Where Great Minds Are Born

At Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center our mission is to provide high quality, reliable and affordable early learning programs in our community.

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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.

Meet Our 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

Early Learning

Program Director

(503) 392-3194 ext. 455



Autum Marsh

Preschool Teacher

(503) 392-3194 ext. 458



Ashlee Sears

Preschool Teacher

(503) 392-3194 ext. 451



Jackie Martinez Romero


Instructional Assistant

(503) 392-3194 ext. 456



Cindy Marshall

Assistant Teacher



Natasha Durgan

Assistant Teacher

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.

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