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Baseline KinderCare

Crissie Eells, Center Director

18685 SW Baseline Rd. Beaverton OR 97006
(503) 645-8244 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at 185th & Baseline near the Max Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Imlay, Orenco, Tobias, Indian Hills, Ladd Acres, Reedville, Quatama. <--- HILLSBORO SCHOOLS can only transport Kindergarteners in AM. Beaver Acres, Elmonica, McKinley (ask for details), 5 Oaks. <--- BEAVERTON SCHOOLS can only transport Kindergarteners in PM.

At Baseline KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!

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Welcome to Baseline KinderCare. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our experts designed our classrooms, and every activity and lesson, to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials to help your child connect spoken words and print and develop early literacy and writing skills. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Crissie Eells, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our staff welcomes all families and children into our classrooms. They are available anytime to offer a tour of their classroom or answer any questions about the class or curriculum.

  • Crissie Eells

    Crissie Eells, Center Director

    I love working with children and their families. I love that each day is different!

    Crissie's interest in early childhood education began in college where she studied early development and child psychology. She worked in several public school classrooms in Seattle while in college. After graduating she taught preschool at a small private school. In 2004 she moved to the Portland area and started working for KinderCare as an assistant director.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, Crissie worked as a preschool teacher for 2 years
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Mariela

    Ms. Mariela, Assistant Director

    I love seeing the children grow up. They learn so much. I feel like I really play a role in their lives.

    Ms. Mariela has worked in the infant and preschool classrooms before becoming the lead toddler teacher.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Bernaditte

    Ms. Bernaditte, Infant Classroom

    I love being around the children. I enjoy watching them grow!

    Ms. Bernaditte has worked with young children for many years. She spent fourteen years working in an orphanage in the Philippines and has been with KinderCare for the last nine years.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare Ms. Bernaditte worked for fourteen years in an orphanage in the Philippines.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing the children's smiling faces and their unconditional love.

    Ms. Mary has worked in many of the classrooms at KinderCare. Her heart is with our youngest in the infant room.

    Previous Experience:
    Mary volunteered in various school classrooms while her children were growing up. She also worked in a private preschool prior to working at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Infant Classroom

    Getting to know and build loving, trusting relationships with the children and families I serve is what motivates me each day!

    Ms. Sarah studied early childhood education in California with an emphasis in special needs, Infants and Toddlers. She started in the Early Childhood Education field in 2005, in a preschool for children with special needs. Ms. Sarah started working for KinderCare in 2011 in California. In January of 2014 she transferred to the Baseline center.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sarah has worked in early education since 2005.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Faiza

    Ms. Faiza, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children. I am amazed every day that such little people can have such big personalities.

    Ms. Faiza philosophy on working with children is they learn through interactions and play. She believes in learning through hands on activities and curiosity being my guide. Ms. Faiza graduated from college in 1992 with her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in English and Psychology. In 2013 she finished her Early Childhood Education Degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Faiza has worked with children of all ages for the past fifteen years.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching the children new things!

    Before working at KinderCare, Ms. Maria worked at Head Start and raised four children.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Naz

    Ms. Naz, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Naz has spent many years working with all ages of children from toddlers to preschoolers. She enjoys working in our Discovery Preschool class.

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Early Education Child Care Certificate
  • Ms. Claudia

    Ms. Claudia, Preschool Classroom

    I love getting to know the children and their families.

    Claudia worked at Merlo High School child care center before joining KinderCare in 2012. She has worked as a Discovery Preschool teacher and as a Preschool teacher.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Yolanda

    Ms. Yolanda, Prekindergarten

    I love all the friendly families and their children.

    Ms. Yolanda taught college courses in the Philippines for 13 1/2 years before she joined us at KinderCare. Ms. Yolanda taught our Preschool class before before becoming the lead Prekindergarten teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Yolanda worked for another child care provider for one and a half years and in the Philippines as a teacher for 13 1/2 years.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in English with a Minor in History
  • Ms. Marisa S.

    Ms. Marisa S., School Age Classroom

    I enjoy helping children develop their creative side.

    Ms. Marissa started working with children at a young age. She has been the school age teacher at KinderCare for the last two years.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Taylor

    Ms. Taylor, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Taylor enjoys working with children of all ages. The school age children are special to her because she can teach them such a variety of things, work on homework and play games outside. Ms. Taylor is attending Portland Community College working on her Associate's of Science degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Taylor has worked at KinderCare since 2012. She has spent time in every classroom and has recently taken over the School Age classroom.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Priscilla

    Ms. Priscilla, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Ms. Priscilla has worked in nearly every classroom in the building spending many years with the School Age class. For the last three years she has been our Learning Adventures instructor. She enjoys working one on one with the children and getting to know each child as an individual. She enjoys seeing each child develop throughout the sessions.

    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has a keypad entry that allows parents entrance to the center. Anyone new picking up a child must be on the parent pick up list and must present a current identification. Our playgrounds are all secured by locking fences. All of our staff has CPR and First Aid certification. Our center is state certified. This center is currently pursuing NAC accreditation.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Both my children started KinderCare at the age of five months. The oldest is now 32 months and my youngest is ten months old. We still LOVE it! The teachers there are so loving and caring. I would highly recommend this KinderCare to anyone. The Center Director and Assistant Director are very dynamic. They know all the children very well and pop into every room. I appreciate that they always handle all situations with a smile on their face. Every child feels like they are cared for. The Infant teacher has been there for over eight years and attends to each child like they were her own. We have seen new teachers come in, just as adoring and dedicated, which is a testament to the Director's hiring skills. My oldest knows all her letters and can count to 20! They have taught my girls so many things. As an elementary classroom teacher, I know a great learning environment when I see one.

- Mother

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