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Welcome to Sunrise Preschool, Bend’s original Parent Participation preschool. At Sunrise, education is a family process where both the children and their parents benefit from our cooperative learning environment. We believe that the parent participation creates a natural transition from home to school for our preschoolers. It is our hope that parents learn side by side with their child through their involvement in the education process.


Parents participate in the classroom providing snacks, driving for field trips, and planning one school party. Parents may also get involved by volunteering to serve on the Board of Directors.  Our preschool is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are elected in the spring of each year by the previous board and serve a one year term beginning in June.

Though located in the First Presbyterian Church in Bend, Oregon, Sunrise Preschool is a secular and independent school. The preschool was originally sponsored and subsidized by the American Association of University Women (A.A.U.W.) in 1962.  In 1989, the school became independent from AAUW, and in 1999 the preschool changed its name to “Sunrise Preschool”, and remains as an independent non-profit organization.

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