Fruit & Flower has officially joined the “Farm to Preschool” movement! Our goals for implementing this program include influencing the eating habits of young children while their preferences are forming and creating healthy lifestyles through good nutrition and experiential opportunities such as gardening, cooking and sensory exploration. “Farm to Preschool” programming is a perfect way […]
In 1979 Danielle Hopkins published Fruit & Flower: The History of Oregon’s First Daycare Center, which chronicled the early days of the organization and its relationship with the community. This book is now available online! Click Here to read “FRUIT & FLOWER: THE HISTORY OF OREGON’S FIRST DAY CARE CENTER.”
We would like to begin offering a “International Day” to the menu and would love for parents to participate! Drop off your favorite international recipe at the front desk, post it on our Facebook page, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We know our families have some terrific recipe ideas out there, and we would […]
Are you and F&F alumni? or the parent of an F&F alumni? we’ve started a new facebook page just for you! Connect with old friends and reminisce about the good ol’ play-dough days!! www.facebook.com/FruitAndFlowerAlumi
In late September, the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon in partnership with Oregon WIC, Multnomah County Health Department, The Oregon Public Health Institute, and the Child Care Resource and Referral Network produced a video to help child care providers support breastfeeding families and their babies. The video focused on helping breastfeeding families prepare for separation due […]
In an effort to keep our families safe, we are lobbying the city to making the corner of NW 24th and Irving a four-way stop.
Our Facilities Committee recently contacted Kurt Krueger, Development Review Manager for the City of Portland, to see about making the corner of NW 24th and Irving a four-way stop. Fruit & Flower has hundreds of kids in attendance and because we have a turnaround only available for drop off and pick up, many of our parents park on nearby streets and walk to their cars with very small children. The traffic on 24th is very fast as most people are bypassing the heavier traffic on 23rd. We told him about the existing four-way stoplight on Kearney and asked him what we steps we need to take to install one on the corner of Irving.
Mr. Krueger thanked for our input and said he would forward the information on to his traffic investigation team that looks into these types of requests. He said it would be helpful if we called and left a message on their hotline as well. Please help us make our drop-offs safer by calling the traffic investigation team hotline (503-823-SAFE) and requesting the stop sign.