Our Partners

The Staff and Board of Directors at Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center want to be the best community partner we can be in Tillamook County.  Together with our partners, we plan to bridge the gaps of child care, education and community for years to come!

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Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center

Where Great Minds Are Born

At Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center our mission is to provide quality, reliable and affordable childcare, preschool and Kindergarten before and after-school  care programs in our community.  

About

Nestucca Valley

Early Learning Center

One Step Ahead

Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center adheres to a holistic approach of early childhood education. When we expose children to different environments and various learning experiences, we allow them to explore their self-awareness and gain a sense of the world around them. Once they leave our Early Childhood Education Center, they’re fully prepared for the next stage of their young lives.

Nestucca Valley Head Start Program, a part of the Community Action Team of Tillamook, Clatsop & Columbia Counties is also a vital partner right in our building! Information and applications for this program can be found here: 

http://nworheadstart.org/

Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center Team

Highly Qualified

Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center staff are caring, loving and well-trained professionals. Positive reinforcement, proactive distractions and kind words are used in the discipline of all age groups. On-going training and education are offered and encouraged in order to have as many creative ways to deal with the many situations that arise with many personalities at once!

Diane Wilkinson

Autum Marsh

Ebony Franklin

Ashlee Buxton

Director

Preschool Promise

Teacher

NVELC Associate Director &

Infant/Toddler Head Teacher

Head Start

Teacher

Tina Dean

Head Start

Family Advocate

Vanessa Burrietta

Head Start

Assistant Teacher

Wilda Schmidtz

Head Start

Substitute Teacher

Preschool Promise,  Infant & Toddler Assistant Teacher

Cindy Marshall

Caitlin Kelly

Debbie Swanson

Haley Wright 

Natasha Durgan

NVELC Infant/Toddler

Teacher Assistant

Head Start Cook

Head Start

Teachers Aide

Floating

Teachers Aide

Mission Statement

We Love Our Kids!

The provisions of quality childcare should be the responsibility of our entire community as it supports the next generation and assists in economic development in our area. To this end, our center represents a strong collaborative effort between families and organizations that support the care, nurturing and education of young children. 

Working with the parents is also very important, to make sure the bridge from our "home" to theirs! One on one meetings with staff and parents are welcome.