Welcome To Little Bird Childcare

Serving Families with children 6 weeks old to 12 years old in McMinnville, Newberg, Layafette & Salem.

Our loving teachers will help your child to develop and work towards their independence. We keep in mind that every child has their own unique needs and motivations, and we always do our best to help them meet their developmental milestones. We look for gross and fine motor skills, social interactions and language development, including speech and comprehension.  

Full & part-time childcare

Infant care | Salem Oregon, Lafayette Oregon

We open at 7 am and offer extended care packages to accommodate most work schedules because we know childcare isn't only needed from 8am to 5 pm.

Affordable Care

Toddler Care | Salem Oregon, Lafayette Oregon

We know how expensive childcare can be and we aim to make it as affordable as possible. We offer monthly rates and allow for split payments!

Now Enrolling

afterschool care | Lafayette Oregon

We are currently enrolling for all age groups. Our childcare center will limit attendance to 15 children, with small group sizes. Please reach out today to reserve a space.

Reggio Emilia-Inspired Learning

Meet our Loving Teachers

Every teacher that cares for your child will have a background check and fingerprints with the state and have current first aid, and CPR certifications. Additionally, on-going training hours in child development will be required to ensure the very best in care!

childcare provider | Lafayette Oregon

Jessica Barr


Jessica has been active in many facets of the childcare industry, from the marketing, operations, and teaching. She has 4 years of experience in early childhood education and has a 13 year old daughter as well.

childcare provider | Lafayette Oregon

Amanda Nelson


Amanda has her degree in health education and has years of experience working as an aide with her church. She is currently working towards her teaching qualifications.

Sarah Douglass


Sarah brings years of knowledge and curriculum to the Little Bird team. Sarah's background is in Early Childhood Education and is currently working towards her degree.

What we Offer

A loving, home like environment where little minds flourish in Salem, Lafayette and McMinnville Oregon.

Infant Care

Babies 6 weeks to 23 months

We care for babies and their individual needs making sure to stick to a daily consistent schedule. We accept cloth diapers and are very knowledgeable with breast milk. We make sure to have:

  • Tummy Time

  • Daily schedules

  • Loving, consistent care

Preschool Age Care

Children 36 months to Kindergarten

We focus on kindergarten readiness with this age group. Learning how to be patient and use listening skills and general social development.

  • Social and emotional readiness

    Process art

  • Active hands on learning

  • Potty training & kindergarten readiness

Full-time and Part-time Childcare

Available for kids 6 weeks to 6 years

Let us be your child's day time home. A place where they can learn and develop around kids of similar age. We will treat them as if they are our own, they will always feel welcome and loved.

  • 7am to 5:30 pm M-F

  • 2 snacks and lunch provided

  • Daily activity & progress reports

Toddler Care

Children 24 months to 35 months

Toddlers love to move, play, climb and explore! Our rooms are set up with their play in mind.

  • Social and emotion development

  • Arts and crafts

  • Sensory play

School Age Kids & School Breaks

Kindergarten to age 12

We accept Afterschool age kids at our Bartell West Salem and McMinnville locations. Summer care is provided at all of our locations. We do not transport to and from school. Our program includes:

  • Homework help

  • Afterschool snack

  • Safe & secure program

Our Gallery

We love to show off all of the fun things we do at Little Bird Childcare in Lafayette and McMinnville Oregon!