Did You Know?

Baby Brains

80% of your baby’s brain is formed by age 3? So talk, read and sing to them, whenever and wherever you can. ALT supports babies brain development in this way too.

Preschool Is the ‘Most Cost-Effective’ Educational Intervention

Recent research makes clear that while there is little, difference in test scores between those who go to preschool and those who don’t, it also found that there are “long-term effects on important societal outcomes such as years of education completed, earnings and reduced crime and teen pregnancy.” Here is the full story.

Art is Fun

Art engages children on many different levels as it supports eye-hand coordination, creativity, and visual learning, among other developmental skills. Get messy with your child and expect lots of art projects to come home from ALT.

Let's Do Math

Math is good for your child's brain and it can happen anywhere: in the grocery store, the car, on the play ground. ALT incorporates math into every classroom, from littlest babies to our biggest after school kids.



Airport Learning Tree was founded on the idea that all children deserve a safe, nurturing environment where they can learn, grow and express their unique selves.

Airport Learning Tree has educated generations of happy children, since 1998

See and experience what ALT is all about. 

Stop by anytime. We love visitors.

Our founder, Penny Haakinson, saw a need in the community to create a child care center where children of all ages love to be and can’t wait to return another day.

Penny has taught and cared for youngsters all her life. She knows each child is special and carries a unique gift. It just requires a healthy environment like Airport Learning Tree to blossom. Penny just beams with pride over all her ALT children.


For nearly two decades Airport Learning Tree has been creating long lasting, rewarding relationships with families. Children that come to ALT tend to stay with ALT, and so do their siblings. That’s because our staff is dedicated to providing the best possible environment for your child.

Our kids find they do love to learn and ultimately become life-long learners.


No matter what age, from 6 weeks to 12 years, ALT has a daycare, preschool or after-school program that is right your child.

Airport Learning Tree is also unique because it comes with a pool. Every day our preschool and school age children learn water safety and take swimming lessons as part of their enrollment at ALT.

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503-255-1056  :   info@airportlearningtree.com  :  12029 NE Ainsworth Circle Portland, OR 97220