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Janae Merritt, Director
Janae Merritt, Director

My career in early childhood education started off at Portland Parks and Recreation as a Swim Instructor when I was 15 years old. I quickly worked my way up to a Lead Swim Instructor and ran the Swim Lesson Program for Mt. Scott. After working there I realized I wanted to jump into teaching with no better way to start than at a Preschool. I started in the Preschool classroom and shortly after worked my way to the Floater Teacher and than the Assistant Director. I have been working in early childhood education for over 8 years now but working with children for almost 15 years. Watching a child work so hard to achieve a certain goal, and than seeing their face when they finally achieve that goal, makes what I do worth every minute. I love teaching children to be a good, positive part in our society.

I am a mom of two beautiful little girls: Crislynn and Madalynn, and wife to a very hard working and loving husband, Steven. I am currently going to school to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education. I started here at Creative Minds Broadway in January 2019. I am so excited to see what the future has in store!



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8340 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97220



Monday - Friday
7am - 6pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence