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Hall Boulevard KinderCare

Mandy Clevenger, Center Director

11533 Southwest Hall Blvd. Tigard OR 97223
(503) 639-8530 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Deer Creek, Alberto Ryder, Charles F Tigard (CFT), Durham, Metzger, Templeton

Welcome

Welcome to the Hall Boulevard KinderCare! Our staff is passionate about your child's education, health and future. We are staffed with friendly, experienced and knowledgeable educators that are excited about teaching. We pride ourselves on the family and communal flavor that our center brings into its neighborhood.

Mandy Clevenger, Center Director

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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

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. 

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Hall Blvd. KinderCare is truly full of many amazing teachers and staff. Each member of our team brings a different excitement, energy and character into the classroom and center.

  • Mandy Clevenger

    Mandy Clevenger, Center Director

    My favorite thing about my job is relationship building. I enjoy working with each of my families, teachers and co-workers. There is nothing better then having the opportunity to return daily to a job you genuinely love.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    15 Years
  • Lanaya Stoller

    Lanaya Stoller, Assistant Director

    Every child you meet has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe you are the one meant to hear it.

    Ms. Lanaya joined KinderCare in 2010. Since then she has worked mostly with Infants and Toddlers but has worked with all age groups Infants through School Age. She was the Lead Toddler Teacher for four years. Ms. Lanaya was trained to be the Health and Safety Coordinator in 2013 and shortly after became the Program Specialist for the Infant through Discovery Preschool classrooms. She enjoys working at KinderCare because of the entire staff. It is a professional group that works together for the benefit of the children who attend our school. In particular Ms. Lanaya enjoys working at KinderCare because of the curriculum. She has completed Early Childhood Education courses at Portland Community College and is currently enrolled to complete her Child Development Associate's Credential with Rasmussen University.

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Toddler Teacher, Health and Safety Coordinator, Program Specialist
    Year Started:
    4/20/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Courses, Pursuing Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Billie Garote

    Ms. Billie Garote, Support Staff

  • Ms. Liz Dunn

    Ms. Liz Dunn, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Lexy Ruiz

    Ms. Lexy Ruiz, Support Staff

  • Ms. Olga Atanova

    Ms. Olga Atanova, Prekindergarten Classroom

  • Ms. Monica Medrano

    Ms. Monica Medrano, Support Staff

  • Ms. Melissa Walker

    Ms. Melissa Walker, Cook and Support Staff

  • Ms. Amber Barbar

    Ms. Amber Barbar, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Ericca Crosno

    Ms. Ericca Crosno, Discovery Preschool Classroom

  • Ms. Ana Martinez

    Ms. Ana Martinez, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Denisha Leidel

    Ms. Denisha Leidel, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Infant Classroom

    I love watching children grow and learn. Seeing their smiling faces brightens the day.

    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3.5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Brittani

    Ms. Brittani, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing children's 'Aha!' moments when they learn something new.

    Year Started:
    1/29/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    No matter what the day brings I can always count on getting love, no matter what…plus a few boogies!

    Cindy is passionate about being a teacher because of the life long impact she is making for these children. Cindy knows how important her job is and what a big responsibility it is to care for and teach each student in her care. She plans to continue her education in Early Childhood Education after completing her Child Development Associate Program with Rasmussen College.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy has worked in retail, as a server and a housekeeper before she become a teacher in early childhood
    Year Started:
    6/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Currently enrolled in the Child Development Associate Program with Rasmussen College
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love knowing I am making an impact on their lives and teaching them new things.

    Year Started:
    12/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, School Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    4/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Valerie

    Ms. Valerie, Multi-Age Classroom

  • Ms. Brittany S.

    Ms. Brittany S., Support Staff

  • Ms. Jessy

    Ms. Jessy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ever since I was little, I have always enjoyed being around and working with children.I strongly believe this is my calling and look forward to each day I get to spend with my amazing four and five years old children! They surprise me every day with their knowledge and the way they flourish when they're in a loving environment here at KinderCare. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else and am truly thankful for each and every one of these amazing kids, families and co-workers.

    Ms. Jessy has been with KinderCare for three years. She spent most of her free time in high school volunteering at local elementary and middle schools as well as being a nanny whenever she could. After she graduated, she attended University of Idaho and University of New Orleans for Elementary Education. She then moved back to the northwest where she has been working in childcare ever since.

    Year Started:
    4/19/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, Preschool Classroom

    The kids are what keep me going each day. Seeing them learn and participate in activities they enjoy is why I continue to stay in this career path. I enjoy what I do and watching the children learn something new right in front of me shows me I am doing my job.

    Ms. Kristina began working at the center in April, 2011 as a floater. She is now our Lead Preschool Teacher. She is working toward her degree in Early Childhood Education, and loves to get the children in her class engaged and participating.

    Previous Experience:
    Through high school, Ms. Kristina took child development classes as well as worked in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms
    Year Started:
    4/18/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Early Childhood Education credentials

Upcoming Center Activities

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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. 

Monday January 02, 2017
Center Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

 

Monday January 16, 2017
Join our Open House the week of January 16–20!

Your whole family is welcome to join us for an Open House the week of January 16–20.

During wintertime we get a chance to get cozy and focus on fun activities that bring learning to life for children. This is the perfect time to see firsthand the learning and joy that happens in our classrooms every day. The center director and teachers will be on hand to meet you and talk about what makes our center so special. See you there!

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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 health and safety features include: Keypad entry and a fenced playground. In addition, all staff are CPR/First Aid certified and have obtained Food Handler Cards.

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.

Our experience at KinderCare has been wonderful since day one! The staff is very welcoming and supportive. Each day has been a positive experience for our family. Knowing our child is in a safe and nurturing place brings us comfort. The KinderCare staff fosters developmental milestones and our child learns something new every day. KinderCare has fulfilled our expectations and our child is thriving because of the attention received. The staff has been a big part of our lives and we are truly thankful for that!

- Parents
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