Family owned Grandma's Place Child Development Centers are committed to valuing individual families and their children's unique needs and learning styles by providing loving, developmentally appropriate care and education in a positive, professional environment.

Our centers offer The Creative Curriculum. This program model allows your child to choose and study areas that he is interested in. Using guided free choice, teachers use these opportunities to work on skills. In this way we are able to teach your child while he is playing in areas that spark interest.

Grandma's Place offers interest centers like math and science, art, quiet reading, writing, table toys and imagination play. These centers are the basis for all learning to follow in the future. On a daily basis your child's teacher will make these different interest areas available to your child so that your child can develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

Let your child explore, create and learn at Grandma's Place Child Development Centers.

Our Programs Feature:

Care for Infant Through 12 Years;

Sign Language Instruction;

Spanish Instruction;

Ongoing, 10% Corporate Discounts;

Reggio Inspired Curriculum;

Curriculum Based Field Trips;

Flexible, Affordable Tuition (We Accept DHS and Third Party Payments);

No Potty Training Pre-Requisite for Preschool;

Urban, Diverse Centers on MAX or Major Tri-met Routes;

School-aged Break and Summer Camp Programs.

Serviced Areas

  • Portland, OR

Contact Details

  Person Melinda Piette
  City Portland, OR
  Zip Code 97202
  Address 2706 SE Powell Blvd
  Phone Number (503) 249-7533

Business Representative

Melinda Piette

Marketing Manager

Customer Testimonials

We recently moved to Portland from the east coast and started our 18 month old son at Grandma's Place. It was a change from a family home daycare environment in the middle of an even bigger life change for all of us. They were fantastic from our first tour, very helpful, informative, friendly and easy to connect with. Their individual support of our son while he struggled in the mornings at first made it very easy for him to start feeling comfortable quickly. A week later he was running into the room himself and sitting down so excited for breakfast. I can see how much he adores his teacher- he loves to snuggle with her and is always laughing when I see them interacting. She's been at the center for over ten years and is clearly wonderful at her job! I trust this place completely which has made my life so much less stressful!!

Great staff, well run, clean, cannot say enough good things.

My son has been going here for about a year and we are so happy. Just like the other reviewer said, this was the first place I felt comfortable leaving my child. He loves his teachers and so do I! I appreciate the open door policy, flexibility, daily updates and so much more.

Our family feels so fortunate to have found you four years ago. I recall when my husband and I were looking for daycare centers in southeast Portland summer of 2010, the year my oldest was born. I was driving down Powell Blvd. when I noticed your enrollment sign. I called, got an appointment, took a tour and here we are, Grandma’s Place veterans with two kids attending your school-one preschooler and one wobbler.

Our oldest was in the center’s first infant class and is currently in the preschool class. In the past four years we have seen our daughter grow as a person, a friend, and a student in your caring hands. We enter and leave the building with the feeling of family. Your teachers and staff clearly care and want the best for her, and most importantly she feels loved. She is learning so much from the hands-on, interactive lessons your teachers prepare for her and her peers. She leads class in our living room a couple times a week.

Our youngest joined the Grandma’s Place community this past fall in the infant room. He is currently a wobbler, and my husband and I have seen him flourish. It is amazing to see him use a variety of signs and to graciously interact with his friends. He cannot wait to walk into the building in the building in the morning and give his teachers a big “Good morning” hug. It is evident to us that he is treasures by your teachers and staff.

As we have done in the past, we continue to recommend families to your center-our center. We appreciate your openness and commitment to care for our children. No matter what classroom, what age level, your center is an academically-driven, fun-filled learning environment. Thank you!

From Our Website

At Grandma's Place, we offer care for children from 6 weeks old through 5 years old (or until kindergarten entrance). When we place children into classrooms, we consider both age and development to determing the most appropriate placement for each child. Grandma's Place recognizes and respects the unique potential of each child. We work to build each child's self-esteem and dignity by respecting their contributions to our community. As child care professionals, we strive to create and maintain an inclusive, safe, and healthy environment.

At Grandma's Place, there are two components that we use to plan our curriculum. We use objectives from GOLD Teaching Strategies to determine the skills we want students to acquire and Creative (or emergent) Curriculum as the framework for teachers to meet those objectives. 1. Social-Emotional: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group. To help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude towards life.

Each week my teacher will post a group planning form telling you what we will be working on in my classroom. I will also have a individual planning form that tells you what my individual plans for the month that are designed to enrich my development. My teacher can show you a schedule we like to follow, but if I need more time my teacher can be flexible. Keep communication open with my teachers. If I am having a rough morning or need extra cuddle time, please tell my teacher so I can have a good day at school.

Schedule: On demand- children nap and eat as needed, working with family's schedules to maintain consistency between school and home. Our Safe Sleep Policies: Grandma's Place follows the Oregon Early Learning Division's guidelines for safe sleep. Primary Care Giving: Grandma's Place uses Primary Care Giving in our entire infant-toddler program. Primary Care Giving means that the infant or toddler and their family have someone special with whom to build an intimate relationship. This person will generally have daily written communication with parent(s) of each child.