Summer Program Enrollment information

Updated: 03.21.23


The Community Preschool at SOU




For ages 3 through 6-year-old children moving into kindergarten and potty trained.

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The summer program runs four (4) days per week for six weeks, Monday through Thursday. The program begins at 8:30 am daily and concludes at 1:30 pm. A minimum two (2) week commitment is required. The program will be in session during the following weeks of summer:

Week 1:  June 17 to June 20

Week 2:  June 24 to June 27

No program week of July 4th

Week 3:  July 8 to July 11

Week 4:  July 15 to July18

Week 5:  July 22 to July25

Week 6:  July 29 to August 1


                                                                   2024 Summer Program Rates

Weekly rate is $182.00
Non-refundable administration fee is $25.00 each week your child is enrolled.
Administration fee is due at the time of registration.
Tuition payment is due in full by June 10.
Trained staff in early childhood education will be facilitating the program along with university education students.

Contact Lisa Parmenter at for more information

Summer packet




 General Preschool Information

The Community Preschool at SOU is located on the beautiful campus of Southern Oregon University in the Education/Psychology Building.  The classroom has three spacious areas for active exploratory play and quiet time. The indoor space opens to an expansive, shaded outdoor environment inviting children to run, climb, swing and enjoy the outdoors. 

Children are encouraged to explore their environment with their own unique sense of wonder. We support the most current thinking on developmentally appropriate practices to promote a young child's optimal learning and development.

There are many advantages to being located on the SOU campus. We have Early Childhood and Elementary Education majors who participate in classroom activities as part of their practicum or work-study hours. This experience teaches undergraduate students about young children through observation and classroom interaction. Our goal is to partner with parents and families to create a community of learning and an understanding of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education.

The staff comprises master teachers providing oversight for the student and parent volunteers. This provides a low student-to-adult ratio and an enriching, stimulating environment for your child. To ensure personalized attention for each child, class size is limited to 24 children with 3 lead teachers as well as our practicum and work study students. Children are provided both child-initiated and teacher facilitated activities including stories, music and movement. 

We serve children 3-5 years of age and are open to members of the community, SOU faculty and staff. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.



Rebecca Tree,  M. Ed.
Director/Adjunct Faculty
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Education/Psychology Bldg.
Ashland, OR 97520