A Longstanding Tradition of Nurturing Children

Elaine and Cindy at Young Learners

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.

My oldest son attended Young Learners Preschool for three years. He’s in 4th grade now and has been a TAG student for two years. My husband and I know that his start at Young Learners, with its creative learning curriculum, laid the foundation for his academic success. His twins brothers just started their second year at Young Learners, and they also love it! The teachers are so supportive and kind, while maintaining a focused learning environment. I tell everyone about Young Learners – it is a great school!

- Chela W. (Mom with twins at Young Learners)