Child CARE


Our Mission

Conserving childhood in Skamania County through acceptance, education, and empowerment of children and families.

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Who we are


Play Frontier aims to remove the barriers of cost and availability by forming a nonprofit child care center (Frontier Center for Child Development) and an adult education hub (Frontier Center for Teaching & Learning).  These two parts make us whole, because children are only as strong as the community that loves and cares for them.

In practice, this looks like children being agents of their own learning through observing, questioning, and discovery, along side supportive adults who do the same.


Play Frontier is currently hiring for two part-time positions as Renaissance Teachers. What’s a Renaissance Teacher you ask? It’s a particular kind of teacher who can bounce from room to room. Sometimes called a floater, we prefer the Renaissance title, because the perfect person will be able to flawlessly paint with the preschoolers, dance party with the toddlers, and snuggle a baby to sleep… and hit the trail with a large group of kids… and mop a mean floor! Our Renaissance Teachers are a much-needed burst of energy during a long rainy day, and a fresh set of arms when someone needs extra cuddles.

Sound like your cup of tea? Please send a letter of interest along with your resume to our Director, Tiffany Pearsall, at Looking forward to hearing from you!



of children 0-5 years old live at or below the federal poverty level in Skamania County


Average cost of child care per year in Washington State


Number of children 0-5 years old who live in Skamania county as of 2017

Get Involved

Seeking Play Pioneers! Volunteers, grown-ups, and play enthusiasts wanted to share their passions and skills with young children.  Donations are also vital to our growth, and greatly appreciated!

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