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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)


Child Care Improvement Project

CCIP helps family child care providers enhance the quality of their child care programs and supports them in their professional growth. CCIP providers are committed to offering children a safe, loving, and nurturing learning environment that helps prepare them for success in school and life.


Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House has been bringing the community together to help neighbors in need since 1905. We’re here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors and children who need help in school.


METRO Portland Oregon Childcare

Enriching the mental and physical welfare of children in child care, and to provide services to children, parents, and providers of child care which will encourage, aid, and support quality care of children.


Multnomah County Resources and Referrals

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)


Provider Resource Organization

We are a statewide non-profit information and support organization of family child care providers in the state of Oregon. As such, we are open to all child care providers statewide.


Morrison Center

Morrison Child and Family Services provides a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services. Each year we touch the lives of more than 5,000 children and their families who are struggling with physical and sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to drugs and alcohol, learning disabilities, depression, and serious emotional trauma.


Oregon Environmental Council: Eco-Healthy Child Care

Help has arrived for parents and child care providers who want to choose environments that are safe, healthy, and free of chemicals of concern. The Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) program ensures that child care settings are as environmentally healthy as possible.


Micro Enterprises Services Of Oregon

MESO assists in the development of commercially viable businesses that pursue growth opportunities, create jobs, and restore economic balance among minorities and other underserved groups for the benefit of the greater community.


Portland Public Schools

Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With approximately 46,000 students in more than 85 schools, it is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest.


National Afterschool Association

The National AfterSchool Association is the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to development, education, and care of children and youth during their out of school hours.


OR Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD)

The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) provides leadership in the development and operation of integrated and statewide professional development standards and systems. OCCD promotes professional development to achieve high quality care and education for children and youth, and creates and supports training and education.


National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC)

The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance (TA) center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and TA services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators and other key stakeholders.


National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.


Department of Education

The challenges now facing public education are fundamentally different from the past. Not only has our country left its agrarian past and experienced changes in its industrial organization, but the structure of families and the demographics of the United States’ population have changed dramatically as well. These changes in the country’s basic economic and family unit structures are generating significant consequences for the process of public education in this state and across the nation. If we are to revitalize the institution of public education to meet the challenges of the 21st Century resulting in lifelong learning, the following beliefs should guide our goals and actions.


Oregon ASK

The national network of statewide afterschool networks brings together established statewide afterschool networks in their collective mission to build partnerships and policies that are committed to the development and sustainability of quality afterschool programs. These partnerships – funded through the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation – are focused on actively engaging key decision makers in support of school-based/school-linked afterschool programs, particularly in underserved communities. Currently 40 statewide afterschool networks are funded to coordinate and influence the systems that support the success of children and young people.


Phoenix Solutions

Phoenix Solutions provides high quality professional development and technical assistance for childhood care and education professionals and organizations. We offer reliable, responsive trainings and consulting services that enable us to partner with our clients to meet their personal and organizational goals.



Oregons quality rating and improvement system is a program that raises the quality & consistency of child care and early learning programs across the state. QRIS recognizes, rewards, and builds on what early learning and development programs are already doing well. Being apart of the QRIS helps ensure children for kindergarten readiness by connecting programs and providers with free tools, financial incentives and professional advice that they can put into practice with confidence.

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Early Head Start

Child development and family support services are avaliable for children ages 3-5 who are low income or meet eligibility requirements and reside in the East Multnomah County outside of Portland Public Schools.



For chidren between the ages birth-6 years parents and caregivers can use the ASQ questionnaires to check a child’s general development. The results help determine if a child’s development is on schedule.

Our Mission

As a community based education program, Discovery Gardens pledges to provide a safe, diverse, enthusiastic & inclusive learning environment, where the number one focus is meeting the individual needs of each child, while providing support for our families.

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