Little Beavers Preschool was founded by Al and Jan East in 1973. As OSU graduates and avid Beaver sports fans, they knew the perfect name for their business had to be “Little Beavers”! Although Al passed away in 2018, his legacy at OSU remains as a member of the 1962 Liberty Bowl team and the 1965 Rose Bowl team. During the 1964 season, with Rose Bowl implications for both teams, Al blocked a Ducks point-after attempt to help the Beavers secure a 7-6 victory that led the Beavers to the 1965 Rose Bowl.
The preschool was designed to provide quality childcare in a loving and home-like atmosphere. Our commitment to these goals remains strong today and is evidenced in every classroom. Jan is a pillar in the Corvallis child care community and was recently appointed by the Governor to the Commission of Children and Families. The warm, nurturing and educational environment that is a hallmark of Little Beavers is a direct result of Jan’s passion for serving children and her many years of experience working with families.
An Interview with Founder, Jan East
In 1973 Al and Jan East, husband and wife team, founded Little Beavers Preschool. They had a vision to provide a loving and home-like environment where children could learn and grow while in their care. They built a strong educational-based program for infants through pre-K with the focus on building values of strong relationships and partnership with the families of the children they serve.
Al passed away in 2018 and Jan continued to work in the business. Their daughter Shannon East continues to look after the business today.
Enjoy an interview with Jan East and learn more about the history of Little Beavers!
Photos From Across the Years
With an almost 50 year history, we have enjoyed helping raise generations of children from across the region. Enjoy a walk down memory lane!
Little Beavers Preschool, Inc.4940 NW Hwy. 99W
Corvallis, OR 97330 USA