Open House at Creative Minds: Serving Infants through Private Kindergarten!

January 17, 2018

Creative Minds Learning Centers will be having an Open House on January 18th from 5:30-7pm at our Happy Valley and Tualatin Schools! All attendees will receive a 50% off registration coupon that can be used at any of our seven school locations. We are enrolling for a variety of ages depending on the location that you are interested in, so please give us a call or visit our Open House to learn more! 

Happy Valley Campus: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Tualatin Campus: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln. Tualatin, OR 97062

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Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly certified preschools and learning centers in Sellwood, Woodstock, Westmoreland, Gateway, Broadway, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. 

A typical day at Creative Minds includes an art project from our Reggio-inspired art program, circle time, play time, a story from the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts (for our Kindergarteners!), weekly Sign Language and Spanish, more play time, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We also are sure to include outdoor activities, and most classes spend time outside both in the morning and in the afternoon! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0
Email: info@mycmlc.com
www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

My Bundle of Joy specializes in the care of infants and toddlers! Apply now to get on our wait list!


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Locations in NE Portland and SW Portland

Call or Text 503.575.5654 

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

www.MyBundleofJoy.com

www.Facebook.com/MyBundleofJoyPDX

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." 


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Where curiosity is nurtured - Little Scholars Academy! Enrolling now for 2018

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

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

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444  Apply now to get on our wait list for spring and summer.

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

www.Facebook.com/LittleScholarsAcademyPDX  


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Open House at We Gather Together Preschool (NE Portland)

January 16, 2018

 

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Saturday, January 20th from 10a to 12p.

We invite you to come learn about our home based preschool program where children experience a Waldorf curriculum rich in singing, storytelling, creative play, painting, crafting, baking, gardening, and seasonal celebrations.

Enjoy a tour of our urban farm site, and meet the teachers.

RSVP Required:

Dena Lieberman • dena@gathertogetherpdx.com • (503) 789-9708

4907 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland, OR

Learn more at gathertogetherpdx.com

Open House at Creative Minds: January 18th 5:30-7pm!

January 12, 2018

Creative Minds Learning Centers will be having an Open House on January 18th from 5:30-7pm at our Happy Valley and Tualatin Schools! All attendees will receive a 50% off registration coupon that can be used at any of our seven school locations. We are enrolling for a variety of ages depending on the location that you are interested in, so please give us a call or visit our Open House to learn more! 

Happy Valley Campus: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Tualatin Campus: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln. Tualatin, OR 97062

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Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly certified preschools and learning centers in Sellwood, Woodstock, Westmoreland, Gateway, Broadway, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. 

A typical day at Creative Minds includes an art project from our Reggio-inspired art program, circle time, play time, a story from the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts (for our Kindergarteners!), weekly Sign Language and Spanish, more play time, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We also are sure to include outdoor activities, and most classes spend time outside both in the morning and in the afternoon! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0
Email: info@mycmlc.com
www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

PT SPANISH TODDLER DROP-OFF PLAYGROUP/ PRESCHOOL LIGHT (INNER SE)

January 11, 2018

We are looking for one more toddler to join our very small Spanish home-based toddler play group. Parents drop their kids off for a three hour morning of activities, led by our wonderful native Spanish speaking teacher. The teacher has been running the same ‘escuela’ for the last ten years.

The ‘escuela’ meets from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Wednesday and Friday mornings. There will be at least four, but no more than five, kids aged between 1.5 and 3 years old. The teacher speaks to the children almost exclusively in Spanish. Their day consists of outdoor play, arts and crafts, music and dancing, and parent packed snack and lunch times.

The weekly cost per child is $50 (plus a small contribution for art supplies). We host the playgroup in one of the family’s home near Mt Tabor/upper Hawthorne (near SE 50th/Salmon St).

Please call or email Sarah for more information at 541-805-2212 or Sarah dot Figliozzi at gmail.com. 

Thank you!

(reposted on January 11, 2018)

LIVE IN Nanny needed

Looking for a Live In Nanny for two kids, one is 2 years old and the other is 4 years old. Seeking someone with some experience and lookig for a long term commitment. Please call me at (626)533-6269 for more details! 

P/T Nanny Share Available in NE

January 10, 2018

Hello! I am a professional nanny working full-time for a wonderful family of four in NE (Killingsworth and 32nd Pl.) With toddler Bayleigh beginning preschool on M/W/F, we now have a spot available for one child to join me and baby Miller (11 months) 2-3 days/wk, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-4 (with the addition of Fridays from 8-4 if desired). We welcome a child of any age to join us for gentle, age appropriate play at the family home, where books, music, crafts, and nutritious food reign supreme! We get out to the parks, play areas, and libraries regularly, and use an intuitive, screen-free approach to safe, loving, silly care. We are a pretty laid-back group who love each other enormously and are looking for a warm family and adorable kiddo to join our crew.

As a nanny of 20 years with a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and a teaching background, I adore my role as an early educator and nanny, and like to balance my caregiving experience with the values of my employers. I’ve worked with multiples, infants, and lots of nanny shares. I’ll be conducting initial interviews and answering questions, so feel free to reach me at avlenahan@gmail.com. The joining rate for this share will be $13/hour and can begin as soon as we find a good fit! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

Drop-in or Regular Childcare by Certified Teacher with Master's Degree

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is a small in-home childcare run by a certified teacher with a master's degree in early childhood and special education and nine years experience as a public school teacher. 
  • We offer flexible or regular care with no commitment necessary. Just sign up online for an open slot, anywhere from one hour to a full day. While we accept children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, our current openings are generally for children ages 2 and above.
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

www.papercranelc.com
papercranelc@gmail.com
503-974-4181

Wildflowers Preschool Open House

January 08, 2018

Wildflowers Preschool will be holding and Open House on Thur, Jan 18th from 11-11:30.  We will be enrolling for Fall of 2018!  Our minimum requirements for preschool readiness are that your child is 3 years old and potty trained.  Please stop in if you'd like to have a tour of our school-children are welcome!

Wildflowers Preschool is a neighborhood preschool located in a comfortable home in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood.  The director and lead teacher, Heidi Donahue, has a Master's in Environmental Education and has created a curriculum that is a unique mix of Reggio Emilia, Montessori and Environmental Education.  All three approaches to early childhood education give children some control over the direction of their learning, highlight the importance of using all senses to learn and honor the endless range of ways children have to express themselves.  We provide an environment where children feel safe and part of a small community of families and teachers working together to meet the needs of each child.  We offer daily circle times, literacy lessons, music and movement, art activities and lots of exploration of the natural world.  We believe that children learn best when they are allowed to follow their natural curiosities about the world.

Any questions can be sent to Heidi Donahue at heidijandro@hotmail.com or feel free to call 503-774-1207.

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Before school care for 6 year old in Ladd's Addition SE Portland

January 05, 2018

We are looking for a part time nanny to help us with before school care for our 6 year old son.  Hours are 6:15am to 9am Monday, Thursday, and Friday.  Responsibilities include making sure he is ready for school and getting him to the elementary school at 8:45am for the start of school.  The school is 3 blocks from our home.  If interested, please contact me at josiehill@hotmail.com.   

Play-Based, Science, and Reggio-Inspired Art Program at Creative Minds

 Creative Minds Learning Centers will be having an Open House on January 18th from 5:30-7pm at our Happy Valley and Tualatin Schools! All attendees will receive a 50% off registration coupon that can be used at any of our seven school locations. We are enrolling for a variety of ages depending on the location that you are interested in, so please give us a call or visit our Open House to learn more! 

Happy Valley Campus: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Tualatin Campus: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln. Tualatin, OR 97062

Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly certified preschools and learning centers in Sellwood, Woodstock, Westmoreland, Gateway, Broadway, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. 

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A typical day at Creative Minds includes an art project from our Reggio-inspired art program, circle time, play time, a story from the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts (for our Kindergarteners!), weekly Sign Language and Spanish, more play time, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We also are sure to include outdoor activities, and most classes spend time outside both in the morning and in the afternoon! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0
Email: info@mycmlc.com
www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Friendly House Preschool

January 04, 2018

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Ongoing enrollment for ages 3–5 | Affordable, Sliding-scale Pricing

Friendly House has educated Portland’s children for generations, fostering values of community and lifelong learning.

  • Welcoming classrooms, a spacious gym, and an outdoor garden
  • Warm, loving, and experienced teachers.
  • Play-based curriculum, tailored to your child’s needs.
  • Nurturing, child-centered environment.
  • Homemade meals and snacks.

We’d love to show you our community–schedule a personal tour by calling (503) 228-4391
friendlyhouseinc.org/preschool

 

Creative Minds Now Enrolling In Tualatin and Happy Valley!

January 03, 2018

We are currently enrolling all ages! Give us a call to see our availability at a school near you. Visit our Open House at our Happy Valley or Tualatin Schools on January 18th from 5:30-7pm to answer any of your questions or and to get a tour of our school. 

Happy Valley: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Tualatin: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln. Tualatin, OR 97062

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Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly certified preschools and learning centers in Sellwood, Woodstock, Westmoreland, Gateway, Broadway, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. 

A typical day at Creative Minds includes an art project from our Reggio-inspired art program, circle time, play time, a story from the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts (for our Kindergarteners!), weekly Sign Language and Spanish, more play time, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We also are sure to include outdoor activities, and most classes spend time outside both in the morning and in the afternoon! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0
Email: info@mycmlc.com
www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Looking for explorer to join our playschool in Sellwood!

January 02, 2018

LSP PromoFour 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, beginning in January, will have room for one child to join us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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!

SEEKING PT NANNY FOR 5 MO TWINS (NE PORTLAND)

December 30, 2017

Hello!

Our family is seeking a part time nanny for our sweet and smiley 5 month old boy/girl twins beginning mid to late January (or a bit later for the right person). We are looking for a patient, dependable and cheerful caregiver to work two days a week; Wed/Thurs, Wed/Fri or Thurs/Fri, pending your availability.

You will need prior experience with infants (preferably multiple simultaneously), infant CPR and first aid training, clean background check and three stellar professional references. Light baby-related housekeeping (bottle washing, laundry, nursery tidying, etc.) is necessary, willingness to help with additional light housekeeping and meal prep, as time allows, would be fantastic.

My husband, daughter (7yr), twins (5mo), two cats and I live in inner NE Portland in the Sabin/Irvington neighborhood. Please contact me for further details. I look forward to hearing from you.

 Thank you,

Raena

 

Raenamm@gmail.com

 

Creative Minds Learning Centers now enrolling 3 months through 6 years!

December 28, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly certified preschools and learning centers in Sellwood, Woodstock, Westmoreland, Gateway, Broadway, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. 

A typical day at Creative Minds includes an art project from our Reggio-inspired art program, circle time, play time, a story from the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts (for our Kindergarteners!), weekly Sign Language and Spanish, more play time, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We also are sure to include outdoor activities, and most classes spend time outside both in the morning and in the afternoon! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

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We are currently enrolling part time and full time at our schools, though we encourage you to call soon because our programs are filling quickly due to our small class sizes and low student/teacher ratios. We accept DHS payments at our Gateway, Broadway, and Woodstock schools, and will accept DHS payments at our Happy Valley school starting in 2018! Call today to learn about our New Year Specials and what Creative Minds can offer your family. We look forward to building a future with your family! 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Seeking Awesome Nanny for Awesome Infant

December 26, 2017

Two moms in NE Portland (near Alberta) looking for an awesome, highly-recommended full-time nanny for our easy-going (so far), adorable son born on Halloween. 

The ideal nanny is trustworthy, reliable and responsible with solid experience caring for infants and a deep understanding for how to nurture their developmental needs. This person will engage our son through reading, play and providing a loving environment that supports our progressive values.

Light housekeeping, laundry and some meal prep is needed. Must be a non-smoker, certified in infant CPR and basic first aid, clean criminal background check and have three glowing references.

We are looking for full-time support, with slight scheduling variations every other week due to our work schedule.

Schedule 1: Monday Noon-6:00pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm, Friday 7:00am-Noon.

Schedule 2: Monday Noon-4:00pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs 7:00am-3:00pm, Friday 7:00am-Noon.

Times may change slightly and nanny will be paid for the hours listed, even if they aren’t needed.

Competitive hourly pay commensurate with experience. Start date February 12th, but can negotiate earlier start if needed. 

Qualified candidates should email Lisa at lisagoren@gmail.com

Grounded, Experienced and Reliable Infant Care Provider

December 24, 2017

Hello, my name is Faye. I am an experienced infant nanny and house manager, and am currently available for a new full time position. My way of life stems from a deep sense of compassion, love and creativity - which flows naturally into my work with new families and infants. I love working with infants because it gives me the opportunity to truly grow with the child, and to share in the nourishment inherent to connecting during such a precious stage of life. The number of birthing experiences I have been blessed to be a part of, as well as the number families that I have cared for long term - have provided my heart with a deep sense of belonging. My approach with little ones is to simply create and maintain a positive, peaceful, yet playful, environment where they can learn and be themselves! I have experience working with special needs and premature babies, as well as assisting with sleep training practices, baby food preparation and breastfeeding guidance.

I have been in domestic care for 11 years - including 5 years as a housekeeper, 2 years as a live-in nanny to a toddler, and 5 years as an infant nanny and birth assistant. I am also deeply invested in my yoga practice, and my studies - revolving around doula certification, dance, nutrition, psychology and alternative healing modalities. I embrace an attachment and reggio emilia approach to childcare. I can provide ample references, and I am available to being full time care on Tuesday, January 2nd.

hearthenroot@gmail.com

971-227-0472

 

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Creative Minds Learning Centers is Now Enrolling: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool

December 05, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly certified preschools and learning centers in Sellwood, Woodstock, Westmoreland, Gateway, Broadway, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. 

We are currently enrolling part time and full time at our schools, though we encourage you to call soon because our programs are filling quickly due to our small class sizes and low student/teacher ratios. We accept DHS payments at our Gateway, Broadway, and Woodstock schools. Call today to learn about our Holiday Specials and what Creative Minds can offer your family. We look forward to building a future with your family! 

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A typical day at Creative Minds includes an art project from our Reggio-inspired art program, circle time, play time, a story from the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts (for our Kindergarteners!), weekly Sign Language and Spanish, more play time, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We also are sure to include outdoor activities, and most classes spend time outside both in the morning and in the afternoon! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Opening for Toddler in Nanny Share - 12 hours/wk (Inner SE-Buckman)

December 04, 2017

Hi Portland families!

My name is Laurel and I have been working full-time as a nanny for 2 and a half years and have been providing childcare for nearly 20 years to children of all ages, ranging from newborn to adolescence. I recently started working in a nanny share and, unfortunately, one of the families wasn’t able to continue. The remaining child is 15 months with a friendly and easygoing temperament. Our current schedule is M-T 9:30-1:30 and Wednesday 10:30-2:30 but we have some flexibility here. The family would prefer to host the share at their home in the Buckman neighborhood. We are looking for a family with a child between 12 months to 2.5 years.

A bit more about me: I studied Family Studies and Human Development as an undergrad and Social Work (with a concentration in Children and Families) as a graduate student. I worked with at-risk children and families as a home visiting social worker before moving into the field of early childhood education where I worked as an educator in both a toddler and mixed age preschool classroom.

I believe that children learn through relationships, play and the ability to interact with a variety of materials and environments. I believe in the power of predictable routines, honest and clear communication, and firm and consistent boundaries. I offer children authentic choices and invite their active participation in the day’s routine whenever possible. I value and welcome the full range of children’s emotions while acknowledging that not all behaviors are acceptable. I closely follow the RIE philosophy as it is the most authentic and respectful childcare approach I have yet to discover.  

I'm CPR/First Aid certified, have a driver's license, a clean driving record and a safe car.

When I’m not working directly with children, I own a small consulting business where I design and organize children’s home play spaces. I like to spend my free time cooking, exploring the incredible wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest, practicing yoga, scouring secondhand stores and watching adventure films.

I'm reliable, experienced and I feel confident that I can provide respectful, responsive care for your child. Please let me know if you have any questions. I have plentiful, glowing references, which I would love to share with you if you’re interested. I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmly,

Laurel

laureljohnsonmsw@gmail.com

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Now Enrolling at ChildRoots

December 01, 2017

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ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland for families with young children ages six weeks to six years. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play; ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence.

We are currently enrolling!

Fremont Location:

  • We currently have one part-time (T/TH) opening for a toddler born between 9/1/2014 - 2/28/2015.
  • We currently have one part-time (T/TH) opening for a preschooler born between 9/1/2013-8/31/2014.

Southeast Location:

  • We currently have part-time and full-time openings for preschoolers born between 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013.

Northwest Location:

  • We currently have one part-time (M/W/F) opening for a preschooler born between  3/1/2014 - 8/31/2014.
  • We currently have one part-time (T/TH) opening for a preschooler born between 9/1/2013-8/31/2014.
  • We currently have part-time and full-time openings for preschoolers born between 9/1/2012-8/31/2013.

For more information, please visit our website, or get in touch via email or phone. We’d love to chat about enrollment options.

E: enrollment@childroots.com

P: (503) 235-1151

Seeking info for infant care

November 30, 2017

Hello Mamas,

I am due to have my first baby on April 5th, and am looking for a couple things in Portland.  First, I need to hire someone to come 15 hours/week from the beginning-12 weeks to help out at the house.  Then we are looking for a full time 'school' situation once we hit 12 weeks.  I'm on a waiting list at one place, but was hoping you have recommendations for others.  I live in SE (mt. tabor), and that would be our preferred area of care.  

Really appreciate any insight you can offer.  I can be reached at austintxsyd@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Sydney

 

Now Enrolling Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool. 7 Locations Near You!

November 28, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in Sellwood, Woodstock, Westmoreland, Gateway, Broadway, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We are currently enrolling most ages at our locations, though we encourage you to call soon because our programs are filling quickly due to our small class sizes and low student/teacher ratios.

We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

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We currently are enrolling for full and part time positions at our schools!  Our Broadway, Gateway, and Woodstock schools accept payments from DHS. 

Stop by our Open House at our Sellwood School on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-3pm! Your kiddo can build a snowflake ornament while you check out our beautiful facility! 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Flexible Drop-In Daycare by Teacher with a Master's Degree

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is a small in-home childcare run by a certified teacher with a master's degree in early childhood and special education and nine years experience as a public school teacher. 
  • We offer flexible or regular care with no commitment necessary. Just sign up online for an open slot, anywhere from one hour to a full day. While we accept children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, our current openings are generally for children ages 2 and above.
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

www.papercranelc.com
papercranelc@gmail.com
503-974-4181

 

Seeking part-time working mama interested in doing a childcare swap (N/NE portland)

November 27, 2017

Hello! I am a new mom of a 6 month old baby boy and I work 24 hours a week as an Occupational Therapist. I would LOVE to find another like minded mama who works part time on opposite days and would be interested in a long-term childcare swap situation. Ideally, I'd love to find a family who lives in North or Inner NE Portland, has 1 (maybe 2) young kiddos, and would be able to watch my cutie on T/F and one other weekday (the 3rd day is currently Monday but could be changed). I would watch the kids on the opposite weekdays and could do a weekend day to balance out the swap. Or we could do a nanny share for all the kids for one day a week and just swap 2 days.  I'm up for getting creative! I am very skilled at watching multiples and I would really love for my son to be cared for alongside other kids. Things we value in our family are loving and interactive care, being outdoors, music and other sensory stimulating play that is age appropriate, healthy eating, avoiding technology exposure (no screen-time) and avoiding exposure to strong fragrances/phthalates.  If this post strikes your fancy, please contact me at jessicagbarton@gmail.com. We currently have stable and loving care for our son and will only pursue a swap if we find the right family. 

Infant Care, North Portland (St Johns)

Greetings! I have one opening for 3 days of care per week(Mon, Tue, Wed) I care for a small group of 3 infants/wobblers from home located in St Johns, North Portland.  Total ratio 3:1. I have 20+ years experience. References are available to you. 20160726_095214
Hours are 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!

Creative Minds Is Now Enrolling! Take advantage of our specials before November 30th!

November 22, 2017

We are now enrolling for all ages at most of our schools! Please give us a call to learn about our enrollment specials before November 30th to take advantage of our enrollment specials! 

Creative Minds Learning Centers locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We are currently enrolling most ages at most locations, though call soon because our programs are filling quickly due to our low class sizes and ratios! We provide care and curriculum for infants as young as 3 months through Private Kindergarten (age 6). Our programs are specialized to the age group and developmental level of the children enrolled, and we employ professionally trained teachers with specialty in the age group that they work with. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Call today to see if your family can take advantage of our limited time enrollment specials! 

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We currently are enrolling for full and part time positions at our schools!  Our Broadway, Gateway, and Woodstock schools accept payments from DHS. 

Our goal is to enrich the 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 have been serving families in the Portland area since 1997! Come see what has kept us a high end provider for 20 years! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Spilt Milk Nannies Beaverton

November 20, 2017

Modern family life is hectic. We get it. Balancing work, family, and activities is a lot of work. Everyone needs a break from time to time. Now you can relax knowing you'll always have access to great sitters. Spilt Milk Nannies is a subscription service that recruits and maintains a community of babysitters so parents have free time when they need it.  We are here to offer peace of mind with flexible, book as you need care. Whether that be a date-night, weekend care, care for ever changing schedules, or a backup, we are here to help.

If you are interested in Spilt Milk and want to hear a little more about us, please send over an email or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nicolette Glad & Brittany White 

www.spiltmilknannies.com

beaverton@spiltmilknannies.com

(805)428-6711

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