As an extension of United Presbyterian Church of Albany, The Children's Place prioritizes healthy child development and a love for learning through age-appropriate Godly Play. For over 20 years we have served hundreds of families, taking care of children from infancy through kindergarten preparation.
Our philosophy of learning is to recognize and encourage each child at the level of development that they are at, delighting in each child's curiosity and imagination. Time is given for self growth and activities are planned for specific developmental areas. Children are given opportunity to share their individuality and grow compassion and appreciation for others. We focus on growth in socialization along with activities and classrooms that promote development in language, cognition, and motor skills.
We are located in the heart of downtown Albany and strive to provide high quality childcare at affordable rates for the working families in our community. We welcome children from six weeks to five years of age and offer a variety of schedules, with availability from 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are proud partners with HiMama.
We're Better Together - Together We're Better!
If you visit The Children's Place you may hear that phrase from our staff or even the children. It’s the heart of what we believe and directs how we work and play together.
The Children's Place was conceived in 1992 by two educators who discovered there was not a licensed infant-preschool program in the Linn-Benton area. From there they devoted many years growing The Children's Place into the best licensed child care center in Albany.
Over the last 27 years, The Children's Place has served hundreds of working families, nurturing children from infancy through kindergarten preparation. Our philosophy of learning is to recognize and encourage each child at the level of development that they are at. We delight in each child’s curiosity and imagination. Time is given for self growth and activities are planned for specific developmental areas. Children are given opportunity to share their individuality and grow compassion and appreciation for others.
We are proud to announce our partnership with HiMama, the #1 rated child care app that will help engage our families and empower our staff through direct communication and regular updates straight from your child's teacher to your phone.
6 Weeks-12 Months
In our Infant Program, we provide a soothing atmosphere focused on each baby’s natural feeding, sleeping and play patterns. We strive for the most at-home environment as possible, ensuring full comfortability.
Wobblers & Toddlers Programs
1-3 Year Olds
Mindful of a toddler’s needs and interests, our Wobblers & Toddlers Programs are designed to give each child the learning opportunities they deserve. We focus on providing routines while encouraging sharing and independence.
3-4 Year Olds
With our Preschool Program, we believe in teaching children to be independent. We encourage them to explore what interests them academically, while also developing social relationships with other students.
4-5 Year Olds
Our Pre-K Program prepares children for kindergarten, and beyond. Teachers are supportive of each child's learning style and have time to extend children's language, guide children's social interactions, and encourage exploration and problem solving.
Contact our office for more information regarding enrollment, tuition rates, vaccinations or center tours.
Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Brandon Lewis
Office Manager, Michelle Valenzuela
We do not collect, sell, or distribute your information.
United Presbyterian Church of Albany and The Children's Place is an equal opportunity employer.
330 SW 5th Ave, Albany, OR 97321, USA
(541)926-3183 ext. 303