My name is Jessica Cadd and I am the owner of Dandelion Preschool. Dandelion Preschool is a certified family child care home located in Forest Grove, Oregon. I run the preschool with my wonderful mother on my team. As the provider, I have a degree in elementary education from George Fox University and have taught in grades prek-2nd. My mother Donnita has a wealth of experience from raising her own four daughters and providing child care to many others.


Our preschool program runs from 8:30am-3:30pm with optional before (7:00-8:30am) and after care (3:30-5:00pm). During our program hours we serve an organic gluten free lunch and a snack. Breakfast is served during before care and a second snack is served during after care. We welcome you to check out the tabs on our website for more information and to reach out if you have additional questions. Thank you for considering us as a choice to care for your precious kiddos!

Our Mission

At Dandelion Preschool we aim to provide a calm and loving environment for our students to build community, appreciate nature, and be excited about learning. We strive to create beautiful, organized, calming spaces for our students to learn and play. Along with this we focus on teaching emotions, communication, and mindfulness.


Once you join our preschool, you become a part of our Dandelion family. We also focus on community within our classroom by encouraging kindness, reinforcing positive behavior, and helping foster friendships. At our school we love to explore nature and play outdoors. We also learn with all kinds of wooden and natural materials (many handcrafted from small businesses). The food we serve is all organic and gluten free.


As a licensed teacher I’ve always been passionate about igniting a love of learning in each of my students. Everyday we set up exciting opportunities for our kids to learn and grow!

More About Us


We are open year round with a school year program (September-May) and a summer program (June-August). The days we are closed are highlighted on our calendar.


Our preschool program runs Monday-Friday between 8:30am–3:30pm. We also offer before care starting at 7:00am and after care ending at 5:00pm.


We provide lunch and a snack during our program hours, breakfast during before care, and a second snack during after care. All of the food we serve is organic and gluten free.


We would love to hear from you!