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Eastside Family Co-op Has Openings for Pre-Preschoolers


Hi Parents of sweet energetic little ones,

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings in January.  We are specifically seeking children around 2 years of age (both boys and girls) who will *not* be eligible for preschool in 2011...however, have openings at our youngest age (18 mos) as well.

We are a group of families who have come together to provide quality, part-time childcare for our children. For most of our children, Eastside Family Co-op is their first early school experience and serves as a pre-preschool.

Our children are aged 18 months to about 4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.

We are located in inner SE Portland and operate year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families leave and join throughout the year.

Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."  (3-4 parents typically run Co-op on any given day.)

We provide a network of support for parents and the chance for children to develop trusting relationships outside their immediate family. We value:

  • Each person's individuality
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Daily opportunities for play, art, fresh air, music and reading
  • Fresh, organic, unprocessed foods

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.  Because member parents put in all the work for Co-op operation, we are able to operate at the low cost of $110/month, making us a uniquely affordable solution for participating families.

For more information, please visit our web site, www.eastsidefamilycoop.org.  To apply, fill out the membership inquiry form online, and you will be contacted by Co-op Membership. 

Thanks - we're looking forward to meeting new interested families!

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership



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