About Us

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TenderCare has been dedicated for over 30 years to providing the Lewis-Clark Valley with high quality of child care and education. We strive for excellence.

Playschool, Preschool, Pre-K, classes are offered from September-May. Our School-Age program provides morning and afternoon transportation to Clarkston & Asotin schools. 

We participate in the USDA Food Program and it helps us provide balanced, nutritious meals and snacks that meet state and federal guidelines. We work to accomodate all dietary needs. We welcome you to talk to the Directors of each center to work out a meal plan, should your child have allergies.

It is our sincere hope that TenderCare provides for all of your family's childcare & educational needs. 

Teacher Brooke is helping Pre-K children explore science!

Our Teachers:

100% of our teachers:

  • Are Infant/Child/Adult CPR & First Aid certified
  • Drug-free
  • TB tested negative
  • Pass a Portable Background Check through Washington State Department of Early Learning
  • Obtain 30 Hour Basic STARS training within 6 months of hire and at least 10 hour of continuing education each year employed.
  • Trained initially and annually on Bloodborne Pathogens, including HIV/AIDS
  • Trained initially and annually on Washington State Safe Sleep Standards for Infants & Toddlers

Active sensory play helps to facilitate children's natural instinct to create hypothesis'.

What we promise:

 We believe that each child has his or her own special strengths and abilities which make them unique. We strive to focus on those very strengths and abilities as we support and assist each child in learning respect for others, developing social skills and gaining knowledge through play. 


TenderCare believes that children learn best by relating and interacting with their environment using an array of materials as they are guided by their teacher. Children are given opportunities to develop skills while exploring their classroom’s “learning centers” and experiencing a curriculum that explores creative art, music and movement, early literacy, dramatic play, early science and math concepts and positive social interaction among their peers. Group play is encouraged and children are supported in helping to participate in positive social interactions and productive problem resolution.

Our teachers are trained to help children develop a higher level of thinking. We strive to support this early development stage by ensuring children are given the freedom to investigate ideas and are guided by their teacher to explore their environment. Language and social skills are broadened through open-ended communication giving children the opportunity to express themselves and expand their thought processes.

Family engagement and partnership is critical in childhood success. Our goal is to provide support to parents as we believe the future for our children is firmly rooted in family unity and the provision of sensitive, loving care. Consistent communication of individualized goals for children is considered when developing daily curriculum and feedback of development is given to parents through child assessments on a regular basis.

We are committed and will always strive to provide an environment that is not only stimulating and challenging, but one that is also fun, safe, healthy, positive and will allow children the opportunity to grow physically, mentally and socially.

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TenderCare Children's Centers




5:30 am – 6:30 pm


5:30 am – 6:30 pm


5:30 am – 6:30 pm


5:30 am – 6:30 pm


5:30 am – 6:30 pm





Our Locations:

Infant/Toddler Site

1499 Fair Street, Clarkston, WA


Director: Teacher Marina

Preschool Site

1431 Fair Street, Clarkston, WA


Director: Teacher Anna

School-Age Site

1465 Poplar Street, Clarkston, WA


Director: Teacher Annie