Santiam Canyon Preschool

Do you live in the Santiam Canyon School District and have a 4 or 5 year old child who is ready to take the next step from preschool, but is not old enough for kindergarten? (Children must be born between 9/1/18 & 8/31/19.) We are registering for next fall.

The Santiam Canyon School District, in partnership with Strengthening Rural Families, is excited to offer Santiam Canyon Preschool.

Classes will be held at the Santiam Canyon Early Learning Center, 233 SW 3rd Avenue, Mill City, OR 97360 

MONDAY –  THURSDAY (on the school calendar) You choose EITHER:

  • Morning session: 8:10am-11:10am OR Afternoon session: 12:10pm-3:10pm

This preschool is FREE and for students not yet eligible for Kindergarten who will be attending school in the Santiam Canyon School District next year (school year 2024-25). YOU MUST LIVE IN THE SANTIAM CANYON SCHOOL DISTRICT, or have an active district transfer.

You will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and current immunization records before you register, 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.

For more information or to get a registration packet:

During the summer months, email Lauri at the SRF office:

  • Call Santiam Canyon Preschool at (503) 897-0987 or

Contact Ms. Ashley Thomas at