CCLC at Fred Meyer

  • Sue Ann Baker, Director
  • 2215 SE Gladstone St
  • Portland, OR, 97202
  • Ph: (503) 231-2993
  • Fax: (503) 235-6853
  • Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Hours: 6:30am to 6pm, Monday - Friday

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Welcome to CCLC at Fred Meyer. Our school is located in the heart of Southeast Portland in the Brooklyn neighborhood. We serve the families of the Fred Meyer/Kroger Corporation as well as those from our surrounding neighborhoods. We utilize the Guided Discovery curriculum program which allows for individualized exploration for every child every day. Our faculty and staff share a passion for Early Childhood Education and we believe in the importance of developing a love of life-long learning. When you visit our school you will experience a warm welcome in a family oriented environment. We look forward to scheduling a tour for your family.

- Sue Ann Baker, Center Director

Business Partner Message

We are located at the Fred Meyer/Kroger Headquarters campus and have an open door policy to all families enrolled at our center. Family members are welcome to visit with their child at any part of their day; whether it be sharing lunch or an art project,rocking their infant to sleep or breast feeding.

Programs Offered

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)

    Infant Programs (6 Weeks-1 Year)

    When your infant is in our care, we are committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment that meets your needs and the needs of your child. As your infant grows and changes – which happens on a daily basis at this stage – we make changes, too, so development and learning unfolds naturally.

  • Toddler Programs (1-2 years)

    Toddler Programs (1-2 Years)

    Toddlers are explorers on the road to learning. They walk all over, eat table food and often take just one nap a day. In a safe and nurturing environment, your little adventurer will find his voice, make new friends and develop confidence in newfound abilities.

  • Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 years)

    Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 Years)

    Let us help your 2-year-old develop her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. We plan your child's activities based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Your young learner will increase her language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities.

  • Preschool Programs (3-4 years)

    Preschool Programs (3-4 Years)

    Preschool kids are in the process of becoming confident learners. We take their confidence to the next level with hands-on education. Your 3- to 4-year-old child is ready for structured learning activities that touch on early literacy, math, science and social studies. Our program balances these subjects with opportunities for independent exploration – and a healthy dose of running, jumping and dancing.

  • Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 years)

    Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 Years)

    With our expert educators guiding the way, your child will feel confident taking the big step into the kindergarten classroom. With lower student-to-teacher ratios, your child will get more individualized attention. Our comprehensive, full-day kindergarten program encompasses reading, language, math, science, arts and physical fitness to keep your child excited about school. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so your child will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

  • Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

    Summer Programs

    Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.

Special Features

  • Spring Break Camp
  • Winter Break Camp

Learning Adventures &
Enrichment Programs

  • Cooking

    Cooking Adventures

    Stir up your child's culinary imagination with fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. The Cooking Adventures program introduces young chefs to recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza and proper nutrition.

  • Math

    Math Adventures

    Math Adventures teaches concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height and weight, as well as shapes and solids. Math is everywhere, and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

  • Music

    Music Adventures

    Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason and create. Your child will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments. Note by note, he may identify an early passion for music and will gain confidence to perform well in all aspects of his young life.

  • Phonics & Reading

    Phonics & Reading Adventures

    Set your child up for success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. We engage your child with customized books, games and activity cards to help him master the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and an even greater command of the language.

  • Science

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Holidays Observed & Professional Development Days

We are closed on Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving. The center closes at 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and is closed on Christmas Day. The center closes on New Year's eve at 4:00 p.m. and is closed on New Year's Day.


  • We are very proud to say we are accredited through NAEYC! For more information about the NAEYC accreditation please visit,

  • The Eco-Healthy Child Care program assesses 30 critical care factors including biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products, non-toxic art supplies, PVC-free toys and more. To learn more go to:

Center Location

CCLC at Fred Meyer

Stories Read more stories »

When we first joined CCLC 4 1/2 years ago, we were originally drawn to the calm, clean, light-filled space.  Well that and the teachers re-assuring presence in the infant room.  But as is so often the case, it's been the people that have made it such a wonderful experience start to finish.  We have literally not had a single day in our entire 4 1/2 years where we've been anything other then delighted with how well L is being taught, nurtured, celebrated and, in many cases given the quirky and fun nature of our girl, humored.

You've got a fantastic group of committed, caring and talented individuals there and we are very thankful for it.  Bur truly our most favorite thing about CCLC - the thing we tell folks when they ask about where L goes to school - is how everyone who works there just seems to be generally and genuinely happy people.  We love that energy and can think of no better environment for our girl to have spent her first few years. - L's folks, parents

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