When you drop your kids off at school, you are looking for more than childcare – you want a place alive with possibilities for learning and discovery, a place that feels warm, inviting and nurturing for your whole family. Wild Lilac Child Development Community is just that kind of place, offering high-quality care and education for children from 6 weeks to 6 years 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 and caretakers. Families are invited to participate in puppet shows and field trips, 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 childcare 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 our school community is, the richer the experience for every student, teacher and family.