Eco Kidz Preschool In Bend Oregon
Offering a High Quality Nature Inspired Preschool Program
Enroll Now! Accepting Applications for Summer 2017 and the 2017/2018 School Year
Children 3-6 years old learn through nature and play. Eco-Kidz is an innovative place where children blossom in a fun, safe, nurturing Eco-environment that has been created just for them to imagine, wonder and explore their world around them. Our curriculum is play-based and meets NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). Eco Kidz also offers an environmentally-friendly and toxin-free learning space, both indoors and out. Hear more from our Bend preschool parents.
For openings call 541-390-0396 or email.
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9 AM- 3 PM
Our Bend Preschool Offers:
- Full and part time openings.
- 1:10 ratio & small group activities.
- A unique, creative, and culturally diverse curriculum.
- Yoga for children.
- A monthly parent's night out.
- Sibling discount.
- Before and after kindergarten care available.
The Children will:
Enjoy learning songs and stories as well as cooking and eating foods from all over the world.
Participate in hands-on activities that develop the whole child and teach them to embrace both
their local and global community.
Our Preschool Curriculum:
Our Curriculum includes a monthly theme that encourages the children to explore and
learn about the natural world as well as promote their independence and creativity. The
children will have the opportunity to learn: letters, numbers, shapes, social and emotional
skills, as well as beginning science and social studies concepts.
We believe that learning takes place when children play and are given activities that inspire creativity and activity. Some of the learning
opportunities that will be provided weekly are:
- Art: We will also provide a wide array of art materials and prepare various art
projects that are developmentally appropriate for each age group and reflect
- Science/Cooking: Our science activities will include weekly cooking projects,
sand and water play, exploration and discovery of the natural world, and both
long and short term projects that are thoughtfully developed and specifically
designed. We will experiment with foods from around the world.
- Music & Dramatic Play: Our dramatic play area is filled with a variety of
materials that allow the children to use their imagination while creating stories
and traveling wherever their minds will allow. Children can dress up as their
favorite animal with our furry collection. The children will learn new songs
each week and experiment with musical instruments.
- Yoga: At the beginning of both morning and afternoon circle the children will have a
chance to participate in a mini yoga class designed especially for little ones. Yoga
helps children learn how to listen to and respect their bodies. They will also enjoy
learning more about animals and nature through poses that build character and
- Reading/Writing: Our classroom is also equipped with a comfy reading area with a
large variety of books. The reading material utilized in class will reflect the many
cultures that are found in both our local and global community. Our writing area is set
up with everything needed to be an author, illustrator, veterinarian and the list goes on.
- Small Motor Area: There is a small motor area filled with toys and games that
stimulate and strengthen the children's small motor skills. Blocks, natural woods,
shells and much, much, more is available to children throughout the day, enticing them
to learn and grow through play!
- Outdoor Garden and Nature Play Every day:
We enjoy our Garden and Nature Play Ground two times a day. Children will have
the opportunity to be eco responsible gardeners. Care-taking worms are just one of
the fun aspects. They learn how to plant non GMO seeds. They enjoy watering and
watching flowers, vegetables; raspberries, strawberries, herbs, and our walnut tree
grow. Jumping aboard the tree house and looking out to Mt. Bachelor and the Three
Sisters as they slide down to join their friends in building a tower of wood.
Before and after Kindergarten programs vary according to parents' specific needs and
transportation availability. Bus transportation is available to and from Pine Ridge, Jewel and
Silver Rail Schools in Bend.