Great ‘N Small Child Development Center
Work without worry
Great ‘N Small is here to give you peace of mind; it’s a place
where children come to grow, learn and develop.
Our Center, which is licensed through the State of Oregon, Early Learning
Division - Office of Child Care, offers a nurturing environment, with
a unique program, designed to expand children’s intellect, creativity,
social skills and problem-solving capabilities.
Education and Enrichment
For more than 35 years, we’ve been providing year-long, comprehensive
child care programs for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Our learning
model is centered in the belief that every child is unique and develops
in four distinct areas: social, physical, intellectual and emotional.
In addition to traditional models of education, we’ve incorporated
an emergent curriculum, based on an approach born in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Our curriculum, which encourages ideas, curiosity, discoveries and learning,
has become one of the most respected and successful education models in
We feel that trusting, satisfying relationships with caregivers establish
the healthy foundation of emotional and intellectual growth for each child.
These beliefs are fostered in a caring environment enriched with a variety
of skilled associates.
Staff members are highly trained in the field of early childhood education
and have experience working within a group setting.
We believe each child has basic needs and rights, including the need for
affection, approval, security, protection and respect. You can trust that
our teachers will work with your child to prepare them for a lifetime
of learning and success.
You Are Always Welcome
We invite parents to participate in classroom activities, special events,
work parties or to come by and visit whenever possible. The connection
between home and school and creating a sense of community early on is
an important part of the learning process and we encourage this bond whenever possible.