Early Childhood Education

For families who live, work, or play in North/Northeast Portland and parents who want the best possible education for their young children, Peninsula Children’s Learning Center offers a comprehensive, high quality early childhood education program. As the oldest child development center in North Portland, we put over 46 years of experience into our high-quality early childhood education program.

Our curriculum is centered around The Creative Curriculum, a nationally recognized, developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum framework. Exploring this framework within a stable and enriching environment through the positive, nurturing and engaging relationship between your child and teacher promotes problem-solving, critical thinking, social-emotional development and content area skills.

Our teachers are all trained in early childhood care and education. Several have master’s or bachelor’s degrees in the field, and all have at least Child Development Associate certification and two or more years experience in early childhood care and education.

Our partnership with Morrison Child & Family Services provides on-site resources that include Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists and free parenting classes.

School Age Program

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center partners with Sabin Elementary SchoolBoise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School, and Martin Luther King Jr School to provide care and education before and after school and full-day camps for winter, spring and summer breaks.

Our on-site classrooms provide a comfortable place where children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, and our curriculum addresses topics the children are curious about as well as developing the life skills and attitudes that children need to succeed as individuals and as social beings – positive work habits toward homework, self-control, respect for others, curiosity, exploration & problem-solving, and literacy.