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 $30 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 Rates 2017

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

Joyful Noise East Tuition 2017

Phone: (503) 230-4114
Center Director: Patty Strobel
Hours: Monday through Friday - 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

A non-refundable registration fee of $50/child or $75/family 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$8/mo

Infants / Wobblers

5 days$1338
3 days$977
2 days$709

Toddlers / Younger Preschool
5 days$1180
3 days$862
2 days$626

Young Preschool
5 days$1040
3 days$759
2 days$551
Older Preschool
5 days$1040
3 days$759
2 days$551

(Kindergarten available @ CityKids only)
5 days$1004

Drop-In Services

(for currently enrolled families only)

Infant & Toddler
$70 per day
$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.