Congratulations to MountainStar Relief Nursery! With a generous grant from Central Oregon Health Council, they have announced the opening of a preschool program at the Bend site, beginning in February.

While MountainStar has previously focused their Relief Nursery work in serving children ages birth to three, this is an opportunity to provide seamless services for children who have graduated from the program as a bridge to entering kindergarten.

Children ages three to four will attend two days a week for three hours a day for a total of six hours of therapeutic class. This model provides therapeutic services with kindergarten readiness skills for children needing more focused instruction and lower student/teacher ratios.

The new preschool opportunity is supported through COHC’s Kindergarten Readiness focus and aligns with investment in Relief Nursery Therapeutic Early Childhood Services through the Early Learning Hub. Services through MountainStar are free of charge to qualifying families. For more information on MountainStar services, visit their website at www.mtstar.org.