Alsea Pups Preschool

Our Preschool

Alsea Pups Preschool is a certified childcare center for children ages 3 to 5. 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 families 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. 

We have 4 openings for the 2023-24 school year, so families who have children 3 and 4  can apply now! We would love to see you in our classroom!!

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Strengthening Rural Families has received a Preschool Promise Program grant from the ODE. We will have openings the 2023-24 school year. Please apply.

This funding allows us to provide free preschool to any family who has a 3 or 4 year old (born between 9/1-8/31) because we applied for and received an Income Eligibility Exception for Frontier and Rural Communities. This means if your child is 3 (born between 9/1/19-8/31/20) or 4 (born between 9/1/18 & 8/31/19) and not eligible for kindergarten, they will be able to attend, regardless of income level.

Because this is a collaboration with the local Early Learning Hub, all interested families have to fully complete the PSP application process before they start preschool. It is an online application, found here: New Submission (

The questions on the application about where you live and what your income level is can be confusing and make it seem like your child will not be eligible to attend, so please contact EL Hub staff or preschool staff or Lauri with any questions about it. We will happily walk you through the process.

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 $11,500 per year, per student. 

This is a Preschool Promise classroom and has eligibility requirements. Contact Ms. Mirium or Ms. Krysta at the Alsea Pups Preschool to get your child enrolled. We will you to complete an Alsea Pups enrollment packet, which includes us needing a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and  their current immunization 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. 

Please contact Lauri @ or Ms. Mirium at IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in attending Alsea Pups Preschool in 2023-24, so we can make sure you complete the forms you need to and we can connect you to the coordinated enrollment specialist.

Process for enrollment:

3. Complete registration packet from the Alsea Pups Preschool. Call Mirium at the preschool for more information.
You do not need to fill out an application or complete a registration packet if you have already done one for a previous year.

As a member of our preschool, your child:

  • will be encouraged to be safe and respectful to others and to the classroom learning environment
  • will be encouraged to create habits of listening, sharing, concentration and pride in their achievements
  • has the chance to establish a foundation of reading, writing, mathematics and science through well-chosen stories, songs, rhymes and games
  • will leave better prepared for kindergarten and elementary school
  • is in a preschool that views you as a partner in helping your child and the classroom succeed

Contact Us:

Mirium Ulm, Preschool Director, Lead Teacher & Alsea Community Coordinator

Alsea Pups Preschool Phone: (541) 487-3106

Please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Preschool Address: 178 S. 3rd St., Alsea, OR 97324