Creative Minds Learning Center - Woodstock school

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  • 334 SE 146th Ave 7103 SE 60th Avenue

    Portland, OR 97233

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  • 503-252-0004

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We are extremely impressed with the level of care Creative minds gives our children and the teachers. The energy is upbeat, healthy meals, lots of art and activities and so much fun that my children want to go all the time- day and night! The peace of mind is priceless! They are opening a new school in Clackamas that also looks incredible.

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We are extremely impressed with the level of care Creative minds gives our children and the teachers. The energy is upbeat, healthy meals, lots of art and activities and so much fun that my children want to go all the time- day and night! The peace of mind is priceless! They are opening a new school in Clackamas that also looks incredible.

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So happy with this school! My children have been attending for over 2 years and have learned SO much! I work from home so I selected a schedule that worked for me and my kids. Creative Minds has been so flexible w/ me and they do so many fun activities! I am looking forward to the upcoming family & teacher potluck and the field trip to the pumpkin patch! They have so much going on each day and I have to say their program is FANTASTIC! I love that my kids can also get social skills w/ their classmates & friends while I can get a few hours to myself. They have a wonderful menu (they had peaches and gluten free pastas offered--which my kids LOVE!). Keep up the great work Creative Minds...Teachers--we LOVE you 2!! :-)

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So happy with this school! My children have been attending for over 2 years and have learned SO much! I work from home so I selected a schedule that worked for me and my kids. Creative Minds has been so flexible w/ me and they do so many fun activities! I am looking forward to the upcoming family & teacher potluck and the field trip to the pumpkin patch! They have so much going on each day and I have to say their program is FANTASTIC! I love that my kids can also get social skills w/ their classmates & friends while I can get a few hours to myself. They have a wonderful menu (they had peaches and gluten free pastas offered--which my kids LOVE!). Keep up the great work Creative Minds...Teachers--we LOVE you 2!! :-)

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So happy with this school! My children have been attending for over 2 years and have learned SO much! I work from home so I selected a schedule that worked for me and my kids. Creative Minds has been so flexible w/ me and they do so many

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So happy with this school! My children have been attending for over 2 years and have learned SO much! I work from home so I selected a schedule that worked for me and my kids. Creative Minds has been so flexible w/ me and they do so many

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So happy with this school! My children have been attending for over 2 years and have learned SO much! I work from home so I selected a schedule that worked for me and my kids. Creative Minds has been so flexible w/ me and they do so many

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So happy with this school! My children have been attending for over 2 years and have learned SO much! I work from home so I selected a schedule that worked for me and my kids. Creative Minds has been so flexible w/ me and they do so many

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We are so happy we found Creative Minds! We had our 2 year old daughter in at another place and we were not happy there. At Creative Minds, I love the healthy vegetarian menu, I love the fact that she socializes with her friends at the

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We are so happy we found Creative Minds! We had our 2 year old daughter in at another place and we were not happy there. At Creative Minds, I love the healthy vegetarian menu, I love the fact that she socializes with her friends at the

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We are so happy we found Creative Minds! We had our 2 year old daughter in at another place and we were not happy there. At Creative Minds, I love the healthy vegetarian menu, I love the fact that she socializes with her friends at the

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We are so happy we found Creative Minds! We had our 2 year old daughter in at another place and we were not happy there. At Creative Minds, I love the healthy vegetarian menu, I love the fact that she socializes with her friends at the

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Such a fantastic school! Healthy meals, arts, excellent program, the BEST in Pdx! You can tell they care about the children and teachers! My children beg to go and have made friends. I have also made friends with the other families and my neice now works there as an aide. She LOVES it and says how they spoil her! She wants to work more...not less! That says alot for my neice to love it. Hearing this from my neice and children fills my heart w/ joy!! Gooo Creative MINDS!!!

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Such a fantastic school! Healthy meals, arts, excellent program, the BEST in Pdx! You can tell they care about the children and teachers! My children beg to go and have made friends. I have also made friends with the other families and my neice now works there as an aide. She LOVES it and says how they spoil her! She wants to work more...not less! That says alot for my neice to love it. Hearing this from my neice and children fills my heart w/ joy!! Gooo Creative MINDS!!!

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This school is so artistic and earthy! Arts, organic meals, fun activities, play area...what more could my children ask for? They beg to go to school and LOVE their friends and teachers! I love the other families and have made friends

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This school is so artistic and earthy! Arts, organic meals, fun activities, play area...what more could my children ask for? They beg to go to school and LOVE their friends and teachers! I love the other families and have made friends

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I am sooo glad I found Creative Minds! They are the best and give you so much more than your money's worth! They care about my children and their teachers! My neice is working as an aide and always tells me how great they are to her and

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I am sooo glad I found Creative Minds! They are the best and give you so much more than your money's worth! They care about my children and their teachers! My neice is working as an aide and always tells me how great they are to her and

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I have been very happy and most importintly my son has been happy. thank you creative minds for keeping my son happy! and he learns so much!

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I have been very happy and most importintly my son has been happy. thank you creative minds for keeping my son happy! and he learns so much!

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My two year old daughter has/had separation anxiety for her first two weeks at school pretty bad, and she is only going two to three days a week. She would cling to my leg and cry every time I tried to leave. The teachers at the Gateway School were very interested in getting her happy in healthy ways, and trying to involve her in the activities they had been doing at the time. She is now in her fifth week at the school, and because of the way they are interacting with her, and the way I always tell her who is going to pick her up "later" with her goodbye kisses, she is doing amazing. I really appreciate the help they are giving my older daughter with writing her name as well. She went in only knowing the "M" and now she has nearly the whole thing down! My girls (even the youngest) are happy when they hear it is time to go to school!

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My two year old daughter has/had separation anxiety for her first two weeks at school pretty bad, and she is only going two to three days a week. She would cling to my leg and cry every time I tried to leave. The teachers at the Gateway School were very interested in getting her happy in healthy ways, and trying to involve her in the activities they had been doing at the time. She is now in her fifth week at the school, and because of the way they are interacting with her, and the way I always tell her who is going to pick her up "later" with her goodbye kisses, she is doing amazing. I really appreciate the help they are giving my older daughter with writing her name as well. She went in only knowing the "M" and now she has nearly the whole thing down! My girls (even the youngest) are happy when they hear it is time to go to school!

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My family truly loves Creative MInds schools. I went to a focus group for families and got to meet other families.This was cool because the sense of community and shared values was apparent. These schools keep improving based on our input and enjoyment of our children. My children love Teachers Allison, Lindsey and Jess and love going to school. These teachers take pride in communicating and evolving the program to meet the developmental needs of my children.The program is truly the best (as well as the menu- I keep begging for the school recipes:) I transfered from another CMLC school and was happy there, as well. I like how the schedule is consistent between the schools.

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My family truly loves Creative MInds schools. I went to a focus group for families and got to meet other families.This was cool because the sense of community and shared values was apparent. These schools keep improving based on our input and enjoyment of our children. My children love Teachers Allison, Lindsey and Jess and love going to school. These teachers take pride in communicating and evolving the program to meet the developmental needs of my children.The program is truly the best (as well as the menu- I keep begging for the school recipes:) I transfered from another CMLC school and was happy there, as well. I like how the schedule is consistent between the schools.

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My family truly loves Creative MInds schools. I went to a focus group for families and got to meet other families.This was cool because the sense of community and shared values was apparent. These schools keep improving based on our input and enjoyment of our children. The program is truly the best!

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My family truly loves Creative MInds schools. I went to a focus group for families and got to meet other families.This was cool because the sense of community and shared values was apparent. These schools keep improving based on our input and enjoyment of our children. The program is truly the best!

Pros: Excellent menu & program

Cons: wish they were open later

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Best schools in Portland! The menu is amazing, fresh and healthy with organic dairy! The program is fantastic!

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Best schools in Portland! The menu is amazing, fresh and healthy with organic dairy! The program is fantastic!

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Creative Minds had a long waiting list before we could get our daughter in to the school. Once accepted, we have been very impressed and feel like we get more than our money's worth! Brittany and Stephanie are so welcoming and really stand out for their caring and commitment to the children! I had to say something because they are the real deal and deliver more than any school we checked out before selecting them for our daughter! Keep up the excellent work!

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Creative Minds had a long waiting list before we could get our daughter in to the school. Once accepted, we have been very impressed and feel like we get more than our money's worth! Brittany and Stephanie are so welcoming and really stand out for their caring and commitment to the children! I had to say something because they are the real deal and deliver more than any school we checked out before selecting them for our daughter! Keep up the excellent work!

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My kids have been going to creative minds for three years. They are awesome and really are a school with a heart!

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My kids have been going to creative minds for three years. They are awesome and really are a school with a heart!

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Creative Minds is an excellent program! I was on the wait list for a year (I know it can be frustrating to wait sometimes but it is well worth it!). The teachers are excellent and I am impressed with how much my daughter has been learning! I always recommend them!!

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Creative Minds is an excellent program! I was on the wait list for a year (I know it can be frustrating to wait sometimes but it is well worth it!). The teachers are excellent and I am impressed with how much my daughter has been learning! I always recommend them!!

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loved this school!!! it took me a long time to fiind a preschool program in my area that fit what i was looking for and this school went above and beyond my expectations. my son attended both woodstock and gateway schools both were amazing with great staff. my son loved going there and he learned so much. he is starting public kindergarten this year and they have told me he is expected to be at the top of his class!!!

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loved this school!!! it took me a long time to fiind a preschool program in my area that fit what i was looking for and this school went above and beyond my expectations. my son attended both woodstock and gateway schools both were amazing with great staff. my son loved going there and he learned so much. he is starting public kindergarten this year and they have told me he is expected to be at the top of his class!!!

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Love working for this preschool! Happy team, wonderful management, good benefits. Once have my own child will send it to this preschool because love absolutely everything about it. First of all healthy food, lots of fun and creative activities. All teachers take part in making art schedule. I would really recommend this school for any parent that would like to see their kids happy and exited to go to school!

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Love working for this preschool! Happy team, wonderful management, good benefits. Once have my own child will send it to this preschool because love absolutely everything about it. First of all healthy food, lots of fun and creative activities. All teachers take part in making art schedule. I would really recommend this school for any parent that would like to see their kids happy and exited to go to school!

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My children went to the Gateway school and then transfered to the Woodstock school. Both schools are amazing! Because the program is structured and the same at both schools, my little guy adjusted extremely well and made friends at both schools! I LOVE the program! They do art, music class with a professional singer, Keeley (from a cool folk band called Old Believers), cooking and so many other things. They went to the Pumpkin Patch and he still talks about it! I also have a private access to their private on line photo album for parents! The security door, cameras make me also feel safe. I am expecting my second child and I am already holding a spot since they have a waiting list!

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My children went to the Gateway school and then transfered to the Woodstock school. Both schools are amazing! Because the program is structured and the same at both schools, my little guy adjusted extremely well and made friends at both schools! I LOVE the program! They do art, music class with a professional singer, Keeley (from a cool folk band called Old Believers), cooking and so many other things. They went to the Pumpkin Patch and he still talks about it! I also have a private access to their private on line photo album for parents! The security door, cameras make me also feel safe. I am expecting my second child and I am already holding a spot since they have a waiting list!

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My children love going to this school! My son is enrolled in the Private Kindergarten program for Fall and my daughter is really enjoying her toddler class. They are a little spendy, but you really get what you pay for.Plenty of teachers per class (same teachers, low turnover), fresh and healthy menu (which I'm sure costs more than frozen stuff), lots of projects and most of all- my kids having fun in a safe and loving environment. We had them elsewhere before going to this school and Creative Minds is really the best! They also made me wait awhile to get in (waiting list), but it was well worth the wait! The only suggestion I would make is if they could be open on the weekends too!

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My children love going to this school! My son is enrolled in the Private Kindergarten program for Fall and my daughter is really enjoying her toddler class. They are a little spendy, but you really get what you pay for.Plenty of teachers per class (same teachers, low turnover), fresh and healthy menu (which I'm sure costs more than frozen stuff), lots of projects and most of all- my kids having fun in a safe and loving environment. We had them elsewhere before going to this school and Creative Minds is really the best! They also made me wait awhile to get in (waiting list), but it was well worth the wait! The only suggestion I would make is if they could be open on the weekends too!

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They have a new organic and healthy menu which I (and my daughter) love! They really listen to the needs of the children and always offer the very best in care and service! My daughter had a little sepeartion anxiety when she started (she hadn't been in school before), but they were great! They had great suggestions to help us and now she begs to go to school! She is proud of all her art creations, is learning her letters and works on spelling words! I can't believe how much she has learned already! I was on a wait list for awhile to be accepted (they are full!), but it was worth the wait!

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They have a new organic and healthy menu which I (and my daughter) love! They really listen to the needs of the children and always offer the very best in care and service! My daughter had a little sepeartion anxiety when she started (she hadn't been in school before), but they were great! They had great suggestions to help us and now she begs to go to school! She is proud of all her art creations, is learning her letters and works on spelling words! I can't believe how much she has learned already! I was on a wait list for awhile to be accepted (they are full!), but it was worth the wait!

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We have been enrolled at Creative Minds since 2002 and our kids absolutely love it! I'm glad the management is picky about the children who attend, or can start. If a child is distracting the entire class, they don't let that child wreck the other kids experience. I work at Providence and love the flexibility and structure. My kids ask all the time to go to school (Creative Minds), that's a good feeling for a working mom. They come home with all kinds of art projects and work from Preschool class. Their new menu is to die for and they are very upscale, but reasonably priced. Geesh, I can't say enough good stuff about this place! If you're lucky enough to be accepted, you'll love it too! AAAAAAAAAAAAA+++

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We have been enrolled at Creative Minds since 2002 and our kids absolutely love it! I'm glad the management is picky about the children who attend, or can start. If a child is distracting the entire class, they don't let that child wreck the other kids experience. I work at Providence and love the flexibility and structure. My kids ask all the time to go to school (Creative Minds), that's a good feeling for a working mom. They come home with all kinds of art projects and work from Preschool class. Their new menu is to die for and they are very upscale, but reasonably priced. Geesh, I can't say enough good stuff about this place! If you're lucky enough to be accepted, you'll love it too! AAAAAAAAAAAAA+++

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My children first started attending Creative Mind at ages 2 & 3. Neither had ever been away from me for care on a regular basis. My son (2) had some pretty difficult separation issues and I think the center dealt with it with incredible patience and understanding. He now gets himself ready in the morning, excited to get to school! They come home with the prettiest projects and my daughter is already very advanced in reading and writing. Recently they even overhauled the menu to be all free range, whole grain foods with lots of heathy stuff. I really like the diversity of the students as well which can be difficult to find in other preschools.

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My children first started attending Creative Mind at ages 2 & 3. Neither had ever been away from me for care on a regular basis. My son (2) had some pretty difficult separation issues and I think the center dealt with it with incredible patience and understanding. He now gets himself ready in the morning, excited to get to school! They come home with the prettiest projects and my daughter is already very advanced in reading and writing. Recently they even overhauled the menu to be all free range, whole grain foods with lots of heathy stuff. I really like the diversity of the students as well which can be difficult to find in other preschools.

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I enrolled my son who is two at the Woodstock location. He had never been to preschool before and had some seperation anxiety. After my wife talked to the director about ways to troubleshoot this problem which seemed productive, the next time we brought him in, we were told he would not be able to attend the program! We were told his teacher, who has apparently been there for a year, does not have the experience necessary to deal with seperation anxiety and that he was a disruption to the other children. Considering my son was going part time and had only attended for two weeks, this seems absurd. I won't send my child where he isn't wanted, but the way this was handled has left me feeling angry and I would not recommend this facility to anyone.

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I enrolled my son who is two at the Woodstock location. He had never been to preschool before and had some seperation anxiety. After my wife talked to the director about ways to troubleshoot this problem which seemed productive, the next time we brought him in, we were told he would not be able to attend the program! We were told his teacher, who has apparently been there for a year, does not have the experience necessary to deal with seperation anxiety and that he was a disruption to the other children. Considering my son was going part time and had only attended for two weeks, this seems absurd. I won't send my child where he isn't wanted, but the way this was handled has left me feeling angry and I would not recommend this facility to anyone.

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We are sorry it didn't work out... We are sorry that you felt angry with us having to terminate care but we had to do what was best for your son and the other children in his class. We tried to work with your son while he attended our 2 day Toddler program but he had an extreme case of separation anxiety (since he had never been to preschool before). Your wife stayed with him the entire 2 weeks (and he would still cry), we even assigned another Teacher (who has been with us 6 years now), just to help your wife and son. We made the decision that he didn't show signs of wanting to be part of our small community, wasn't improving and he had become too much of a distraction in the classroom. We are so sorry that it didn't work out...
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My kids love going to this daycare. The staff is very friendly and understanding, the prices are not to bad and it is always a joy when your kids are happy when you are not there with them. Big play area outside as well as indoors also. lots of fun field trips and activities to do during the day. I give this place thumbs up!

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My kids love going to this daycare. The staff is very friendly and understanding, the prices are not to bad and it is always a joy when your kids are happy when you are not there with them. Big play area outside as well as indoors also. lots of fun field trips and activities to do during the day. I give this place thumbs up!

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Creative Minds Learning Centers, Inc. are Oregon based schools offering working families an option of a smaller school setting with a focus on education and structure. Featuring a Reggio Emilia Inspired Art Program, healthy menu and more for ages 2-5!

 

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