Special Events

Every year, Young Learners has several special events during the school year that enhance our curriculum.

Grocery Store

Every spring, we convert half of the gym into a creative play “Grocery Store”. We collect non-parishable food items, household items and personal hygiene items and display them to resemble a grocery store. Items are donated by YLP families, staff and area grocers. Students lend us their toy shopping carts and cash registers. The children love “shopping” and “working” in our store–selecting items, checking out, etc–all the while reinforcing important math, reading and social concepts. At the end of the store, all contributed food is donated to the Oregon Food Bank. We are proud to say that over the last several years we have been able to donate upwards of 450 pounds of food annually to Oregon families in need.

Field Trips

Each year we have two field trips–a school wide trip in Fall and individual class trips in the Spring. The children enjoy their adventures away from school with their friends and teachers. Parent participation is required.

Dental Visit


Dr. Rebecca E. Seppala from Cedar Park Family Dental Care

February is Dental Health Month; we invite a dentist to visit and talk to the students about the care and cleaning of their teeth. Young Learners often welcomes community helpers to our school.

Young Learners has been such a positive experience for not only my children but for my family as a whole. We have grown to be a part of this extended family of fellow students, parents, teachers and care givers that meet daily to create a positive learning experience for our kids. The staff is incredible in their passion for learning and teaching and their compassion for young children. When I first enrolled my oldest son into the transition class I was concerned about leaving him as he had always been with me. My concerns quickly faded as I saw how much his teachers cared for him, how loving and kind they treated him and how much he enjoyed the school atmosphere where he could play and have fun while learning at the same time. This philosophy of learning through play was really important to me because I wanted him to enjoy his peers as a three year old while learning school routines, the ABC’s, social norms and age appropriate academia. I was so impressed with my first year at Young Learners that I enrolled my son in the four’s program the following year and Kindergarten last year while introducing my other son into the program through their transition class. I can’t say enough about how wonderful the school has been and how well it has prepared my children for success in elementary school. I look forward to being a part of this “extended family” for years to come as my daughter grows and begins her preschool experience.