WeVillage In The News!

Checkout WeVillage Flexible Childcare in the news. Our flexible childcare philosophy teamed with our amazing staff and facilities have created quite the media buzz.

Drop-In Child Care Remains Rare In Portland Area, Despite Parents' Increasingly Flexing Schedules

Parents who telecommute. Parents who are entrepreneurs or freelancers. Parents who work multiple jobs or swing shifts or rotating shifts or part-time. Parents who are looking for work.Parents who need time for health care appointments. Parents who've gone back to school. Parents who've just moved to town and don't yet have a support network. Parents who've had a crisis pop up and need somewhere safe to leave the kids for the next hour or two.For these parents, child care can be twice the headache it is for parents who work regular business hours. So the concept of a drop-in child care center, where care is available by reservation or at the last minute, might seem a no-brainer. Read More

Thousands of Portland families know it takes WeVillage to raise a child.

The drop-in daycare and preschool, which opened its first location in the Pearl in 2009, has served more than 4,000 families since then and today has three locations. About 40 new families a month join each location, according to founder and owner Karen Beninati, who is working to open new locations in Northeast Portland and Los Angeles. She is also eyeing Santa Monica, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York as potential WeVillage markets. She intends to franchise the brand in 2016.Her philosophy since the beginning: "Why not? Let's do this," she said. Read More

Wieden+Kennedy, the advertising agency, and Laika, the Oscar-nominated animation studio, are subsidizing a portion of daycare expenses for employees. They're doing it using the drop-in licensed care and preschool provider WeVillage. 

Beninati opened her first WeVillage location in the Pearl in late 2009. She has since opened two more locations and has served more than 4,000 families. WeVillage offers flexible, no-commitment licensed care for children six weeks to 12 years old, as well as a drop-in preschool and special events for kids. Families pay by the hour, with a minimum stay of two hours. WeVillage has sites in The Pearl, Hillsboro and Happy Valley and one in Northeast opening in 60 days. Read More

WeVillage Awards!

Checkout WeVillage Flexible Childcare in the news. Our flexible childcare philosophy teamed with our amazing staff and facilities have created quite the media buzz.

WeVillage Gets Voted Easiest Drop-Off Play Spot In Portland!

The Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards are back and we won our category! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us this year— the support we have from our WeVillage family is amazing and we're so happy to serve our clients. We'll continue to make you proud, WeFamily!

WeVillage Wins Best Child Day Care For Willamette Week's Best Of Portland 2016

WeVillage was voted for another amazing award from Willamette Week. A huge thank you to everyone who gave us your support!

We Won Red Tricycle's "Totally Awesome" Award for best drop-off child care for 2013

Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Red Tricycle 2013 Totally Awesome Awards, we won! WeVillage was voted the best “drop off child care program” in Portland. We love your kids and we love the opportunity to watch them develop and grow, thanks for letting us be part of your life!

Read Red Tricycle’s interview with Karen, the brains and beauty behind WeVillage. here.

WeVillage Television Coverage

Checkout WeVillage Flexible Childcare in the news. Our flexible childcare philosophy teamed with our amazing staff and facilities have created quite the media buzz.

Woohoo! Did you see our interview on KGW? It highlights all the great things WeVillage has to offer. Give it a watch!