After School

Engaging after-school care for Chapman Elementary students

Our After School program is designed to meet the Chapman School community’s need for high-quality, affordable care. With our sliding fee scale and scholarship opportunities, we create an inclusive environment for enrichment, recreation, and social development.

COVID-19 Update

We still have a limited number of spaces open in both our Preschool program and School-Age Childcare program. Click here to register today. For information on COVID-19 rules for childcare and Early Childhood Education providers, click here.

Due to the number of families experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19, generous full and partial scholarships are available for families. We want to make safe and enriching childcare available to those that need it most—until we reach capacity, no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.


Friendly House Preschool will reopen on September 7th, 2021 and will be open from 8am–2:15pm + Extended Childcare until 6pm, Monday–Friday. Open to all children ages 3–5.

School-Age Childcare

We are currently planning for Portland Public Schools to resume full school days, five days a week in the fall of 2021. We will be following the guidance of the Oregon Early Learning Division (ELD) and Oregon Health Authority for childcare programs. Enrollment capacities are subject to change based on state requirements in the fall of 2021 and beyond.

This information is subject to change. Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about the virtual community building that Friendly House is doing every day.


What’s included?

Our After School program engages children in age-appropriate curriculum and activities such as art, science, homework help, neighborhood field trips, and playing with friends. Children also have the opportunity to participate in weekly clubs like Photography, Theater, Gardening and Art. On average, our program has a 14:1 child to teacher ratio. The program and its staff are certified by the Child Care Division of Oregon’s Employment Department.

Typical Daily Schedule

2:15 Pick up children at Chapman School, take roll, play at park.
2:45 Return to Friendly House, wash hands, enjoy a nutritious snack.
3:00 Group Meetings, Daily Schedule and Activity Choice.
3:30 Homework Club/Literacy Time.
4:15 Activity Time.
5:15 All children go to “closing room” for free choice time.
6:00 Time to go home!

Enrollment* Now Open!

Friendly House After School serves K–5 Chapman Elementary students, Monday through Friday from 7–7:50am and 2:15–6pm. Full and part-time schedules are available.

Click below to create a free online account and sign up today.

*Note: Though spots are currently available, you will first be placed on a waitlist to give our staff time to contact you before completing enrollment.

Sliding Scale Payment Options

Our sliding-scale tuition enables us to serve families from all walks of life.
View our sliding fee scale for more information.

Learn More

Read our handbook or check out our brochure for more information about after school activities, policies, and procedures.

Contact us to schedule an after school tour or request additional information about our program.

Review our latest Family Handbook
Create an account and apply for a scholarship

Parent Reviews

Friendly House has been part of our family for five years now. As working parents, we are grateful to have a safe spot for our children that meets our standards for care and still delights and stimulates our kids. When we pick them up in the evening, they usually try to bargain to stay longer.

Martha C.


Full and partial scholarships may be available to qualifying families through funding from Oregon Department of Education’s Pre-Kindergarten Program and our generous donors.