CLOSED: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Joy Central will be closed Tuesday, January 17th, due to more freezing rain in the forecast for this afternoon, as well as a warning by the the Portland Bureau of Transportation against travel today. We thank you for your patience during this severe winter weather!
Joy Central serves the entire family in a neighborhood environment. Imagine the smell of bread wafting through the air after children learn about yeast in the science center. Drawings of children’s families may line the hallway right alongside stick figure doodles created by the teachers. Occasionally families eat dinner together and parents attend drop in classes where they might make lasagna in the cooking class, share ideas about parenting a child with ADD, or discuss their ideas on God and spirituality. This is a place where children, parents, and staff grow together, dream big, and feel a sense of belonging.
Exhausted by leaving your infant daughter with grandma, racing her older brother to kindergarten, driving to work, picking up the kids for lessons, and then making dinner? Enroll at Joy Central and watch your schedule simplify itself. Our programs serve every age at flexible times that work for your family. We offer childcare & preschool, transportation to local schools, music lessons, and even homework help for the older ones. The evening is now free to enjoy your family.