The Playschool Mission + Our Teachers

For over fifty years, Roseburg Playschool Cooperative has provided exceptional programs for preschool-aged children.

Our success over the years with our Roseburg Preschool is a reflection of the commitment and involvement of generations of parents, each seeking to assure that their child’s introduction to education is as filled with joy and wonder as possible.

As a member of this cooperative family, we welcome your involvement.

The decisions and guidelines that govern our school are made by parents serving on our Board of Directors and by each parent individually.

The goal of Roseburg Playschool Co-op is to develop people who think imaginatively, who have original ideas, and who welcome opportunities to put their ideas into action. We begin during the early preschool years to encourage a variety of experiences that will foster original thinking and action. All children have creative ability and can find pleasure and satisfaction through creative activities if they have proper guidance and encouragement.

Playschool furnishes equipment and an atmosphere that is appropriate to a child’s development. Materials and activities are selected so that each child can develop his/her individuality and imagination. Provided with tools and the time, children learn to initiate their own exploration and discovery. They learn to use the art and play equipment responsibly and are required to clean up after themselves. Through playing together they learn to accept compromises essential to human interaction and relationships.

We realize there are other options when you’re looking at preschools in Roseburg and Douglas County, and we’re proud to welcome you and dozens of other families into Playschool this year!

– Miss Heather
Playschool Coordinator

Our Teachers:

Miss Heather – For over 20 years, Heather Goin has brought incredible energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love for children to Playschool. Her teaching philosophy is that “the true work of childhood is play,” and that belief is what brought her to Playschool.

Her primary objective is to ensure that every child that comes through our school has a fun and memorable first experience that will get them excited about their future education. She loves children, the outdoors, horses, and being involved in Search and Rescue . Heather is a Roseburg native and former Playschool mom. She is married with two grown children (both Playschool graduates!) and a menagerie of pets.

Miss Ana – Miss Ana is an assistant teacher for the Preschool and PreK classes and has many years of experience in early childhood development programs. Ana Orozco began her career with young children almost two decades ago. She joined Playschool in 2013. Ana truly feels working with children is her passion. Her greatest strength is being able to connect with children of all ages. She believes children succeed more when they enjoy what they are doing. Ana is a firm believer that children “learn through play”. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and enjoys the outdoors. Ana was born in Mexico and moved to the U.S. when she was 12 years old. She is married and is the mother of two grown sons.

Miss Janelle Miss Janelle is an assistant teacher for our preschool classes. She comes to us with real life experience, as she is actively involved in the lives of her five grand kids (ages 3-13.) She has also served at church, in the nursery and Sunday School. Miss Janelle relates to the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” and looks forward to becoming part of the sense of community built at Roseburg Playschool. “The more people we can trust, the more supported we are in nurturing our children-our greatest resources.” Miss Janelle enjoys spending time with family and camping trips with her husband, Gary and their weimeraner, Dallas. She also loves gardening, sewing and baking.

Miss Lindsay–is both our Preschool lead teacher and an assistant in our PreK classes! She has a profound love for Playschool, it’s values and everyone involved. Her two boys attended for six years, between the two of them; as a parent, she loved spending time in the classroom. It made perfect sense to continue her Playschool adventure as a teacher! She truly believes that Playschool gave her sons the best possible start to their education. She enjoys having fun with kids and helping them learn about the world around them. Miss Lindsay loves playing cards and board games with her kids; she also loves music, theater, movies and anything to do with nature.

Our Location

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Roseburg Playschool Co-Op is located onsite at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon.
Our school location affords us a unique opportunity to offer our kiddos access to an outdoor playground, walks amongst the horse stables, and an ample outside area to explore. The fairgrounds hosts many child and family friendly events, and we get to explore and take part in all of them!  It is a wonderful place to be a kid!

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