Portland Jewish Academy is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community as well as the global community.

Infant Toddler Development

Our Program

  • NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools) Accredited
  • Flexible scheduling (two to five days per week options)
  • Hours of availability: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Weekly specialists including Hebrew, Music, and Art
  • Dedicated Infant/Toddler playground
  • Age-specific groupings in classrooms
  • Flexible daily schedules in infant classrooms
  • Personal care and toileting education guided by the interest of the child
  • State-licensed
  • Click here for our Early Childhood Immunization Records

Our Educators

Our educators are carefully selected for their experience and education. We view children as capable learners who celebrate the wonder of learning, and we honor families as partners. Our classrooms are led by a team of two educators. This co-leadership model allows us to collaborate, reflect, inquire, learn, and grow together as a community. Additionally, all educators are engaged in/have:

  • Ongoing professional learning focused on anti-bias education
  • Continued professional learning centered on values through a lens of Jewish life
  • A minimum of 15 hours of yearly professional learning
  • Active status in the Oregon Registry (Professional learning standards)
  • Associates, Bachelors, or Masters Degree
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience
  • Infant/Child/Adult First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Child Abuse Awareness Training
  • Intro to Childcare Health and Safety
  • Food Handlers Permit
  • Criminal Background Check

Enrollment, Tuition & Tuition Support

Click here to download The 2018-2019 enrollment application

Click here to apply for tuition support.

Prices: Monthly Fees 2018 - 2019

Effective July 1, 2018


Infant to 2 years

2-3 yrs

5 Days



4 Days



3 Days



2 Days



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



Please contact us for more information or a tour of the Infant/Toddler Development Program.

Erika Saiers
Director of Early Childhood Education

Allison Hernandez, MS
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education

Jayme Ramones
Registrar/Administrative Assistant