Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is Now Enrolling for Fall!

August 19, 2017


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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of the young  child.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready.

Enrollment options are for 1, 2, or 3 days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we are right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited as we keep our group small.  Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program, including tuition rates, will be provided via email at your request. 

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Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

 

Looking for explorer to join our playschool in Sellwood!

LSP PromoFive giggly, curious, adventurous three-year-olds and I are looking for another explorer to join our group! We're somewhere between a nanny-share and a play-based preschool, and have room for one child to join us on Tuesday mornings (8:30 - 12:30) in Sellwood.

We spend our days working with sensory and open-ended materials, exploring the outdoors, and developing the focus that comes with working on an activity that is freely chosen. We're big believers in kindness, social curiosity and exploration, natural consequences, discipline without shame, and the inherent wonder of childhood.

If you'd like to join us, please contact se.playschool@gmail.com for more information. Thanks for reading!

Nanny available in September

Hello!

My name is Summer; I have been a nanny for 15 years & absolutely love my job!  I am currently looking for a new family starting September 7.  The kiddo I've watched for 4 years if off to kindergarten!  I'm open to part or full time hours.  I have experience with infants-6th graders, twins and nanny shares.  I am a fun & active nanny that prefers to get outside every day to explore nature & Portland.  I love getting out into the community:  OMSI, Oregon Zoo, library, kid concerts, The Children's Museum and hikes in Forest Park.  I believe in fostering independence in kids & providing them safe environments to explore & grow.  

I would love to hear from you!  

s.michaud.skog@gmail.com

 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling at all 7 Schools! at all 7 Schools!

August 18, 2017

VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FROM 5:30-7pm! VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten! Our Happy Valley school opened in early 2013 and specializes in care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten. Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

 

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We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration.

Infant Opening @ Lents Montessori School

August 17, 2017

Manos Unidas Montessori school has one spot available for an infant starting ASAP!  This can be a full or part time schedule for children aged 3 months to 13/14 months.  This spot will fill up quickly so please don't delay!  Contact Isabella at manosunidasmontessori@gmail.com or at 503.771.2240 to schedule a tour and learn more about our programs!  

Broadway Children's Center Preschool

August 15, 2017

BROADWAY CHILDREN'S CENTER IS ENROLLING NOW FOR PRESCHOOL!

Broadway Children's Center is conveniently located in the heart of Portland at 12th and Broadway in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood.

We understand there is no greater decision than whom we trust our children with and the care they receive. Our goal is to help parents build a strong foundation in their children through respect of self and others, appreciation of culture and community and a love for learning. The center is excited to incorporate a curriculum which includes music, art, and science. Our daily routine includes opportunities for free play, multiple story times, circle time, time outdoors and structured learning centers focusing on tools for Kindergarten readiness.

Full and part time schedules are available so call us today to schedule your tour.

Visit our website www.bccportland.com

Nia and jaya


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Creative Minds is Now Enrolling in Happy Valley! Infants through Private Kindergarten

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten! Our Happy Valley school opened in early 2013 and specializes in care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten. Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling at our Happy Valley location! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

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We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

My Bundle of Joy specializes in the care of infants and toddlers! Enrolling now for Fall!

August 14, 2017


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Locations in NE Portland, SW Portland and Wilsonville (coming soon!)

Call or Text 503.575.5654 

Apply now to get on our waitlist and come for a tour!

www.MyBundleofJoy.com

Our Purpose:

"To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being." 

 

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW FOR FALL!

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

Monday-Friday 7-5:30 ~ Full-time or Part-time

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

Willow Tree Preschool has opening for fall

August 12, 2017

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 12th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. We share our gratitude for nature, love of the arts and deep respect for playful inquiry in a multitude of ways. The warm beautiful home environment is created to meet the needs of young children, who are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

Weekly visits from the yoga and music specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

We would love to meet you and your child, contact the director to set up a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! Fall Tuition Specials!

August 11, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently running tuition specials for our schools! Call today to see if your family is eligible. These will expire soon, so call soon to take advantage of the offer! 

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Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall at our Happy Valley location! This location serves infants as young as three months through kindergarteners. We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

August 10, 2017

OPEN HOUSE - Community school in SE PDX

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Seeking awesome after school sitter/ nanny

August 09, 2017

Hello!

We're looking for a warm, reliable sitter / nanny for after daycare care for our two energetic little girls, aged nearly 2 and nearly 4.

Responsibilities include preparing dinner for the kids, picking them up from two separate but nearby daycare locations in our family car, playing/ hanging out and starting to get the girls ready for bed. Some help with light housework (tidying up after the kids and laundry once or twice a week) will be part of the deal too.

Hours are Monday - Friday, from 4/4.30 (whichever suits you better) to 7pm. Starting August 28th, in the Sabin neighborhood.Experience, great references and good communication with kids and parents are a must!

Please contact alice.bird@gmail.com to find out more.

Many thanks!

Alice, Matt, Bonnie and Eloise.


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Portland Play Project is Now Enrolling Preschoolers!

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspiredplay based and ecologically focused preschool in the Cully neighborhood. Our website is incredibly informative, please take some time to learn about how we do things and what we're made of. We have a few spots available for the 2017-2018 school year. Our day is from 8:30-3 and aftercare is from 3-5:30. We welcome children ages 2.5-5. Please send us an email or give a call to inquire.

info@portlandplayproject.com

www.portlandplayproject.com 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling at all 7 Locations!

August 08, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently running tuition specials for our schools! Call today to see if your family is eligible. These will expire soon, so call soon to take advantage of the offer! 

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Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall at our Happy Valley location! This location serves infants as young as three months through kindergarteners. We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Baby Care, North Portland (St Johns)

Greetings! This coming fall, I will have an opening for 3 or 4 days of care per week(Mon, Tue, Wed & Thurs). I care for a small group of 3 babies/toddlers from home located in St Johns, North Portland.  Total ratio is 1:3. I have 20+ years experience. References are 20160726_095214
available to you. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:00a-5:00p. Closed on Friday except for occasional drop in care if needed.  Feel free to email nanny_clair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in learning more. Looking forward to hearing from you!

MINI ME INFANT CARE

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 "MINI ME INFANT CARE"!

LOCATED IN OAK GROVE MILWAUKIE

In our care you will find a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a little miracle, to miraculously curious! At Mini Me Infant Care we provide Boutique style care that is Personalized care for your child's unique personality, stage of development, and their individual needs. Children are held and rocked to sleep, we practice verbalizing throughout the day, music and sensory play are a fun exploration into the world around them! . Personal, warm and consistent care is the core of the care we provide to your "Mini Me" We are focused on keeping your child happy and engaged.
Your child's days are spent in a home-like environment that is ideal for creating new experiences necessary in reaching many milestones, so important for your child's growth, well being, and development. The first two years of a child's life help shape their future. Consistent care is top priority!

We are an ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM, meaning we provide everything for baby! Including formula, diapers, wipes etc.

"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime"!

*STATE LICENSED

*FORMULA AND DIAPERS INCLUDED!

*ECO FRIENDLY

*BOTTLES SANITIZED DAILY

*SEPARATE NAP AREA

*DAILY UPDATE SHEETS

*SPACIOUS INDOOR PLAY AREA

*MONDAY - FRIDAY 7am - 6:00pm

 http://www.thekidsshopdaycare.com/?page_id=11 503-869-0715

Wow and Flutterville Global Playgarden has a few remaining spots in our wobbler and preschool classrooms and we'd love to meet you and your sweet one.

We Our Waldorf and Lifeways influenced program honors the principals of RIE, attachment parenting and the child's right to open-ended play! In an effort to have our community be culturally diverse, 50% are immigrants and part of a refugee to work program.

Organic world-fusion vegetarian snacks and meals. Daily time in nature. French. Guest Musicians. Dance. Art and Yoga in a beautiful State-licensed center.

Hours to support working families 7 am- 6 pm. Year round. Evening and weekend care available upon request. We accept DHS.

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Portland Nanny- Flexible In-Home Childcare

August 01, 2017

 

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Memorable on-call or long-term nannies/sitters you can rely on! Vetted and ready to go! Parents use us for anything from date-nights to consistent weekly care.

We offer quality childcare any hour of the day; emergency, backup and regularly scheduled care. 

We do all of the hard work; spending a lot of time hiring and vetting nannies so that you don't have to! Families are only charged on an hourly rate; no agency fees or application fees :)

Most of our nannies have degrees in education, they are all background checked, CPR trained and highly vetted. We have an awesome group of nannies ready to give you peace of mind any hour of the day!

Locally owned and parent operated by awesome parents, for awesome parents! 
See what families say about our services here: https://www.yelp.com/biz/portland-nanny-portland-3


503-586-4775

www.portlandnanny.com

 

 

Let Them Learn, Laugh, and be Loved at ChildRoots

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We believe in early learning experiences that inspire wonder, invite creativity, and nurture the whole child. Whether children are sharing a quiet story with a beloved teacher, scaling the top of the rock wall on our play yard, creating a masterpiece in our art studio, or learning about physics hands-on in our atelier program; our schools aim to provide a warm, loving, and safe space to grow, play, and learn. 

Inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, our teachers act as co-learners. We observe and document each child's interests, ask questions that provoke thought and experimentation, and design learning experiences that inspire wonder. 

Our schools feature large outdoor play spaces, beautiful classrooms with colors and materials inspired by the natural world, organic and vegetarian meals prepared by our on-site chef, and reusable cloth diapers. 

ChildRoots has 3 locations in the heart of Portland, and we currently have summer and fall availability for preschoolers at our Southeast school

Take a look at our website to learn more, and we'd be more than happy to talk with you about our wonderful program. 

enrollment@childroots.com
(503) 235 - 1151

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling in Happy Valley- Offering Tuition Specials for a Limited Time!

July 31, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently running tuition specials for our Happy Valley and Broadway schools! Call today to see if your family is eligible. These will expire soon, so call soon to take advantage of the offer! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs. 

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We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall at our Happy Valley location! This location serves infants as young as three months through kindergarteners. We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Experienced Nanny Available

July 30, 2017

I’m looking for a position of between 32-40 hours a week. I’m open to one job or multiple part time jobs as long as the hours are compatible. I live close to Kennedy School so my ideal situation would be to find a family who doesn’t live too far away; though I do have a car, I don’t want a really long commute.

I’ve worked in the field of childcare for 25 years, 7 years of that time as a nanny. I’ve also worked in daycares and preschools, as well as in after school programs, an art based summer camp, and I was the art teacher for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders at a Montessori school.

A few things past employers have said about me are:

– “She's able to quickly come up with fresh ideas to keep children interested in projects and adapt to each child's developmental skill level, while challenging their limits and imagination.”

– “She is a calm and steady presence around the house, as well as a natural with kids. Both my kids hit it off with her right away, and they are always happy to see her when she arrives.”

– “She comes up with games that are perfect for their ages, and has a real knack for getting them to have fun playing together.”

– “Has a wonderfully calm and quiet, yet powerful presence that children naturally follow.”

I’m still in touch with several families I’ve worked for in the past. When you’re a nanny you develop a relationship with the whole family, not just the child(ren). I’m a non-smoker and am comfortable around pets.

Please email me at nepdxnanny@yahoo.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Visit Creative Minds Tonight at our Open House!

July 27, 2017

Come see the difference Creative Minds Learning Center schools can offer your family! We will be having an Open House on Thursday, July 27th from 5:30-7pm. This is a great opportunity for working parents to come view our schools after hours. Our directors and leadership team will be at our schools to show you around, answer your questions, and provide you with more information about our program! Visit us at four of our seven beautiful locations:

Sellwood Site: 7733 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Happy Valley Site: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Tualatin Site: 6480 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin, OR 97062
Broadway Site: 8340 NE Broadway St. Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

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We have been serving families in the Portland area for 20 years and would like to invite you to learn why we were voted Portland's Favorite Preschool in Red Tricycle's 2016 Totally Awesome Awards. We provide an enriching and exploration-based curriculum, and work with infants as young as three months through kindergarten aged children. We are currently enrolling for our Summer Program, and still have some room for our program starting in the fall! Including Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten programs, we provide a safe and healthy environment for kiddos of a variety of ages to learn essential skills, including social and emotional development, potty training, letter and number recognition, sign language, and verbal communication. Over the summer, we focus on learning through play, and go on Nature Walks, visit with in-house guests, go on field trips, and learn about caterpillars and butterflies in our Live Science unit! Give us a call today to learn about our currentenrollment specials and to schedule a tour!

More about our program:
-Vegetarian and Organic Menu
-Accredited curricula
-Professionally trained teachers, with masters and/or bachelors degrees.
-Potty training programs
-Enrichment programs for music, science, math, gardening, cooking, and art.
-Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement classes
-Warm and welcoming environment!

For Teachers:
Our Schools are growing! Creative Minds is NOW HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, please reply to this posting with your resume and a brief introduction to you and your experience!

Seeking nanny share one day per week now, 2-3 days starting November

July 26, 2017

Hi all!

We have a wonderful 18-month-son, and currently share a nanny on Mondays and Wednesday from 8:30-4:30 with our neighbors' 11-month-old son. I'm sending out feelers for two changes in our schedule:

Position #1: My workload is increasing and we also want our son to spend consistent time with peers, so I am looking to add a once-a-week nanny share with a child 18 months or older. This would ideally be 8 hours on Thursdays. Tuesdays would also work, and potentially as few as 6 hours. If you are a family interested in sharing your nanny, or a nanny looking for 6-8 hours a week, please get in touch! This would need to be at another home since we have a very high-energy dog- ideally in the Buckman/Laurelhurst/Tabor-ish area.

Position #2: Our current nanny is leaving in mid-November, so we are looking for a new caregiver to care for our 18-month-old and our neighbors' 11-month-old- ideally the same M/W 8:30-4:30 schedule, but we are flexible on days/times/starting date for the right person. This could be the same person as for position #1, or someone different. Our rate for two children is $20/hr and we offer sick leave and paid vacation. Care would be in our neighbors' home (they work from home but in a separate area from the living space)- in the Buckman neighborhood.

For both positions, we are seeking someone highly communicative, proactive, creative, positive, flexible, resourceful, and experienced with caring for two children at once. Fluency in Spanish would be a huge plus, as is a Reggio/Waldorf/Montessori or similar background.  I am also open to a very small daycare situation for position #1. 

Thanks for your time, and please email me at sophia.emigh@gmail.com with any questions or leads!

 

 

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for 2017 -18

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 12th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. We share our gratitude for nature, love of the arts and deep respect for playful inquiry in a multitude of ways. The warm beautiful home environment was created to meet the needs of  young children, who are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

Weekly visits from the yoga and music specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

We would love to meet you and your child, contact the director to set up a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

Happy Days Preschool has Fall Space Available!

July 25, 2017

Happy Days Preschool provides child guided learning in a state licensed, NE Portland home. We aim to create a secure and happy bridge between home and school life for children aged 2-5. We still have a few full time (7:30am-3:30pm) spots available for 3, 4 and 5 day schedules. Contact us now to tour our school, our 1/4 acre outdoor space and meet Miss Anna and Miss Chloe. 

website: www.happydayspreschoolpdx.com

email: happydayspreschool.pdx@gmail.com

instagram: @happydayspreschool

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Creative Minds Open House on July 27th from 5:30-7pm!

July 24, 2017

Come see the difference Creative Minds Learning Center schools can offer your family! We will be having an Open House on Thursday, July 27th from 5:30-7pm. This is a great opportunity for working parents to come view our schools after hours. Our directors and leadership team will be at our schools to show you around, answer your questions, and provide you with more information about our program! Visit us at four of our seven beautiful locations:

Sellwood Site: 7733 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Happy Valley Site: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Tualatin Site: 6480 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin, OR 97062
Broadway Site: 8340 NE Broadway St. Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

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We have been serving families in the Portland area for 20 years and would like to invite you to learn why we were voted Portland's Favorite Preschool in Red Tricycle's 2016 Totally Awesome Awards. We provide an enriching and exploration-based curriculum, and work with infants as young as three months through kindergarten aged children. We are currently enrolling for our Summer Program, and still have some room for our program starting in the fall! Including Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten programs, we provide a safe and healthy environment for kiddos of a variety of ages to learn essential skills, including social and emotional development, potty training, letter and number recognition, sign language, and verbal communication. Over the summer, we focus on learning through play, and go on Nature Walks, visit with in-house guests, go on field trips, and learn about caterpillars and butterflies in our Live Science unit! Give us a call today to learn about our currentenrollment specials and to schedule a tour!

More about our program:
-Vegetarian and Organic Menu
-Accredited curricula
-Professionally trained teachers, with masters and/or bachelors degrees.
-Potty training programs
-Enrichment programs for music, science, math, gardening, cooking, and art.
-Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement classes
-Warm and welcoming environment!

For Teachers:
Our Schools are growing! Creative Minds is NOW HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, please reply to this posting with your resume and a brief introduction to you and your experience!

Looking for in-home child care or nanny share SE Portland

July 21, 2017

I am looking for infant in-home child care or nanny share starting February 2018. I will have a 4 moth old then and will be looking for care Mondays and Tuesdays (and maybe Wednesdays). I live in the Foster-Powell neighborhood, but am willing to travel a bit for the right care.  Please call/text me at 636-219-9846 or email me at hgiglio29@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you! Have a beautiful day!

Portland Play Project is Now Enrolling Preschoolers!

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspiredplay based and ecologically focused preschool in the Cully neighborhood. Our website is incredibly informative, please take some time to learn about how we do things and what we're made of. We have a few spots available for the 2017-2018 school year. Our day is from 8:30-3 and aftercare is from 3-5:30. We welcome children ages 2.5-5. Please send us an email or give a call to inquire.

info@portlandplayproject.com

www.portlandplayproject.com 

Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is Enrolling!

July 20, 2017


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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of the young  child.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we are right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited as we keep our group small.  Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program, including tuition rates, will be provided via email at your request. 

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INFANT/TODDLER CHILDCARE OPENINGS NOW

Marti's Place, a Certified Infant/Toddler Childcare located in the Alameda neighborhood of NE Portland has openings now for your little one.  Our age group is 3 months to 3 years, we are a play-based atmosphere and love being outdoors, singing, books and playing with our buddies. We are a small group and love our intimate, home-based space.  We believe in a small ratio of children/adult.

Check out our website at martisplace.org and let me know if you have questions or would like to join a tour.

Thanks,

Marti

Marti's Place

martisplace@gmail.com

Open House at Creative Minds Learning Centers!

July 14, 2017

Join us for our Open House on Thursday, July 27th from 5:30-7pm! 

At our Broadway, Sellwood, Happy Valley, & Tualatin Schools! Visit our website for more information! 

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs. 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall at our schools! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

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Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

CURRENT OPENINGS: Blooming Rose Preschool in Arbor Lodge

July 12, 2017

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Blooming Rose Preschool in Arbor Lodge has 2 immediate openings and 1 opening coming available August 1st 2017. We are also currently waitlisting for 2018! We offer 3 day/week, 4 day/week, and 5 day/week schedule options for families to choose from. We are open M-F, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm and follow the PPS calendar for school closures and holidays. 

We offer quality, full day schooling and childcare for littles ages 2-kindergarten! We are close to Arbor Lodge Park & Harper's Playground, community gardens, and are nestled on a quiet street perfect for neighborhood walks and exploring! 

It is our mission to value children, their families, and the environments in which they come from! Our days are filled with art projects, free play, outside exploration, music, instruments, dancing, nap time, school provided organic snacks, and much more! 

Check out our website for pictures and more detailed information about our program: www.bloomingrosepreschool.com

To learn more about our current openings or to schedule a school tour please email us at bloomingrosepreschool@gmail.com 

 

 

Seeking part-time caregiver for our 10.5 month old starting Sept 5

My husband is starting the Montessori elementary training course on September 6 and I work remotely for a non-profit. We need someone to take care of our baby daughter for 12-15 hours a week starting the last week of August or first week of September. Kaia will be 10 ½ months by then. She's playful and fun-loving!

We're seeking a nurturing, compassionate, eco/health-conscious caregiver. Ideally, we’d like someone to come to our home in SE PDX (Buckman neighborhood) from 8:30 to 11:30am Mondays through Thursday for a "work cycle." From here you can go on walks, play in the community garden, or stay at home and play, read, sing, dance, do artsy crafts, etc. Hours/days are somewhat flexible, but we'd like to keep it as consistent as possible for Kaia's sake. We’re also open to childcare shares as well, whether here or somewhere else.

Familiarity with Montessori-inspired approach and/or fluency in a second language a plus. 

Please contact me at erin.hannum108@gmail.com or 509 221 9319.

July 11, 2017

Seeking On-Call Nanny/Sitter

We are family seeking on-call childcare for our 7 month old baby girl. We are looking for on-call nanny/sitter to cover various shifts during the week and weekends. Background check required. Please email for further details Rodolfoserna2012@gmail.com & nicolekathleenbrown@gmail.com

Openings at Creative Minds Learning Centers Happy Valley!

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs. 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall at our Happy Valley location! This location serves infants as young as three months through kindergarteners. We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

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Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Frog Song Montessori Preschool - One spot left for Fall

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers a Montessori education in a  warm, caring environment that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte in NE Portland, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.

Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

Please visit our website:

frogsong.dharma-rain.org

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact us.

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

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Seeking to join FT nanny-share for 19 mo old in SE Portland

July 09, 2017

Hello! We would love to find a full-time (M-F) nanny-share situation for our 19 month old son starting in mid-August or early September. Something in the Woodstock, Powell/Foster, Tabor, or Montavilla area would be most preferable. Our son is a sweetheart, loves all kinds of experiences and is very adaptable. He's used to being in a nanny share with other little ones too. Care would have to be given outside of our home due to our schedules. Please reach out if you think you have something that would be a good match! Thank you!

Warmly, LeAnne and Toby  Email: leannecox3@gmail.com

Toddler Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

July 07, 2017


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Growing Up Roses, a registered in-home child care facility located in the Roseway Neighborhood of North-East Portland, has one opening for a child age 2 or older.

At Growing Up Roses children receive attentive and devoted care in a safe and stimulating environment. Children are given the opportunity to learn from open ended play and close interactions with other children and adults. Children thrive when they are connected to their caregivers and their surroundings. At Growing Up Roses we foster the best possible environment for rapidly growing minds by forming meaningful and long-term connections with your children and your family.

Please visit our website at www.growinguproses.com and call or email to set up a tour rylee@growinguproses.com 503-927-3136.

Portland Play Project is Now Enrolling Preschoolers!

July 02, 2017

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspiredplay based and ecologically focused preschool in the Cully neighborhood. Our website is incredibly informative, please take 10 minutes to learn about how we do things and what we're made of. We have a few spots available for the 2017-2018 school year. Our day is from 8:30-3 and aftercare is from 3-5:30. We welcome children ages 2.5-5. Please send us an email to inquire.

info@portlandplayproject.com

www.portlandplayproject.com 

 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall!

June 30, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs. 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

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Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Childcare Openings

Hi all! My name is Charlene Adams and I'm an in home childcare provider in North Portland. I'm located between Morgan St. and Buffalo St. I've been doing childcare out of my home for about 8 years now, but before this, I was a childcare teacher at Legacy Emanuel's Childcare center. I worked there for a little over 21 years, but after they closed down due to lack of funding, I was forced to find another job. Inhome childcare has been a perfect fit! I'm a licensed childcare provider and I have my food handler's card, my recognizing child abuse certification, CPR, first aid, and an approved background check. In my care, we have a set schedule which consists of sign language lessons, learning their ABC's and numbers, story time, and a daily walk (if the weather is nice). Meals are provided. My hours are 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday -Friday. Currently, I have 3 full time children (an 8 month old, a 2 year old, and a 3 year old). I like to keep my group small by not going over 6 kids. I have 3 openings for ages 15 months and up. If you'd like more information, you can shoot me an email at adamscharlene1965@yahoo.com OR you can give me a call at (503) 891-6838. Thanks! I hope to hear from you!

nanny share foster/Powell space available summer $8.50 p/h

June 29, 2017

Hello Mamas (And Papas, as the case may be),

I am writing today on behalf of our sweet little Foster-Powell nanny-share, as things are changing up a bit and we have 1 spot available coming this July! Our dear nanny Solstice lovingly cares for four children (presently 3 at a time) in her clean and creative home. Below are some words from Ms. Sol, but as a mother who's been lucky to have Solstice care for our son since he was 5 months old (he is now 26 months), I would like to share how wonderful Solstice's care is. Her approach is informal/relaxed while also very interactive, educational, and highly individualized. She listens to the needs of each family and works with parents to enhance whatever routine/lessons/needs each child has so there is continuity between home and childcare. She is very flexible (so helpful!) while maintaining the utmost integrity and dependability in schedules. She has created a wonderful space in her home, and her care feels more like a fun auntie's home than a traditional daycare. She speaks predominantly Spanish to the kids presently, but this is flexible as well! Her rates are also very competitive at $8.50/hour. 

Presently, we are looking for one child to join for 1-2 days/week. Available days are M, T,  & Friday afternoons. Solstice is also available for date nights and weekends, so she really is such an incredible support on so many levels. Our little family, and all current families, cannot recommend her enough! We hope to meet your little one(s) soon! 

Please contact: 

Solstice Barba: (415) 377-2711   toujourshadow@gmail.com
If you are interested, Solstice can provide all current family contact info for stellar references. 

A few words from Solstice: 

I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends as I have just said goodbye to an original team member of my nanny share. I offer a casual nanny share situation in my home and its dynamic is stellar. It both encompasses the advantages of a private nanny for your child while at the same time also reaping the benefits of peer play without the distractions of an overwhelmingly large group. The nanny share context is also very budget-friendly. I have been providing child care for over a decade now and my experiences range from private nanny to large summer camps, from nanny share to au pair, from my mom's daycare helper to home tutor and many more contexts in between. I care for children of all ages and I am available Monday and Tuesday from 8-5 and Fridays after noon. 

Currently, I care for 4 children under the age of 4 and no more than 4 children in one day since I work alone. My home has a fenced back yard with patio deck and myself, my partner and 2 kitties are its only residents. I currently provide Spanish immersion to the children whose parents wish me to do so. Child care is my true vocation and my fulfillment comes from making my little friends happy everyday. I have a personal approach of seeing each child as unique but all children grow from smiles so my daily duty is to have fun! I deeply believe having fun is vital to a child's positive growth. I keep fluid daily schedules that include open play, storytime, yoga, school time, choir practice, dance party, creative workshop, outside tumbling, promenades, baking class, and more. I believe this small group dynamic of intimate care with friendship and play from other children allows them to thrive and flourish with each other and with me too! I consider my approach an immersion of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia styles. My rate for full time families is 8.50$ an hour per child for two days and $9 an hour for one day. References may be given upon meeting. 

A little more about myself...I am from San Francisco! I'm a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in liberal arts. I am a devout yoga student and also teach kids yoga at my studio. I am an avid world traveler and yet its strange that my warmest comfort comes from being home :) I welcome any background checks and I get CPR certified annually, and of course, I am a non-smoker. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational French. There is no television in my home and the only entertainment apparatus we use is my record player for dance and music time. I have an excellent education and many other work experiences such as tutoring English as a second language and crisis counseling, but it's the little ones that make me smile each day when I go to work. I put the same high expectations on myself that I expect other families to put on me. Each child is unique and I am attentive to differences when they arise. It is a strength of mine to be creative when confronting a problem. Sometimes children get restless or frustrated with sharing, or have difficulty communicating their desires, or just don't want to eat their veggies! It's important to not execute anger or negative energy to solve these situations. Love, patience, and innovation will help children much faster and more positively then any frown or holler I believe. I actually grew up in a daycare and my mother was the owner. I am eternally grateful to her. Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting  you and your little one(s)!

 

Amanda
 
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Hi Mamas!
We are looking for temp PT childcare for our 11 month son on Tuesday & Thursdays - about 5 hours both days. If you are looking for a nanny share situation or know of any great sitters, please reach out. This could be a perfect situation for the summer!

We are expecting our 2nd little one in early November and I'll be home with the kids at that time.
e: colahoff@gmail.com

CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL IN NE PORTLAND NOW ENROLLING

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Global Friends Language School is now open and enrolling 2-5 year olds for the Summer and Fall!  

Our mission:
To provide a high quality learning environment that encourages children to be excited about learning and exploring the world around them and grow into confident, caring, and multilingual individuals with a love for culture, language, diversity, and service.

Our state-certified, home-based preschool/daycare offers a child-oriented, developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Our unique approach draws from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Language Immersion philosophies.  

Daily routines at Global Friends Language School motivate children to engage in many active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Throughout the day, children are free to choose from age-appropriate activities including art, music, language development, puzzles, math, science and nature, and dramatic play, helping them to develop self-esteem, independence, and problem-solving skills.

We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 to 5:30. Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, and grow with us!

Please contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool(at)gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to inquire or schedule a tour.  You can also find us on www.globalfriendslanguageschool.com to see more photos.

4505 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

June 27, 2017

The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 12th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood IMG_2079
programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. We share our gratitude for nature, love of the arts and deep respect for playful inquiry in a multitude of ways. The warm beautiful home environment was created to meet the needs of the young child. The children encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

Weekly visits from the yoga and music specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

We would love to meet you and your child, contact the director to set up a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations in the Portland Metro Area!

Our Live Science Butterfly Unit is Starting Soon! Enroll Today!

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Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio-Emilia inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery Is Now Enrolling!

June 26, 2017


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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of the young  child.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we are right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited as we keep our group small.  Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program, including tuition rates, will be provided via email at your request. 

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Green Tulip Peace & Nature School Fall 2017 Open House!!

 ~ Portland's Only Free~Flowing School!
 
Who We Are:
The Green Tulip Peace and Nature School believes that children need independence and autonomy. We know that preschoolers are capable of making decisions that will impact how they learn and approach education in the future. We are a school that focuses less on academic achievements and more on whole self-development. We understand that nature and the outdoors are essential components to a happy, fulfilling childhood and are the foundation for self-awareness and self-esteem. We have seen first-hand the benefits of our work and have had great success in transforming how our children experience learning. The free flow environment has proven extremely effective in reducing stress and anxiety in children, especially children who fall on the Autism spectrum, struggle with social or general Anxiety, and children with ADHD. 
 
Our indoor/outdoor classrooms are carefully designed to provide a peaceful and safe learning space which allows the children freedom to explore knowing that their needs will be met. By doing so, our environment transforms to one less about classroom management and more about facilitating ideas and fostering creativity. It is a form play therapy that allows the children to learn at their own pace and work through challenges naturally, and over the years we’ve received numerous referrals by occupational therapists who saw the benefits of our work.
Our hope is to build connections, encourage awareness, and model acceptance.
 
We look forward to many happy years of working together and watching our children grow.
 
Philosophy & Approach:
Holistic education is based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to spiritual values such as compassion and peace. Holistic education aims to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning. This is done, not through an academic “curriculum” that condenses the world into instructional packages, but through direct engagement with the environment. Holistic education nurtures a sense of wonder.
 
What your child will experience at the Green Tulip:
The natural world as their classroom. Our outdoor classroom is set to accommodate most weather so children can be free to move about and learn in the environment the meets their needs.The outdoors is always accessible for learning, exploring, playing, or tending to our plants and animals. 
 
An outdoor classroom full of opportunities to learn including but not limited to an outdoor art station, library, sandbox, fairy garden, chicken coop, a dig pit, garden, climbing structures and more!
 
 A positive happy environment where curiosity is encouraged and nurtured.
 
 We naturally will introduce your child to delicious and nutritious foods. We serve organic, locally grown and sometimes even fruits and vegetables we grew ourselves. We believe that CLEAN preservative-free food is an essential for wellness, and cook from scratch whenever possible. 
    
Life Skills- Cooperation, relationship building, and working through emotions.
 
 A Sense of  Community
 
Independent and Free Play
 
 A Culture of  Peace; We will model and discuss peace often and will work very hard to spread it around.
 
Our goal is to create an environment that intrigues but does not overwhelm or over-stimulate the children. We offer an environment that is safe, healthy, comforting and free from chemicals. 


For more information or to RSVP to our open house, please email us at Greentulippreschool@gmail.com or visit our website at www.greentulipschool.com
 
Thank you and may you have a day filled with peace and joy!
 
 

Experienced, Respectful Nanny Available!

Hello! I am an experienced nanny searching for a new position, beginning this month! I am looking for a contract lasting June through sometime in November when I am due with my own little one.  I have worked as a fulltime professional nanny since June 2013, and my partner and I just moved to Portland from Seattle this month.  While I am sad to have left all of my beloved nanny families in Seattle, I am excited to connect with some wonderful Portland families!

My childcare philosophy draws from RIE, Montessori, and attachment/gentle parenting. I've primarily worked with toddlers and infants, and I am continually amazed by their curiosity, compassion, intelligence, and energetic awareness. I believe in treating children with respect, honoring their innate wisdom, and doing my own internal work so that I can be the most compassionate and loving caregiver possible. I m a big believer in natural and unassisted motor development, supporting independent play, teaching consent early, giving children the space to figure things out on their own (you won t see me demonstrating how to use a toy!), involving even young children in daily tasks around the house such as cooking and cleaning, and holding supportive emotional containers for big toddler emotions. I am familiar with Montessori philosophies, Waldorf pedagogy, RIE tenants, baby led weaning, babywearing, cloth diapering, elimination communication, gentle sleep training, co-sleeping, extended breastfeeding, and alternative pediatric medicine. I also work as a birth and postpartum doula, although I am not taking birth clients at this time. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmly, 

Esmé

es.whrit@gmail.com

P.S. I would like to stay in Portland proper during this time!