All Kinships offer full-day enrollment unless they specify otherwise. Enrollment options are available for 2, 3 and 5 days a week, are based on availability and vary from kinship to kinship. On occasion, we can accommodate a 1 day or 4 days per week enrollment.
Weekly schedules are set and do not change from week to week. If your schedule has flexibility, it is recommended that you indicate this on your inquiry form to increase your chances of enrollment.
Additional drop-in care days are available to enrolled families for a daily fee of approximately $15 per hour and are based on availability.
“Treat a child as though he
already is the person he’s
capable of becoming.”
To create and maintain the most consistent environment possible, for all involved, and to create a more sustainable structure for childcare within this unsupported industry, enrollment contracts are generally for 12-month periods.
Monthly Tuition payments are an annual sum divided into twelve equal monthly payments for convenience. This annual tuition rate includes the actual childcare hours and covers the many required administrative and supporting services necessary for our program to run safely, smoothly and sustainably throughout the year.
The same amount of tuition is due every month regardless of scheduled closures, inclement weather, pandemic, state of emergency closures, or student absences of any kind.
Initial Trail Periods:
Children under 12 months: 1-3 months trial period
Children 12 months and up: 2-4 weeks trial period
An early release option is available for families who find they need a mid-year withdrawal. Early Release withdrawals are accommodated with 90 days notice. If a replacement family is found within these 90 days, the Last Month Tuition Deposit (LMTD) will be applied to the last month of care. If a replacement family is not found, the LMTD will be retained to cover the cost of continuing to recruit a new family.
Funded by Sweet River Bamboo families, and in partnership with Nourishing Earth Institute, our BLM scholarship fund is available for families of color in need of support providing a nourishing quality care environment for their children. Please contact us to inquire about our available funding.
Children of all Ages
|Monarch Treehouse Kinship
|2 Days Per Week||$1350|
|3 Days Per Week||$1650||$1585|
|4 Days Per Week||$2045|
|5 Days Per Week||$2285|
|Drop in Day Rate||$150|
Tuition rates are updated annually
Monthly Tuition Rates for Preschool Kinships
|Enrollment Options: Singing Brook Kinship 8:30am-5:00pm||Children under 3 years ||Children 3+ years|
|2 Days Weekly||$1350||$1225|
|3 Days Weekly||$1650||$1385|
|4 Days Weekly||$2045||$1685|
|5 Days Weekly||$2285||$1910|
|Drop in Day Rate||$150||$150|
Tuition rates are updated annually
younger children to learn
skills and sophisticated ways of thinking from older ones, it allows the older ones to learn how to nurture, lead, and in general, be the mature
person in a relationship.”
~ Peter Gray
|Enrollment Schedule||One Time Registration Fee|
Due: upon enrollment in all our programs
|Annual Materials Fee|
Due: at time of enrollment and reenrollment thereafter
|Last Month Tuition Deposit (LMTD)
Due: At time of enrollment
|2-5 Days Per Week||$100||$300||1 month’s tuition based on your child’s enrollment schedule|
|Parent Child Year Long programs||$100||$200||1 month’s tuition based on your child’s enrollment schedule|
“Childhood is not a race to see
how quickly a child can read,
write and count. It is a small
window of time to learn and
develop at the pace that is
right for each individual
child. Earlier is not better.”
~ Magda Gerber
Please take some time to explore our website and see how our program feels to you.
If you are looking for care to begin within 60 days, and if the logistics of our location, tuition rates, school calendar, program rhythms and philosophy of care continue to resonate with you, click on the link below and fill out the form. If you are looking for care to begin further out than 60 days, please sign up with us at PDX Waitlist as we will not move forward until closer to your desired start date. We encourage you to check in with us periodically to confirm your continued interest with us.
Once we receive your form, we’ll assess our availability and get back to you about our current openings and/or the length of our waitlist. If we have current openings, or upcoming openings within two months, we’ll write back and invite you to one of our kinships for an after-hours all family visit. Please plan to bring your child with you so we can see how they respond to our space and materials. All parents, who are part of the enrollment decision making process, must attend this visit as we can only schedule one visit per family per enrollment process.
If, after our visit, you feel positively about enrolling your child, we’ll discuss start date and enrollment scheduling logistics and will direct you to begin filling out our enrollment packet.
Once all enrollment forms and payments have been submitted, your child’s spot in our program will be secure.
At this time, we’ll plan a timeline together to gently introduce your child into their new kinship over the course of a few days.
“Let the child be the
scriptwriter, the director and
the actor in his own play.”
~ Magda Gerber
Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery enrolls
new children into its kinships year round on a rolling basis based on space availability.
All our kinships are located in NE Portland.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the most up to date information about our current openings.
“When I approach a child,
he inspires in me two
sentiments — tenderness for
what he is and respect for
what he may become.”
~ Louis Pasteur