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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:
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

February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

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. Liz Dunn

    Ms. Liz Dunn, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Liz's favorite part of teaching is when you see the student put two and two together and you can see the light bulb go off in their eyes. Children love being in her classroom because even when it’s a group setting, she likes to make sure each child gets one on one time with her.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Lexy Ruiz

    Ms. Lexy Ruiz, Support Staff

    Ms. Lexy's favorite part of teaching is building a relationship with the children and being the reason they learn. The development and growth of children, which occurs while teaching is what inspires her curiosity. Children love being in her classroom because she enjoys having fun and laughing.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Olga Atanova

    Ms. Olga Atanova, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Olga's favorite part of teaching is spending time with the children and doing the activities with them. Traveling, books, friendships, and the sea inspire her curiosity. Children love being in her classroom because they make new crafts and learn together.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Curious George 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Monica Medrano

    Ms. Monica Medrano, Support Staff

    Ms. Monica's favorite part about teaching is knowing that a child was able to understand something new and she was the one to help teach them. Wanting to know how something works inspires her curiosity. Children love being in her classroom because she can explain things in a way others can understand.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Melissa Walker

    Ms. Melissa Walker, Cook and Support Staff

    Ms. Melissa's favorite part about working for KinderCare is the smiles and laughter. The way the kids approach each day, always excited and adventurous inspires her curiosity. Children love being with Ms. Melissa because her energy helps them to feel comfortable and have fun. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    I Like Myself

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Amber Barbar

    Ms. Amber Barbar, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Amber's favorite part about teaching is watching the positive changes in every child’s learning. What inspires her curiosity is language acquisition during children’s development. She loves watching them learn. Children love being in Ms. Amber's classroom because she always makes learning fun! 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harry Potter Series

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Ericca Crosno

    Ms. Ericca Crosno, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ericca's favorite part of teaching is spending time laughing with the children and learning all about each little personality. What inspires her curiosity is finding out why people do what they do. Children love being in Ms. Ericca's classroom because she spends time with them on their level.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Parts by Tedd Arnold

  • Ms. Ana Martinez

    Ms. Ana Martinez, Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Denisha Leidel

    Ms. Denisha Leidel, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Denisha's favorite part of teaching is seeing a child smile because you made them feel special. What inspires her curiosity is the knowledge that she is playing a little part in shaping a better future. Children love being in her classroom because of all the snuggles and laughter. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Brittany's favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children learn, grow, and build relationships with teachers and other children. She loves walking into a classroom and seeing the children’s faces light up when they see her. Watching and learning from the children in her classroom is wonderful! Ms. Brittany tries to make learning fun and she genuinely loves and cares for each and every one of them. She also enjoys being able to have the opportunity to teach them, spend time with them, and watch them grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    I like Myself

    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.

    Ms. Jamie's favorite part of teaching is seeing the children learn and grow. Learning about a child as an individual inspires her curiosity. Children love being in her classroom because she gives a lot of hugs, attention, and read to them.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Five Green and Speckled Frogs

    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.

    Ms. Brittani's favorite part of teaching is being a witness to the incredible growth children experience as they move up through our classes. She's inspired by the ability and complexity of children’s brains to learn so much so quickly. Children love being in her classroom because she's animated and affectionate and keep children busy and engaged. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    1/29/2014
    Tenure:
    3 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, Support Staff

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

    Ms. Nicole's favorite thing about teaching is learning new ways to connect with children and figuring out how to expand their growth. Her curiosity is inspired by constantly wanting to learn and grow. Children love being in a classroom with her because she creates a fun and nurturing environment for all of the children. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Sheila Rae The Brave

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

    Ms. Sarah, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Sarah's favorite part of teaching is when parents tell her their children talk about her nonstop at home. That fact that every child learns differently inspires her curiosity. It’s interesting to her to watch them learn the same things in different ways. Children love being in her classroom because they know they can come to her with anything.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    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. Her favorite part about teaching is encouraging children to think in new and different ways. She wants to teach them that there is never a wrong way to learn. Children love being in her class because they do a lot of art projects. She believes art is a great way for the children to express themselves in many ways.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Memoirs of a Goldfish 

    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
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Vanessa's favorite part of teaching is being able to bond with each one of the children and put smiles on their faces every day. Being able to watch children learn and grow and get their own personalities is what inspires her curiosity. Children love being in her classroom because she connects with each child on a personal level as if they are her own.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year

Upcoming Center Activities

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February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

Monday February 20, 2017
Closed for Professional Development Day

Our center is closed today to provide additional training to our teachers.

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
  • 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.

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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!

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