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Scholls Ferry Road KinderCare

Amneh Achour, Center Director

12658 SW North Dakota St. Tigard OR 97223
(503) 524-9444 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off Scholls Ferry

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
CFT, Mary Woodward, Greenway, Hiteon, Cooper Mountain, Sexton Mountain, Scholls Heights, Nancy Ryles, Deer Creek, Alberta Ryder, Fir Grove, McKay

Education and fun while learning is a key component at our school.  We incorporate many events that the children are able to participate in, as well as, the rest of their family.  We host an annual Harvest Party, invite the Tualatin Valley Firefighters to talk safety with the kids and even the Beaverton Police department's K-9 unit comes to meet with the children.  We have Winter and Spring Gala performances by the children.  Family participation is always encouraged here at our school.

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Dear Families,
Welcome to the North Dakota; my name is Anna LaRosa and I am the Center Director.  I would like to formally welcome you and your child to our school and into our family.  Pioneer Lane prides itself on putting children first both emotionally and academically.  Our first priority is creating a school that builds childrens' self confidence and instills a sense of pride in one's accomplishments.  It is our mission that your child has the best start in life and experiences success in all their endeavors.
I joined the KinderCare team in November of 2009 and came to North Dakota May of 2013.  Prior to that I was fresh off of teaching Kindergarten and working on curriculum implementation in the private and public school arenas.  By providing our children with quality teachers, it is my goal that your child receives a caring, stimulating and fun education that will prepare them for the milestones they will meet in the future.  I look forward to getting to know your child and your family.  My door is always open.
Anna L. LaRosa
Center Director

Amneh Achour, 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.

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?


Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

The North Dakota staff of management and teachers are all committed to each child's success!  Many of our teachers are long term veterans with Childhood Development Credientials, or Degrees in Education.  We will always make ourselves available for your child.

  • Amneh Achour, Center Director

    I enjoy seeing the children learning new things and the excitement on their faces when they do something on their own for the first time.

    Ms. Amneh has been working with KinderCare since 1999, she really enjoys and loves her job so much that she dedicates her time  at work to learn and teach. She is working on her Child Development Accrediation for Pre-School. Ms. Amneh loves to work in the classrooms because she is then able to get to know the kids. Ms. Amneh loves to encourage the students accomplishments and give them aid in areas they need additional help in. One area where Ms. Amneh thrives is in her ability to help and coach other teachers in the classroom with ideas to enhance their curriculum.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential in Prekindergarten
  • Ms. Angela McCulley, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Khadra, Lead Infant Teacher

    Kids remember what you are to them and how you interact with them. Their smile tells you that they are happy to see when you walk into the classroom every morning; that is what is rewarding for me." "Reading with babies is the best thing ever!

    Ms. Khadra was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. After graduating high school Ms. Khadra and her family traveled a lot and lived in Yemen, Italy and England. Ms. Khadra is married with four beautiful children of her own. In 2008 she became a part of the Parent as Teachers Education program; she earned her certificate as a Parent Educator. For the last five years Ms. Khadra has worked with families with children from prenatal to five years of age.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Khadra studied in the Parents as Teachers Program and has worked with families through the Portland Public school system.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Parent Educator Certificate
  • Ms. Jocelyn, Older Toddler Teacher

    Be the change you wish to see in the world.

    Ms. Jocelyn has worked across the globe with children; she was even able to work in Australia with children.  In 2012, Ms. Jocelyn began her career in early childhood education and has received her Associates Degree in Teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    Was an assistant teacher in early childhood education; working with a variety of age groups
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Marta, Younger Toddler Classroom

    Having fun with children and seeing them smile is the best part of my job!

    Previous Experience:
    Worked with KinderCare in Austin, Texas
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA in toddler age group
  • Ms. Marisol, Discovery Preschool A Classroom

    Two year olds ROCK! (literally)

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Tovy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children love to imitate, so give them something great to imitate.

    Ms. Tovy has been with KinderCare for the last five years teaching our learning through play philosophy. Her primary goal is to help young children in developing their skills and learning to understand their environment. Ms. Tovy wants her children to see themselves as capable. She believes that each child is unique and each child has their own pace. She strives to provide an environment that is developmentally sound for all of her children.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Sarah, Lead Preschool Teacher

    I love my job, hence I love working with children!

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at KinderCare for the past eight years in a variety of positions such as two's teacher and pre-k teacher.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Becky, Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Keep calm and pretend it's on the lesson plan.

    Ms. Becky started at KinderCare in October of 2014; she began as an assistant teacher and took over the role of Lead Teacher in June 2015.  Ms. Becky was a nanny since 2006 and unfortunately had to leave her family in 2014, when the family moved. In 2011, Ms. Becky started her career in early childhood education and is currently attending college to get her bachelors degree in the education field.

    Previous Experience:
    Was a preschool teacher and nanny
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Clair, K12 Kindergarten Classroom

    Happiness is a choice.

    Ms. Clair  joined Pioneer Lane Kindercare in August of 2011. She started her career as a teacher working with grades K through 5 with S.U.N. program, a Portland based non-profit desined to give at risk kids a head a start in academics. During her time with S.U.N. Clair learned she truly loved early childhood education so when she was offered a position as a Kindergarten teacher, she jumped on the chance. After a year teaching Kindergarten, Clair joined the Kindercare team. Clair works hard to make a fun, happy enviropnment where kids can express themselves through art and drama.  As Clair understands the demands on young children when moving from preschool to kindergarten, much of her focus in the classroom is on preperation for that transition.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Clair has been a kindergarten and Prekindergarten teacher for the last 6 years.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Scottie, K12 Classroom

    Think twice before you open the glitter.

    Previous Experience:
    Boys and Girls Club, Chicago after school program
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Torri, Cook

    I love knowing that I make a difference in each child's life and I get to inspire them to grow.

    Ms. Torri has been a teacher for nineteen years and is a mother of one very funny Preschooler. She enjoys teaching children each and every day. She loves to see their smiling faces as they discover one new thing after another. Ms. Torri teaches because she loves the children and they teach her new things every day as well; they learn, as she learns!

    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
  • Ms. Angela, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Educating children and helping them reach their full potiential brings me great joy and pleasure. There is not a more wonderful sight than the the excitement on a child's face when they realize they have reached their goal.

    Ms. Angela began her teaching career in the public school system teaching second and third grade. Being able to teach in a small group environment has been a wonderful experience for Ms. Angela and allows her to really get to know her students and and give them very individualized instruction. The Learning Adventure's program at Kindercare gives Ms. Angela the opportunity to give her students the one on one attention and dedication that helps her students learn and grow to the best of their abilities. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angela previously worked as a preschool teacher and elementary school teacher.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Social Work/Psychology, Elementary Education Teacher Certification

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

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

Your child's safety is of the utmost concern to us.  All staff are current on CPR, first aid and their Oregon Food handler's certificate.  Door codes to enter the building are given only to guardians and are updated regularly.  Playgrounds have privacy fences and alarms on gate.

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

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

I currently have three children enrolled at the North Dakota KinderCare. I thing I love about the center is the teachers. My 20-month-old is loved, cared for and so attached to Ms. Marta, Ms. Kate and Ms. Khadra. My three-year-old is such a handful and yet Ms. Allison and Ms. Sarah are so patient and kind, it speaks volumes of the joy the children have in their classroom. Lastly, Ms. Sadaf in the School Age classroom is fantastic. My seven-year-old adores her. Ms. Sadaf always makes time to help with homework or to play a board game with the kids. Thank you to all the teachers for all you do for my kids.

- Parent

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