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Tuesday November 8, 2022



Children at play are the cornerstone of our center of excellence at The Children’s Center (TCC). The teachers provide a vibrant learning environment that nurtures curiosity and bravery through hands-on learning. Our school thrives with the support of engaged parent volunteers and alumni. Together we provide an enduring foundation for lifelong learning.

Our Philosophy

At The Children’s Center, we provide the environment essential for children to flourish at the “hard work” we call play. The sights and sounds here reflect the joy, curiosity, and imagination children bring to all kinds of pursuits. The Children’s Center asks teachers to be intense observers of children’s play and create curriculum using The Project Approach and Reggio Emilia inspired practices. In an emergent curriculum, students experience enriched activities that build on children’s strengths in all areas. Each day is filled with activities like art, music, storytelling, reading, outdoor play, dramatic play, circle time, and many hands-on explorations. We greatly value and create purposeful opportunities for children’s social and emotional growth, helping them to develop skills in self-control and self-awareness, so that they become independent, confident learners.

We place great importance on connecting home life with school and believe that a child’s transition to their first school experience is best supported through relationships with our families. Each year, teachers begin connecting with their families and new students through home visits. Parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year and ongoing communication about children’s lives is fostered through strong parent-teacher relationships and daily conversation.

Excellence in Early Childhood Education Since 1978

At The Children’s Center (TCC), we continually strive for and demonstrate excellence in the field of early education. The Children’s Center has been providing high quality early childhood education to the greater Portland area for more than 30 years and has consistently maintained rigorous NAEYC accreditation standards. Our promise to our families and the Portland community is that by expecting excellence for ourselves, we create a culture that puts children first.

This Tuesday November 8 (Voting Day) 2022 – we donate $1-A-Bun to TCM!