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The Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon, our flagship program, now includes over 7,500 square feet of space over two floors, filled with new interactive exhibits, including a replica of Big Foot which was donated from the Portland Children’s Museum. New exhibits include a  farm-to-table play area, a ranger station, art and maker areas, and a wildlife rescue tree house and more!


The Ivy School, an award-winning preschool, continues to serve young children and their families, filling a critical need for affordable preschool services. In addition to providing on-site preschool classes, the Ivy School includes school-based preschool classrooms in several Medford School District elementary schools.


Roots Community Education includes our drop-in preschool programs for adults to attend with their children, community-based partnership programs, and referrals to other community services for families in need of support.  Including new programing in our new space in The Annex which includes a clay studio and culinary teaching kitchen!

Oregon Center for Creative Learning

After more than 20 years serving the Southern Oregon community with early childhood programs, Kid Time has changed its name to the Oregon Center for Creative Learning!

Our new facility includes three programs to serve children, families, and our community:

Our unique learning center and developmental opportunities provide children with a foundation for future learning. At OCCL we are inspiring the next generation of artists, engineers, scientists, naturalists, and teachers with our vision.  Please consider supporting us in ensuring that future generations have a place where they are encouraged to LEARN and GROW through PLAY! 

Our Dedicated

Board Members

Alicia Welder, MD, President

Katie Larsen, Vice President

Amanda Olson, Secretary

Andy Batzer

Eric Dames

Sally Densmore

Mindy Folsom

Jeremy Markiewicz

Maggie Mayers


We are so grateful for the support of our generous contributors.

Your support inspires children to imagine and learn through play!

Level 1

The City of Medford

The State of Oregon

US Dept of Housing & Urban Development

Level 2

Hennion Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Carrico Family Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation

Portland Children's Museum

Roundhouse Foundation

Wanda Olsrud

Lowe's Medford

AllCare, Inc.

Level 3

Harris & Myrtle Dalbec Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Mercy Flights

Level 4

Andy & Annette Batzer

Ben B. Cheney Foundation

Blum Family Foundation

Collins Foundation

Eric & Carissa Dames

Michael & Mary Strizzi

Medford Women's Clinic

DeArmond Family Foundation

Joseph Weston Public Foundation

Marie Lamfrom Foundation



Level 5

Carpenter Foundation

Jeffrey & Alicia Welder

Lyn Hennion & Alex Bellen

Avista Foundation

Casey Woodard Charitable Foundation

Dr. Mujahid Rizvi

Joe & Frances Naumes Family Foundation

JTMF Foundation

Kinderman Cutburth Family

Chris & Michelle Atkinson

Joe & Carol Neil

Southern Oregon Pediatrics

Robert & Frances Chaney Family Foundation

Steven & Melanie Olsrud

Outlier Construction

JB Steel

Dan and Lisa O'Connor

Central Point Family Dentistry

Robert & Frances Chaney Family Foundation

In honor of Nancy Van Anne

Richard & Sharon Schaefer

Kathryn & Barry Thalden, Thalden Foundation

Sally and Al Densmore

Medford Radiology Group

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