Kindergarten's Changed

Kindergarten has changed in the last two decades. Children entering Kindergarten now are expected to have skills much more advanced then children who entered Kindergarten in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Fine-tuned small motor skills (ability to cut on a line, hold pencils and pens correctly), ability to recognize and write all letters and numbers up to 20, ability to sight read a foundation of words, and basic math skills are all expected of children entering Kindergarten. 

Many children entering the school system, however, have had little to no exposure to these academic skills, and often start their first day already behind. 

Preschoolers Haven't

Preschoolers learn best through play. Moving, exploring, investigating, creating, imagining and trial-and-error, these are all important ways that preschoolers learn about the world around them. 

Preschoolers Haven't

Preschoolers learn best through play. Moving, exploring, investigating, creating, imagining and trial-and-error, these are all important ways that preschoolers learn about the world around them. 

Our Focus

Founded in 2017, Busy Beavers Academy is a traditional play-based preschool located in Salem, Oregon. Preschoolers learn best through play: moving, exploring, investigating, creating, imagining and trial-and-error. 


At Busy Beavers Academy, we implement the Creative Curriculum, a dynamic and engaging academic program that gets children kindergarten ready. In addition to academics, we also offer an abundance of activity stations that children are able to rotate through at their own pace. Teachers encourage the children to learn through play, facilitating social skills and cooperation with others along the way. 


We create a positive environment which encourages children to explore their surrounding on a daily basis. Upon completion of our program, we believe that your child's well-rounded experiences will provide them with the necessary strengths for emotional, social, cognitive, gross/fine motor and academic excellence that are required to be able to thrive in the kindergarten classrooms of today.

Our Program

Busy Beavers Academy implements The Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. Along with this program, we implement additional curriculum that focuses on socio-emotional development, outdoor learning, and making connections with others in our community.


We offer 3 1/2 hour classes in both AM and PM sessions in 2, 3 and 5 day a week packages. We charge a non-refundable $75.00 registration fee, and offer discounts per class for larger packages.


Our pricing:

  • Tue/Turs Class - $170/Month
  • Mon/Wed/Fri Class - $239/Month
  •  Mon - Fri Class - $374/Month


Interested?

You can e-mail us today and a representative will contact you within 24 business hours to schedule a tour of our school.


Ready to register now? Fill out our easy online registration form to start the process!