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

Welcome

Welcome to Scholls Ferry Road KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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

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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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 Credentials, 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 Accreditation for Preschool. 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:
    2/16/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential in Prekindergarten
  • Ms. Angela McCulley, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    11/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Khadra, Infant Classroom

    "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.

    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. She is our Lead Infant teacher and her favorite part of her job is reading to the infants.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Khadra studied in the Parents as Teachers Program and has worked with families through the Portland Public school system.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Parent Educator Certificate
  • Ms. Jocelyn, Toddler Classroom

    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 associate degree in teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant teacher in early childhood education; working with a variety of age groups
    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • 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:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35
    Education:
    Child Development Associate in toddler age group
  • Ms. Lindsay, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Megan, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Holland, Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Becky, Prekindergarten Classroom

    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:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Clair, Transitional Kindergarten

    Happiness is a choice.

    Ms. Clair  joined Pioneer Lane Kindercare in August of 2011. She started her career as a teacher working with grades Kindergarten through fifth grade with S.U.N. program, a Portland based non-profit designed 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 environment 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 preparation for that transition.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Clair has been a Kindergarten and Prekindergarten teacher for the last six years
    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Scottie, School Age Classroom

    Think twice before you open the glitter.

    Previous Experience:
    Boys and Girls Club, Chicago after school program
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5

Upcoming Center Activities

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March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

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.

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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.

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