Friendship House Preschool and Childcare is a certified program, subject to annual State, Health, and Fire Department inspections. We have operated successfully since 1997 and are proud of our zero-complaint record with the State of Oregon. We are a home-based facility, located in a separate space created exclusively for it. The size of the preschool building offers the space, equipment and design of a center, while the small enrollment provides the comfort and nurturing of a home atmosphere.


To have your child prepared to be a productive, enthusiastic kindergartener and to help families in laying the groundwork for their child to become a positive influence on his/her community.

  • Provide opportunities that build self-esteem and a sense of self
  • Create the right environment
  • Give your child the tools of empowerment
  • Develop the right experiences for success
  • Guide your child in developing social skills and social awareness



  • Making your child aware of her own characteristics, likes and dislikes.
  • Encouraging your child to become a good problem solver.
  • Nurturing your child’s understand that he is an important part of the school, the community and the world.


  • Incorporating methods to develop your child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual self
  • Offering rewarding activities
  • Providing a structured support system
  • Communicating clear expectations
  • Providing consistency and security
  • Promoting cooperation and kindness


  • Demonstrating verbal assertiveness, conflict resolution
  • Revealing her own power to make the right choice
  • Helping your child develop and use his own methods of self- control

Experiences for Success

  • Challenging without defeating
  • Creating opportunities for independence as well as teamwork.

Social Skills and Awareness

  • Demonstrating that there’s more than one way to do things and others have useful ideas, too!
  • Teaching her that it’s okay to ask for help – of teachers, parents, and friends.
  • Revealing that it feels good to help others!
  • Promoting positive interactions