Most children whose parents have cognitive limitations are born without disabilities. However, their parents/caregivers often lack resources to provide safe and nurturing early learning experiences that children need to thrive. Pearl Buck Preschool nurtures each child’s development, while empowering parents to meet their family’s needs.
Pearl Buck Preschool offers a tuition-free, wraparound program includes:
Specialized, year-round preschool for children whose parents have limitations.
Preschool Promise – Information about this free, full-time preschool and application @ https://www.earlychildhoodlane.org/preschool-promise
Parent /Caregiver supports and parenting education adapted for adults with diverse learning abilities, including in-home visits
Case management /Outreach to assist families to meet basic needs and maintain a safe home.
Preschool Classroom Curriculum
Our preschool has small classes of children, age two to five. With the teachers’ individualized attention, children are given opportunities to practice self-help skills, language/literacy skills, and social/emotional skills. Each school day includes healthy meals and snacks as well as transportation on a case by case basis.
Pearl Buck Preschool carries a five-star rating (highest rating possible) from Oregon’s SPARK-rated Programs.
The majority of children who participate in our Preschool Program, are less likely to need special education services upon entry to kindergarten.
We begin to work on and assess early math, science, pre-literacy, and social/emotional skills, and create individualized goals to help build a successful future for our students.
Raising a family is challenging. We use a home-based approach to help parents
The 'Little Jellies' program is a response to an identified gap in services in our County for caregivers of infants and toddlers ages 6 weeks to 24 months struggling with the transition of becoming a parent. A response to an identified gap in services in Lane County, this program is a supportive, non-judgmental environment where these many times intimidated, overwhelmed and/or struggling caregivers can feel welcome.
Parenting Education empowers parents/caregivers with cognitive challenges to build self-esteem, resilience, self-worth, confidence, develop and practice positive discipline techniques, learn age-appropriate child development skills and milestones, promote positive play and interaction between parents and children, and locate and access community resources. When parents build and gain new skills this will have the effect of decreasing child abuse and neglect
Basic Life Skill Supports and Instruction: Cleaning, budgeting, accessing local community resources, meeting the caregivers where they are. Studies show that supporting families to access and receive adequate and effective economic supports can prevent family separation, decrease time to permanency for children who have been removed from their parents, decrease the risk of subsequent abuse or neglect, and enhance child and family well-being
Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request. Please contact (971) 208-0490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us to join the Preschool and Family Supports program or to learn more.
My daughter’s social skills have come so far. She is not afraid to play with others now and is more comfortable socially. Her teachers are helping her to recognize her feelings too.
We appreciate our partners who help us change the lives of children and families for the better. Home visiting to enrolled families is supported by a grant from the Human Services Commission, City of Eugene, City of Springfield, and Lane County.