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
open 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday at Tumbleweed Infant
House and Monday through Friday at Tumbleweed Preschool House. Each
child has set days of the week. Families with children at both
locations have an early drop off option of 8:15am at our Preschool
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
Children under 3:
2 days per week: $950
3 days per week: $1250
4 days per week: $1450
5 days per week: N/A
Children in the Preschool Cohort
(at the Preschool House, 3 years and older)
2 days per week: $750
3 days per week: $950
4 days per week: $1150
5 days per week: $1250
Drop in Days: $75 (requires prior approval)
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.
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
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
Decreasing days requires 90 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.
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.
We provide formula as needed and follow a family's individual plan to best support your child's feeding. Simply let us know which type they use, and we provide it (most use Earth's Best from New Seasons).
Once infants begin eating solids we follow the Feeding Whole Foods Method, or Baby Led Weaning--check out articles on our blog for details!
Snacks and Lunch
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 as organic as possible. 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.