Preschool Philosophy

Tualatin Valley Academy Preschool is committed to offering a quality, Christian-based, developmentally appropriate program for kids ages 3-5. We offer a variety of learning experiences to meet the needs of each student. It is our goal to help each child develop to their fullest potential spiritually, intellectually, socially and emotionally. 

Through free play children learn to share, cooperate, listen, follow directions and explore.

Through group learning language development, listening skills, patience and creativity are stimulated and learned. 

Through individual learning, self-expression, self-control, task completion and time management are practiced.

Indoor and outdoor play help large and small muscle development and coordination.

Parent Letters


May 3-5:  Kindergarten Evaluations - If you are planning to attend TVA for Kindergarten, please be sure your child is signed up for a Kindergarten evaluation.   

May 17:  Spring Concert, 7 pm - Please have your student in our classroom by 6:45 pm.  This will be a celebration of cultures around the world, and Mrs. Boyer has asked that the kids dress is clothing, costume, etc. that represent their country of origin OR your state.  This can also be clothing in country or state colors.  

June 8:  Preschool Promotion program, 10:00 am - This is a program for ALL of the kids, they all will be participating, so please mark your calendars and invite any friends and family to come celebrate our preschoolers as our year comes to a close.  We will have our program in the Spynergy Room (room next to our cafeteria).  Please be sure all kids are at school at the regular time, 8:15 am.  

June 9:  Field Day - This is a FUN day for the whole school that involves outdoor games and activities, as well as some water play.  All kids are invited to join us for this fun day.

June 14:  LAST DAY of SCHOOL - This will be a half-day and all kids are invited to join us to say good-bye for the summer.

Welcome letter

Preschool Handbook


Carissa Werner
Preschool Assistant
Phone: 503-649-5518

Mrs. Werner started volunteering at TVA in 2008 when her son, Luke, started Preschool. Her daughter, Eden, enrolled in Preschool two years later. since then, Mrs. Werner has been very active at our school. She has been a room parent, served on the Board and held the position of Home & School treasurer. She loves working with children and has found her joy being with the Preschoolers. When she does get some free time, Mrs. Werner enjoys watching basketball (Go Mavs!) and running races. 

Allison Moor
Preschool Director
Phone: 503-649-5518

Mrs. Moor started at TVA in 2011 after moving to the area from Walla Walla, WA, where she taught grades 1&2 at Milton-Stateline Adventist School. She graduated in 2004 from Walla Walla College with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education, and in 2011 with a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is dedicated to Christian education and upholding the high academic standards in accordance with the Oregon Conference and Oregon State. 

Kristianne Connell
Preschool Assistant
Phone: 503-649-5518

Mrs. Connell has volunteered at TVA for four years, while her boys, Seth and Cory, were in first and second grade. She especially enjoyed getting to teach several nutrition classes at TVA. Mrs. Connell is a Registered Dietitian and has worked at Adventist Medical Center and taught online for Loma Linda University. She was very happy to join the preschool team in 2015. Mrs. Connell also enjoys hiking, mountain biking and playing bassoon in the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra.

Curriculum and Events

TVA Preschool uses a combination of teacher-created materials, Mother Goose Time, and other supplemental curriculum materials. Our curriculum is integrated and covers all core subject areas including Bible and supports social, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual growth through theme-based instruction and curriculum.

Students ages 4-5 who will be eligible for Kindergarten the following school year will focus on the prerequisites of Kindergarten as well as beginning reading, writing and math skills.

Students ages 3-4 will focus on becoming familiar with the school environment, building social skills and will be introduced to essential academic basics such as letter and number recognition, letter sounds, handwritings skills, counting, etc. 

All students will participate in theme study, class discussions, projects, etc. and will follow the same daily schedule. 

Full-day and half-day classes are available Monday through Friday. We offer 2-day, 3-day and 5-day full and half-day schedules. 

This Month's Calendar


Class Schedule