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.

Contact Rachelle Collins at rachelle.collins@camas.wednet.edu with any questions.