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.

The new building is wonderful! The classrooms are big and filled with natural light. The colorful, engaging décor totally captures the spirit of the creative play curriculum. And I absolutely love the indoor gym, with its room for both group and individual play. In Oregon, it is a must! Kudos to Director Cindy Canfield for all of her hard work in making the move to the new school a resounding success!

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