Alsea Pups Preschool is a certified childcare center for children ages 3 to 5 with up-to-date immunizations. This is a Preschool Promise classroom. Our mission is to provide affordable education and high-quality care and kindergarten readiness for children who will soon transition into kindergarten. We work together with parents to help children learn, develop and promote early literacy while cultivating their social-emotional awareness.
Our preschool is a collaboration between Strengthening Rural Families (SRF), the Alsea School, and Alsea Pups Preschool families.
In August 2020, Strengthening Rural Families received a two-year Preschool Promise Program grant from the Early Learning division. The PSP is a publicly funded program that offers free preschool to families who live in Oregon with children who are at least 3 years old but not yet eligible for kindergarten and whose incomes are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline. For 2020-2021 SRF applied for and received an Income Eligibility Exception for Frontier and Rural Communities, which allowed for all families to qualify for PSP, regardless of income level.
All Alsea Pups families will be required to fully complete the PSP application process before the start of preschool. This is a mandatory part of the program registration and is in coordination with the Early Learning Hub.
The funding provides an increase in resources to address the current gaps in access to affordable, high quality, culturally relevant preschool opportunities for families experiencing challenges. High quality preschool is one of the most effective strategies for closing the opportunity gaps, preparing children for kindergarten and ultimately raising school achievement.
The Alsea Pups Preschool could not exist without these combined funding sources. The preschool needs your active involvement to keep things running for all families. If the Preschool was strictly fee for service, without the shared funding, tuition would exceed $9,500 per year, per student. The parent fundraising commitment for 2021-22 is $1,000.
This is a Preschool Promise classroom and has eligibility requirements. Your child must be enrolled prior to the first day of school.
Additionally, you will need to pick up and complete a registration packet from the Alsea Pups Preschool. We will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and current immunization records for our records, so please be prepared. (We can take a copy of the birth certificate here.) If you do not have your child’s birth certificate, please order one now. These packets will be ready to pick up by July 22nd, 2021.
Mirium Ulm, Preschool Director, Lead Teacher & Alsea Community Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, ph. (541) 231-3602
Primary Phone: (541) 487-3106
Alsea School: (541) 487-4305
Preschool Address: 178 S. 3rd St., Alsea, OR 97324