• Low rate of staff turnover

  • Flexible enrollment options – daily, hourly,
    drop-in care

  • Full day preschool/childcare, half day preschool and half day kindergarten with before and after school care for students in our half day programs

  • Christian teachers and curriculum

  • Children’s weekly chapel time

  • State licensed by the Child Care Division and State of Oregon

  • Age-appropriate curriculum

  • Indoor and outdoor fenced play areas

  • Secure, locked facilities with child pick-up identification

  • Convenient location

  • Professional church staff available to children and families

  • Assessments of child’s progress twice yearly

  • Highly qualified, dedicated staff

  • Open campus – parents are encouraged to visit

  • Welcomes parents as the most important teacher in a child’s life


Ascension Early Childhood Education Center views children as precious creations, given by God. We are dedicated to educating the whole child by caring for, nurturing, and instilling Christian values in children through our commitment to excellence in early childhood education.

Established in 1976, Ascension Early Childhood Education Center excels in the field of early childhood education. Our Early Childhood Program continues the fine heritage of Lutheran Schools throughout the United States.

Our reputation is built on experience, professional teaching teams, a strong developmentally appropriate curriculum and most importantly, a solid spiritual foundation for your children in the Christian faith.

  • We provide both a full day and half day preschool program for 2 ½  to 7 year olds.

  • Our kindergarten maintains that same dedication to excellence in early childhood education.

  • 93% of our students enrolled are referred to us by parents of children who have been or are currently enrolled.

Church Office Hours:

Monday  through Friday

9:00am to 3:00pm

Childcare Hours:

Monday through Friday

6:30am to 6:00pm

1440 SE 182nd Avenue

Portland Oregon 97233

Church Office: 503-665-8821

Email: office@alcportland.org

Childcare Center: 503-667-6750

Email: director@alcportland.org

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