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Infant Toddler Development Program

Click here to download The 2018-2019 enrollment application

2018-2019 PJA Infant Toddler Development Program tuition

Guidelines for Right Start qualification:
1. Enrolled in a participating Jewish Infant Care, Toddler Care or preschool for the first time
2. Enrolled in a class where the child attends independently and meets at least 2 days per week.
The program may be either half-day or full-day.
3. A member of a family where at least one parent identifies as Jewish.

Click here to learn all about the Right Start Grant Program to receive $2,000 towards your child's preschool tuition.

Portland Jewish Academy's Infant/Toddler Development program supports the healthy development of young children in a vibrant and secure environment. We promote confidence, curiosity, awareness, exploration, problem solving, and friendship building for infants and toddlers.

We follow the RIE (Resource for Infant Educators) theory that skilled and thoughtful care-giving both nurtures children and gives them the kind of information they need to organize their world.

RIE fosters independence and interdependence in infants and toddlers by providing an atmosphere that promotes motor and cognitive development while establishing trusting relationships. The children's activities are designed to keep them engaged and provide a balance of active and quiet play, group and independent activities. Children participate in: art, reading, blocks and building, circle time, dramatic play, and music and movement.

Dedicated and Caring Staff

Our staff is carefully selected for their experience, education and genuine love of children. They’ve all had criminal background checks and participated in at least 15 hours of early childhood education per year. All staff are certified in:
• Infant/Child CPR & First Aid
• Child Abuse and Neglect reporting
• Food Handling
• Emergency Situations

Program Highlights

• Flexible Scheduling
• Two to Five days per week options
• State-licensed
• Dedicated Infant/Toddler Development program playground
• Gross/fine motor, social, emotional development

Prices: Monthly Fees 2018 - 2019

Effective July 1, 2018


Infant to 2 years

2-3 yrs

5 Days



4 Days



3 Days



2 Days



This program is very popular. Please call us to see if there is space available.
Drop-In Daily Fee: $70

Click here to download The 2018-2019 enrollment application

Click here to apply for financial aid.

For more information or for a tour of the Infant/Toddler Development Program, please contact:
Erika Saiers – Director of Early Childhood Education
Phone: 503.535.3536

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Portland Jewish Academy and Schnitzer Family Campus partner, Mittleman Jewish Community Center are proud partners with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland to bring the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's PJ Library program to Jewish children in Portland.