509J Preschool Philosophy


509J preschool provides a stable, safe, nurturing environment where children benefit from both free play and high levels of learning.  We will celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of each child.  We are committed to partnering with families to ensure every child will flourish and learn.

The program will use the Oregon Learning Guideline standards.  Our learning focuses are the development of:

Language and social skills
Large and small muscles (gross and fine motor)
Number sense and literacy skills

The program will use a balance of play, individual, small group and whole group instruction.  Our goal is to prepare preschool students academically and socially so that they can successfully enter kindergarten

Program Details

  • FREE
  • Accepting students  ages 3-4 years old
  • Two classrooms of up to 18 students with one teacher and one full-time educational assistant
  • Household income under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level:  Currently $55,500 for a family of four
  • Two teachers, two full-time educational assistants
  • Transportation provided if needed
  • Lunch provided
  • Hours: 8am – 2:30pm

Other Information

  • Must attend program 85% of the time or more to be eligible
  • In-person starting late October (orientation and start date to be determined)

Contact Us


Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon




Alicia Gordon

541-475-7265 ext 2368

Cristal Enriquez

541-475-7265 ext 2391


Educational Assistants

Ana Alvarado

Olga Grande


Preschool Director:

Julie Mitchell

541-475-7265 ext 2347

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