing for the more academic role in kindergarten.  Socially and emotionally these students are ready and excited to participate in more “real school” activities.  Activities including small motor development (writing/cutting/ fine finger manipulatives), pre-reading, as well as large motor development best prepare our students to step confidently into kindergarten.

Please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for information on monthly tuition.

Beginning School Schedule

 7:50 a.m. Classroom open for arrival
 8:30 a.m. Self-Directed Choice, Learn Through Play
 9:00 a.m. Morning Meeting
 9:20 a.m. Teacher-guided Intentional Learning
10:00 a.m. Snack (not provided)
10:30 a.m. Outdoor Play
11:30 a.m. Exploring Interests and Expanding Curiosities
12:00 noon Lunch (or Dismissal for 1/2 day students*)
12:30 p.m. Outdoor Play
 1:00 p.m. Rest Time
 2:00 p.m. Whole Group Story and Themed Activities
 2:45 p.m. Pack-up and Dismissal

Our After School Program (2:45—5:30 p.m.) provides planned activities and supervised play for students and allows for a flexible pick-up time for parents.

*Pre-K students starting the year as half-day will become full-day students half way through the year

Oregon’s Spark is a program that raises the quality and consistency of child care and early learning programs across the state. Ashbrook is certified at the Commitment to Quality level and is in the process of obtaining our star rating.

Ashbrook is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.