Enrollment

Each Joyful Noise center maintains its own waiting list and schedules tours on specific days of the week. Please contact the director of the center you are interested in for information about waiting lists and to schedule tours.

Downtown – Email Ashley Lawrence
Eastside – Email Patty Strobel
MetroKids – Email Courtney Zeggert
CityKids – Email Valerie Morlan

For full contact information for each center, please visit OUR CENTERS.

Application process

Take a tour: Contact the center director for an appointment. You will be given an opportunity to see the facility, ask questions and put your name on the waiting list.

Waiting List: There is a considerable wait to get into each center. Families are advised to take a tour and get on the waiting list at their earliest convenience. Each center is sponsored by a local municipality as a means of serving the needs of their employees. We prioritize their respective employees on our waiting list followed by the general public. There is a $40 waiting list fee. As openings occur, you will be contacted and offered a space.

Tuition Assistance

Joyful Noise centers qualify to receive financial resources for low-income families through the State of Oregon and provide our own assistance as well. Depending on your family’s income, you could be eligible for 1, 2 or 3 of these programs and receive a great deal of tuition relief cumulatively.

Employer Related Day Care (ERDC) is a State program that helps eligible low-income parents pay for child care so they can work. If the parent is eligible for assistance, DHS will pay a portion of their child care bill directly to the family’s chosen provider through the Direct Pay Unit (DPU) in Salem. www.oregon.gov/DHS/Assistance/Child-Care/Pages/Parents.aspx

The Community Childcare Initiative (CCI). CCI is funded by the Portland Children’s Levy and is an opportunity for qualifying child care facilities to receive financial resources for low-income families and create a stable income base by promoting continuity of care for families at 200% of poverty or below. For an application and general information, go to www.CCRR-MC.org. Click on “Families” then “Paying for Child Care.” Families need to apply for ERDC assistance first. If a family has applied for ERDC and have been denied for being over income, but they fall into the 186-200% bracket of income then they pay 15% of their income for child care and the grant pays the difference.

Joyful Noise Tuition Assistance Programs: Joyful Noise Child Development Centers have two assistance programs available at each of its four centers: an Emergency Tuition Assistance Program and the Long Term Tuition Assistance Program. The purpose of these programs is to help families keep their children enrolled in our program during times of financial hardship. The long term program is available to help qualified applicants defray up to 30% of tuition costs. You do not need to have applied for ERDC or CCI monies to receive help from us, but you can use this money in conjunction with the other funds if you qualify.

Emergency Tuition Assistance Program (ETAP)
The ETAP is designed to provide short-term tuition assistance to families who experience emergencies. For the purposes of ETAP, “emergencies” are generally defined as events that cause a financial hardship for a short time period and result in an inability to pay your child’s tuition.

Long-term Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP)
The LTAP serves a dual purpose: to supplement state assistance for families that qualify; and to assist families whose income does not qualify for state assistance but who earn less than 100% of median income for the Portland area. Eligibility is determined utilizing both gross household income and household size.

Tuition Rates 2019

Rates for the four Joyful Noise Child Development Centers can be found by viewing the respective “rate cards” via each tab: Downtown | MetroKids | CityKids | East.

Joyful Noise Downtown Tuition 2019

Phone: (503) 326-6827
Center Director: Ashley Lawrence
Hours: Monday through Friday – 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

A non-refundable registration fee of $75 per child AND 1/2 of a month’s tuition shall be paid prior to enrollment and applied to your account. The rates listed below are subject to change.

Activity Fee per family $10/mo
Infants / Wobblers / Toddlers Month
5 days $1522
3 days $1111
2 days $806
Young Preschool 1
5 days $1350
3 days $985
2 days $715
Young Preschool 2
5 days $1304
3 days $952
2 days $691
Old Preschool
5 days $1174
3 days $857
2 days $622
Kindergarten (at CityKids only)
5 days $1124

Drop-In Services

(for currently enrolled families only)

Infant & Toddler $75 per day
Preschool $65 per day

MetroKids Tuition 2019

Phone: (503) 797-1702
Center Director: Courtney Zeggert
Hours: Monday through Friday – 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

A non-refundable registration fee of $75 per child AND 1/2 of a month’s tuition shall be paid prior to enrollment and applied to your account. The rates listed below are subject to change.

Activity Fee per family $10/mo
Infants/Wobblers Month
5 days $1594
3 days $1164
2 days $845
Toddlers
5 days $1594
3 days $1164
2 days $845
Young Preschool
5 days $1389
3 days $1014
2 days $736
Old Preschool
5 days $1222
3 days $892
2 days $648
(Kindergarten available @ CityKids only)
5 days $1124

Drop-In Services

(for currently enrolled families only)

Infant & Toddler $75 per day
Preschool $65 per day

CityKids Tuition 2019

Phone: (503) 823-6163
Center Director: Valerie Morlan
Hours: Monday through Friday – 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

A non-refundable registration fee of $75 per child AND 1/2 of a month’s tuition shall be paid prior to enrollment and applied to your account. The rates listed below are subject to change.

Activity Fee per family $10/mo
Infants/Wobblers/Toddlers Month
5 days $1463
3 days $1068
2 days $775
Young Preschool
5 days $1286
3 days $939
2 days $682
Old Preschool
5 days $1150
3 days $839
2 days $609
(Kindergarten available @ CityKids only)
5 days $1124

Drop-In Services

(for currently enrolled families only)

Infant & Toddler $75 per day
Preschool $65 per day

Joyful Noise East Tuition 2019

Phone: (503) 230-4114
Center Director: Patty Strobel
Hours: Monday through Friday – 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

A non-refundable registration fee of $75 per child AND 1/2 of a month’s tuition shall be paid prior to enrollment and applied to your account. The rates listed below are subject to change.

Activity Fee per family $10/mo
Infants / Wobblers Month
5 days $1524
3 days $1113
2 days $808
Toddlers / Younger Preschool
5 days $1345
3 days $982
2 days $713
Young Preschool
5 days $1300
3 days $949
2 days $689
Older Preschool
5 days $1185
3 days $865
2 days $628
(Kindergarten available @ CityKids only)
5 days $1124

Drop-In Services

(for currently enrolled families only)

Infant & Toddler $75 per day
Preschool $65 per day

Holidays and Vacation

The centers close for the following holidays and in-service dates in 2019:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day (Downtown and East centers only)
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving and the following Friday
  • Winter Break: December 25th — January 1st

In-service – The Thursday and Friday before Labor Day weekend.
August 29 & 30, 2019. No credit is given for the holidays listed or for vacation time taken by the enrolled child’s family.