Wild Lilac is a school alive with possibilities for learning and discovery, an inclusive community that feels warm, inviting and nurturing for your whole family. Our center offers high-quality care and education for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age in Southeast Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood.
Wild Lilac supports students as they follow their curiosity, explore their community, build friendships and learn to resolve conflicts independently. On any given day, children might plant vegetables in the garden, sculpt with wire in the art studio, take a buggy ride to Essex Park, build a circus with blocks or bake bread with the school chef. And they’ll always eat healthy, yummy snacks and meals.
This sense of community extends to moms, dads, grandparents and caretakers. Families are invited to participate in monthly events like puppet shows and sing-alongs, volunteer in the school garden or join field trips, and attend free parenting classes and get to know Wild Lilac’s caring staff through regularly scheduled conferences and daily conversation.
Wild Lilac believes that excellent early childhood education should be available to all families, and we work to make that possible through reduced tuition options, extended hours and flexible policies. The more diverse and inclusive our school community is, our experience is far richer for every student, teacher and family.