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News & Updates
Registration for 2019-20 School Year Opening for Currently Enrolled Families

The registration process for currently enrolled families begins this week! Here are the important dates to remember:

January 18th
2019-20 program schedule and tuition rates emailed to families.
2019-20 TADS Financial Assistance Program applications available at www.tads.com. See our Scholarships page for more information.

January 25th
Program choice forms emailed to families.

February 1st
Due date for first consideration: completed choice forms and $150.00 non-refundable deposit.

March 15th
Due date for first consideration: TADS financial assistance applications.

For families who are not currently enrolled, we will begin calling from the wait list starting in March. For more information on the wait list, please see our Openings page. To schedule a tour of the school, please call the main office at 503-234-3611.

Posted on January 15

Winter Registration Now Open!

Registration for Winter Enrichment Classes, Kids Night Out, and Spring Break Camps is now open! Families enrolled in regular classes for the Winter 2018-19 term will be receiving an email with links to the registration forms. You can also access the following registration forms by clicking on the links below:

Winter Enrichment Classes
Winter Kids Night Out
Spring Break Camps

If you have any questions about enrollment in any of the Winter Term extracurriculars, please email candicea@childswork.org.

Posted on November 13

Childswork Parent Orientation & Meet and Greet Reminder

Dear Childswork Families,

Summer camps are in full-swing and the days are flying by! In four short weeks we will welcome our new and returning children and families to the 2018/19 school year at Childswork Learning Center. In eager anticipation our administrative team, faculty, and staff would like to remind you about three important upcoming dates:

Parent Orientation will be held on September 5th at 6:00PM.

This event is for adults. Attendance is required for all new families (minimum of one parent per family) and returning families are strongly encouraged to attend. Childswork will provide complimentary Explorer’s care for a limited amount of children. Please contact Explorer’s Coordinator Candice A. at candicea@childswork.org to register.

This event is designed for parents to meet the administrative team members and learn about Childswork’s best practices and protocols. Parents will also attend a classroom specific orientation led by teachers to learn about the curriculum, classroom procedures, and expectations.

Meet and Greets will be held on September 6th for M-Th and Tu-Th classes. The M-F and MWF classes will meet on September 7th. All Meet and Greets begin at your regularly scheduled morning class arrival time for approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Meet and Greets are attended by both parents and children together. This child-centered activity provides the children with time to spend in their new classrooms, meet new friends and begin to bond with teachers. Our goal is to help children begin the acclimation process and to feel at-home in their new surroundings. Therefore, please know that our teachers will be focused on the children. We kindly request parents do the same.

In a few weeks, you will receive a welcome packet from our school that includes a letter from your classroom teacher and additional information about our school mission, philosophy, and pedagogy.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at (503)-234-3611.

Our administrative team, faculty and staff look forward to working in partnership with you and your child to create an excellent early childhood education experience!


Julie Lee

Executive Director Childswork Learning Center

Posted on August 6

Summer Camps are full

All of our Summer Camps are full. If you would like to get on the wait list please call the Main Office.

Posted on May 25

Thank you to our Art Night Sponsors

Posted on April 12

Welcome Letter from Julie Lee, our new Executive Director

Dear Childswork Families,

I am privileged and thrilled to have the opportunity to follow in Kim Hill’s footsteps and serve as your new Executive Director. The first time I visited the school I immediately knew that it was a special place and I wanted to become a part of the Childswork learning community.

As a career early childhood educator and program administrator, I passionately believe in the importance of providing high-quality ECE programs for all children regardless of socioeconomic standing, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or family life-style. I consider it my privilege and honor to support the amazing teachers and staff at Childswork so that they are able to provide your children with excellence in early childhood education.

My goal is to collaborate closely with the school faculty and administration to carry on the mission and philosophy as intended by the school founder and the Board of Directors, to “…provide supportive, nurturing, and encouraging environments for children and their families to discover new relationships, to discover new ideas, to construct knowledge through play, and to cultivate a joy for learning.”

I’d like to take a moment to share my first impressions and the reasons I accepted this position. Childswork has several qualities that make the school exceptional:

  • Each child is known and valued. Students step on campus and are immediately greeted by name. Each child is understood as an individual with unique strengths, talents, and interests.
  • A highly educated, dedicated, creative, and nurturing faculty, administrative team, and staff.
  • Exceptional stimulating and engaging indoor and outdoor learning environments.
  • A joyful community. Students experience the joy of learning and families are offered the opportunity to become partners in their children’s education.

I am looking forward to meeting every family personally. Please join us on Tuesday, April 10th or Wednesday, April 11th in the Family Lounge for coffee and conversation at 8:30AM. If you are unable to attend the morning meeting, I would like to invite you to set up an appointment with me personally so that we can become acquainted. Feel free to email me at Julie@childswork.org

I am looking forward to a long and successful relationship with the Childswork community. You have an extraordinary group of children and I am eager to get to know each and every one.


Julie Lee

Posted on April 11

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Important Dates
Jan. 21, 2019
all day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day All-school closure, no camps available Jan. 22, 2019
all day
Professional Development Day All-school closure, no camps available Feb. 8, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kids' Night Out Feb. 18, 2019
all day
Presidents' Day All-school closure, no camps available Mar. 8, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kids' Night Out

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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.