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Who We Are

Breaking the mold of childcare since 2010.

Our Philosophy

Every family is different, some require a flexible schedule to fit their schedule others need a more structured schedule, either way your child will receive the same high quality early childhood education they deserve. children learn through play, they also crave structure our program provides both. We believe the most important thing while caring for young children out of their home is providing an environment where children feel safe. Our teachers foster this kind of connection from the first day! foundational relationships such as teacher child relationships are key to a child’s emotional development and self esteem.  We believe that an early learning center and preschool should be child-centered, where the teachers are facilitators of learning. It is important to provide various age-appropriate materials and activities that the children can choose from.  While children develop manipulative language skills, test their own impulse control, and problem solving skills. They also learn how to integrate into a social group. To help them master these skills, WeVillage integrates social, emotional, physical, imaginative, and cognitive learning experiences into the everyday routine. As a Spanish immersion program we support inclusion and provide a commitment to a diverse student body and staff. We feel that WeVillage is a place to embrace diversity and enrich our children with exposure to language and cultures!

 

Our Family

Karen Beninati started WeVillage in 2010 to create a space where children can thrive. Her staff is an instrumental part of making this a reality.

All on-site staff at WeVillage have their CPR/First Aid certifications and have a minimum of 12 ECE units so we are prepared for not only caring and educating, but also those emergency situations.

We have on-site teachers that teach Spanish and potty training experts! And of course, the staff members are also given background checks and are fingerprinted before starting at WeVillage. We only want the best and safest care for our kids.

 

Our Awards

Did we mention we are an award-winning childcare center? We've won two Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards and Best of Portland Award!  

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Rachel K.

This was the best decision I ever made, having my son attend we village. I can’t say enough how much this place has had impacted our family’s life.

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Erin M.

The staff at We Village are amazing. They make my daughter feel welcome and wanted each morning we arrive and help with the transition when I depart for work. 

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Meredith H.

I can't say enough wonderful things about this business. WeVillage came into my life at the most opportune time and was exactly what I needed!

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