The Teaching Research Institute
The Place to Be - All Day Preschool - After School Program - Now accepting applications.

Child Care for WOU and the surrounding community:

2014-2015 Enrollment Application.
2014-2015 Enrollment Application for WOU students.

WOU Student Discount available!

The New Parent Handbook is here!



Why enroll?

At TRICDC, highly trained teachers facilitate language, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development paving the way for success throughout the child's school years and in later life. We believe children learn through active interaction with the physical and social environment and building upon their emerging interests. Our daily schedule allows children to participate in individual, small and large group activities in both the indoor and outdoor classroom environments. We maintain low teacher to child ratios. Families are collaborative partners! You are supported, valued and welcome to visit anytime. TRI-CDC is an Oregon Program of Quality - a state designation, recognizing quality child care and pre-school programs.

We've Expanded!

The TRI Child Development Center, on the campus of Western Oregon University, is excited to announce that we are expanding!
Download CDC brochure.

To enroll your child in any of our programs, please contact Ingrid Amerson at 503-838-8769.

Open Year Round:
TRI-CDC will now stay open year round. When the university goes on break, the CDC will be here to serve your children. Multiple enrollment options are available to WOU students, faculty, and staff, and to families in the greater Monmouth/Independence community. This program is available to children ages 30 months to 6 years old.

Afterschool Programs:
Beginning the 2014-2015 school year, the TRI-CDC school-age enrichment program, in collaboration with Western Oregon University resources, will offer an after-school program with a fun and engaging curriculum. The TRI-CDC School Age Program will focus on exploration, adventure and (did we mention) fun. Activities will be based on meaningful connections and enable children to deepen their knowledge-base and abilities. This program is available to children ages 5 - 10 years old.

Summer Camp:
Download: Summer Camp Application
Summer Camp Application (WOU Students)
The TRI-CDC kicked off the new summer camp on June 16, 2014, filled with activities exploring literacy, science, technology, sports, outdoor adventures, music, arts and theater. We are thrilled with the response and have exceeded our enrollment expectations with 35 children laughing, playing, and learning. Camp continues through August 22. There is still space to enroll your child. This program is available to children ages 30 months to 10 years old.


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