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The Earth Tortoise School opening this fall

The Earth Tortoise School is opening this fall as an intimate home based early childhood program for children 18 months to 3 years old. We are currently located in the Gateway neighborhood of NE Portland but have plans to expand into a small infant, toddler and preschool program focusing on the Montavilla/Mt. tabor community within the next year.

Our program focuses on building children's self-esteem by developing independence through practical life activities. By creating a child-sized environment where learning happens through hands-on experience and free choice, toddlers are given the opportunity to build a strong sense of self, pride in their contribution, and a love of learning. Language enrichment, gardening, music, cooking, and cultural experiences are a huge part of each day. And we believe that parents need support too. We are striving to create relationships that promote trust, closeness, and reciprocity - a close-knit community that can count on one another.

We are two Montessori trained and accredited teachers with a combined 20 years of experience working with children from infancy through preschool. And with 5 years of administrative experience, are now ready to develop our vision of what early childhood education should be.

The Earth Tortoise School offers a Monday through Friday 8am to 3:30pm school day. Tuition is $700 a month. An after school care program from 3:30 to 5:30 is available by individual agreement for $5 an hour.

Please contact us at theearthtortoiseschool@gmail.com for more information, a parent handbook, and availability. We look forward to hearing from you and working with your family.

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