Philosophy: “Over the course of several years, we’ve developed a paradigm that we believe best supports an infrastructure where children can grow and learn. Our educational plan encourages children to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of activities appropriate to their age and rate of development and to pursue their own interests in the context of life in the community and the world. Through play that is guided by adults, children learn language, concepts about the physical world, social skills, problem solving, motor coordination and self confidence.”
Parents choose developmentally appropriate environments for their children to foster emotional and intellectual development.
Year Established: 1994
Mission: “Family Relief Nursery is an intervention/prevention program for families with children six weeks to five years old. We work to strengthen fragile families at serious risk of abusing or neglecting their children or of permanently losing custody of their children. The Nursery offers a holistic, positive intervention with both children and parents. All services are provided at no charge to families.
-Free respite child care in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.
-Available to greater Portland and Vancouver, Washington area residents.
Administrative Office: 3910 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 2007
Mission: “To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.”
-Child care assistance information, child care subsidies, and resources and referral agency database.
500 Summer St. NE, E62 Salem, OR 97310
Year Established: 1971
Mission: “Community action leads the way to eliminate conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people and communities to thrive.”
-Provides child care resources and referral, emergency rent assistance, housing, homeless services, and more to residents of Washington County.
1001 SW Baseline St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
Year Established: 1965