Wow and Flutterville
Playgardens and Childcare

Portland's Waldorf-inspired childcare for children ages 6-weeks to 5 years. 


Our Embrace

Embracing the Lifeways Early Education philosophy, our “homes-away-from-home” provide loving communities designed to support little ones in their important work of exploring, discovering, and learning through nature-based free play in an environment filled with kindness, empathy, and a culture of inclusion.


Community Of Kindness, Empathy, And Inclusion.


Northeast Portland
childcare Center

4114 N Vancouver Ave.,
Portland, Oregon

Southeast Portland
childcare Center

8722 SE 17th Ave., 
Portland, Oregon


We are committed to:

  • Offering child-centered care for little ones ages 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Providing continuity of care for infants and toddlers in a mixed-age, nurturing, community-oriented environment
  • Excellence in all aspects of child care, including parent education
  • Enhancing our local communities and the natural environment
  • Promoting diversity in all areas through an accessible tuition structure

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”  

- Fred Rogers

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Support Our Refugee Training Program

Your support will help  train a refugee to become a childcare assistant and for the right candiates pay for their teacher training. It will also help establish tuition assistance for these immigrant and refugee assistants and teachers to send their children to our playgarden.

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