Enrollment Update – JUNE  2020

Escuela Viva is an Emergency Childcare Provider

At this time, Escuela Viva is accepting waitlist applications and actively enrolling. If you would like to reserve a spot for the Fall 2020 school year, please send us an email.

We hosted a Zoom Tour of the Southeast Location. 
Don’t worry if you missed it, you can watch a recording of our SE site zoom tour right here.  You can also Click here to take a look at an introduction to our virtual tour.

Additionally, a virtual tour of our Wabash location will be available shortly.

Learn more about how we are operating as an Emergency Childcare Provider in response to COVID-19. Here are some of the Emergency Childcare resources we have created for staff and families:

Emergency Childcare Staff Family Agreement

Welcome to Emergency Childcare Protocols

Pandemic Social Story

Sample Kaymbu Storyboard

Overview & Applications

Escuela Viva is a year round program, with children new to our program typically starting in September. Maximum enrollment for each classroom is determined by licensing guidelines for the particular age group and room size.

We are always accepting waitlist applications. From October through March, we focus on filling our classrooms for the coming fall, though anyone is welcome to join the waitlist at any time on the off chance we have a mid-year opening. Your waitlist application is valid until your child is placed, ages out or you asked to be removed.

The Admission Process

Take a Tour
**Open Tours are currently on hold through the month of June. Stay Home, Stay Safe.

The best first step toward deciding if Escuela Viva is right for your child is to attend an Open Tours. Open Tours give you and your family an opportunity to visit the school, hear more about our program and ask questions. We do not typically offer individual tours to families as this can be a disruption for our current children and their classroom experience.

Attending an open tour without your child is truly in your child’s best interest. Your child will want to freely explore and you will want to listen and ask questions. It is also important that Open Tour attendees honor the current classroom communities, their materials, and any work they may have in progress. This can be difficult to manage with curious children in tow.

 Please call the afternoon of the scheduled open tour to ensure there are not changes to this scheduled tour 503 282 2091.

Complete a Waitlist Application

Click here and then click “Get Started” to complete the application online. There is a $50 application fee per child, which can be paid online or via check sent to:

Escuela Viva
Waitlist Application
PO Box 15067
Portland, OR 97293

Once you have completed your waitlist application and we have received your application fee you can expect the following:

    • You will receive an auto-response email from our waitlist program.
    • Once we have an available spot for your child, you will receive an email/phone call.
    • If you have decided to reserve the spot for your child, we will ask for a non-refundable last month’s deposit. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The deposit goes towards your last month with Escuela Viva when 2 months advance notice is given.
  • Once the deposit is turned in, we will send you a Welcome email with information about playdates (two 2-hour visits with a parent/guardian), start date and your child’s schedule.

For more information on policy and practices, you can also visit our Parents page, where you can find our Parent Handbook and much more.

Please email us with any additional questions:

Administration: admin@escuela-viva.com
Director: director@escuela-viva.com


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