Special Events

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

Grocery Store

Special Events for Portland Preschool

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

School Wide Field Trip

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

Young Learners Dental
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 the best experience for my daughter–she can’t wait to go each morning. I love the creative, playful and loving environment; I can’t imagine a better preschool and kindergarten.

- Michelle, parent of kindergartener.