Tumbleweed Infant House LLC is location on SE 70th Avenue, south of Woodstock Avenue. Tumbleweed Preschool House LLC is located on SE 66th Avenue near SE Duke Street. Both locations (walking distance from each other) are in the Brentwood neighborhood (near Woodstock and Reed College). Visits are by appointment only.
Hours of Operation
We are open 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday at TIH and Monday through Friday at TPH. Each child has set days of the week. Families with children at both locations have an early drop off option of 8:15am at TPH. We can typically accommodate rare early drop offs or late pick ups.
Our nonrefundable Enrollment Fee is $250 per child. After you've paid this amount and one month's tuition, your spot is saved for you. After that, tuition is due on the 10th of the previous month (i.e. July 10th for August) and also covers food, cloth diapers, and art and activity supplies while your child is in care. Any fees or tuition paid (including advance paid tuition) is nonrefundable. Tuition is monthly and based on the set number of days your child is in care each week. Withdrawal requires 90-days notice.
Children under 3: In September 2017, for new enrollments:
2 days per week: $900 2 days per week: $950
3 days per week: $1200 3 days per week: $1250
4 days per week: $1400 4 days per week: $1450
5 days per week: n/a 5 days per week: N/A
Children in the Preschool Cohort In September 2017, for new enrollments:
(at the Preschool House, 3 years and older)
2 days per week: $750 2 days per week: $750
3 days per week: $900 3 days per week: $950
4 days per week: $1100 4 days per week: $1150
5 days per week: $1200 5 days per week: $1250
Families with siblings receive 5% off of tuition for one child.
We offer a discount of approximately 5% for families who pay six months in advance.
New enrolling families can designate one current family as their Referral, and the current family will receive 5% off of one child's tuition for the first six months that the new family is in care.
Lack of or partial attendance for any reason (including but not limited to illness, vacation, inclement weather, scheduled closures) does not reduce tuition.
Adding days (temporarily or permanently) is subject to availability. At this point, we rarely have opportunities to add days and strongly recommend planning ahead as you choose your days. (Often families start with the minimum amount of days they think they will need and then after a few months want to add more days, which aren't typically available any more.)
Decreasing days requires 60 days notice and additionally must be approved by the Director (so that we aren't left with a one day spot that can't be filled).
Withdrawal requires 90 days written notice.
Breastfeeding families bring breastmilk, which we keep in the fridge, and bottles. Most families bring a daily supply each morning either in pre-made bottles or with one large container from which we can pour individual bottles. Everyone keeps some extra milk in the freezer.
Families using formula simply let us know which type they use, and we provide it (most use Earth's Best from New Seasons).
We will puree foods if families feel strongly about purees, but we prefer the benefits of Whole Foods--check out articles on our blog for details!
Snacks and Lunch
We provide all snack and meals during care. In order to receive partial reimbursement through the Northwest Nutrition Service, we follow all USDA requirements and are subject to periodic inspections. Additionally, we hold our own standards for high quality, healthy foods! Children have the opportunity to participate in planting, composting, tending the garden, harvesting, and preparing food. And by prioritizing organic and local foods, whole grains, and a beautiful variety of fruits and vegetables, we support each child's path to healthy eating patterns--children here ENJOY healthy food!
Our menu is vegetarian, and we are easily able to offer substitutions for dietary restrictions.
An example menu:
AM Snack--Roasted asparagus and whole wheat crackers
Lunch--Whole wheat tortillas, baked black beans and zucchini, watermelon, and milk
PM Snack--Strawberries and vanilla yogurt.