Dear Cobb Childcare & Preschool Families:
First and foremost, thank you all for your fantastic support during this uncertain situation. We’ve been working hard to ensure all children and teachers stay safe, and have created a temporary policy which we feel will help us best do that:
- Effective March 23rd, 2020, no one other than teachers and children will be allowed past the lobby. Children will be dropped off to a staff member in the lobby and brought to the appropriate classroom by a staff member. We will have teachers available for drop off until 9:30 am, so please make sure your children arrive before then.
- All children will be temperature-checked at drop off. Children with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to enter. Children’s hands will be wiped upon entry. Please note- this may slow down drop-off, so please plan for a few extra minutes.
- Pick up: Children must be picked up in the lobby as well. In order to facilitate this, parents are asked to message via BrightWheel when they are on their way. We are also planning to have someone staffed at the drop-off door. If both those fail-safes fail, you can call our main line at 541-957-1008. We understand this is an inconvenience, but we feel it is the best preventative measure to keep our school open as long as possible.
Our policy for voluntary absences has not changed, as we count on tuition to pay our staff and operate the center. However, we have adjusted our tuition policy temporarily during this time for the month of April 2020. We will waive April tuition for families who have been temporarily laid off due to COVID-19. In order to qualify for this adjustment, you must bring in a copy of your signed layoff notice on official letterhead, or a copy of your unemployment benefit approval letter. While we will not fill your child’s spot for the month of April, if a reduction in tuition means a reduction in our own staffing, families who are not attending or paying tuition may be dinsenrolled to meet child-teacher ratios if we are unable to re-hire staff. If your family would like to take advantage of this option, please let us know no later than March 27th 2020.
This is a unique and trying time for all of us! We are committed to serving our community and doing our part to keep things moving, so long as we are able to do so safely. As you know, things change quite rapidly, so this message is subject to change at any time, and I will keep you informed.
Executive Director, Cobb Children’s Learning CenterRead More
Cobb Childcare & Preschool cares for Douglas County children ages 6 weeks- 5 years through its emergent, child-led programs.
We are committed to supporting our community during this time, and are able to provide a small number of short-term, emergency care slots for families of critical need in the healthcare industry and first responders. This effort is aimed to provide coverage-in-care gaps for parents who are first in line to keep our community safe, and moving.
If you are critical-need employee in the healthcare industry without childcare temporarily between the hours of 6:30am- 6:00pm M-F, please contact us to learn more!
If you are a first responder with a gap in childcare due to COVID-19, please contact us to learn more!
Availability is first come, first serve through March 31st 2020, and is available as long as we are able to continue providing high-quality, safe care for children.
Inquiries can be made 541-957-1008 or by email at email@example.comRead More
We are so happy to introduce our families to our newest teacher, Ms. Aimee! She will join the Owl classroom as Lead Teacher- please read on to learn more about Ms. Aimee:
I grew up in Issaquah, Washington, where I spent most of my childhood playing outside in the Issaquah Creek. Being able to play outside instilled in me a passion for caring for our natural world. In 2009, I attended Western Washington University and discovered a calling to work with children and dove into studying Reggio Emilia practices.
After graduating with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, I moved to Portland to deepen my understanding of Reggio Emilia and also discovered Magda Gerber’s respectful care approach. I am always in awe of children’s creativity, view of the world, and their innate search for knowledge. I believe all children have the right to an education, and regularly seek out ways for all children to come together and be a community.
When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband Curtis, my son Oliver, and our dog Mylo. Being in nature, listening to music, reading, and catching up with friends and family are some of my favorite pastimes.Read More
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COBB CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOL RAISES $1,162.00 FOR THE ARTS
Roseburg, Oregon (2.11.20) — Cobb Childcare & Preschool held its first “Night at the Museum,” a night of art, wine and community. The children who attend Cobb Childcare and Preschool, an emergent child-centered early learning program in Douglas County, Oregon, each created a unique art piece, which was displayed with the children’s recommended contribution. While a few of the pieces fell short of their “one million monies” and “twenty-six pounds” prices as suggested by the artists, the evening was a smashing success. LEARN MORE HERE
Jessica Gaul, executive director of Cobb Children’s Learning Center, said the funds would be used to expand and enhance the art, clay and maker space at the center. Cobb Children’s Learning Center hopes to turn an entire classroom into a space for creativity, messy exploration and unlimited imagination. These funds will help attain that goal.
About Cobb Children’s Learning Center
Cobb Children’s Learning Center was started as Cobb Street Children’s Learning Center on Cobb Street, in 1994 by Sister Jeanita Richter to meet the growing demand for childcare services in Roseburg, Oregon. Today, the Organization is known as Cobb Children’s Learning Center, and operates the Cobb Childcare & Preschool located on Walnut Street in Roseburg, serving Douglas County children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. For more information about Cobb Children’s Learning Center, or the Cobb Childcare and Preschool, call 541-957-1008 or visit www.cobbschool.org.Read More
Cobb Preschool is happy to introduce the newest member of our family- Ms. Rheanna!
Rheanna joins the Cobb family as Associate Teacher in the Hummingbirds classroom. Prior to joining us at Cobb, Rheanna served as lead teacher at KLA School- A Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool in Bellevue Washington. Familiar with a culturally diverse approach to Early Childhood Education, Rheanna brings her experience in emergent approaches to Cobb, and we are so excited to have her!Read More
Science Inquiry Skills detail what students are able to do; pose questions, make decisions, design plans and experiments, discuss, collaborate, communicate results and provide justified answers and explanations when engaged in the inquiry process
What started as a transportation unit, became an inquiry into technology used to facilitate transportation. Pre-Kindergarten students found they were very interested in the role technology plays in the communication and navigation aspect of transportation. Those wonders led to inquire what the interior of these technology devices look like and how they work.
Today, they put on their “Scientist” hat and create hypotheses about the tools needed to explore a computer system. In learning about the scientific process, Pre-K students are currently in the “experimentation” phase; testing their predictions and recording their findings as they test their hypothesis and choose whether to continue with their original tool, or adapt to their findings.Read More
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COBB CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT
TO SUBSIDIZE CARE FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY FAMILIES
Roseburg, Oregon (11.18.19) — Cobb Children’s Learning Center has received a $10,000 grant from the C. Giles Hunt Charitable Foundation to support its subsidized care program at Cobb Childcare and Preschool.
Jessica Gaul, executive director of Cobb Children’s Learning Center, said the funds would be used to offset the $35,000 annual deficit to run the program, which allows Douglas County families to access high quality care and education through its preschool and childcare programs.
“Without the support of grants such as these, we would be unable to offer services to our neediest of families,” executive director Gaul said. “Research tells us the first five years in a child’s life are particularly important for brain development; high quality early care and education are important components to offsetting trauma, toxic stress and adversity often associated with a lack of resources in low income families. Our subsidized care program is a critical resource for many Douglas County families.”
About Cobb Children’s Learning Center
Cobb Children’s Learning Center was started as Cobb Street Children’s Learning Center on Cobb Street, in 1994 by Sister Jeanita Richter to meet the growing demand for childcare services in Roseburg, Oregon. Today, the Organization is known as Cobb Children’s Learning Center, and operates the Cobb Childcare & Preschool located on Walnut Street in Roseburg, serving Douglas County children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. For more information about Cobb Children’s Learning Center, or the Cobb Childcare and Preschool, call 541-957-1008 or visit www.cobbschool.org.
About the C Giles Hunt Charitable Foundation
Giles Hunt was born December 28, 1883, the youngest son of three children of Jeptha and Nancy Hunt, who came to the Fair Oaks area near Sutherlin in Douglas County, Oregon from Indiana in 1870. They settled on what was the old Hoskins Donation Land Claim. Reports indicate that Jeptha Hunt traveled a great deal and reportedly made his fortune in construction and gold mining in California.The three Hunt children lived their entire lives in Douglas County, Oregon and none of them ever married. In 1905 Giles and his brother bought the old Prairie Kilburn ranch where Gassy Creek meets Calapooya Creek in Douglas County. In addition to the three thousand acres there, the Hunt estate also included three hundred acres near Oakland which was owned by Giles’ sister. The two brothers operated the ranch as a partnership raising sheep until coyotes discouraged that, and in later years, running a few cattle. In addition to their sheep, the Hunt brothers supplemented their income by occasionally harvesting portions of the eight million board feet of timber growing on the ranch.
The two brothers lived on the ranch from 1906 until their deaths. The log house they had built together 50 years earlier was destroyed by fire in 1972. Giles lived alone in a new house, more modern, but equally modest, built on the log cabin foundation.
It’s interesting to note that for the last 45 years of his life, Mr. Hunt usually slept outdoors on his front porch. He was apparently advised many years before, after a tuberculosis scare, to get plenty of fresh air. At the time of his death, his bed was located on the unenclosed porch, covered only by blankets and a canvas tarp.
C. Giles Hunt died on July 30, 1973.Read More