Interested in Enrolling?
For more information and/or enrollment forms, give us a call to set up a visit! We ask that parents visit on their own first, but we encourage you to bring your child at a second visit so he/she can see a potential new school and start feeling excited. The enrollment packet will be available and must be completed and submitted at least 7 days prior to your desired start date, along with the first month's advance payment. See below for more details about enrolling, and see our Contact page for our phone number and visiting hours. We are here to answer any questions you may have and are excited to welcome you to our school!
Our current hours are 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday. We serve children between the ages of 2½ and 5 who are fully potty-trained. Both full-time and part-time schedules are acceptable. The minimum attendance required is 2 full days or 2 mornings per week. Afternoon-only care is not offered. Our ratio is 1 teacher per 10 or fewer children. The center is inspected semi-annually by the State Office of Child Care, and annually by Multnomah County Health and the State Fire Marshall. We consistently excel in these inspections.
Enrollment Requirements, Scheduling, and Certification
Each morning begins with free play, followed by 3 hours of structured group activities, art projects, free play choices, and a snack. Lunch is served at 12:30, followed by stories and a nap. There is no pick-up or drop-off between 12:30 and 3:00, so that children staying may eat and sleep without disruption. From 2:30 to 5:00, children are offered a variety of activities inside and outside, with a snack around 3:45. The school provides all food, except in cases of special dietary needs. Our 5:00 closure is a firm policy; if you are running late, arrangements must be made for a timely pick-up by an authorized adult. On your admission form, there will be a section for you to designate adults to whom we may release your child.
Payment is due one month in advance, on the first school day of the month. With sufficient notice, you are not charged for vacation days. Tuition credits will be given to those notifying us at least 1 day prior to an impending absence. Current rates are as follows:
1 - 4.5 hours $9.00 per hour, up to a maximum of $39
5 -8 hours $39.00 ($68 for 2 children)
8 - 9 hours $40.00 ($70 for 2 children)
9 - 10 hours $42.00 ($74 for 2 children)
10 - 11 hours $43.00 ($76 for 2 children)