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Pea Pod Playschool and Baby Cafe

Looking to spend some quality time with your child?

Want to build community and foster relationships for your family?

Do you have a flexible schedule and need a little time to yourself?

Committed to staying home with your child but need some adult brain stimulation?

Pea Pod Playschool, a family cooperative childcare program, is an opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their kids, while forming meaningful relationships with others outside their immediate family. Because there is no teacher, parents are required to work a shift alongside two other parents, which allows them to form community and learn from each other. The program also provides parents some much needed time away from their children when they drop them off on the days that they are not working shift.

The program is for children ages 15 months to 3.5 years, or whenever they graduate into preschool. Each day follows a set schedule, which includes an art activity, circle time, a healthy snack, outdoor play, lunch-time and unstructured play. The program is play-based and focuses on socialization skills and building emotional intelligence, such as empathy. Pea Pod provides new families with educational support including an orientation, training sessions, and access to on-going parenting workshops and resources within the field of child development. Visit www.peapodpdx.org for more info. Email membership@peapodpdx.org to schedule a visit.

Location: 4911 NE Couch Ave, Portland, OR 97213

Program Details:

2 day program for children 15-24 mo. on TU/TH, 9am-12pm, $140/mo

3 day program for children 2-3.5 yrs. on M/W/F, 9am-1pm, $200/mo

Baby Cafe is for caretakers and children 0-2 yrs. held on 1st and 3rd thursdays, 3-4:30pm/ 2nd and 4th thursdays, 9-11am. This is a free open play drop-in program, but we do appreciate donations of $2-5 to help cover costs.

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