growing in god's love
Valley Christian Preschool is a ministry of Valley Community Presbyterian Church and a celebrated resource within our SW Portland and Raleigh Hills community. We embrace childhood by encouraging each child to discover the world through hands-on learning and the richness of open-ended play. Serving children ages 2-5, we model and teach Christian faith principles such as love, patience, kindness, compassion, self control, and forgiveness. All together, this creates a solid foundation for a child’s formal education and a love of learning in the years to come.
Valley Christian Preschool has been a beloved ministry of Valley Community Presbyterian Church since 1996. We are recognized by the national Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) for excellence in meeting essential standards that support quality early learning for all children.
We’d love to show you our classrooms, playground and facilities. To schedule a tour, contact email@example.com
Location: 8060 SW Brentwood Street, Portland, Oregon 97225
Telephone: 503-292-3537 x 146
School Hours: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 until April 2021*. Tours available upon request.
Learning through play
Our teachers skillfully prepare and facilitate play-based learning environments appropriate for child-initiated exploration. In an atmosphere of love and acceptance modeled by God’s unconditional love, the children develop self-esteem as well as confidence in their place in the group. Families are supported by our philosophy of sharing God’s love, resulting in a community where we work together to create a wonderful place for children to thrive. World renowned child philosopher, Jean Piaget, sums it up so well when he says, “A child’s play is his work and his work is his play!” We at Valley Christian Preschool put all our energies into demonstrating God’s love in such a way that each child know without a doubt that he/she is loved and valued, and into supporting your child’s play as important work for the building of his/her self-esteem, both of which, when built together serve as a foundation for success in life-long learning!
“For all who are led by the spirit of God are children of God.” – Romans 8:14
VCP’s Mission & Vision
Valley Christian Preschool believes that children are a precious gift from God and therefore is committed to the development of the whole child. Our preschool is open to all children. We strive to provide a program that will not only meet the basic needs but also nurture the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual development of each child. We are committed to building a sense of trust, respect, and “at home feeling” between staff, children, and parents through open communication and by providing qualified staff trained in early childhood education, who are committed to partnering with individual families to provide the best possible environment for each child.
From Our Director
” The minute you step into Valley Christian Preschool, you are part of our VCP family. Our beloved teachers are the core of this school and continuously pour so much time, energy, and love into each and every one of our students and families. This is such a wonderful place where our students can learn, play, and thrive as they grow into the wonderful humans they’re destined to be. We are so honored to be a part of your child’s journey!”
– Kylie Cole
Our Upcoming Events & Activities
New! Spring Program
Due to COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close but have high hopes of reopening in April 2021 for our first ever, Spring and Summer Program! While we are actively making plans and moving forward, the safety of our students, families and staff is our #1 priority and we’re prepared to be flexible with these plans and ask for your patience, understanding, and partnered flexibility as we navigate coming back to school.
We are now enrolling! Please reach out to Kylie for more information: Kylie@valleycommunity.org
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Our programming looks a little different this year in effort to make VCP the safest it can possibly be, adhering to the new guidelines and restrictions by the Early Learning Department and Oregon Health Authority.
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year begins February 1st, 2021. Please contact Kylie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To view our policies, procedures, and guidelines please read our parent handbook. LINK COMING SOON!
Once school is in session, you can find a link to each classroom’s snack schedule here!
Our registration process is now completely online! Email Kylie to get your registration process started. We can’t wait to have your child at VCP!
Our tuition rates are well considered and comparable to other preschools in the area. Our tuition is divided equally between 9 months and prorated for June. The tuition rates range from $130-$260 per month with additional offerings available. Tuition is payable through automatic payments via Brightwheel or manually through check/cash.
Children must be potty trained in order to attend our 3’s and 4’s classes, lunch bunch and Friday Playgroup.
Children do NOT need to be potty trained to attend our young 2’s and Firefly Classroom (2.5 year olds).
Valley Christian Preschool welcomes students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, and religious background.