About Cobb Children’s Learning Center

At Cobb Children’s Learning Center, a nonprofit organization under 501(c)3, we dedicate ourselves to providing Douglas County families with equitable access to exceptional childcare and early education. Serving around 110 children each year, our approach is centered on emergent, child-focused educational practices. With nearly three decades of expertise, we stand out as one of the few centers specializing in emergent methodologies in Southern Oregon.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure equitable access to high-quality care and early education for Douglas County, Oregon families.

We believe in educating the whole child and that learning happens best through DOING. Come and join our inclusive community that is warm, inviting, and nurturing for your whole family.

Our Philosophy

We believe that all children are naturally strong, capable learners worthy of our trust and support. We look to each child to help guide us in their learning. We value and respect children and believe their theories and ideas are an important source of curriculum.

Our program builds upon the interests of children. Important areas such as literacy and numeracy development are introduced and woven through all activities, taking place in each early learning domains and play invitation. Within our emergent curriculum philosophy, there are four essential elements.

These are: ‰

  • The Environment ‰
  • The Role of the Educator ‰
  • Observation and Documentation ‰
  • Inquiry

Investing in Your Child’s Future


At Cobb Children’s Learning Center, we strive to balance affordability with the highest standards of education and care. Our tuition rates are thoughtfully set to ensure our dedicated staff receives competitive compensation and benefits, reflecting our commitment to their professional growth and to providing top-notch resources and facilities. This enables us to offer individualized education and contribute positively to our rural community.

The Value of a Cobb Early Education

The first five years of a child’s life are pivotal. At Cobb, we focus on nurturing self-esteem, belonging, and self-worth—crucial skills that form the foundation for all future learning. Our child-centric approach emphasizes the natural capabilities of each child, ensuring they receive the best start in life.

Infant Classrooms

In our infant classrooms, we support them developing as they wish, when they wish without interference.

Toddler Classrooms

In our toddler classrooms, we observe what things they bring into the classroom or choose to play with in their environment, and we help them to go farther and deeper with those explorations.

Preschool Classrooms

In our preschool classrooms, we observe and listen to their expressed interests and support them in their gathering of information and other resources to fuel their in-depth explorations and comprehensive projects.


In Pre-K, children are encouraged to to communicate their thoughts and record their ideas. Children have multiple opportunities throughout the day to develop fine motor skills and finger dexterity using a variety of manipulatives and writing implements.


We enroll throughout the year, as openings develop, with our greatest enrollment from May-July. We typically run a waitlist beginning August 1st each year.

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