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Wild Lilac Child Development Community's mission is to offer high quality, inclusive, culturally competent, and accessible early childhood education and comprehensive family support to the Portland community.
Wild Lilac Child Development Community provides child-centered and developmentally appropriate early care and education environments for children from six weeks to six years of age, as well as a range of support services for the children’s families. Wild Lilac Child Development Community admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. Further, Wild Lilac accepts all children, families, and staff regardless of religion, creed, gender, sex, family composition, or ability. Wild Lilac works to serve all children and families regardless of family income. Wild Lilac strives to serve a diverse population that reflects the diversity found in Wild Lilac’s neighborhood and surrounding community.
Using the principals of anti-bias curriculum teachers guide the children in exploring their differences and similarities to foster a confident self-identity and to promote respect and understanding for all people. Wild Lilac promotes kindergarten readiness through research based and developmentally appropriate curriculum in order to foster their cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. Wild Lilac provides small class sizes, high student-teacher ratios, qualified and educated teachers, a language-rich environment to promote early literacy, and respectful, engaging interactions between teachers and children.For enrolled children, Wild Lilac provides daily USDA-approved, organic snacks and meals. Wild Lilac supports the whole family through on-site advocacy, on-site parenting classes, and on-site mental health counseling.