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Airplane Cottage School

2424 North Kilpatrick Street
$30 waitlist fee

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About this center: Our curriculum focuses on emotional literacy -- the ability to identify big feelings and communicate those feelings with others. Through what we call "meetings", teachers guide the children in ongoing conversations about community agreements: What does it mean to be kind? To be safe? To care for one another? Our curriculum is a combination of RIE, Social Constructivist, Social-Emotional, Play-Based, and Racial Equity methods.
Offering full day care for children over 24 months
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://airplanecottageschool.weebly.com or by contacting December Wolf at airplanecottageschool@gmail.com

Casa Feliz Tillamook

7212 NE Tillamook St
$45 waitlist fee

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About this center: Casa Feliz is a bilingual (Portuguese/Spanish) State Certified Childcare located in Northeast Portland. Our goal: An authentic child is one who feels secure, autonomous, competent, and connected. We help a child to feel secure, feel appreciated, feel that "somebody is deeply, truly interested in me." Our capacity is 12 children at our Wygant location and 16 at our Tillamook location, ages ranging from 6 weeks through kindergarten.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://casafelizchildcare.com or by contacting Maria Medeiros at casafelizm@gmail.com

Casa Feliz Wygant

8813 NE Wygant St
$45 waitlist fee

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About this center: Casa Feliz is a bilingual (Portuguese/Spanish) State Certified Childcare located in Northeast Portland. Our goal: An authentic child is one who feels secure, autonomous, competent, and connected. We help a child to feel secure, feel appreciated, feel that "somebody is deeply, truly interested in me." Our capacity is 12 children at our Wygant location and 16 at our Tillamook location, ages ranging from 6 weeks through kindergarten.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://casafelizchildcare.com or by contacting Maria Medeiros at casafelizm@gmail.com

Children's Song - Brooklyn

6000 SE Brooklyn Street
$20 waitlist fee

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About this center: Here at Children's Song we provide a mixed age setting for children three months to six years. We offer children respect and support as competent beings to play, learn, and grow, providing them with a play-based nurturing environment that encourages them to explore their world and develop naturally into lifelong learners.
Offering full or half day care for children of all ages
1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.childrensongpdx.com/ or by contacting Jodie Throckmorton at childrensong@gmail.com

Children's Song - Mill

8036 SE Mill Street
$20 waitlist fee

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About this center: Here at Children's Song we provide a mixed age setting for children three months to six years. We offer children respect and support as competent beings to play, learn, and grow, providing them with a play-based nurturing environment that encourages them to explore their world and develop naturally into lifelong learners.
Offering full or half day care for children of all ages
1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.childrensongpdx.com/ or by contacting Jodie Throckmorton at childrensong@gmail.com

ChildRoots - Fremont Center

2401 NE Fremont Street
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play, ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence.
Offering full day care for children over 36 months
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.childroots.com or by contacting Jen Barefield at enrollment@childroots.com

ChildRoots - Northwest Center

1740 NW Flanders Street
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play, ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.childroots.com or by contacting Lydia Copper at enrollment@childroots.com

ChildRoots - Southeast Center

50 SE 17th Avenue
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play, ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.childroots.com or by contacting Madison Mordaunt at enrollment@childroots.com

Green Tulip Peace and Nature School

7631 SE Raymond Street
$20 waitlist fee

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About this center: Green Tulip Peace and Nature School gives your child the freedom to explore the world around them. Our unique indoor/outdoor structure allows children to choose the environment that works best for them at any time of the day so they can let their interests guide their learning. With homemade organic food, regular community gatherings, and a positive discipline approach rooted in developmental psychology, we embrace the whole child!
Offering half day care for children over 36 months
3 days or 4 days a week
Learn more at http://www.greentulipschool.com/ or by contacting Nadine Salama at greentulippreschool@gmail.com

Growing Seeds Crystal Springs

2808 SE Steele Street
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Growing Seeds provides families, children, and staff a learning community in which all participants develop through a spiral dance of observation, inquiry, reflection, and documentation. We create an intentional environment where each participant is respected as a contributing member in our community.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.growingseeds.net/ or by contacting Allison Delorey at enrollment@growingseeds.net

Growing Seeds Irvington

2808 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Growing Seeds provides families, children, and staff a learning community in which all participants develop through a spiral dance of observation, inquiry, reflection, and documentation. We create an intentional environment where each participant is respected as a contributing member in our community.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.growingseeds.net/ or by contacting Allison Delorey at enrollment@growingseeds.net

Growing Seeds North

6505 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Growing Seeds provides families, children, and staff a learning community in which all participants develop through a spiral dance of observation, inquiry, reflection, and documentation. We create an intentional environment where each participant is respected as a contributing member in our community.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.growingseeds.net/ or by contacting Allison Delorey at enrollment@growingseeds.net

In a Child's Path - 33rd House

Concordia
$60 waitlist fee

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About this center: In a Child's Path is a full-time child care facility and preschool, nurturing children through play. Located in Northeast Portland, the home-like setting and child-centered program promote all facets of development in children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://inachildspath.com or by contacting Moriah at iacpinquiries@gmail.com

In a Child's Path - The Big House

Roseway
$60 waitlist fee

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About this center: In a Child's Path is a full-time child care facility and preschool, nurturing children through play. Located in Northeast Portland, the home-like setting and child-centered program promote all facets of development in children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
Offering full day care for children over 30 months
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://inachildspath.com or by contacting Moriah at iacpinquiries@gmail.com

In a Child's Path - The Farm School

Town of Boring
$60 waitlist fee

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About this center: In a Child's Path is a full-time child care facility and preschool, nurturing children through play. Located in Northeast Portland, the home-like setting and child-centered program promote all facets of development in children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
Offering half day care for children over 30 months
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://inachildspath.com or by contacting Mary at iacpfarm@gmail.com

In a Child's Path - The Little House

Roseway
$60 waitlist fee

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About this center: In a Child's Path is a full-time child care facility and preschool, nurturing children through play. Located in Northeast Portland, the home-like setting and child-centered program promote all facets of development in children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://inachildspath.com or by contacting Moriah at iacpinquiries@gmail.com

CityKids Child Development Center

138 SW Clay Street
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Joyful Noise CDC provides a child-oriented environment that embraces the concept of the whole child. Our activities stimulate children's physical and intellectual development and foster social and emotional growth. Our program seeks to encourage children to think, reason, question and experiment. We are a NAEYC Accredited program with the top 5-Star rating on the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.joyfulnoisecdc.org/ or by contacting Valerie Morlan at citykidsjni@gmail.com

Joyful Noise Child Development Center - Downtown

333 SW 1st
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Joyful Noise CDC provides a child-oriented environment that embraces the concept of the whole child. Our activities stimulate children's physical and intellectual development and foster social and emotional growth. Our program seeks to encourage children to think, reason, question and experiment. We are a NAEYC Accredited program with the top 5-Star rating on the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.joyfulnoisecdc.org/ or by contacting Brent Friedlander at JoyfulNoiseDT@gmail.com

Joyful Noise Child Development Center - Eastside

911 NE 11th Ave
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Joyful Noise CDC provides a child-oriented environment that embraces the concept of the whole child. Our activities stimulate children's physical and intellectual development and foster social and emotional growth. Our program seeks to encourage children to think, reason, question and experiment. We are a NAEYC Accredited program with the top 5-Star rating on the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.joyfulnoisecdc.org/ or by contacting Patty Strobel-Alsbury at joyfulnoiseeast@gmail.com

MetroKids Child Development Center

600 NE Grand Avenue
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Joyful Noise CDC provides a child-oriented environment that embraces the concept of the whole child. Our activities stimulate children's physical and intellectual development and foster social and emotional growth. Our program seeks to encourage children to think, reason, question and experiment. We are a NAEYC Accredited program with the top 5-Star rating on the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.joyfulnoisecdc.org/ or by contacting Ashley Lawrence at metrokids@oregonmetro.gov

Peninsula Children's Learning Center

4720 N Maryland Ave
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Peninsula Children's Learning Center's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable childcare and education as well as family support programs that contribute to the vitality of North and Northeast Portland. Peninsula's unique economically and racially integrated program is built on a foundation of positive relationships with and between diverse children and families.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
5 days a week
Learn more at http://penchild.org/ or by contacting Adrienne Finnegan at reception@penchild.org

Small Wonders School at Grant Park

2728 NE 34th Ave
$55 waitlist fee

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About this center: Small Wonders School offers high quality preschool programs in NE Portland with the convenience of childcare hours for children ages 2 up to Kindergarten age. Our school communities are housed in Reggio-inspired settings and the days are filled with exploratory projects, art experiences, as well as indoor and outdoor play. We are pleased to claim a 5-star QRIS rating which is reflected in our offerings, low ratios, and environments.
Offering full day care for children over 30 months
3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.smallwondersschool.org/ or by contacting Small Wonders Enrollment Team at enrollment@smallwondersschool.org

Small Wonders School Hollywood

3634 NE Sandy Blvd
$55 waitlist fee

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About this center: Small Wonders School offers high quality preschool programs in NE Portland with the convenience of childcare hours for children ages 2 up to Kindergarten age. Our school communities are housed in Reggio-inspired settings and the days are filled with exploratory projects, art experiences, as well as indoor and outdoor play. We are pleased to claim a 5-star QRIS rating which is reflected in our offerings, low ratios, and environments.
Offering full day care for children over 24 months
3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.smallwondersschool.org/ or by contacting Small Wonders Enrollment Team at enrollment@smallwondersschool.org

Small Wonders Studio

3634 NE Sandy Blvd
$40 waitlist fee

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About this center: Small Wonders School offers high quality preschool programs in NE Portland. Our new Studio program will be offering part-time morning care MWF or TuTh, or M-F for children 42 months to Kindergarten age. MWF Pre-K: Mornings sessions that includes movement, music, and sensory learning opportunities with a healthy blend of teacher directed experiences and child led discovery. TuTh Studio: Morning program that has a concentrated arts focus allowing for creative expression with a wide variety of mediums. With a Reggio-inspired philosophy and an arts-based curriculum that inspires discovery, imagination, creativity and problem-solving provide immersive art opportunities while fostering social skills.
Offering half day care for children over 42 months
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.smallwondersschool.org/ or by contacting Small Wonders Enrollment Team at enrollment@smallwondersschool.org

Stumptown Kids - Tabor

South Tabor
$25 waitlist fee

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About this center: Stumptown Kids is a Reggio-inspired, arts-based preschool for kids ages 3-5 in the South Tabor and Buckman neighborhoods of Portland. We are proud to be a QRIS 4-star rated preschool.
Offering full day care for children over 36 months
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.stumptownkids.com/ or by contacting Jennifer Loring at stumptownkids@yahoo.com

Sweet Day Community School - Irvington

1205 NE Broadway St
$20 waitlist fee

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About this center: Sweet Day is a Reggio-inspired childcare, enriched by its community of families, and dedicated to the small moments of each child's day. By valuing the small moments, we stay present, engaged, and open to the joys of early childhood.
Offering full day care for children over 6 months
2 days, 3 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.sweetdayschool.com or by contacting Kayla at info@sweetdayschool.com

Sweet Day Community School - Richmond

Richmond
$20 waitlist fee

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About this center: Sweet Day is a Reggio-inspired childcare, enriched by its community of families, and dedicated to the small moments of each child's day. By valuing the small moments, we stay present, engaged, and open to the joys of early childhood.
Offering full day care for children over 24 months
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
Learn more at http://www.sweetdayschool.com or by contacting Kayla at info@sweetdayschool.com

Wow and Flutterville - NE Center

4114 N Vancouver Ave
$50 waitlist fee

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About this center: Wow and Flutterville Playgardens offers Waldorf-inspired care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Embracing the Lifeways Early Education philosophy, our "homes-away-from-home" provide loving communities designed to support little ones in their important work of exploring, discovering, and learning through nature-based free play in an environment filled with kindness, empathy, and a culture of inclusion.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week

Wow and Flutterville - SE Center

8722 SE 17th Ave
$50 waitlist fee

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About this center: Wow and Flutterville Playgardens offers Waldorf-inspired care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Embracing the Lifeways Early Education philosophy, our "homes-away-from-home" provide loving communities designed to support little ones in their important work of exploring, discovering, and learning through nature-based free play in an environment filled with kindness, empathy, and a culture of inclusion.
Offering full day care for children of all ages
2 days, 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days a week
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Have you attended a tour (or are you scheduled for a tour) at any of the following centers? If yes, please enter your tour date for our records:

Casa Feliz Childcare
Children's Song
ChildRoots
CityKids
Joyful Noise Downtown
Joyful Noise Eastside
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Small Wonders Studio
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In a Child's Path
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Small Wonders Studio
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Sweet Day Community School
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