About Blue Skies and Butterflies

Foster a lifelong love for learning with all children

Our classrooms are a supportive, safe, and inclusive learning environment where children are able to discover their own individual style of learning. It is our job as teachers to present opportunities where children can be stimulated and challenged in a positive, non-threatening environment. We are dedicated to providing quality care for your child and take great pride in creating a sense of community through the center for children and families alike.

our center

Stay up-to-date

throughout the day

Our center uses the Brightwheel App to keep parents and caregivers updated throughout the day. Brightwheel allows for contactless check-in, guardian management, digital daily reports, photos and videos, billing options, and messaging options. See what parents are saying about Brightwheel: “The brightwheel app has been a great addition to keep us current with updates and pictures.” —Ellen

our teachers

Lead with love, patience, kindness, and empathy

Our experienced and highly trained teachers spend their days singing, playing, dancing, building, guiding, and leading children while recognizing each individual has their own strengths, challenges, and abilities and adapting the day or lesson to best meet each child’s needs. Teachers are encouraged to be independent with their lessons—there’s a theme of the week and they create a plan to best fit their classroom development. All teachers are first aid, CPR, and food handlers certified and continue early childhood education throughout the year.

Terri Simmons

Owner & Director

After several years of co-owing another childcare center in Portland, Terri purchased Blue Skies and Butterflies in 2008. She is a certified childcare provider in the State of Oregon and is presently a step 9.5 on the Oregon Registry (ORO).

Terri is well versed in all aspects of managing and running a successful childcare center where maintaining an inclusive environment that makes all children feel welcome. She strives to respect and incorporate families’ cultures into the systems and services she provides. Focusing on cognitive, physical, and emotional development of young children is her highest priority. Terri has worked endlessly to bring Preschool Promise to Blue Skies and Butterflies, and they’ve recently entered a partnership, enabling more children to receive a high-quality preschool experience.

Terri has been married to her husband Mike for 17 years. She is a mother to 4 adult children and has 5 grandchildren who have all attended Blue Skies and Butterflies. Her hobbies include reading, kayaking and enjoying the outdoors with her friends and family.

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