What do these all have in common?

These all happen in the daily preschool programming for children 3 months – 5 years.  Still with all that, students are so excited for their daily adventures at school they celebrate when their friends arrive.

Each month our classrooms work on a storyline basis.  Students at Crawmer’s learn to work as a group, problem solving skills and concept development.  This month we are traveling around the world.  We are learning about camera’s, taking pictures, eating foods varying from such countries Greece, Japan, China and England.


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Many classmates start when they are infants and toddlers and grow up in our program, but some are “newbies” and are welcomed with open arms.  Either way, buddies are formed at birthday parties, play dates and special gatherings at the park are a prize continually sought.  They just can’t seem to get enough of each other!  Students learn how to relate properly with their peers and how relationships work, making such occasions as play dates a celebratory experience for the adults involved as well.

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3087 NE Nathan Dr
Bend, OR 97701
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Regular Hours: 8am – 5pm

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Call for Current Enrollment information 541-330-1347

Here’s what we pack into one day

AM Preschool :  Aimed towards academics, working on fine motor skills, colors, numbers, letters, shapes, sequencing, language and interpersonal skills all through art.  The children have no idea they are learning, the fun being had and giggles all around convince you this is just another form of play.

Art Station:  Goal is self expression.  Children work on following instructions as well as imagination. Students learn with different kinds of media from acrylics, watercolors, clay, color pencils, photography, sculptures, paper mac he’, wall mural, finger pain, tempera paint, collage and much more!

Art:  Self expression and creativity.  Students are taught starting with the basics up through intermediate art theories and art expressions.

No Turn Over:  With Russ and Ruth Crawmer having dedicated 16 years to early childhood education, you are guaranteed to have consistent faces and no teacher turn over.

Reach Your Teacher:  just pick up the phone and you can reach your child’s teacher at any time.  No waiting in line, no middle man.  Just the Crawmers, the owners make themselves accessible.

Music:  With both AM preschool and Art Station sessions.  Music time teaches counting, volume control, body movement/control, vocalization, acceptance and values.  Music is played in every classroom all day long outside of preschool music time.  Folk songs, swing, big band, children’s hip hop and classical are all just a small sampling of the styles played here.  Summer school includes a special unit on musical instruments and rhythm.

Private Park  Setting:  the outdoor space consists of nearly 1/4 acre of room for your baby.  Shade trees, grass, fresh fruits and veggies in the garden and toddler friendly equipment.  Your child can enjoy the sun and shade in the serene setting.  The best part, it is fully fenced with no strangers!

Parent Socials:  twice a year Bend Preschool has parent socials.  This is a great way to meet and mingle with other families.

Yearly Plays by Preschoolers:  see our Stone Soup for example.  This is a great way to teach speaking skills, how truth and pretend relate to a preschoolers life, memorization and fun.  After each skit is complete, parents have the option to purchase copies for keepsakes for friends and family.

Essential Oils:  supporting play, learning and quiet time -all natural essential oil scents with one or two drops support the health and learning of our students as we transition to new activities through the day.

Teacher Lead Imaginary Play:  safari’s, submarine tours, Alaska ice burg tours, zoo visits and any where our imagination takes us.

PE: Ballet provided by Academie of Ballet Classique, Basketball, Soccer, Dance, Aerobics, Stretching, Yoga, Obstacle Courses and more!

Puppet Shows:  Discussing the important issues for our students – sharing, caring, manners and our words.

Story Telling:  Memorized stories teachers tell to students originating from Ireland, Africa, Scandinavia and personal experience.  Students ask again and again for their personal favorites.  New ones are introduced monthly.


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