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Alsea Pups Preschool

 Alsea Pups Preschool for children ages 2 1/2-4 1/2 is accepting applications now for the school year 2017-18. Check with the Alsea School office, Ms. Mirium at the Alsea Pups Preschool or the SRF Office to get an application packet or to enroll.


Alsea Pups Preschool Information:

The preschool is a collaboration between Strengthening Rural Families (SRF), the Alsea School, and Alsea Pups Preschool families. SRF is a non-profit agency serving rural Benton County and supports the preschool administratively financially by raising funds, hiring the preschool director/lead teacher, paying classroom expenses and collecting tuition. The Alsea School provides the site, a classroom assistant and facilities support. The Pup’s families support the preschool via involvement, volunteer time, fundraising efforts and tuition fees.

Strengthening Rural Families actively seeks grant funding from bigger foundations, agencies, (e.g. United Way, Linn-Benton-Lincoln Early Learning Hub) and private donations to support the major preschool costs. In addition, tuition fees and parent fundraising lend support to these costs. The money raised and donated for the preschool is spent directly on preschool expenses.

The Alsea Pups Preschool needs parents' active involvement and financial support to keep things running and to keep the tuition affordable for all families. The parent fundraising commitment for 2017-18 is $5500.

If you have any questions about the preschool, please contact Ms. Mirium or SRF directly. The Alsea Pups Preschool lead teacher is Mirium Ulm.


Benton County Immunization Information:

See the Alsea Pups Preschool immunization information HERE



A typical preschool day will generally follow the pattern of:


8:00 Arrival and Social play


8:30 Circle time, Calendar, Weather, Music, Group gross motor, Discussion


9:00-10:15 Exploratory, Math and Literacy Centers, Art


10:15 Sharing, Literacy, Discussion


10:30 Recess

11:00 Lunch 

11:30 Dismissal (Please pick your child up promptly) 



Enrichment Program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For those 4 or older and/or with teacher recommendation.


11:45-12:00 Recess


12:00-12:30 Quiet time, Nap


12:30-1:00 Circle time, Social/Emotional Discussion, Geography


1:00-1:30 Art, Story time with Kindergarten


1:30-1:45 Snack


1:45-2:30 Literacy, Math Exploration


2:30-2:50 Circle time, Day review, Science experiment/discussion

2:50-3:10 Recess



3:10-3:20 Dismissal - Pick up/ bus (Please pick your child up promptly)

The preschool organizes its sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion.  The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.