Enrollment

Joyful Noise Child Development Centers, Inc. has four centers in the Portland metro area. Each center maintains its own waiting list and schedules tours on specific days of the week.

Please contact the director of the center you are interested in for information about waiting lists and to schedule tours.

Downtown – Email Brent Friedlander
Eastside - Email Patty Strobel
MetroKids - Email Ashley Lawrence
CityKids - Email Valerie Morlan

For full contact information for each center, please visit OUR CENTERS.

Application process

Take a tour: Contact the center director for an appointment. You will be given an opportunity to see the facility, ask questions and put your name on the waiting list.

Waiting List: There is a considerable wait to get in to each center. Families are advised to take a tour and get on the waiting list at their earliest convenience. Each center is sponsored by a local municipality. We prioritize those agency’s employees on our waiting list followed by the general public. There is a $40 waiting list fee. As openings occur, you will be contacted and offered a space.

Enrollment: Joyful Noise Child Development Centers, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the centers. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and scholarship and loan programs.

Tuition Assistance

Joyful Noise centers qualify to receive financial resources for low-income families through the State of Oregon and provide our own assistance as well. Depending on your family’s income, you could be eligible for 1, 2 or 3 of these programs and receive a great deal of tuition relief cumulatively.

Employer Related Day Care (ERDC) is a State program that helps eligible low-income parents pay for child care so they can work. If the parent is eligible for assistance, DHS will pay a portion of their child care bill directly to the family's chosen provider through the Direct Pay Unit (DPU) in Salem. www.oregon.gov/DHS/Assistance/Child-Care/Pages/Parents.aspx

The Community Childcare Initiative (CCI). CCI is funded by the Portland Children’s Levy and is an opportunity for qualifying child care facilities to receive financial resources for low-income families and create a stable income base by promoting continuity of care for families at 200% of poverty or below. For an application and general information, go to www.CCRR-MC.org. Click on "Families" then "Paying for Child Care." Families need to apply for ERDC assistance first. If a family has applied for ERDC and have been denied for being over income, but they fall into the 186-200% bracket of income then they pay 15% of their income for child care and the grant pays the difference.

Joyful Noise Tuition Assistance program. Joyful Noise Child Development Centers have two assistance programs available at each of its four centers: an Emergency Tuition Assistance Program and the Long Term Tuition Assistance Program. The purpose of these programs is to help families keep their children enrolled in our program during times of financial hard ship. The long term program is available to help qualified applicants defray up to 30% of tuition costs. You do not need to have applied for ERDC or CCI monies to receive help from us, but you can use this money in conjunction with the other funds if you qualify.

Tuition Rates 2017

Rates for the four centers can be found by viewing the specific “rate cards” below:

Joyful Noise Downtown Tuition 2017

Phone: (503) 326-6827
Center Director: Brent Friedlander
Hours: Monday through Friday - 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

A non-refundable registration fee of $75 per child AND 1/2 of a month’s tuition shall be paid prior to enrollment and applied to your account. The rates listed below are subject to change.

Activity Fee per family$10/mo

Infants / Wobblers / Toddlers

Month
5 days$1367
3 days$998
2 days$725

Young Preschool 1
5 days$1213
3 days$885
2 days$643

Young Preschool 2
5 days$1172
3 days$855
2 days$621

Old Preschool
5 days$1055
3 days$770
2 days$559

Kindergarten (at CityKids only)
5 days$1004

Drop-In Services

(for currently enrolled families only)

Infant & Toddler
$70 per day
Preschool
$60 per day

Tuition Assistance: Joyful Noise Child Development Centers have two assistance programs available at each of its four centers: an Emergency Tuition Assistance Program and the Long Term Tuition Assistance Program. The purpose of these programs is to help families keep their children enrolled in our program during times of financial hardship. All families with children enrolled at any one of the four sites are eligible to apply.

Holidays and Vacation

The centers close for the following holidays and in-service dates in 2017:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day (federal centers only)
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving and Nov. 24
  • Christmas Day

In-service – The Thursday and Friday before Labor Day weekend.
August 31 & September 1, 2017

No credit is given for the holidays listed or for vacation time taken by the enrolled child’s family.