Where to Find Us

Joyful Noise Child Development Center - Downtown

333 SW 1st, Suite A Portland, OR 97204

(503) 326-6827
Center Director: Brent Friedlander - Email Brent
Education Coordinator: Leslie Stutesman

NAEYC Accredited
5-Star Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

MetroKids Child Development Center

600 NE Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97232

(503) 797-1702
Center Director: Ashley Lawrence, director - Email Ashley
Education Coordinator: Erin Martin

NAEYC Accredited
5-Star Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

CityKids Child Development Center

138 SW Clay Street Portland, OR 97201

(503) 823-6163
Center Director: Valerie Morlan - Email Valerie
Education Coordinator: Leslie Stutesman

NAEYC Accredited
5-Star Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

Joyful Noise Child Development Center – Eastside

911 NE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97232

(503) 230-4114
Center Director: Patty Strobel-Alsbury Email Patty
Education Coordinator: Erin Martin

NAEYC Accredited
5-Star Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

Corporate Office - Off-site


Executive Director: Alice Smith
HR Director: Susan Chaney

Staffing

The management team of Joyful Noise Child Care Centers, Inc. is comprised of an Executive Director, four Center Directors and two Education Coordinators that serve the Joyful Noise sites. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of the corporation, including oversight of center management and guidance of the program philosophy through meetings with directors and staff. The Executive Director serves as a liaison to parent boards/committees, contract managers and parents. The Center Director supervises the day to day operations of the center, including oversight of staff, parent relationships, financial/clerical records, meetings, the center environment, purchasing and the program. The Center Director holds a full time, on-site position and is accountable to the Executive Director. The Education Coordinator’s focus is primarily staff development, program development and evaluation, curriculum development, program documentation and ongoing accreditation/review in collaboration with the Center and Executive Directors.

Staff members are experienced childhood educators who participate in continuous professional development in the field of Early Childhood Education. They remain alert to the ever-changing needs of today’s families and to the findings of current research and advances within the profession.

We have consistently exceeded the guidelines set forth by the State of Oregon’s Child Care Division and are well on track in meeting the new NAEYC teaching qualification standards with approximately 70% of our staff specializing in Early Childhood Education or related field with an AA, BA or MA.

A majority of Joyful Noise staff members are active in our state and local professional early childhood associations. The directors and many of the staff are active members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and are members of several local private school associations.

Our program is amply staffed and organized to assure that the needs of individual children are met, and to maintain positive interactions and constructive activity among the children and staff. Our ratio of adults to children in the program meets or exceeds the regulatory standards required by the State of Oregon, to ensure adequate supervision, frequent personal contact, and time for meaningful, individual interactions. Staffing patterns are planned so that the same adults have primary responsibility for the same children each day.

Due in part to our contractual agreements in which the sponsoring agencies pay all or part of the rent, janitorial and utilities for our centers, Joyful Noise continues to attract and retain a more highly qualified staff by paying a higher-than-industry-standard wage and offering a healthy benefit package. Our programs employ and support a teaching staff that has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children's learning and development and to support families' diverse needs and interests.