At the Early Learning Community…

 …young children encounter a richly stimulating learning environment and nurturing, creative teachers who guide them in their exploration of the world. The Early Learning Community offers active, authentic learning experiences, engaging materials, and beautiful spaces. Our school culture values the contribution of each individual child to the community, while cultivating a sense of social awareness and belonging for all. 

As part of the broader community of the College of Education at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, our school serves as an exemplary early childhood teaching and learning environment essential to teacher preparation programs for undergraduate and graduate education students, as well as students of a variety of other disciplines with connections to children.

At our school, children are included and immersed in a broad and diverse community of learners, teachers, and families – who share  the goal of supporting all aspects of children’s development.