The Oregon Park District Children’s Center program is designed to help prepare your child for kindergarten.  Children will learn both indoors and outdoors utilizing both of our classrooms.  Mrs. Crandall and Ms. Teresa have developed a curriculum to assist your child’s social and emotional development as well as providing kindergarten readiness skills.

Drop-off and pick-up will occur at our Children’s Center entrance located at School Street and South 6th Street.  This location allows for you to drop your child off at the entrance from your car directly to your teachers.  This procedure, enacted during Covid-19, has been successful and will continue in to the 2022-23 school year.  Our students and staff are able to be independent from Nash Recreation Center with their own kitchen, bathroom and both indoor and outdoor classrooms.  The separation has allowed for easier transitions at drop-off and much less contact than entering through the traditional Nash Recreation Center entrance.  Pick-up will allow parents to park on School and 6th Street and enter our back patio for dismissal.

The Tuesday/Thursday class is geared towards 3 year olds and younger 4 year olds.  Class meets from 8:15-10:45 am two days per week.  Children must be atleast 3 years old to attend the two-day class.

The Monday/Wednesday/Friday class is structured for 4 year olds and younger 5 year olds.  Children must be at least 4 years old by September 1 to attend.  Class will meet on Monday and Friday from 8:15-11:00 am.  Wednesday class will meet from 8:15 am-12:00 pm.  Children will bring a packed lunch each Wednesday and enjoy lunch with their teachers to help prepare them for school lunches in Kindergarten.  Children must be potty trained by the first day of class.

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

Registration for the 2022-23 School Year opens on Saturday, March 5.  Nash Recreation Center will open at 7 am, numbers will be passed out, and registration will begin at 8 am in the River Room.  The following will receive priority registration: 1. Resident Annual Members  2. Non-Resident Annual Members 3. Residents 4. Non-Residents.  Non-refundable deposit required at registration is first month of tuition for the respective class and a birth certificate is required at registration.  Questions on registering can be directed to Tina at

Interested in touring the facility, meeting the teachers or learning more about the curriculum?  Appointments can be made by emailing  A meet the teacher night will be held prior to school starting and information will be sent.  Students will also be asked to provide a few basic school supplies, backpack and water bottle.

2022 – 2023 – 3 Years Old – Meets Tuesday & Thursday

Date Time Fee R/NR
08/30/22 – 5/18/23 8:15 – 10:45 am $100/$120 (per month)

2022 – 2023 – 4 Years Old – Meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Date Time Fee R/NR
08/29/22 – 5/19/23 Mon & Fri 8:15 – 11:00 am | Wed 8:15 am – 12:00 pm $135/$162 (per month)


Tuition Assistance is Available

Application and guidelines are available at Nash Recreation Center for the A. Charles and Lillimore Lawrence Scholarship. The scholarship will supplement tuition for the Children’s Center for the 2022-2023 school year for families that meet income guidelines.  For more information call Nash Recreation Center, 815-732-3101 or email