Play + Learning = Smart Kids

Whole Child Approach

The philosophy of education at Airport Learning Tree centers on the whole child. The basic element is respect. A warm, loving environment, combined with a well-trained and creative staff stimulates a child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. ALT provides a happy and comfortable atmosphere where children can build trust with the adults who care for them. Our children feel secure in the knowledge that they are loved and wanted. We show them the appreciation, acceptance and respect they deserve.

Education Through Play

At Airport Learning Tree we believe educational development through play is the best way to encourage learning. Within our daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create and explore. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are taught through self-initiated and teacher directed activities. ALT provides a world that is child-oriented and planned so children can develop at a rate that meets their individual need. We also establish daily routines that children can expect and cope with.


Positive Self & Respect for Others

We teach children to understand and accept each other and to resolve difficulties without feelings of anxiety or guilt. We develop each child’s positive self-concept in an environment designed to foster a sense of independence and possibility.

We ensure that infants receive individual feedings and attention, auditory and visual experiences and lots of cuddling within secure and warm relationships.


To further enhance each child’s interests, ALT offers extracurricular activities including:


  • Swimming - swimming is available to all our children, ages three years and older.

  • Dance* - Webby Dance is here on Mondays at 10:30am!

  • Soccer Shots* - Soccer classes will take place on Thursdays, beginning March 19th, from 9:30am - 10:05am.


*Webby Dance Company and Soccer Shots are contingent on meeting minimum enrollment. 



It is a happy talent to know how to play.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Airport Learning Tree’s theme-based curriculum is designed to make learning fun and inspiring for children.  All of our childcare and preschool programs are designed to fully integrate all developmental concepts including: language, literacy, mathematics, social/emotional, art, science, health and safety. Our theme’s change with the seasons and include special holiday curriculum and events.

In addition, we establish positive approaches to learning by promoting initiative, and curiosity in children. All ALT classroom environments and programs are designed to help children reach developmentally appropriate milestones for their age.  We use the guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to establish goals for each classroom.

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