Hello EEP families and caregivers,

Welcome back for summer! We want to update you on EEP’s health and safety protocols for our preschools this summer. We continue to be focused on keeping our preschoolers and teaching teams healthy and coming to school every day.

How you can help:

  • Please ensure your child does not have any Covid-19 symptoms each day.
  • Please do not bring your child to school or send them on the bus if they have any of the following Covid-19 symptoms:
    • fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Please do not bring your child to school or send them on the bus if they have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19.
  • Let your lead teacher know if your child has Covid-19 symptoms, has tested positive for Covid-19, or has been exposed to someone with Covid-19. Your teacher will help navigate the steps to take and help determine when your child can return to the classroom.

A few rules have been relaxed based on guidance from the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Early Learning Division. For example, parents are no longer required to mask during outdoor drop-off and pick-up. (We still need to maintain social distancing during these times).

We continue to have enhanced disinfection in our classrooms, and teaching teams will wear face coverings indoors when children are present.

We will keep you informed as additional changes occur over the summer. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our kids and teachers healthy!

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EEP’s Child Illness Policy: This policy details when your child should stay home from school.

Lane County’s Covid-19 case numbers for 7/4/21-7/17/21 were 50.6 cases per 100,000 people. – 7/19/21 metrics

(updated 7/19/21)
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Our Emotion Coaching Webinar is  here!

The password is 2021emotion

Tip sheet for reading Lots of Feelings, by Shelley Rotner, with your preschooler.

A quick video introduction to “Parenting with Emotion Coaching” by Dr. John Gottman & Dr. Julie Gottman.

Thank you to Dr. Brené Brown, Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne), and RSA House for use of the video on Empathy in this Emotion Coaching Webinar. www.theRSA.org

 Who We Are

The Early Education Program (EEP) is Lane County’s largest ECSE preschool. Since 1981, we have successfully served preschoolers with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other developmental delays.

Currently, nearly 150 children attend our classrooms in Creswell, Eugene, Junction City, and Springfield.


EEP keeps classrooms small, with a focus on excellent teacher-child ratios. For that reason, our specially trained, dedicated, nurturing teachers can focus on each child’s individual needs.

With research-based strategies, our curriculum emphasizes vocabulary, concepts, communication, self-regulation, and social skills. And EEP’s small and large group activities keep children engaged, learning, and having fun!

 Supporting EEP

We rely on donations from businesses and individual supporters.

Your support helps us make the difference we know is possible. Thank you!


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