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Cedar Hills KinderCare

Rubi Cortez-Alaniz, Center Director

165 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Portland OR 97225
(503) 641-6758 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Neighborhood:
Cedar Hills KinderCare is located half a mile north of highway 26 near exit 68.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Cedar Mill Elementary, Bonny Slope Elementary, Terra Linda Elementary, Findley Elementary, Ridgewood Elementary, West TV Elementary and Barnes Elementary Schools.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Cedar Hills KinderCare

Welcome to Cedar Hills KinderCare, located down the road from Foege Park in Portland, Oregon! We can’t wait to help your child’s potential bloom in the Rose City. Our experts specially designed our classrooms, activities, and lessons to 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. Every day, our staff helps children develop lifelong confidence.

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Meet Rubi Cortez-Alaniz, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2014

Education: Child Development Associate

Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham

Meet Rubi Cortez-Alaniz! She is the Center Director at Cedar Hills KinderCare in Portland, OR. Rubi attended Rasmussen University, where she earned a Child Development Associate credential. She has been with KinderCare since 2014, and has more than 12 years of experience in the early childhood field. She says her facility has amazing teachers who care so much about each child and family, and building relationships is their number-one priority. 

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)

Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.

Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)

Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)

This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.

Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)

This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!

Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)

When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.

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

You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!

School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.

Elementary School Distance Learning

Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!

Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)

KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.

Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)

Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)

STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)

You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Choosing childcare for your family can be one of the most challenging jobs as a parent. We chose KinderCare because we felt they offered a safe, nurturing and creative environment to support our child’s development. We never could have imagined the number of wonderful relationships that would not only support our child, and later children, but our entire family. KinderCare excels at creating fun activities that our children love and that support their development. We have found their teachers to be caring, fun and in tune with the individual needs of our kids, one of which has a chronic medical condition. We could not be more pleased with our experience at KinderCare: they are truly and extension of the loving environment we try to give our kids at home and we would highly recommend the school to any family.

    Tammy W. - KinderCare Parent
  • We couldn't do without our KinderCare!

    Meghan J. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our KinderCare in Cedar Hills has been wonderful for my daughter.  The staff got to know her quickly, not just her core teachers but other teachers would say hello and goodbye to her everyday. The director Cory is excellent-- takes time to get to know each child and family. My daughter enjoyed music and play as well as learned skills like using spoons and bowls. It was a great combination of life skill development while still being fun. Most importantly, I felt like she was loved by staff. That gave me a great sense of peace. Thank you so much, especially to Ms. Kathy, Ms. Nicole, and Ms. Katelyn.

    Lynsey H. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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