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: Jennifer (teacher), Wendy (teacher), Meagan (teacher), Kayla (teacher), Jillian (teacher), Jenny (classroom coordinator), & Gemma (teacher)


The BOOST classroom follows a theme-based curriculum, which uses storybooks and activities that share a central theme to create a fun, engaging learning environment. The books we use provide a foundation for teaching new skills through a variety of learning activities. We build upon and expand our theme every week to support children's overall development. This year, our theme is, “Adventures in Nature”. This theme allows teachers, families and children to share in the exploration of nature and connect with engaging learning opportunities in their environment. This summer we have a wide variety of exciting activities planned for both children and families to experience.


In BOOST we address children’s development in all areas through play based learning that is intentionally set up to support children on an individual level. Teachers will teach social skills, self-regulation, and other foundational skills within naturally occurring opportunities, routines, and activities. We strive to follow every child’s lead and interests and build on their strengths in a safe, supportive, consistent, and engaging environment.


BOOST is a summer preschool program that provides learning opportunities for children, their families and practicing professionals. Our focus is to foster friendships, creativity, literacy and fun through play and exploration. BOOST provides a safe, caring and supportive environment in which young children acquire developmentally appropriate skills through exploration and play.

When does BOOST run?

July 12th to August 11th 2016: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am-12pm

Who is eligible?

Three to five-year-old children with special needs become eligible for the program through Early Childhood CARES (the local EI/ECSE service agency). Interested families should contact their Early Childhood CARES service coordinator for information about qualifying for the program.

How do I register?

Children are usually registered during the spring through the child's Early Childhood CARES service coordinator. We accept children until all openings are filled.

Open House

Our Open House will be held July11th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in our classroom. All families are invited! Come meet your teachers and see the classroom.

End of BOOST Celebration

Our closing celebration will be held on the last day of BOOST, August 7th, during the last hour of class time. All families are welcome to join us as we celebrate the end of BOOST! We will have refreshments available, as well as a short graduation ceremony. BOOST staff will provide families with more information as the celebration approaches.

Who do I contact for more information?

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