Thank you for your interest in Natural Beginnings. If you are interested in enrolling, please email or call to set up a tour.
Address: 2140 NW 16th Avenue
Note: Email is the easiest way to get a hold of us as we are busy caring for and teaching the children.
Other Important Information:
~Oregon State Licensed Registered Family Child Care Home RF520393
~Maximum # of Children: 10 (no more than 2 children whom are 23 months and younger, no more than 6 children whom are 5 years and younger)
~Child to Adult Ratio: 1:1 for Infants, 4:1 for Wobblers/Toddlers, 6:1 for Preschoolers, 10:1 for School Age
~Current Openings: 2 openings for ages 2-5 years (1 full time & 1 Mon/Thurs/Fri), 4 openings for ages 6-12 years
Natural Beginnings is located at Riverscape Properties, in a townhouse, right next to the Fremont Bridge, in NW Downtown Portland. We spend plenty of time outside in the community yards and gardens as well as on the boardwalk. We go for daily nature walks along the private Willamette River boardwalk to look for geese, cormorants, ducks, wrens, finches, hummingbirds, osprey, falcons, beaver, river otters, sea lions, jumping salmon, snakes, ants, ladybugs and more. It is amazing how much wildlife lives right in the heart of downtown Portland!
We take field trips to places such as: Sauvie Island, Oregon Zoo, OMSI, Portland Aquarium, Playdate PDX, Cool Moon Ice Cream, Pumpkin Patches, etc.
We also often take excursions to nearby parks and the library.
Teaching Green since 2008!