Because the first years of a child’s life are the years of greatest growth, early learning lays a foundation for all future learning in a student’s life. In Camas School District (CSD), we recognize and support opportunities that give young children experiences that shape new learning. Our preschool instructors collaborate with our elementary schools to ensure a continuum of support for the “whole child”—a child who is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.

CSD Guiding Beliefs

  • We value early learning as a place to foster joy through experimentation, exploration, discovery, challenge, and interaction. Through spontaneous activity, play, carefully prepared materials, and guided experiences children learn and thrive.
  • We believe that relationships with students and their families are the bridge between home and school.
  • We are committed to instructional best practices that develop independent, confident learners who discover the excitement and challenge of learning in school and throughout their lives.
  • We believe in the unique needs of early learners and support the building of foundational skills in academics, social–emotional, and fine and gross motor for the whole child.


You are your child’s first and most important teacher! Starting Oct. 16, 2019, join us for a FREE, enriching experience for families with children ages 1-5.

4600 NE Garfield St. Camas, WA 98607
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
9:30–10:30 AM

During Tots and Tales, we will: Read Stories, Sing Songs, Create Art Projects, Play with a Variety of Fine Motor and Sensory Toys, Eat a Fun Snack, and Take Home an Extended Learning Activity and Book!

Tots and Tales will give you and your child opportunities to learn with focused parent/child time, socialize and meet other families, help your child grow with school readiness activities, have fun playing with your child in a group setting.

Registration is required for story hour in order to limit the number to 30 children per class. This ensures that every child will have an opportunity to utilize all our activities and receive a take-home activity.

Registration takes place one week prior to class day. Please visit to sign up.

2021 Dates:

Contact Rachelle Collins at with any questions.