Family Owned & Operated Since 1980

"For Parents Who Care"

Read Their Tesitmonials Below

Kids playing outside

David Douglas Day Care is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the local community for over 40 years.


Penny Birkhofer founded David Douglas Day Care in 1980. Her mission was to provide quality care at a reasonable price. She succeeded and today the center is operated by her son, Scott, and daughter-in-law, Kelsey. They manage a long term staff whose experience and passion create a positive educational atmosphere for your child. 


We offer a range of programs and prices to meet your needs.

From 6 weeks to 11 years, from hourly, preschool and all day care, we are here for you.


Just as importantly, we treat parents with respect, honesty and flexibility.





"My daughter, who is 3, has attended DDDC since she was 8 months old. I have been very happy with the staff, care, and cleanliness of the day care. Being an educator myself, I felt it was very important to take my child to a place where she could thrive both socially, and academically. DDDC has given her just that, and more! She loves her teachers and friends at "school". The owners and director work closely with the students and staff, and have for over 30 years. I am planning on sending my son there in the fall as well (he will be 10 months old). I would highly recommend this day care to anyone looking for a place to send their child, where they will be cared for as if they were their own."

- Emily K.          Current Parent


"The interaction and learning the children get from DDDC is incredible! My daughter always has wonderful things to say about the staff and environment. My son is in the infant building and you just can't ask for better caregivers; All around a great facility packed with exceptional staff who make you feel like family! I look forward to many more years of care from DDDC!"

- Tiffany W.         Current Parent


My son has been going to DDDC for nearly 3 years and he loves it! It has been great for him and his development across the board. He's made great friends and has learned so much. He really looks forward to school. The teachers at the school are great with him and all the other kids. Ms. Rosara, Teacher Lee, and Teacher Heather are awesome! My wife and I appreciate the way they care for our son and can't wait until our daughters are ready to attend!

- Logan W.           Current Parent


"My daughters, ages 3 and 1, have been attending DDDC since they were 4 months old. I love the staff and so do my kids. I am pretty sure all of the staff are trained in early childhood education. I also love that DDDC is so flexible with my schedule. They offer very reasonable rates and are probably one of the only daycares left in Portland that accommodates people with variable schedules."

- Robyn V.         Former Parent


"We love DDDC! My daughter loves going to school here. The teachers are amazing and just take such great care of her. They always go the extra mile to work with you and try to accommodate every need you and your child may need. I had friends bring their children here for years and would not consider any other center. Very clean, loving and caring. Thank you ask for your years of service."

- Suzie I.             Current Parent


"I want to thank DDDC for taking such great care of our son these past few years. We are very lucky to have found a positive, safe and supportive environment for our child. He has learned so much from your staff and we are grateful to DDDC for being such a big part of his growth. The educational and social skills he learned here was the perfect preparation for kindergarten. We look forward to bringing him back each summer!"

- Kelli P.              Former Parent


"My 3 year old attended DDDC, and had since she was a year old. Prior to sending my daughter here, 7 years ago my son attended preschool here and we were equally as pleased then. The crazy thing is that the same teachers that were there a long time ago are still there. This is unheard of in the child care business. I would like to publicly recognize the high level expectations and quality of education that this center provides. I am a public school teacher and see that this preschool is doing many of the same things our Kindergarten classes teach. The lessons are thoughtful and always themed. I am impressed and will recommend this daycare to anyone who asks."

 - Michelle A.        Former Parent


"My son started attending this daycare when he was 3 months old. The providers seem genuinely interested in caring for him and I do not worry about him when I leave the facility. I look forward to the fieldtrips when he is older. I enjoy reading the daily reports each day when I pick him up. The reports are detailed and it sounds like they enjoy having him there. I like knowing that the workers have been around for a long time...some for 20 years...that says a lot about the facility and management."

- Holly W.             Former Parent


"The caregivers at DDDC are part of our family. My daughter is 3 and has been going to DDDC since she was 12 weeks old. I never had to worry about her being left in dirty diapers like friends of mine experienced. Starting around 2, the kids are in a more structured schedule and learn ABCs, counting, shapes, etc. We both love it! They made potty training a breeze. I feel that DDDC was 95% responsible for the quick, successful potty training of my daughter. I cannot imagine taking my child anywhere else and would highly recommend DDDC to anyone."

-Debi B.                 Former Parent


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