A Longstanding Tradition of Nurturing Children

Elaine and Cindy

Young Learners opened its doors in 1985 with the hope of offering creative learning to young children. Elaine Bueffel started the preschool after working for eight years at Oregon Gymnastics Academy directing the Tiny Tot Finess program. In 2006 Cindy Canfield joined Elaine as Co-Director. Cindy loved the school and children so much that she took over for Elaine as owner/director in Spring 2008. This new ownership opens an exciting new era for Young Learners while maintaining the same fundamental learning environment that Elaine started so many years ago. Young Learners moved to its current location in June, 2008. We love our new space–we have 6 brand new classrooms, a large and bright gym, a library, and an art room, a spacious foyer and a teacher’s lounge.

I am the mother of 2 young boys close in age – the older diagnosed with autism. I looked at MANY preschools before walking into Young Learners. No other preschool embraced my son and welcomed me as they did (as they do with EVERY child). We worked on his challenges while developing his strengths as a team. The teachers are invested in everychild and take great joy in their triumphs. My therapy team was impressed with the curriculum but while still making each day engaging and fun. We stayed there for 3 years and it still feels like a second home.

- Susie, mother of 2 ACTIVE boys