Alyssa Buswell


Alyssa has a deep love and passion for sharing the wonder and discovery of the world with young children. When her own two children were beginning preschool, she was inspired to open her own, giving way to Wildflowers School in California. Alyssa came to Oregon eight years ago bringing with her years of experience, joy, and her natural ability to connect with children.

Lindsay Kargol

Jason Ames



Jason's career as a mental health services provider has given him the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages. After working with young children at Trillium Family Services, Jason was inspired to contribute his experiences to help our youngest children develop healthy mindsets that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Assistant Teacher

Lindsay comes to the Butterfly House from Aiea, Hawai’i. She graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2018 and is now working towards her Masters of Teaching. She has experience in a variety of classroom settings from preschool, to middle school, and special education. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking and art. 

Margaret Ames

Owner / Director
Curriculum Designer

Margaret brings 25+ years of Early Childhood Education experience to the Butterfly House. A certified Montessori teacher, she has spent the previous seven years studying and working with the Creating Compassionate Cultures curriculum. Educating From the Heart integrates the best tools and practices that Margaret has discovered over the course of her career.

About Us

Contact Us

The Butterfly House Preschool and Kindergarten is a family owned and operated school committed to empowering children to live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

The Butterfly House Preschool and Kindergarten
105 W Main St
Talent, OR 97540
Phone: 541-512-2359


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