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News & Updates
QRIS Five-Star Rating!

Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) has ranked us among the top child care and early learning programs in the state!

Our 5-Star rating is a testament to the quality and commitment of our incredible staff and the values of our program.

QRIS uses a rigorous criteria, and comprehensive evaluation process to determine program quality. This included an indepth review to determine if we are using best practices in adult-child interaction, encouraging parents to play an active role, and the level of training, accreditation, and support provided to our staff.

In all of these critical areas, and more, Childswork excels. But we aren’t content to rest on our laurels. We’re committed to continually improve our program, and bring out the best in our children every day.

Posted on August 26

Last Few Spots for Fall!

We are down to the last few open spots in our preschool and Kindergarten for fall! We still have couple spots in our K program, as well as 3's and almost threes (2.7 class). In addition we have a few spots in our fabulous Parent-Child Two's class where toddlers attend class once a week with a parent(s). Please contact us if you would like any information about these options.

Posted on June 6

Summer Yoga Camps Available!

Childswork is happy to announce our first summer yoga program. Our classes will introduce your child to basic yoga poses and breathing exercises through story, songs and games. Each class will also include a creative activity that reinforces our yoga practice. A healthy snack of fruits and vegetables will be provided each day, as well as outdoor recess time. Childswork Teachers Sherry Wolfson and Mindy Novesky will lead this two day a week camp. You will receive an email at the end of each week highlighting what we did in class as well as pictures of all the fun!

Sign up now so you don't miss out!

Yoga Camp Registration Form (pdf)

Posted on May 19

Childswork Now Enrolling: A few spots still available in the following age groups: Parent/Child 2's, 2.7, 3, 4 and K

Childswork Learning Center still has a few openings in some of our classes.

The 2.7 class, for children who turn 3 by December 31st, meets either MWF or TTh from 9-11:30 with a 1:6 ratio.

What a wonderful beginning to your child’s preschool experience! This class for our young learners has a ratio of 6:1 with two teachers. Our play-based philosophy is balanced with introducing children to some of the routines of a typical school day with circle time, choice time, snack time and outdoor time. This class supports the transition from parallel to beginning cooperative play. Self-help skills are taught as the children learn how to become more independent.

Posted on May 8

Summer Camp Registration is here!

2014 Summer Camp information is here! Join us for a great summer of fun and education. Registration Forms can be printed from this link or picked up in the Main Office. Weekly themes, costs, details, and other information is outlined in these forms. Contact Garrett Riggs with any questions at garrett@childswork.org.

One of the benefits of joining us at Childswork for Summer Camp is the amazing teachers we have involved in the program. This can be a chance to get to know your upcoming teacher, spend time with a former teacher, or just get to know someone new. Each week we have four teachers scheduled to lead Camps, and two teachers to lead the afternoon Explorers. Whether you enroll in 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day, your child will interact with all the morning Camp teachers as there will be plenty of opportunity for the groups to play together.

Please register today to make sure you're included in the fun!

Posted on April 1

Kindergarten Round Up Rescheduled for February 18th

Parents who are considering Kindergarten in the fall of 2014 are cordially invited to attend our Kindergarten Roundup/Information Night on Tuesday, February 18th from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. You will have a chance to meet the teachers, hear about our program and ask questions! Limited free childcare is available. Please reserve your spot in the main office.

Posted on February 11

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Important Dates

Wednesday, September 3
Family Orientation

Thursday, September 4
Classroom Meet & Greet M-Th, T/W/Th, T/Th

Friday, September 5
Classroom Meet & Greet M-F & M/W/F

Friday, September 5
Parent-Child 2's Open House

Monday, September 8
First Day of School (Monday Classes)

Tuesday, September 9
First Day of School (Tuesday Classes)

Wednesday, September 10
Explorers Before Care Begins

Monday, September 15
Drop-in Explorers Care Begins

Thursday, September 18
Back to School Picnic

Monday, September 22
Fall Enrichment Programs Begin

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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.