A Child's Way Kindergarten

★★★★☆
  • 12755 NW Dogwood St

    Portland, OR 97229

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  • 503-644-8407

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No clear communication and arbitary rules for registration. They are very racist and clearly prefer whites over all other national origins. Look at the demographic statistics for the region and then take a look at a class room and you will know what I am talking about. You will feel left out if you do not fit in their ideal family category.

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No clear communication and arbitary rules for registration. They are very racist and clearly prefer whites over all other national origins. Look at the demographic statistics for the region and then take a look at a class room and you will know what I am talking about. You will feel left out if you do not fit in their ideal family category.

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My children have attended A Child's Way preschool and kindergarten for two years now. They began in the 3's class, and it was fantastic. The teachers are wonderful with the kids. They are warm and encouraging and they have helped my

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My children have attended A Child's Way preschool and kindergarten for two years now. They began in the 3's class, and it was fantastic. The teachers are wonderful with the kids. They are warm and encouraging and they have helped my

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We love A Child's Way. I have 2 kids enrolled so I've seen three class levels now. All have been great. I highly recommend this school and disagree with the reviewers about fees and potty training. Fees are very clear if you read the information you are given. Also, there are no expectations regarding potty training.

Since this is a play-based school, kids learn at their own rate but learn SO much. My daughter is talking significantly more now than Sept, and my son is writing all his letters and numbers.

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We love A Child's Way. I have 2 kids enrolled so I've seen three class levels now. All have been great. I highly recommend this school and disagree with the reviewers about fees and potty training. Fees are very clear if you read the information you are given. Also, there are no expectations regarding potty training.

Since this is a play-based school, kids learn at their own rate but learn SO much. My daughter is talking significantly more now than Sept, and my son is writing all his letters and numbers.

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I am very happy with a Child's Way where I have two kids currently enrolled. They are very different, but are both having their needs met by the school. The 2's with parent program is amazing! My daughter's language development has

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I am very happy with a Child's Way where I have two kids currently enrolled. They are very different, but are both having their needs met by the school. The 2's with parent program is amazing! My daughter's language development has

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My children have attended A Childs Way for two years now, and we couldn't be happier. This school shows its dedication to the education of young children by going above and beyond and getting it's NAEYC accreditation. That says a lot about the school! The teachers have been top notch and the education has been developmentally appropriate and largely play based. This lets kids have fun and learn at the same time, which then promotes such an enthusiasm for school! It is fantastic. We could not be happier with the school. The costs and fees are very upfront, and communication has always been quite clear. The school is wonderful! Do yourself and your kids a favor and check it out!

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My children have attended A Childs Way for two years now, and we couldn't be happier. This school shows its dedication to the education of young children by going above and beyond and getting it's NAEYC accreditation. That says a lot about the school! The teachers have been top notch and the education has been developmentally appropriate and largely play based. This lets kids have fun and learn at the same time, which then promotes such an enthusiasm for school! It is fantastic. We could not be happier with the school. The costs and fees are very upfront, and communication has always been quite clear. The school is wonderful! Do yourself and your kids a favor and check it out!

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I have been so disappointed in ACW. Was in the two's class (parent participation required). First of all, the so called parent's meeting (to introduce children to separation from parent & to educate parent) turned into a forum for the

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I have been so disappointed in ACW. Was in the two's class (parent participation required). First of all, the so called parent's meeting (to introduce children to separation from parent & to educate parent) turned into a forum for the

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My daughter and I were very excited about starting at A Child's Way. However, because of the lack of clear communication regarding fees we had to pull her out even before the school year started. Even though school did not start for another month, we were not given back our deposit or months (for May) tuition, which was $250. When I paid this money I thought we were all ready to go for Fall. However, even before the first day of school the administrators wanted an additional $260. That's a total of $510, my help planning a picnic for the parents in our class and several other parent volunteer requirements. I would not recommend this school because of the poor communication and unwillingness to give a refund on tuition. I could understand keeping the deposit ($90), but I feel they were out of line keeping tuition for May ($160) when the school year had not even started yet. Before school starts parents are required to pay an additional $260 (Sept. tuition, insurance & materials). This additional $260 is not clearly communicated ahead of time. Many of the other parents I've met at the school were very nice, but I'm concerned about the lack of clear communication from administrators, as well as feeling I just had $250 stolen from my family. If I get the $160 back I can delete this review. Unless that happens, I feel it's fair for me to make sure interested parents know the truth about the deception when it comes to fees. Two Other Concens: 1. I also do not like how the school yard backs up to homes/backyards, especially the gate behind the basketball court. 2. I heard an older child there telling his mom that his teacher dressed up like a witch (it wasn't Halloween). I found this odd. Not really into letting my daughter have a teacher who likes to pretend she is a witch. I'd prefer she learn good character and Christian values, which this school is obviously lacking.

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My daughter and I were very excited about starting at A Child's Way. However, because of the lack of clear communication regarding fees we had to pull her out even before the school year started. Even though school did not start for another month, we were not given back our deposit or months (for May) tuition, which was $250. When I paid this money I thought we were all ready to go for Fall. However, even before the first day of school the administrators wanted an additional $260. That's a total of $510, my help planning a picnic for the parents in our class and several other parent volunteer requirements. I would not recommend this school because of the poor communication and unwillingness to give a refund on tuition. I could understand keeping the deposit ($90), but I feel they were out of line keeping tuition for May ($160) when the school year had not even started yet. Before school starts parents are required to pay an additional $260 (Sept. tuition, insurance & materials). This additional $260 is not clearly communicated ahead of time. Many of the other parents I've met at the school were very nice, but I'm concerned about the lack of clear communication from administrators, as well as feeling I just had $250 stolen from my family. If I get the $160 back I can delete this review. Unless that happens, I feel it's fair for me to make sure interested parents know the truth about the deception when it comes to fees. Two Other Concens: 1. I also do not like how the school yard backs up to homes/backyards, especially the gate behind the basketball court. 2. I heard an older child there telling his mom that his teacher dressed up like a witch (it wasn't Halloween). I found this odd. Not really into letting my daughter have a teacher who likes to pretend she is a witch. I'd prefer she learn good character and Christian values, which this school is obviously lacking.

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Another reviewer said this had a high powered curriculum, I am not sure where that came from as it is a loving, caring environment that we have been involved with for 4 years now. This is not an academic school until Kindergarten.

I do not have special needs children, so perhaps the other reviewer has a different view, but we have been thrilled with their ability to teach conflict resolution, teamwork, making friends, and being a good citizen.

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Another reviewer said this had a high powered curriculum, I am not sure where that came from as it is a loving, caring environment that we have been involved with for 4 years now. This is not an academic school until Kindergarten.

I do not have special needs children, so perhaps the other reviewer has a different view, but we have been thrilled with their ability to teach conflict resolution, teamwork, making friends, and being a good citizen.

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I've now experienced 8 teachers with 2 boys who couldn't be more different if they tried. One is withdrawn or "slow to warm" and the other is in training to be a politician.

I haven't had a disappointing teacher yet. Sure, some 'got' my boys more than others, but all have helped them grow and become better humans. The withdrawn one has THRIVED there. Can now enter social situations much better. Can handle conflicts with soooo much more confidence. I've had a great experience there and I think my kids would go 7 days a week if I let them.

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I've now experienced 8 teachers with 2 boys who couldn't be more different if they tried. One is withdrawn or "slow to warm" and the other is in training to be a politician.

I haven't had a disappointing teacher yet. Sure, some 'got' my boys more than others, but all have helped them grow and become better humans. The withdrawn one has THRIVED there. Can now enter social situations much better. Can handle conflicts with soooo much more confidence. I've had a great experience there and I think my kids would go 7 days a week if I let them.

Pros: Teachers, Directors, Facility

Cons: Only goes to Kindergarten

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This is our family's 5th year at Child's Way (2 children going through), and we couldn't have asked for a better preschool and kindergarten experience. Curriculum is play-based, and it's astonishing to watch "academic" knowledge, such as reading and math skills, emerge from seemingly out of nowhere. My kindergartner is clearly doing multiplication without knowing it, for example. Teachers are caring, nurturing, and kind. Classrooms and outdoor spaces are stimulating and thoughtfully designed. Early childhood classes, such as 2s and pre-2s, offer great learning for parents, too.

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This is our family's 5th year at Child's Way (2 children going through), and we couldn't have asked for a better preschool and kindergarten experience. Curriculum is play-based, and it's astonishing to watch "academic" knowledge, such as reading and math skills, emerge from seemingly out of nowhere. My kindergartner is clearly doing multiplication without knowing it, for example. Teachers are caring, nurturing, and kind. Classrooms and outdoor spaces are stimulating and thoughtfully designed. Early childhood classes, such as 2s and pre-2s, offer great learning for parents, too.

Pros: Teachers, curriculum/philosophy, facilities (great playground)

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Not recommended for children with speech or communication difficulties, or highly active, spirited children (especially boys). Parent/teacher/staff interaction has sometimes been inconsiderate and rude.

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Not recommended for children with speech or communication difficulties, or highly active, spirited children (especially boys). Parent/teacher/staff interaction has sometimes been inconsiderate and rude.

Pros: Great facility. Some wonderful teachers

Cons: Some inability to communicate with parents in a caring manner

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This is a high-power preschool with an aggressive curriculum. In our four years of involvement with them I've sometimes been at odds with their requirements for advancement on potty training and socialization. However, I've finally had enough. They do not have any sympathy for children with learning delays, and do not work well with the social services folks. Finally it was clear that they did not want my children there and we have left-- several thousand dollars poorer.

Instead of this preschool, I would recommend the Tualatin Hills Parks district preschools. They are more familiar with special needs kids, and are flexible enough to structure their classes accordingly.

PROS: high-power curriculum, accredited
CONS: expensive, inflexible

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★★☆☆☆

This is a high-power preschool with an aggressive curriculum. In our four years of involvement with them I've sometimes been at odds with their requirements for advancement on potty training and socialization. However, I've finally had enough. They do not have any sympathy for children with learning delays, and do not work well with the social services folks. Finally it was clear that they did not want my children there and we have left-- several thousand dollars poorer.

Instead of this preschool, I would recommend the Tualatin Hills Parks district preschools. They are more familiar with special needs kids, and are flexible enough to structure their classes accordingly.

PROS: high-power curriculum, accredited
CONS: expensive, inflexible

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