WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS!

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Four Portland Locations

Coming to Wilsonville in 2016

503.575.5654

http://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."

 

 

Join the Friendly House Preschool Community in NW Portland!

July 28, 2016

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Friendly House Preschool has been a beloved part of the NW neighborhood community since 1940.  We hope that your family joins the Friendly House legacy!
We are NOW OPEN for registration for the 2016-17 school year for half-day morning classes (8-11:30); 3- and 4-day options available! 
Friendly House preschool offers a play-based curriculum for 3-5-year-olds, focused on kindergarten readiness and social-emotional learning.  Our welcoming learning environment includes a gym, garden, and playground.  We serve a nutritious breakfast and snack daily and offer parent-teacher conferences, family socials, developmental screenings, and referrals for additional services, as needed.
For more information: Visit friendlyhouseinc.org/preschool
To request a tour, please call 503-228-4391.  We look forward to hearing from you!
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Hawthorne Family Playschool Cooperative Now Enrolling

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Who we are:

Hawthorne Family Playschool is an exceptional mixed-age (3-5), play-based, cooperative preschool fostering self-awareness, relationships with others, and connections to the natural world.

Our teacher, Susan Eisman, draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling, and peace activism. Susan completed her masters coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990. She partners with deeply invested parents to provide a nurturing learning community in which children and families thrive.

Wheel-Group-smooth-enlarged Children are eager, capable players who learn with zest in stimulating and affirming environments. They are competent problem solvers when given support. Children find deep satisfaction in following their interests, building relationships, and making friends.

Children learn best when they are connected to nature. We provide natural materials inside and outside the classroom and help children to become good stewards of the earth. HFP is certified as an Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) provider by the Oregon Environmental Council. Our play yard is also recognized by The Audubon Society of Portland as a Certified Backyard Habitat.

We believe participating in a parent-run cooperative is deeply rewarding for the children, their families, and the teacher alike.

Web: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Contact and tours: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org/contact-hfp/

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW

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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/

 

 

Looking for Part Time Nanny Share

July 26, 2016

The time has come for Mama to return to work, and we are looking for a nanny share to help care for our 11 month old son.

Days can be anywhere from 1 to 2.5 days a week. Most likely we will need childcare on Mondays and half of the day on Tuesdays.

This is our first child and we are looking for a fun, energetic, loving person to help care for him.  Ideally there is a family out there in SW Portland looking for something similar or would be willing to let us join them in their current situation to help reduce cost.

Please e-mail Danielle at danieller.coughlin@gmail.com if you are a nanny or family that will fit in with our schedule.

We would like to start as soon as August 15th.

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - AUGUST TUITION SPECIAL!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven locations throughout the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence

Contact us by July 31st to learn about our Hot August Tuition Special!  We look forward to building a future with your family!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.   

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BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHNS

July 25, 2016

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Clairvetta's nannyshare has an opening for 2, 3 or 4 days of care per week on M-Th.  I am located in North Portland not far from St Johns Bridge.  I care for a small group of 3 babies or sometimes just 2 babies from my home. Would love for a baby that is anywhere from 2 mths- 10 mths to join us. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  I can be flexible with early drop off time being 7:30 if needed. I am closed on Friday. The spots are available in August &  September.
 
*Breast milk friendly  *Cloth diaper friendly  * Random updates for parents(text) * Walks in the neighborhood when the weather and schedule permits * "Get to know visit" before baby starts care *Date nights for parents offered by me *Baby signing.
 
I have over 15 years+ experience as a nanny. 
 
References are available to you.
 
Email nanny_clair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in learning more about rates & to schedule a visit. Please leave a contact number & email address to be reached.
 
Cheers!

Professional & Experienced Nanny

Tiffany has been a nanny for our family for over four years now and our youngest is now moving on to preschool and I am committed to helping this truly remarkable young woman find another family to work for.    

About Tiffany:  Tiff
Tiffany is a professionally trained nanny, having graduated from NW Nannies Institute in Portland, with ten years experience with infants, toddlers, multiples, and nanny shares.  She is infant & child first aid and CPR certified.  Being a nanny is not just an after-college job, it is her profession.  

 She is endlessly patient and I've never once seen her frustrated or flustered.   She is full of love and connects incredibly well with children, actively playing with them, making trips to the park, and singing songs and playing games.  She is professional and responsible.  

I can't recommend her highly enough.  

Pay: I'm also committed to helping Tiffany find a job that pays her a living wage since this is her profession and she needs to be able to pay for her own health insurance, pay taxes, etc. Her rate per hour for a full time, 50 hour week is $22 per hour.    She is really flexible in helping families afford that.  She will care for multiple children at that rate--up to 2 infants and 4 toddlers or adding in an older child after school (all of which she has done while in our employment and I can attest to the fact that she is brilliant at it) AND, she can do what she did for our family which is work 3 days for one group of families and 2 days for another, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested in part-time OR full-time; I know she'll try to make it work.   And I will happily train you on how to withhold taxes, etc so you don't have to stress about that!

You can contact me at amandamortlock [@] gmail.com to learn more or get in touch with Tiffany.  Tiffany has a full website with reviews from families she's worked with at www.tiffanybreunig.com. 

 

ChildRoots Center for Young Children is Now Enrolling for Preschool!

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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 value curiosity and creativity. 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're inspired by scientific inquiry, natural and open-ended materials, messy mud puddles, big movements and loud voices, and the question "why?". Through open dialogue and experimentation, our teachers observe, research, and guide children's discovery of the world around them. We are currently enrolling preschoolers for the 2016 - 2017 school  year at our Northwest, Southeast, and Fremont locations! Take a look at our website, and call or email us for more information or to schedule a tour. 

t: (503) 235-1151

e: enrollment@childroots.com

MONTAVILLA IN-HOUSE DAYCARE WITH AVAILABILITY

Hello, I  am a daycare provider with over 20 years of experience.  I am conveniently located in the SE Portland/Montavilla neighborhood near Burnside and 80th Ave.  I have availability, Monday-Friday, Full Time. Open to discussing part-time care as well.    Very reasonable rates.   Please call Sandie for more information.  503-256-5760

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - AUGUST SPECIAL!

July 22, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence

Contact us TODAY to learn about our Hot August Special! We look forward to building a future with your family!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.   13735743_10153669636221641_1328287860732586485_o (1)

Eastside Family Cooperative Open House 8/2

July 21, 2016

You’re invited to see what Co-op is all about at...
 
Info Night at Eastside Family Cooperative
 
Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:00-7:00
Waverly Church basement - 3300 SE Woodward St.
 
 
-Learn more about co-op and see if it’s a good fit for your family
-Meet the board members
-Tour the space
-Get questions answered
-Schedule a visit
-Enjoy some cookies
 
*Since we’ll be presenting some great information and answering questions in the most efficient way possible, we ask that this be a parents-only event. We will aim to have the evening wrapped up by 7, but if you need to be home for kid-bedtime, please feel free to leave early.
 
 
Brought to you by the EFC Executive Committee
membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org
 

Seeking Part Time Nanny - SE Portland (Richmond)

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Hi There!  We are searching for a long term nanny to help us care for our 18 month old.  We typically have someone work with us part time, from 9-2pm 4 days a week.  We can be somewhat flexible with these hours to work with you if you need to accommodate another job or other responsibilities.  We are also open to discussing having someone with us 3 or 5 days a week; we can be flexible for the right person.

The key attributes we seek are someone loving and enthusiastic about toddlers, a non-smoker with own transportation and willingness to commit to staying with us long term.  We value outside play, crafts, fun adventures, etc.   Both parents work from the home and we have a cat.  

We are laid back people and will look forward to incorporating you into our family life.  We are the kind of people who will buy your favorite foods for you and make sure you have adequate time off and will treat you with respect and affection.  In return, we ask for someone to be devoted to our son, responsible,  on time and willing to commit to working with us long term.  We know your time is valuable and will never cancel on your without notice.  We will guarantee your hours for the week, so if something comes up and we don't need you we will still pay you for your time.  We will ask for very light housework related to childcare - picking up toys, cleaning up after crafts and making meals... that kind of thing.  

Please reach out to nlarace@gmail.com if you are interested in working with us.  

Thanks, 

Nicole, Byron & Lucien.  (Lucien is the cutie in the photo, hanging out in our backyard garden.) 

 

Opening at Rowanberry School for upcoming school year

July 20, 2016

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool for eight children ages 3-6. We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the natural world, and informed by over two decades of experience learning alongside young children.

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 11th year of operation.

We have one remaining opening for the current school year. All eight children will attend school together from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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For more information about Rowanberry School, or to arrange a tour, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at:

rowanberryschool@mac.com or (503) 750-7607

Thank you!

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Looking for Nanny or Nanny Share

July 19, 2016

We are a professional couple looking for a nanny or nanny share to begin August 29 for 3 days/week (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday). For a share we are flexible with the location and age of other child(ren). Our smiley 6 month old son needs a caretaker that has energy, patience, and love to give. We are very hands on while also encouraging independence, expose him to many people and experiences, and are environmentally conscious. The ideal candidate enjoys "conversing" with infants, taking walks, reading books, and engaging in interactive songs. If you are experienced with infants, responsible, and organized we would like to meet you and see if you are a good fit!

Please contact Erin at erinpcalkins at gmail dot com. We will negotiate fair pay based on experience.

 

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - ENROLLING FOR SUMMER!

13627154_10153638985881641_3127024168802891434_nCreative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence

Our Summer Program is in full swing and we are so excited for the learning opportunities and activities still coming up for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for the first three months!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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FT Nanny Needed for Happy & Sweet Toddler Girl (Inner SE Portland)

We are looking for an experienced and reliable nanny for our daughter who will turn 2 in October. Our home is located in the Buckman neighborhood in SE Portland. We are an active family with no pets, no smoking. We encourage reading/music and have a no screen policy for our daughter, who is a very smiley and outgoing. Our daughter enjoys going to music class, the zoo, etc. We are looking for someone who is reliable, patient, experienced, proactively plans activities and has their own transportation. Spanish speaking is a plus, but not required.

This is a full-time position starting mid-August. Our preferred schedule is Mon-Fri 8-5pm, but we have some flexibility in the hours. Compensation will depend on experience. Please contact kateandterry2014@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mighty Oaks Preschool has two 4 day spaces!

July 18, 2016

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Mighty Oaks has two 4 day spaces coming available in August! We have four boys and one lady. We're hoping to have two more ladies join us to balance the energy.


Mighty Oaks is beginning its 5th school year in the Grant Park neighborhood. At Mighty Oaks, children engage in a student-interest led, play-based curriculum which encourages creativity, independence, and problem solving strategies while incorporating academic skills. The curricular inspiration comes from a variety of constructivist theorists including Maria Montessori and John Dewey. Mighty Oaks believes that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.


At Mighty Oaks students have the opportunity to create art, engage in dramatic play, get dirty, get inspired, discover favorite books, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together. Children have the opportunity to explore their natural environment on nature walks, digging in the organic garden beds, and interacting with the school’s three chickens; Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose. A typical day at Mighty Oaks follows a predictable daily rhythm which serves as a guide so that students benefit from the stability of a schedule while maintaining the flexibility necessary to thrive with a play and discovery-based curriculum.


Mighty Oaks’ Founder & Director, Brittany Smith, is a licensed teacher with over a decade of experience working with young children, as well as a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education. Smith is passionate about providing quality education to a diverse population of learners and learning styles.

As a non-profit, Mighty Oaks has the opportunity to delve more deeply into supporting the community and the whole family unit. Smith has cultivated a number of relationships in the community that help to refine and focus Mighty Oaks’ holistic educational and familial support goals. In addition to Smith, the Mighty Oaks board of directors includes: David Cannon, an AMI certified Montessori school teacher/director and owner of Montessori Children’s House; Ann Summers, a Reading and Math Intervention Specialist, who serves on a committee to advise the Department of Education on measuring school readiness for preschool and kindergarten students; Amanda Fitzpatrick, a SE mother of twins currently attending Mighty Oaks, who is a graduate student studying family health and family systems; Tara Carmichael, a NE Portland mother of a Mighty Oaks alum with a wealth knowledge and experience in art education and working with diverse populations. Additionally, Smith collaborates with local elementary school teachers to ensure that Mighty Oaks offers a nurturing, developmentally appropriate, educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning.

For more information visit our website: www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MightyOaksPreschool

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SE // Seeking Richmond Neighborhood Nanny Share

We are seeking another local family to share a nanny starting in late August.

Who we are:
Early thirties progressive parents who value the outdoors, healthy living and a good sense of humor. We just had our first baby , Alex, who will be 3 months old when both of his parents go back to work full-time.

Who you are:
A like-minded local family looking to share a nanny starting in late summer/early fall for your infant . Steady income and responsiveness via phone/email.

What the share involves:
We are looking for a nanny Monday-Thursday. Location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. The share would start in or around August 29th.

If you are interested, please email me at mollyishkanian@gmail.com to discuss further. Thank you!

Enrollment Openings at Stumptown Kids Preschool

July 15, 2016

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Stumptown Kids is a play-based, Reggio-inspired preschool for children ages 3-5, located in the South Tabor neighborhood.  Our program emphasizes exploration, the arts, and developing social skills - such as problem solving, conflict resolution, and peer cooperation - that provide students with the foundation for a successful experience in kindergarten.  We are proud to be a QRIS Star Three Approved Program. Our aim is to foster a sense of community among students, teachers, and parents. We also engage in community-based programs each month through field trips or by inviting local performers, yoga instructors, and groups to our school for enrichment programs.

Stumptown Kids offers a full day program that runs from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm.  Our calendar loosely follows that of Portland Public Schools. Tuition rates are:

  • Five full days per week: $950 per month
  • Four full days per week: $800 per month
  • Three full days per week: $650 per month
  • Two full days per week: $500 per month

Visit our website - www.stumptownkids.com - for more information and contact Jennifer at 503-957-4593 and StumptownKids@yahoo.com with any questions or to schedule a tour.

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CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Our Summer Program is in full swing and are so excited for the learning opportunities and activities still coming up for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for the first three months!! 
 
Locations:


Tualatin School (new school!)

Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 



Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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one spot left in home daycare/nanny share in foster/powell

July 12, 2016

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 August! Our dear nanny Solstice lovingly cares for five 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 15 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/hour.

Presently, we are looking one child to join for 3-4 days/week. Available days are M, T,  & Fridays. 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 at four one five 3 77 27 one one or toujourshadow at g mail
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 say goodbye to my little buddies who are soon graduating from my care. 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 all week days minus Wednesday and not after 5:30.

 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$ an hour per child. 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 some of you and your little one(s)!


Amanda

 

AlderWood Preschool Openings!

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AlderWood Preschool is a small, play-based program in the Roseway neighborhood of NE Portland. We focus on building a strong sense of self, respectful and effective social skills, as well as the core academics needed for elementary school. We offer scholarships and sliding scale pricing for low income families. Please check out our website for more information:
alderwoodpreschool.com

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Our Summer Program is in full swing and are so excited for the learning opportunities and activities still coming up for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for first three months!! 
 
Locations:

Tualatin School (new school!)

Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 



Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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Sweet Day Community School Now Enrolling for Fall

July 08, 2016

Sweet Day Community School is a State Certified Child Care located in a beautiful, converted home near Clinton Park in the Richmond Neighborhood of SE Portland. We offer a play-based, developmentally-appropriate curriculum, rich in creative arts, and exploration of the natural world. 

We're open year round, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 to 5:30. Please visit our website to learn more and to schedule a visit! www.sweetdayschool.com

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Toddler Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

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

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

July 07, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

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We are preparing for our 2016 Summer Program and are excited for all of the fun and exciting learning opportunities and activities ahead for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for first three months!! 

Locations:

Tualatin School (new school!)

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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Infant Space Available August 1st

July 04, 2016

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We have one space opening up August 1st for an infant six weeks to walking...

Three, Four, and Five Day schedules available between 7:45am and 4:15pm. Accepting DHS and financial aid to committed and qualifying families.  


Manos Unidas Montessori is located in Southeast Portland in the Lents neighborhood, conveniently accessed via Foster, Woodstock, Lents MAX station and I-205.  We offer a stimulating and loving environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in eco-conscious and low-impact environments encouraging healthy choices and peacemaking skills for children. 

Read more about our programs here-

manosunidasmontessori.org

Multnomah Village PT Nanny July

My family is visiting beautiful Portland for the month of July, and we are looking for a part time nanny for our 15 month old daughter.  We will be working from home, and would like someone to play with her and take her to the park behind our house.  We are seeking someone available during the daytime about 20 hours a week, but we're flexible about exactly what these hours would be. 

Please contact me at courtneykneupper@earthlink.net

I look forward to hearing from you!  Thank you!

-C

NE - Seeking Nanny for 2 Infants

July 01, 2016

We are two professional couples in inner Northeast Portland in the Sabin/Beaumont neighborhoods looking for a caring, responsible, and experienced nanny to care for our two young infants (both three months old) for a nanny share. We are looking for a caregiver to start part time in July, 2 days a week, with a gradual increase to full time 4-5 days a week in September. Both children will be 3 months in July. If interested please contact Erin ebrasell@gmail.com

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

June 30, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

We are preparing for our 2016 Summer Program and are excited for all of the fun and exciting learning opportunities and activities ahead for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for first three months!! 

Locations:

Tualatin School (new school!)

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 


Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

 

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Peace Tree School, a Montessori preschool in NE Portland, is enrolling for Fall 2016!

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We are a Montessori preschool community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. Each child learns at their own pace and has the opportunity to engage with materials that open up the world of math, language, science, geography and more. We encourage play, exploration and discovery! We offer many enrichment activities such as sensorial art exploration, music lessons (rhythm, ukulele, keyboard), weekly yoga classes, field trips and opportunities for cooking a IMG_8556nd food preparation. We believe that early childhood education is a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 2.5 years to 5 years old. You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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Looking For Family To Share Amazing Nanny In Overlook/N/NE Pdx

June 28, 2016

Hi!  We have an incredible bilingual nanny, Kelly, who we would like to share with one or 2 other families (max 2 more little ones).  She has been with our 22 month old daughter since she was only 8 weeks old and is very trustworthy, speaks only in Spanish to her, and fills every day with fun activities.  Kelly also seems to have magical powers when it comes to getting little ones down for their naps.

We would ideally like to find one or 2 more little ones around the same age as our girl and families who wouldn't mind dropping their littles off at our house in Overlook.  The days/hours we use Kelly currently are M, Tu 9:15-6:30, W 9:15-5:30, F 9:15-6:30 and we're open to sharing a portion of that or all of those hours if it happens to work with your schedule.  For the shared hours each family pays $13 per hour and if you need Kelly for any alone hours it's $15.

Email me, andreaneal99@yahoo.com, or call, 714-883-5792, if you think this could be a good fit or have any questions.

Thanks,

Andrea

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

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Enrolling for summer camp and fall.

 The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th 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.Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children 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.

At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 2 1/2 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

Broadway Children's Center

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. You will enjoy saving money without compromising on quality.  6 spaces available!

Visit our website today for more information www.bccportland.com

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Nanny Mo's Child Care - North Portland

June 26, 2016

I have two openings for my in-home child care starting in July.  I have over 18 years of child care experience including 13 years as a certified professional nanny and 5 years as an in-home child care provider.  I maintain a positive, enriching family environment was a lot of personal attention.  I have a small number of children, only 3 to 4 at a time, so they learn to see each other as fields more than classmates as they would in a large center.  I have a structured schedule and age appropriate activities.  I look forward to hearing from you!  you can email me at shymon@msn.com or call (503) 892-2735 P6170056 P6170058 P6110059



 

Sugar Pine In Home Childcare, Openings in our Toddler and Preschool Programs

June 25, 2016

 Now enrolling children to join our toddler / younger Preschool group!!!

Please call or email to set up a tour, request our informational Parent Packet and inquire about rates and more!

Sugar Pine is a certified in home childcare that provides a relaxed, warm, and cooperative environment for children to learn and grow comfortably. Our dynamic, family-style program is committed to the wellbeing of our children, their values and their aspirations. We feel that during these early stages of development, it is the pivotal time in which children begin to naturally build self-understanding. By cultivating their state of mind and feelings of competence, Sugar Pine encourages children to feel free to establish personal qualities, traits and characteristics of themselves and others.

Our valuable blend of child-centered teaching methods, including progressive and contemporary, are built to nourish every child’s growth of independence, self-esteem and confidence. While our children explore an interactive realm of academics, we introduce a gentle, hands-on curriculum that channels their innate curiosity about the world. We strive to influence the pure wonder of life, through problem-solving, critical thinking and creative expression. Our age-based environment creates opportunity for children to build positive connections and relationships with their peers as they continue on the path towards Kindergarten. Our group of educational mentors incorporate their eclectic talents, such as Spanish, sign language, exquisite imagination and more into children's daily experiences here at Sugar Pine.

We have a large, beautiful outdoor area where the children are free to explore safely with the privacy of a beautiful wall of arbor vitas. Sugar Pine supports our community agriculture markets and farms as well as participates in local food trades, such as eggs! We are eco-friendly and use all natural supplies throughout the home. The children of Sugar Pine grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables in our gardens, that we serve in our well balanced, organic and additive free meals. We encourage early potty training with the practices of Elimination Communication with all infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Cloth diapers and underwear are provide for the children to wear throughout the day as well as diapers to go home in.

 

We currently have openings Monday through Friday for children ages 2 through 4 to join Sugar Pine’s Toddler/Preschool program. (Sugar Pine cares for children as young as 6 weeks, but is currently holding care for all children 24 months and older. We will begin enrolling infants and toddlers again this fall.) Please still take the time to visit us.

 

Please check out our Facebook Page!

https://www.facebook.com/SugarPineDayCare/?ref=bookmarks

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Sarah Herbelin
Sugar Pine Childcare
Owner / Director

sugarpineinfo@gmail.com

503-419-8546

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Toddler Montessori Program enrolling for Fall 2016

June 24, 2016

The Earth Tortoise School is a close-knit community of infants and toddlers from 3 months to 3 years old and their families located in the Parkrose neighborhood just off I-205 and 84. Our school was founded on the belief that these first years of life are the most important and that the relationships formed and experiences shared during these first 3 years lay the foundation for the rest of our lives.

We see this time as one for free exploration and developing a sense of self. Infants are just learning about their own bodies and developing the abilities they will need for all later learning. Toddlers are coming into their own. They are learning their place in the world, developing and refining their skills, and asserting their independence. The classroom is the children's space - child-sized, beautiful, and completely accessible to their need for doing things on their own. It is a peaceful place that gives them the chance to choose what they want to work on within a routine that is predictable and limits that help them feel secure. Learning develops the whole child - physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. There are no "right" answers but only more exciting questions. And we love to share their enthusiasm with them in an attitude of acceptance, patience, and love.

Our curriculum includes Practical Life materials which allow children to develop gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination at their own pace and gain the self-confidence to become self-motivated learners, Sensorial materials which introduce a beautiful world that is stimulating but not overwhelming, and an environment rich in language, songs, and art. We spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the dappled shade of our large trees, finding insects under rocks, digging and planting in our vegetable garden. Appreciating the natural world and diverse cultures, yoga, cooking, music and dancing, laughter and hugs are a huge part of each day.

 Community is very important to us. We hope to create a place for families that feels like an extension of their home, a network of support that begins during pregnancy and extends out until your child is ready to move out into the larger world.

We currently have an opening for the upcoming fall. If you would like more information please visit our website - www.theearthtortoiseschool.com- or email us for a Parent Handbook and to schedule a visit -theearthtortoiseschool@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting your family!

CMLC Happy Valley! - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

Creative Minds Learning Centers - Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall!

Our Happy Valley School is now enrolling in our Jr. Toddler, Toddler, and Preschool Programs! Enroll today and receive our Summer Special of 50% off the Registration Fee and 5% off the first three months of enrollment

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

All Locations:

Tualatin School 

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

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Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

Seeking Part-Time Nanny For 2 Kids (newborn and 2 yrs) SW Portland. Start date October/November

June 23, 2016

Hello Urban Mamas! We are a loving family of two working parents, a 2 year old daughter and baby boy due in early August. Due to somewhat irregular upcoming work schedule changes, we are seeking part time nanny/babysitter coverage at our home for both children most likely 7 AM-6PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every other month, to begin in late October/early November. Additionally, we would likely want to commit to at least one additional day on the months in between in order to establish some schedule consistency for us both. We live in a large private home in the Hillsdale neighborhood of SW Portland, close to many parks, great walking and hiking trails and on a quiet, friendly residential street.

We are a warm family with a very friendly and loving Newfoundland dog and cat. We have a fenced in backyard, children's play room, nursery and toddler room, all stocked with plenty of toys and books. We'd be interested in having our children exposed to the outdoors, arts and crafts, reading books, listening to music, dancing and most of all doing so with a friendly, fun, caring and thoughtful nanny/babysitter.

Please contact Adam via email at abranf@gmail.com or phone at 617.447.3512 if you're interested or wish to ask any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Adam and Family

Childcare SE Portland/Montivilla Neighborhood

June 20, 2016

Openings available for full time and part times child card in SE Portland. Close to Burnside and 82nd in the Montavilla neighborhood. Over 20 years of experience. Very reasonable rates. Please contact Sandie for more information and details on rate. (503) 256-5760

Seeking Family to partner with for FT or PT Spanish Speaking Nanny Share - Sept 2016

June 17, 2016

Hi!

We are looking for a family to partner with for a FT Spanish Speaking Nanny Share, starting in Sept 2016. Our daughter is currently 3 months and will be 6 months when we will need FT care (hours approx 8-5, M-F). We are also open to sharing PT, and sharing the hosting. We are raising her to be bi-lingual (Spanish and English), and step one is immersion! I am currently interviewing some great prospective nanny candidates, happy to co-interview.

Our home is located in South Tabor, in SE PDX. We are a family of 3 with two small dogs, and we value food, education and travel.

If this sounds interesting to you, please send me an email at: sofiavictoriarouth@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

 

Olive Branch School Montessori Now Accepting Enrollment

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Now Accepting enrollment for 2016, ages 2.5 years -4 years (must be self-toileting). Can start as soon as August, spaces available for Sept 2016.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old, and their families. IMG_0871Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop. Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413, 6:1 ratio, vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym on premises, gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child.

To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend class Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($650 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm attendance ($900 monthly).


Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state. 10989448_1680950978794788_1344473423237212933_o


Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com

 

Free Family Friendly Vegan 4th of July BBQ - event details at facebook.com/olivebranchschool

Seeking PT Nanny or Nanny Share N Portland/Overlook

June 16, 2016

Hi!

We are looking for very part-time nanny care for our 6-month old baby.  We would also be welcome to the idea of joining a nanny share.  Ideal days would be Mondays and Fridays for 6 - 8 hours each day.  We're looking for a qualified and experienced nanny.  Plus for German speakers as we're raising our baby bi-lingual!  Please e-mail erinzok@gmail.com with a resume if you're interested.  We're looking to pay $15/hour.  Thank you!!  Erin, Henk & Anouk

 

Creative Minds Learning Centers - Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

We are preparing for our 2016 Summer Program and are excited for all of the fun and exciting learning opportunities and activities ahead for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for first three months!! 

Locations:

Tualatin School (new school!)

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 


Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

 

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Garden Home Montessori School

June 14, 2016

We are currently enrolling at our home-based Montessori inspired school for ages 3-6 years, located in SE PDX. 

We provide a Montessori and Garden education for both hearing and deaf children.

Our program includes: 

Gardening        Music

Cooking            Excursions

Art                    ASL Program

 

Our program hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

Also offering:

            Morning care: 7:30am-8:30am

                   Aftercare: 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Check out our website for more information and pictures.

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com 

**Open House for parents this Saturday June 18th @ 10:00am-11:30am.**

Follow our website or Facebook page for updated event information as we will have more Open House events.  

Call/Text: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com 

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gardenhomemontessori

 

 

 

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS IN OUR INFANT/TODDLER CHILDCARE

June 13, 2016

MARTI'S PLACE, a Certified, home-based childcare specializing in infants and toddlers up to age three has two spots open immediately.  We are a small group with a small ratio of child/adult for the best care for your little one.  We are located in NE Portland in the Alameda neighborhood and offer either full time or partial week care.

We love the feel of a big family and are a play-based childcare. Being outside is really important to us, as well as a lot of book and music time.  Check out our website at martisplace.org and email me with any questions.  We would love to have you visit and offer group tours.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Marti

martisplace@gmail.com

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - SUMMER PROGRAM!

June 10, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

We are preparing for our 2016 Summer Program and are excited for all of the fun and exciting learning opportunities and activities ahead for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for first three months!! 

Locations:

Tualatin School (new school!)

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

 CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

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Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

June 08, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Seeking FT nanny for July/August in SE Portland

We recently found out that our child care can't take our 3 month old daughter until September and are looking for full time care for two months. We'd be happy to host a nanny or nanny share in our home or drop her someplace close by. About us: we're in the Sunnyside neighborhood and are a pretty easygoing, active family of four.

Kindly get in touch if you have any leads or are interested. Many thanks in advance!

Cheers, Laura

laura@alsenas.com