Portland Community College - Sylvania Child Development Center

Preschool in Portland, OR 97219

CC Building, Room 273
Portland, OR 97219
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This center is licensed by the State of Oregon Child Care Division and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our classrooms are staffed with qualified and trained teachers and support personnel to maintain the teaching ratios listed in the table below. Students from the Early Education Program also complete their practicum work in the classrooms.

This is a unique early education facility that provides developmentally and culturally appropriate care for infants through preschool age children Monday through Friday, as well as Monday through Thursday evenings. The center is planned and staffed to provide a training facility for early childhood education students. The students have the opportunity to apply early childhood best practices in the classroom with children and families, under the supervision of their mentor teachers.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Oregon Employment Department - Child Care Division - NAEYC Accredited
Children per Teacher:
Infant: 4/1, Toddler: 4/1, Pre k: 8/1, Afterschool: -/-
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Portland Community College Child Development Center along with the Early Education and Family Studies faculty created the following guidance principles and values. These principles guide in developing culturally appropriate environments for everyone in the Child Development Center and in the classes that we teach for early education students.

As early childhood care and education professionals we will

  • Honor individual learning styles
  • Build on individual strengths
  • Teach and learn with each other
  • Encourage experiential learning

As institutional change agents we will

  • Acknowledge personal and institutional bias
  • Recognize effects of bias in our work
  • Engage in personal work to overcome bias
  • Take action at personal and institutional levels
  • Integrate culturally and linguistically sound practices into all learning communities

In our interactions with families and the community we will

  • Recognize families as childrens first teachers
  • Develop authentic relationships with families
  • Respect and respond to diverse family values, parenting styles and ways of communication
  • Advocate for families and children

In our work with children, families and students teachers we will

  • Respect and teach from the theoretical and scientific knowledge base of child development
  • Advocate for children
  • Continuously collaborate in the field, regionally and nationally

As developing individuals we will

  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Take risks
  • Expand our knowledge and experiences


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