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BOOST Program

Building On Opportunities for Student Teaching and Learning Preschool

University of Oregon
Early Intervention Program
Photo of BOOST staff, From Left to Right: Kristan (teacher), Raya (teacher), Tessa (teacher), Kyler (teacher), Juliana (teacher) & Dameri (classroom coordinator)


BOOST is a summer preschool program that serves children between the ages of three and six. It offers a high-quality early intervention program for children who would not otherwise receive summer education services. In BOOST we address all areas of children’s development. We strive to provide children opportunities to explore in a safe, structured, consistent, and engaging environment. We build on children’s interests and strengths to embed skill learning into naturally occurring opportunities and daily activities. BOOST also provides a unique teacher-training experience for master's students in the University of Oregon's Early Intervention Program.

Who is eligible?

There are two BOOST sites: one on the University of Oregon campus and one at First Place Family Center. First Place Family Center is a program of St. Vincent de Paul that works with families that are in transition between homes. Children and families who use First Place’s services are eligible to attend the BOOST program at First Place. Interested families should contact First Place to find out about qualifying for the program. The BOOST program at First Place will focus on a social-emotional curriculum, which will emphasize friendships, helping other, and feelings.

Who do I contact for more information?

The Early Intervention Program at (541) 346-0807. Ask for the BOOST coordinator.

First Place Family Center at (541) 342-7728.