On Thursday, November 9th, Fruit & Flower alumni gathered to spend time together and greet old friends. It was a wonderful evening and we are so thankful to the many alumni who helped make the evening a success!! We are already looking forward to next November.
On October 26th we celebrated autumn with Harvest Fest. The lobby was filled with a pumpkin ‘patch’ for kiddos, face painting, fresh popcorn and warm apple cider. Parents donated seasonal veggies for a communal ‘Stone Soup” that everyone enjoyed. Thank you to all who contributed, attended and helped create a very memorable Harvest Fest 2017. […]
In 2015 the Oregon State Legislature passed a law requiring that all schools, preschools, child care facilities, and Head Starts post the immunization and exemption rates for their facilities and their local community. Immunization rates are not as black and white as one would think. Not all children who are listed as ‘non-medical exemption’ have opted […]
Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered for our 5th annual Bubble Fest! Because of you it was very successful. We loved seeing all the families explore the bubbles, dance to the lively songs of The Alphabeticians and mingle with one another. We’re already looking forward to 2018! After membership voting, two new members […]
BIG NEWS! Fruit & Flower receives 5-Star rating from the Early Learning Division. Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) has ranked us among the top child care and early learning programs in the state! Our 5-Star program is a testament to the quality and commitment of our incredible staff and the values of our […]
In her opening remarks last week at the White House Summit on Early Education, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President, called the attendees of the Summit “the coalition of the willing.” In a panel later that morning, Ralph Smith of the the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, looked around the room at the […]
Since 1906, Fruit & Flower has remained faithful to the mission that ALL families should receive quality childcare. To that end, we remain committed to maintaining or increasing our support to scholarship families. Once a family joins Fruit & Flower, we guarantee scholarship support throughout the child’s time at the center. For some families this […]