About Us


The Tenderheart Philosophy

Tenderheart is a Childcare/Preschool located in Milwaukie, Oregon. It is a place where young minds are encouraged to figure out the world through discovery and play. Our program was designed for children ages 3 years to 7 years of age, by individuals who love and understand  children. Our home environment provides play and learning areas that comfortably encourage children to explore while building self-confidence, social skills while supporting emotional growth. We demonstrate healthy habits by  spending time in the wonder and joy of nature and by encouraging children to make the best choices about foods they put into their bodies.

Parent volunteers expand our program by providing a strong community connection to our children through sharing their diverse talents and by supporting a positive connection to children. We are devoted to building a strong foundation so each child has a positive self-image of themselves and sees  themselves as important members of their community. We are conscientious about reaching the whole child and strive to provide an inclusive program that changes with the needs of the children. We offer assistance and support while developing and maintaining friendships and engage in a fun and creative preschool program that teaches children the tools for kindergarten success in a literacy rich environment.

Toddler rate is $825 and 2-7 rate is $800.

Our Preschool and Childcare participates in:

  –  QRIS 5 star rating
  –  egg study  (chicks and salmon)
–  Scholastic book orders
Oreong Progarm of Quality (OPQ) reduces co-pay for ERDC families of $27.00
–  Preschool activities
-NAEYC teacher training
–  Parent volunteer opportunities
–  Resource and Referral presentations for children on health and safety
–  Providing Resources for families on domestic and childhood issues
–  Supporting families with raising healthy happy children–  Let’s Move Child care
–  Eco-Healthy Child Care
–  DHS Payments (Enhance rate provider) reduced co-pay for ERDC families
–  Quality Rating Indicators Scale training for Oregon (QRIS)
–  USDA Nutrition Food Program–  Profarm Organic produce delivery–  Practicum site for college students in the Early Childhood field