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Big kids


In our Big Kids program our teachers invest in your child by:

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Exploring deep subjects such as space, faith, different cultures, and more.

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Inspiring deep and meaningful conversations among their peers that are facilitated by staff.

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We believe in taking great adventures...whether we are cooking, doing science experiments or art projects we are having FUN! 

Big Kids Teachers

"Bright Minds was nothing shy of a blessing! It's a toss up of what we appreciated the most: the incredible learning experienced our kids engaged in or the warm compassionate character building helping to shape them." 

- Aubrey (Parent of Elementary Student)

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Ms. Kim

My name is Kim Swalwell, though the kids all know me as Ms. Kim. I live in Oregon City with my husband Scott and my three teenage/adult sons. I have been with Bright Minds since March of 2021 and have grown to adore working with the staff and children here. I have a background in home education and foster care, and I love teaching! I lead the after school program and I try to focus on creating a safe soothing environment for our kids. We explore learning through cooking, arts, read aloud time, crafts and lots of physical activity. I really enjoy watching all the growth in the student over the time we spend together.

Ms. Kira
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