Growing Upwards is a searchable directory of childcare, camps, and classes across the Portland Metro Area. We include the following types of providers on this website:


  • Daycare: a center or home-based environment for young children to play, socialize, and learn often while a parent or guardian is unable to provide care due to work or other obligations.
  • Preschool (preK): an early child learning environment for kids to play, socialize, and become familiar with academic concepts, such as pre-literacy, pre-math, and problem solving.


  • Summer camps and other day-, weekend-, or week-long structured activities throughout the year across a wide range of subjects.


  • One-time and recurring classes and lessons including sports, arts, music, and other learning-based activities.

FAQ for Families

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FAQ for Providers

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