Now enrolling for infant, toddler and preschool programs!

Little Beavs Child Care provides a comprehensive year-round child care and early learning program.

About

Little Beavs offers an engaging, rich and grounding experience. Our program is designed to help your child develop individually, socially and academically – not only so they are well prepared for kindergarten — but also for a lifetime of learning and growing as capable, dynamic individuals.

Children learn through play. At Little Beavs, children feel free to express themselves and explore in a creative, safe environment where active play leads to active learning. Your child’s extraordinary wealth of abilities and potential, and strength and creativity will be developed through a program that encourages creative intelligence, free thought, and sensitivity and awareness.

Serving

OSU-Cascades and COCC faculty, staff, students and the Central Oregon community.

Ages

Six Weeks to Six Years

Programs

Infant (6 weeks – 23 months)
Capacity: 8 Students
Staff Ratio: 1:4

Toddler (24 months – 35 months)
Capacity: 10 Students
Staff Ratio: 1:5

Preschool/Pre-K (3 years – 6 years)
Capacity: 10 Students
Staff Ratio: 1:5

Tuition

Please inquire for tuition rates.

Program Options

Full Time: Monday through Friday
Part-Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday

Full Day: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Half Day Sessions: Morning or Afternoon

Location

Graduate & Research Center (GRC)
650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, Oregon 97702

Enroll Now

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Contact

childcare@osucascades.edu
541-706-2188

About the Director

Dayna Swanson, Early Learning Center Director, is a licensed teacher who has lived in Bend since 2015. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and an elementary teaching credential and K-12 special education teaching credential from Dominican University of California. She also holds a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in full inclusion of special education students.

Prior to her five years in elementary education, Dayna worked for more than 10 years in early childhood education. She has always had a passion for early childhood education and the learning that takes place in those early years. She believes every child is special and unique, and that young children learn best through play, exploration and each other.

2021-2022 Holidays & Closures

Sep 6, 2021 - Labor Day
Nov 11, 2021 - Veterans Day
Nov 25-26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 24, 2021 - Christmas Day Observed
Dec 31, 2021 - New Year's Day Observed
Jan 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Day
May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day
Jun 17, 2022 - Juneteenth Observed
Jul 4, 2022 - Independence Day