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Sellwood School - Infant Childcare, Daycare, Preschool, Kindergarten

Sellwood daycare, preschool, and kindergarten

Our new Sellwood School is located at 7733 SE 13th Avenue, Portland OR 97202 (cross street Lambert). This school features beautifully designed classrooms featuring artwork by our local artist who also was a teacher at Creative Minds, Allison Bratt. Please visit her website to see more of her work.

Sellwood daycare and preschool
One of the murals featured throughout the Sellwood school.

Our Sellwood school accepts children 3 months through kindergarten in age appropriate classrooms with peers of similar developmental skills. Our Sellwood school teachers are highly professional, many with Bachelor's or Masters degrees in Early Childhood and various spectrums of Education. Our teachers continue professional development trainings and are Love in Logic certified. Please click on this link to learn more about Love and Logic: My CMLC News!: Becoming Love & Logic Certified. Please click on this link to meet some of our highly professional teachers: CMLC Teachers

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SE Portland Sellwood childcare garden area
A view of our Sellwood school garden area.
Our Sellwood school offers many features such as an indoor gross motor play area for rainy days, a children's garden area, a naturally designed outdoor playground space, a community room for nursing mothers, a laundry facility and creative classrooms. Please click on this link to see Sellwood school's Classroom of the Quarter: Featured Portland PreSchool Classrooms - Creative Minds Learning Center
   
Healthy Snack Childcare
Muffins served for snack with seasonal fruit.
Our Sellwood school also has an onsite laundry area and a commercial kitchen with a CMLC cook to prepare healthy vegetarian meals and snacks daily using the freshest ingredients, including hormone free Tillamook Cheese and Organic dairy. For our current menu, please click on this link: Healthy Menu for Kids.
   
Creative Outlets for Kids dance program
Creative Outlets at our Sellwood school.
Our Sellwood school offers exceptional programs during the day, monthly themes, parties, family potlucks and seasonal events. During the day, the children learn High Reach and Starfall curriculum*, Music and Dance classes, Reggio inspired Art program*, Science, Gardening*, Dramatic Play and participate in Creative Outlets 4 Kids programs*. *Depends on class enrolled. To learn more about Creative Outlets, please click on this link: Creative Outlets 4 Kids - Portland, Oregon Kids Dance and Yoga

Children's OutingDuring the day, the Sellwood school enjoys walking trips to the nearby Sellwood Library and Sellwood Park which is only three blocks away from our school to safely explore our beautiful Sellwood Community. We also go on fun seasonal field trips to the Oregon Zoo, Children's Museum, Oregon of Museum Science and Industry and more!

"When I walk through the doors the atmosphere at CMLC- Sellwood is very warm and inviting. I do not worry about Meghan when I drop her off as I know she is being well cared for and her daily experiences are positive. I am impressed with each staff member I have met. I feel blessed we are part of the CMLC family:)." - Sellwood Parent

Our Sellwood school has been designed to engage the children and give them more floor space by accepting less children, offering better ratios in a social setting with their friends in media free and Eco certified environments.

Infant Childcare
A view from under our Infant Cove at Sellwood.
Our Younger Infant Classroom is called the Huckleberry room. This classroom only accepts 6 babies with two highly qualified infant teachers. The Huckleberry room features infant sleeping coves to create more floor time for the babies. Our research and the State of Oregon has recommended this as a way to encourage babies to sleep and move without the confinements of cribs. Please click on this link for more information regarding why CMLC schools do not use cribs: My CMLC News!: Creative Minds Infant Sleeping Coves designed for safety. Easily movable, the classroom can evolve to the needs of the babies. These babies will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory and visual stimulation. This classroom has many natural elements including butterflies which symbolizes transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.
   
Infant Daycare
The Blackberry room offers discovery and exploration.
Our Older Infant Room is called the Blackberry room. This classroom features infant sleeping coves to create more floor time for the babies. Our research and the State of Oregon has recommended this as a way to encourage babies to sleep and move without the confinements of cribs. Please click on this link for more information regarding why CMLC schools do not use cribs: My CMLC News!: Creative Minds Infant Sleeping Coves designed for safety. Easily movable, the classroom can evolve to the needs of the babies. These babies will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory and visual stimulation. This classroom has many natural elements including ladybugs which is symbolic of good luck. Old sayings go "when a Ladybug lands on you, it is said your wish will come true."
   
Media Free Daycare
Our media free environments allow children to learn while they play.
Our Junior Toddler Classroom is called the Honeysuckle room. These children will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory, visual stimulation and High Reach Curriculum during the school year which encourages recognition of colors, shapes and the basics of alphabet and numerals. This classroom has many natural elements including hummingbirds which symbolizes the truth of beauty and how our life becomes a wonderland of delights in flowers, aromas and tastes. We can laugh and enjoy creation, we can appreciate the magic of the present moment, and the magic of being alive.
   
Toddlers learn to read
Children learn to read in the Cedar room.
Our Toddler Classroom is called the Cedar room. These children will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory, visual stimulation and High Reach Curriculum during the school year which encourages recognition of colors, shapes and the basics of alphabet and numerals. This classroom has many natural elements including owls which is symbolic of wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. This may largely be due to the fact that the owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions. Also its ability to see at night is legend among the Native Americans.
   
Earth Friendly Preschool
Recycling and caring for the earth is a large part of our programs.
Our Toddler / Preschool transition classroom is called the Maple Room. This smaller group size will allow for more opportunities to fine tune potty training and learn social skills. These children will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory, visual stimulation and High Reach Curriculum during the school year which will get them ready for Preschool. This classroom has many natural elements including the Maple Tree which is symbolic of its spirit loving the company of humans and to get along and love one another.
   
Preschool science program
Our butterfly science program is a hit each Spring at the Sellwood school.
Our Preschool Classroom is called the Sequoia room.This classroom accepts 10 children and a qualified Preschool teacher. These children will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory, visual stimulation and High Reach Curriculum during the school year which will get them ready for Pre-Kindergarten. This classroom has many natural elements and an enrichment area to enjoy many activities. The Sequoia is part of the Redwood family and is symbolic of inner strength and fortitude. They remind us that great changes and growth occur just a little at a time. "To be one with the trees is to know Life within your own spirit" - Chief Sequoia
   
Pre-K
The children love experiences outside of the classroom such as our annual trip to the Oregon Zoo.
Our Pre-Kindergarten Classroom is called the Cottonwood room.These children will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory, visual stimulation and Starfall Curriculum during the school year which will get them ready for Kindergarten. This classroom has many natural elements and an enrichment area to enjoy many activities. This classroom features the Blue Bird which symbolizes happiness, cheerfulness, prosperity, hearth and home.
   
Kindergarten Starfall curriculum
Our teacher engages the Kindergarten students with visual and creative learning opportunities including Starfall curriculum.
Our Kindergarten Classroom is called the Hemlock room.This classroom accepts 10 children and a qualified Kindergarten teacher. These children will have opportunities to experience the outdoors from their classroom, art experiences, sensory, visual stimulation and Starfall Curriculum during the school year which will get them ready for First Grade. This classroom has many natural elements and an enrichment area to enjoy many activities. Transformation and growth will take place in a small group size with friends and their Teacher as part of a close knit community. This classroom features a bridge which symbolizes crossing from Creative Minds Sellwood school into the world of new possibilities.

New Outdoor Playground

Sellwood Daycare Playhouse
SE Portland Preschool Playground
Sellwood Daycare Playhouse
SE Portland Preschool Playground
Sellwood Daycare Playhouse
SE Portland Preschool Playground

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SELLWOOD SCHOOL MONTHLY TUITION
Sept. 2013 - Aug. 2014

Rates increase 3-5% each school year

Infant Program- For babies 3-23 months

5 Full Days     $1350

4 Full Days     $1250

3 Full Days     $1100

2 Full Days     $850

1 Full Day      $625

**6 babies in Huckleberry room, 4 to 1 ratio in all Infant classrooms.

Toddler Program- For children 24-36 months 

5 Full Days     $1150

4 Full Days     $1050

3 Full Days     $900

2 Full Days     $675

1 Full Day      $575

Preschool & Pre-K Program- For children 3-5 years old

5 Full Days     $950

5 Mornings     $725

4 Full Days     $850

3 Full Days     $725

3 Mornings     $625

2 Full Days    $550

1 Full Day      $475

*Please note: Our Morning program starts at 8:30am and ends at 12:30pm
This program includes a healthy snack, freshly prepared lunch and a structured program featuring Reggio art, enrichment classes and High Reach curriculum. This is a terrific program to give your child a social experience while being engaged with their peers.

Kindergarten Program- (must be 5 years by Sept. 1st)

5 Full Days     $850

5 Mornings     $625

4 Full Days     $725

3 Full Days     $625

3 Mornings     $575

2 Full Days    $525

1 Full Day      $425

Wait List Fee - To reserve your child's space:    $75

Registration Fee - One time fee per family:    $175

Books & Materials Fee - due upon enrollment and annually every July:        

Toddler            $105

Preschool/Pre-K        $115

Kindergarten          $160

Fees are non-refundable

5% off Preferred Employers (US Military, OHSU, Banfield, see your school's Director for other preferred employers - not to be applied with other incentives).

10% off oldest child, 5% off second oldest if more than 2 siblings enrolled

We now accept credit card payments online:

Accept Credit Cards

We accept DHS payments. To see if you qualify, please click on this link: http://www.employment.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/CCD/docs/ERDCFlyerDHS7487.pdf

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