A Child's Place

4100 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR  97206

Nuts & bolts



Designed by a licensed Oregon educator focused on creating an enriching environment where children grow and thrive, A Child’s Place encourages a passion for learning and the social and emotional skills for success in school and beyond.

This child-centered program:

  • recognizes the opportunities and challenges of this critical developmental stage,

  • celebrates the growth of each child as both a unique individual and as a member of a group of learners, and

  • provides the groundwork for joyous engagement in life-long learning.



The preschool is open from 6:30 am to 4:30, 52 weeks per year, with 20 vacation days for the provider. The calendar will be available for 2020 here.



For a child who is potty trained, the cost per month for five days per week is $1050.



Meals and snacks are based on a primarily an organic and plant-based diet, which includes organic nuts, soy, wheat, eggs and milk products. Check the schedule below for meal and snack times. At mealtimes, I offer the food to the children but will not require them to eat it. You will be informed if I notice any change in your child’s eating habits.

  • I may accommodate special dietary requests, depending on the request.

  • If your child has an allergy to any food or beverage, please notify me in writing.

  • Menus are emailed to families, and families are encouraged to visit my program during mealtimes.

  • Please do not bring food from home.


teaching credentials


  • adequate organic food and bottled water (one gallon per person per day) for three days for adults and children

  • first-aid kit

  • emergency plan

center info

The childcare center is in a newly remodeled one-story home with 400 square feet of floor space designed and furnished for preschool-age children.

site info

The site accesses two adjacent lots naturescaped with native plants and winding pathways, gazebo, covered sand-play area, raised beds for gardening, and lots of birds and insects. Fully privacy fenced with locked gates.


The basis of effective discipline:

  • an assumption of good intentions,

  • engaging and varied program of activities,

  • many opportunities for individual and group success,

  • many many more "yeses" than "nos",

  • respectful interactions, and

  • gradual development of a trusting relationship.

Foremost among the strategies are those described in Nelsen's Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, such as:

  • offering many choices,

  • ignoring inappropriate choices unless safety is an issue,

  • offering different but positive options when a preferred choice isn't available,

  • redirection, and

  • gentle humor and silliness.

Immersed in an environment containing predictable and consistent adults, children have many opportunities to engage in 

  • positive play and learning,

  • healthy activity and

  • making appropriate choices, and,

when combined with opportunities to learn and apply

  • social,

  • emotional and

  • problem-solving skills,

so develop self-regulation, self-discipline and self-reliance.