Children's Center registration starts soon


OREGON – Registration for the Oregon Park District's Children's Center for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Annual members may register one day early on Monday, Feb. 25. Residents may register at 7 a.m. and non-residents at 9 a.m. both days. The Children's Center will help prepare your child for Kindergarten as they learn to interact with their peers.

The three-year-old program meets on Tuesday and Thursday from either 8:15-10:15 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The four-year-old program meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:15-11 a.m. or 12-2:45 p.m. All program supplies are included in the monthly tuition payment. Children receive a snack daily.

Tuition for the three-year-old program is $75 per month for residents and $90 per month for non-residents. Tuition for the four-year-old program is $110 per month for residents and $132 per month for non-residents.

A $25 non-refundable deposit and your child’s birth certificate are required at registration.  Children must be toilet trained and be the appropriate age on or before September 1, 2018.

Children’s Center Coordinator Jacquie Caposey and assistant Teresa Nehrkorn will guide your child through play and learning in both the 3 year old and 4 year old program.

Learning through play is a child’s principle means of discovering his/her world in the three-year-old program. During the two-hour program the children are offered opportunities to develop social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and caring for others. Colors, shapes, name recognition and development of small motor skills, such as cutting and gluing, as well as large motor skills, are all part of the program.


In the four-year-old kindergarten prep program children will play and learn through stories, songs, art, games, and gym activities. Cooperation, manners, and self-help skills are established through interaction with other children. Children develop readiness skills for kindergarten including math concepts, problem solving, capital and lowercase letters, and letter-sound recognition. Name printing is established. Children will go on field trips in the community.


The Oregon Park District is excited for the 2018-19 school year to offer supplemental tuition for families that meet income guidelines through a donation from the A. Charles & Lillemore Lawrence Foundation.

Application and guidelines for the A. Charles and Lillimore Lawrence Scholarship are available at the front counter of the Nash Recreation Center. 

Inquire at the Oregon Park District for all Children's Center registration details and information, 815-732-3101 or email