Early Learning School Admissions

Admission to Valley Catholic Early Learning School (VCELS) is ongoing. Information concerning registration, current waiting lists (when applicable) and openings can be obtained by contacting us. Tours are given by appointment only.

Please email or call Rebecca Johnson at 503.718.6490 for more information or to schedule a tour.


VCELS Tuition 2024-25


Rosebuds (infants) serve children ages 8 weeks to 12 months.
Class capacity: 8, Teacher/student ratio: 1:4

Daffodils (toddlers) serve children ages 12-36 months.
Class capacity: 24, Teacher/student ratio: 1:4

Daisies, Sunflowers, and Wildflowers (preschool programs) serve children ages 3 to 5 years. Class capacity: 14-19, Teacher/student ratio: 1:10

Financial Aid and Policies

Financial Aid | We use the tuition management company “FACTS” to process financial aid.
Objectives For Development And Learning

Wait List Forms

VCELS Full-Time Wait List
VCELS Part-Time Wait List


At VCELS our mission is to foster a faith-filled community of lifelong learners, compassionate leaders and to follow Jesus’ example through prayer, service, and love.

VCELS uses The Creative Curriculum as our primary resource. It is a comprehensive, research based curriculum that integrates a rich, developmentally appropriate program. The curriculum includes supports for early learning standards for infants, toddlers, twos and preschool in the following areas:

  • social emotional
  • physical
  • language
  • cognitive
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • science and technology

The Creative Curriculum is based on 38 Objectives for Development & Learning and uses exploration and discovery as tools for developing confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

VCELS also uses Growing with Jesus; a devotional book that includes a Bible verse, thoughts to grow on based on that Bible verse, and a challenge that encourages children to connect to God. Our desire is to help develop a positive foundation for faith formation and begin religious readiness.

Preschool classes also offer Music Readiness and Beginning Spanish once a week. Also included in the preschool curriculum is Second Step, a social emotional curriculum.

Intergenerational programs include monthly visits to Maryville Nursing Home to engage with the seniors and VCES first grade buddies who visit once a month to read to our preschoolers and take part in an activity together.

If you have any questions about our curriculum contact VCELS Principal Amber Ploussard