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  Budding Branches » 541-806-2522
Provider #: 3811
2405 Eastside Road, Hood River   OR

Budding Branches is a child care located in Hood River, just off Highway 35 behind the old Pine Grove School.

We have openings for 6 weeks to 12 years of age with part-time, full-time, and drop-in slots available.

  • State Licensed
  • two nutritious snacks provided at no-charge
  • enrolled with DHS to accept state assistance
  • have experience with children with special needs,/li>
Open from 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, two large fully fenced playgrounds, full size gymnasium, large fully fenced yard to play in.
Email: angelicam.evans@gmail.com


  CAREALOT Child Care » (541) 386-3041
Provider #: 3807
Hood River   OR

A Home To Turn To When Yours is Not Available

As a former working mother I strive for accountability for parents and pure enjoyment for your littlest loved ones. This is why I provide a structured, fun environment that children love and parents trust. Conveniently located near downtown Hood River.

  • Registered In-home Provider
  • Hours of operation 7 am to 6 pm
  • Full Time, Part Time, Drop In, After School with homework assistance, and Emergency Care Available
  • DHS Listed
  • Certified with the Child Nutrition Program (breakfast, lunch, and two snacks provided at no charge)
  • Certified Eco-Healthy Provider
    Eco Friendly Childcare Provider
  • Experience with Special Needs
  • Experience providing child care for military families on base
  • Arts, Crafts, Sign Language Time, Reading Circle, etc.
  • Fully Supervised Outdoor Play
  • Loving at-home atmosphere
  • Conveniently located near downtown Hood River
  • Serving both May St. and Westside Schools
  • Clean and safe environment
  • Occasional nights and weekends
  • References available

Trust your child's opinion and come explore with Carealot!

Please Contact:
Misty Frost
(541) 386-3041 or
(559) 906-2436 or
CarealotChildcare1@gmail.com
Email: CarealotChildcare1@gmail.com

  Cathy's Kids is the FUN place » 541-490-6512
Provider #: 3795
Montello Street, Hood River   OR

Cathy's Kids has some really fun openings for this summer 2008 ages 2-4 year olds. We have a ton of fun things planned for the children this summer. We have a large playroom, huge fenced in yard with tons of toys, craft room.

We will be doing crafts, activities and every Thursday is "Theme Thursday". We will take a theme and carry it through out the day... some examples are..."Pirates", your child will create pirate hats, and treasure chests and go on a treasure hunt following the map that they found. or Bugging you", were your child will make their own plastic bugs, capture live bugs and learn lots about them. (this is always a favorite).

Cathy has 19 years experience, training and references. She has a registered assistant, so you always have care available. Cathy's Kids serve meals and snacks for FREE!! We have 2 full time openings....YOUR CHILD WILL HAVE FUN HERE!!! Hurry to reserve your spot today.... call Cathy at 541-490-6512 or email: cathyfraz123@yahoo.com
Email: cathyfraz123@yahoo.com


  Janet Schmidt's C Street Child Care » 541-386-3215
Provider #: 3798
1308 C Street , Hood River   OR

  • Open from 7: 00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday.
  • Providing a loving traditional home setting for your young child.
  • A state registered home with 20 years of experience and training.
  • Open door policy - can accommodate nursing mothers.
  • Fenced yard, children's room, pre-school activities, healthy snacks and meals included.
  • In easy walking distance to the Dance School, Jackson Park, Our Children's Place pre-school.
  • Have stroller for 4 - I am able to transport children safely.
  • Excellent References.
Please call 386-3215.
Email: schmidtjjj@charter.net


  Just Like Home Childcare & Preschool, Inc. » 509-493-8646
Provider #: 3799
345 Brislawn Road , White Salmon   WA

  • Openings for ALL AGES!
  • The only childcare in White Salmon open for evening care...
  • We offer your family crafts, activities, field trips too!
  • SAFE, Clean, Loving, Fun Environment!
  • Tons of one on one your child won’t receive in a large facility! The same qualities as a Center with the comforts of home!
  • Sibling Discounts, Flexible Schedule, Bus Stop on Location!
  • Huge Indoor Playroom, Huge clean play yard with tons of toys and things to do to keep your little one happy!!
  • Our spots don’t last long, give us a call!
  • We are SUPER AFFORDABLE and VERY FLEXIBLE.
  • PRESCHOOL: Mon, Wed, Fri 9-11:30.
Let your child learn and play in an environment that truly is “Just Like Home.”

Please check out our Website!

STATE PAY WELCOME!

Call (509) 493-8646.
Email: justlikehomeinc@charter.net
Website: http://www.justlikehomeinc.com/



  Laurie's Little People Daycare » 541-387-6712
Provider #: 3809
1215 Sherman Ave, Hood River   OR

My name is Laurie Carr and I have owned & operated Laurie's Little People Daycare in the heart of Hood River for over 13 years. I enjoy a fun working relationship with my adult daughter Molly who is my full time child care assistant. We are both State Certified caregivers with continuing education in early childhood development.

Our daycare is located in a large Victorian home on an oversized fenced property that includes a large outdoor playground.

We believe that children learn through play, creative arts, reading, dance and music while we also focus on teaching conflict resolution, manners, kindness, sharing and thoughtful communication.

Our nutritional program is second to none because we make our own sugar free baked goods and homemade bread fresh each morning to accompany the rest of our well balanced meals. Lauras Little People Daycare in Hood River, OR

Above all we provide a safe, nurturing and loving environment for your children and for your peace of mind. Please join us by calling 541-387-6712 to enroll now.

  • Ages 6 months to 5 years
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:45am to 5:00pm
  • Meals & Snacks Included
  • Excellent references available
  • Superior Playground Equipment and Toys
  • We do group Date Nights !
  • Drop Ins if space allows

Email: beauandlaurie@embarqmail.com

  Learning Farm Pre-School, Inc. » (541) 386-7997
Provider #: 3801
800 Country Club Road, Hood River   OR

The Learning Farm Preschool, Inc. provides preschool and licensed childcare from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Friday for children 12 months to 10 years. We are open year round and also provide after-school care.

After-school bus service provided from May Street and Westside Schools. Call (541) 386-7997.
Email: learningfarm1950@aol.com


  Nikki's Daycare » 541-490-5958
Provider #: 3802
4280 Portland Dr., Hood River   OR

Nikki's Daycare is re-opening in Oct. 2011 in a new location 4280 Portland Dr. in Hood River!

Buses for both Westside and Mid Valley schools drop at the house.

Openings for infant, toddler, and after school children. Family environment with fun educational play.

Well established daycare with excellent references.
Hours are flexible.
Nikki 541-490-5958
Email: nlobb8@gmail.com



  Rachel's Corner, LLC » 541-386-5993
Provider #: 3806
Hood River   OR

  • A.A.S. Early Childhood Education.
  • Certified Family.
  • Open from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday thru Friday.
  • 6 wks to 4 years.
  • A fun loving environment with a 1 to 4 ratio.
  • Wonderful outdoor play area.
  • Fund and creative art projects
  • 2 Wholesome homemade meals plus 1 snack per day.
  • 3,4 and 5 day spaces
  • Drop-ins are welcome when space is available.
Staff names-
Rachel Goddin - Owner/ Teacher,
Linda Johnston - Cook/ Teacher,
Brenda Rodriguez - Head Teacher

Email: rachelgoddin@gmail.com
Website: http://www.rachelscorner.com

  Sunflower School » 541.386.5670
Provider #: 3804
912 May Street, Hood River   OR

In an atmosphere based on love, cooperation and respect for each child's unique spirit we provide an environment where children feel safe to be active learners and explorers.

We welcome children from 2 1/2 - 5years old, maintaining a low child to teacher ratio of 6:1, with no more than 12 children each day. We are open from 8:15-2:00 on Tuesday thru Friday.

Currently accepting applications for children 2 1/2 - 4 years old. Please call for an appointment to speak with the director and visit our school.


  The Giving Tree Creative Learning Center » 541 386-9006
Provider #: 3796
823 Eugene St., Hood River   OR

  • Located across from the Children's Park.
  • A creative after school enrichment program that enhances individuality and fosters the uniqueness of every child. With an emphasis on positive interactions and respectful behavior, we have designed a fun and safe place for school age children to learn and play in a well rounded curriculum that includes computers, cooking and creativity.
  • Enrollment limited to 12 children per day, allowing for a 6 to 1 child to adult ratio.
Please call 541 386-9006 for more information.
Email: givingtree@gorge.net

  Tonja Mason Childcare » 503-265-9781
Provider #: 3810
715 12th Street, Hood River   OR

Tonja Mason childcare in Hood River

Loving and educational childcare located across from Providence Hospital in Hood River.
  • Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old
  • Preschool Program and arts and crafts
  • Small group with two providers
  • 27 years of experience with excellent references
  • Two healthy snacks and lunch provided
  • Open 6 am until 6 pm Monday through Friday
  • Discounts for siblings
  • Close to the childrens park and Jackson park
  • Immediate openings
  • Parents night out available by request
  • Fully licensed with the State
Tonja Mason and Kathryn Glembin
Call 503-265-9781
Email Us

Email: tonja43@gmail.com

  Wee Care of Stevenson » (509) 427-7711
Provider #: 3805
11 NW School St., Stevenson   WA

  • State licensed, non-profit child care center for kids 1-12 years of age. Open Mon.-Fri., 7:00-6:00. Toddler, Preschool, Before and After School care (supervised to and from Stevenson Elem; pick up from Carson bus).
  • Year-round schedule for full or part time and drop in care. State Subsidized care available.

    Convenient location across from Stevenson Elementary and close to downtown.

  • Morning Preschool sessions, Mon-Fri., 9:30-12:30. Certified teachers, fenced play yard, field trips, nutritious snacks.
Call (509) 427-7711 or stop in for a tour, enrollment packet, or rate information.
Email: weecare@gorge.net

Here's a great resource for finding childcare:

Child Care Partners, CGCC
A CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL SERVICE
Call 541-298-3107 or 1-800-755-1143
or Thursday & Friday 541-386-6300 X 211

Office hours 9 am - 4pm
400 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles
(541) 298-3107

Play Groups & Parenting...

  • Wonderworks Children's Museum - (541) 296-2444
  • New Parent Services
  • MCCFC Teen Parent Group (541) 298-5104
  • Wasco Family Services (541) 298-4368
  • Families First Network (541) 296-8118