Does my child have to be potty trained?

Yes, we require that children are potty trained in order to attend the Good Life Preschool. We define fully potty trained by no more than two accidents per week consistently and able to go potty on their own without prompting. We also know that many times when starting in a new environment that children that are potty trained will regress, this is completely normal for a few weeks up to a month. If you need potty training ideas, feel free to reach out to us!

Also, if your child is “close to being potty trained”, come for a tour and bring them with. This has helped many of our children that want to start school get motivated by seeing where they get to go and it can help them over that potty training hump!

Teachers are near when children use the bathroom, but the child is in the bathroom alone with the door shut, unless the child asks for help. We encourage children to use flushable wipes after a bowel movement. Teachers will be available for assistance if the child has already used the flushable wipes and is still asking us for help. We encourage parents to practice this skill at home.

Do you accept DHS (ERDC) funding?

We do! We are classified as a Tier 2 funding due to the Dundee zip code. If you have further questions on this please reach out to your DHS Advisor. 

Do you have before and after school care?

At this time we do not offer before or after school care for school aged children.

What are your class sizes?

Currently we never have more than 16 children in the building at a time with a minimum of two teachers on staff and normally 3 throughout the day at our Dundee location. This allows group sizes to stay at 10 or smaller for a more focused, high quality interaction and learning environment with your child. 

At our Newberg location we average 12 kids for our 3's class and no more than 16 kids for our 4's class. We always have two teachers in the classroom in Newberg. 

Do you offer a summer program?

We do! Our summer program is optional for families to register for. At our Dundee location, the summer program follows the same schedule as the school year offerings. MWF/TuTh or M-F (limited spots), covering the hours of 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (June-August). We accept ages 3-6 years old for our Dundee location.

New for 2024, our Newberg location will have a Summer Program! This is a mixed age group class 3.5-5.5 and held in the mornings on Tu/W/Th from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. This is held out of our Chehalem Cultural Center Classroom.

We do also offer some occassional drop in days in our summer session, for children who are not registered for a consistent Summer schedule, but have been in the Good Life Program before. Same age requirements are followed. These are limited spots when we have families out on vacation.

Please reach out to the Managing Director for summer availability, or by calling 503-899-4080. 


Are your staff background checked?

Absolutely! All staff, including substitutes, are required to be background checked and cleared through the state child registry which also includes fingerprinting. They are required to keep this renewed or are not allowed to work with children. 

How many kids at The Good Life Preschool are vaccinated?