Join us as we wonder, discover and create.
As your child’s first school experience, we endeavor to provide a learning environment that cultivates growth-- socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. We encourage their first steps toward independence and guide them in relationships with others. We cheer their growing capabilities and strive to foster a curiosity in the world around them.
Inviting spaces and learning experiences are designed to encourage students to explore, grow and be adventurous in a community of friends. Materials and activities are chosen with the intention of actively involving children in learning through play, encouraging creative expression, and fostering wonder of our natural world.
Play is the highest form of research
Children are born creative and curious. They are tireless artists, storytellers and scientists. An educator's greatest challenge is to create a nurturing environment where children can play, explore, experiment, take risks, learn and grow.
Springwater Preschool is an independently operated program on the campus of Springwater Environmental Sciences School (SESS). We were designed in collaboration with Springwater School to provide early learning experiences for 3-5-year-olds in the community. The 2023-2024 school year marks our fifteenth year of serving preschoolers and their families.
Springwater Preschool offers a 3 hour morning or afternoon preschool program for 3-5-year-olds in a mixed-age grouping. Our preschool students are known as the Acorn Class on Springwater's campus.
Teachers Stephanie and Tina both have degrees in early childhood education and more than 30 years of experience working with young children and have been co-teachers here at Springwater for 7 years.
Full-time enrollment is 4 days Monday-Thursday. Children may be enrolled part-time with a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs option. Preschool enrollment will be capped at 16 students per class.
Our students live in Oregon City, Happy Valley, Estacada, Damascus, and the surrounding areas.
Children must be 3 years old before joining us.
Tuition and Fees
APPLICATION FEE: $35
Full Time: Mon-Thurs
Part-Time: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs