Our mission is to encourage each child’s natural love of learning by providing a variety of new and exciting daily experiences. Early experiences play a major role in each child’s development.


Our vision is to have smiling children and happy parents. We want parents to feel good about the choice they made for childcare and for children to feel safe, engaged, educated, and happy.


Almost Home Childcare recognizes and respects the unique potential of each child. As professionals, we strive to create and maintain an inclusive, safe, and healthy environment.

Who We Are

Our staff is continuously developing their professional skills with ongoing education in child development. This helps to ensure that we offer quality care. We carefully select, evaluate, educate and train our staff to ensure the best learning experience for your child. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere so the children are able to experience the best learning environment possible. Our staff strives to encourage your child’s creativity and positive self-image.

Meet Our Owner

My Bio

Paula started Almost Home Childcare in the Tigard/Beaverton neighborhoods of Portland Metro over 8 years ago, in an effort to meet the needs of the growing community and to fulfill her goal of educating and caring for children in a loving and neutering  environment. Paula left her job in the corporate world in 2012 when her oldest son was born. It was during this time that she made the choice to leave her position as an executive manager and dove into her studies as an early learning educator. She received her CDA in 2013 as it was important to her to offer families and children a caring home like environment and be able to put her vast experience as a mother of 4, along with professional studies in education to bring a full developmental experience for children. Her experience as an executive and manager in many levels of companies over the years have also given her the ability to elect, educate, coach and develop her assistant employees with confidence, to meet the ultimate goal of being a premium child care with in a home based environment.
Paula has four children of her own, 2 of which are her daughters whom are now adult women. Paula has several years of experience and wisdom as a parent. In addition, she possesses knowledge in early childhood education. She understands the importance, the early years of childhood development and education, has on future success in school and in life. She is excited to be able to offer a highly individualized preschool program in the Tigard/Beaverton communities and is looking forward to making a positive impact on the preschool-aged children enrolled at Almost Home Childcare and preschool.

Core Values


We honor our word. We stand for what is just and right. We hold ourselves to higher level of ethics. We use data and facts when making decisions.


We are committed to building an encouraging, supportive, and caring environment. We are good stewards of our resources and the world around us. We appreciate diverse ideas, people, and cultures.


We develop an environment for our students and staff that fosters personal growth and achievement. We support life long learning. We are passionate about learning and seek to continuously improve and innovative ourselves.


We are thoughtful when making decisions. We appreciate others perspectives. We respond with understanding, patience, and kindness.