We are a non-profit organization providing the preschool experience for children 2 years old – Kindergarten. In Eugene, we pioneered a progressive three-year program, which begins with the two-year-old and ends with the kindergarten-ready child. Our school has been in existence for over 60 years, serving Eugene families first as the Central Presbyterian Church Weekday Nursery School and since 1975 as The Big Little School.
Play is the work of childhood. Hands-on learning experiences and explorations are the primary tools of this work. We feel that in a planned stimulating environment, play naturally fosters mental, physical, emotional, social and creative growth. We want to help each child learn self-discipline and healthy patterns of interactions with others. We believe that family is the primary teacher in a child’s life. Through communication between home and the school, we strive to satisfy the individual needs of each child and family in a warm, supportive environment. The staff publishes a monthly newsletter to keep parents informed of class activities, twice yearly conferences are scheduled to foster communications and additional family/teacher meetings are always welcome. Interested parents are encouraged to share skills and assist with school events.
Our Mission Statement
We want to help your child scaffold their learning in the areas of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. We want each child to develop self-discipline and healthy patterns of interactions with others. Our major goal is to work with your family to help your child develop a positive self-concept and to feel good about their school learning experiences.
We welcome visitors who are interested in enrolling a child/children in our program; please contact the Director to arrange a visit. Parents of enrolled students are always welcome.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Big Little School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, nationality, place of origin, ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, economic class, age, mental or physical handicap or disability.
Big Little School is a 501c3 non-profit. If you wish to make a tax deductible contribution to our school, please see our Director for information regarding areas of need. 93-0652737
We are currently filling each class for the 2023-2024 school year. Please contact us for availability.
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1685 W. 13th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 | 541-683-2532