In our Big Kids program our teachers invest in your child by:
Exploring deep subjects such as space, faith, different cultures, and more.
Inspiring deep and meaningful conversations among their peers that are facilitated by staff.
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)
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.