Wow and Flutterville Come Meet Us For Our Next Open House on Sunday, Feb. 9th from 9-10 am!


SE Portland Child Care Center


8722 SE 17th Ave, Portland OR
Our convenient Sellwood location for parents who work in downtown and live in the southeast.

Our Next Open House
Feb. 9th 9-10 am

Your child thrives in a community of kindness, empathy, & inclusion.

Infants and toddlers are beautiful observers who experience the world so lovingly with their newly discovered senses. As caregivers, we honor the way your precious one experiences its world, and we value their unique internal clock and rhythm. Our “homes-away-from-home” philosophy embraces the Waldorf-inspired, Lifeways Early Education. We provide a loving community designed to support your little one in their work of exploring, discovering, and learning through nature-based free play in our Global Playground.

What is a Global Playgarden?

The staff of our Global Playgarden is made up of at least 50% refugees from countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Costa Rica, and Somalia. These well-educated women with degrees in chemistry, math, and early childhood education share their culture through songs, stories, art & food.

Facilities, food, activities, and exploration

Your child's daycare environment is a peaceful space where they feel safe to explore, play, create, and “just be” in peace and joy. We serve wholesome vegetarian foods and use only green cleaning supplies, low-VOC paints, and natural/organic materials, as well as beautiful and gentle colors. Along with our daily rhythm of activities, we explore the local Sellwood community and the nearby beauty of Johnson Creek. Our children also dance and learn from our weekly visits from Music and Japanese teachers. 

Our daughter loves it here. Her eyes light up when she sees any of the caregivers, and especially Miss Raghad! If her mood at dropoff and pickup is any indication, then we picked the right place.
— Zac, father of a wow and flutterville friend

Location and hours of operation

Easily accessible location for parents who work in downtown Portland but live in Happy Valley, Clackamas or Oregon City. Child care drop-off starts as early as 7 AM, with pick up available until 6 PM.

We are accepting applications

Our child care is open for children between the age of 6-weeks and 6 years old.
Apply through our online enrollment form or call us with questions at 971-302-6139.

Southeast Portland Location


8722 SE 17th Ave,
Portland OR 97202
Phone: 971-302-6139

Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm

Southeast Staff Bios

Activity Teachers