Grandma's Place Child Development Center's program is built on the philosophy that families are the primary and most important suppliers of care and nurturing for young kids. We believe parents and teachers are partners in kids's care and education and respect family's values and their right to make decisions for their kids.

Contact Details

  City Portland, OR
  Zip Code 97232
  Address 1505 NE Sixteenth Ave
  Phone Number (503) 249-7533

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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.