Preschool & Family Center


Contact Family Center
(541) 888-7257 or (800) 611-7555

Contact Care Connections
(541) 888-7957

Educare Preschool Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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Family Center

The Southwestern Community Partnership Family Center is a place for students, children, educators, and families to learn and grow together. We are guided by current research and sound educational practices from the fields of child development and family studies. The Family Center supports community engagement and lifelong learning through its programs.

Family Center Programs

  • Educare Early Learning Center and Laboratory School
  • CARE Connections Child Care Resource & Referral
  • Childhood Education and Family Center Certificate and Degree Programs

Educare Early Learning Center and Lab School

Educare is an early care and education program for preschool-aged children on the Coos Bay campus. It is open to all families in our community.

We provide 3-6 year-olds with a nurturing, supportive environment that fosters their love of learning and development into autonomous, healthy, caring human beings who can achieve their fullest potential in society.

Earn a degree in our lab school

Educare is the laboratory school for our college's nationally accredited Childhood Education and Family Studies academic programs. Practicum students and interns pursuing degrees in early childhood or elementary education study in Educare to observe and practice in a high-quality learning environment.

Find out more about our Childhood Education and Family Studies Certificates and Degrees here.

Educare is proud to have a 5 Star Spark rating and is the only early education program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children on the Oregon Coast.