The Athletic Edge Learning Center is a private preschool for children ages 3 through 5. Located in NE Salem, we are only a few minutes from down town and just a few blocks from the State Fairgrounds. Our school celebrates diversity and welcomes all children into our program without regard to their race, religion or background. The different perspectives and experiences of our families define our community and contribute to the growth of each child and helps to form their own vision of the world.
We are proud to say that we are a non-profit organization and work to give back to our community at each opportunity. We believe in building a culture of kindness both inside and outside of our school and encourage our families to do the same.
Philosophy We have created an early childhood education program based on the whole child approach which combines learning with play through the guidance of caring and qualified staff. In addition to academics, a child’s social and emotional well-being also plays a significant role in a child’s development. We strive to create an environment where each child feels happy, respected, proud, secure and loved. Our daily schedule is designed to provide students with various activities and opportunities to develop the social-emotional skills that are needed for success throughout life. We create a positive environment which encourages students to grow and learn at a pace which best works for them. Our curriculum is designed to follow the developmental milestones that are unique to each individual child. We take into consideration where each child is in their stages of development, based on careful observation, and we tailor our lessons to meet their individual needs. Our curriculum follows current, best practices in early childhood education and is aligned with the Oregon State Early Learning Standards. Our goal is to help children become enthusiastic learners who will go on to succeed not only in school but in life.