330 posts categorized "Attachment parenting"

Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny seeking a stellar family to work with.

April 16, 2014

Greetings!

I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience looking for a part time to full time gig with a great family. I have the most experience with little ones 5 months to 3 years of age. I have a background in teaching (pre-K - 12th grade), from language classes to special education to outdoor education. My experience in pre-K included Waldorf and Montessori modalities. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid and plan to become recertified asap. I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check). I recently relocated from the Bay Area and have many solid references with families I became very close to. I live in North Portland and would prefer to work in the neighborhoods surrounding, although for the right fit I'd be willing to travel to farther away neighborhoods.

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Fun-loving, Reliable, and Nurturing Nanny / Artist

Hi! My name is Shannon and I am a babysitter and nanny here in Portland. I have been babysitting for the past ten years and a nanny for the past five years, working with ages newborn through 8 years old, with extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I currently work full time as part of a nanny share for two families that each have two children, ranging in ages from 15 months through 5 years old. I have been with one family for a year and a half since their littlest was 10 weeks old! Schedules are changing for both families, as our my needs, so we are sadly going to be ending the share at the end of April. ----- I would like to be able to spend more time on my art and photography businesses and therefore I am hoping to find a new position 3 full days/week (8-10 hour days) and am flexible on which days those are. I am open to working more than 3 days per week on occasion and date nights as well. I am also open to another nanny share situation. 

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MISTY'S LITTLE ONES DAYCARE IN VANCOUVER!

March 11, 2014

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Misty’s Little Ones Daycare is a licensed home-based community of children who are between the ages of 0-12 years old.  We are located in a quiet neighborhood near Mill Plain & Andresen.  We are open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Our child care community supports an attachment, natural parenting philosophy (babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc) as well as other similar philosophies & will be used with your children while in care.  With older children we encourage positive social interactions, becoming positive role-models for the younger children, lots of physical activity, homework help, and encouraging them to use their imaginations & be creative.

We use cloth diapers with all children enrolled and cloth training pants once they are in the toilet learning stage.  We eat non-processed, home cooked healthy meals & snacks and are able to help with special dietary accomidations including: Gluten/Dairy/Nut/Egg/Corn Free.  We play outside daily and go on walks around the neighborhood on occasion. 

We have current full-time as well as part-time openings for children 0-12 years old and serve the King & Marshall Schools here in Vancouver.  Looking for great families to add to our community who want long-term child care. 

Check out our website!!  Misty's Little Ones Daycare or call Misty @ 360-773-4272

Little Lights Playschool

March 02, 2014

 

Hello Portland area families!   Little Lights Playschool is a home based Waldorf preschool located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland.   We operate Tuesday - Thursday from 9-1.  Our program is rich in the arts with strong emphasis on free play, social development, the natural world around us and respect of each other and our things.   Class size is small loving lead by seasoned teacher Kristin Luce.  We accept little ones ages 2.5-5.   Our program affordable and our community vibrant!

Please go to our website for all the information.    www.littlelightsplayschool.org

Thank you for considering our sweet school! 

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Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

February 04, 2014

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ChildRoots Annex's Enrolling PT

December 18, 2013

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ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (www.childroots.com), is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.

 

ChildRoots has been recognized by local media including The Oregonian, the Portland Tribune, the Hollywood Star, and Metro Regional Government for its leadership in sustainability. ChildRoots features organic meals and snacks, locally-sourced food, cloth diapers, non-toxic wooden toys, creative spaces, a Preschool Atelier Program, and play-based learning. Dedicated to providing superior childcare in an in-home setting, each Annex follows the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills. Embracing elements of Attachment Parenting, Love & Logic and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), our teachers are dedicated to creating strong, consistent, and healthy bonds with the children in their care.

 

The ChildRoots Alberta Annex is located at 5133 NE Alberta St. in NE Portland. This Annex is a large remodeled home with two floors and a large fenced yard for children to spread out and explore. The Alberta Annex is a preschool and enrolling children born between June 2010 and April 2011. Two and three day a week spots available. Please contact Madison (albertaannex@childroots.com)


The ChildRoots Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School. This Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden. The Ainsworth Annex is enrolling children born between October 2011 and April 2012. Two and three day spots available. Please contact Laura (ainsworthannex@childroots.com)

 

Infant or Toddler Care Available, NE/N: MLK & Killingsworth

November 23, 2013

Greetings to all parents and guardians in Portland! I am a teacher who decided to provide childcare (more like a nanny-share) after having 2 adorable girls. They are 18 and 5 months old. I have a wide range of experience in education as an elementary and a toddler teacher. My qualifications include First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers, background check #, RRCAN and several other childcare trainings.

Currently, I am looking for 1 friend to join our group in December and 1 more in January at my home strategically located near MLK and Killingsworth with easy access to public transportation and I5. I keep my ratio low, maximum is 1:4. The ideal situation for me is to find a family with a child within the ages of 3 months to 2 years. This way, my daughters and your child(ren) can be friends. I am happy to take care your child(ren) from 2 to 4 days a week. The childcare is open from Tuesday-Friday at 8am-5pm. Extra hours, date nights and drop ins can be arranged. Occasional Mondays is open for further discussion.

Feel free to contact me (Nina) by phone at 503-804-4843 or by e-mail at e_menina@yahoo.com

Experienced Nanny Available PT in December

November 12, 2013

I am a 29 year old nanny and artist. One of my part time childcare positions is ending and I am looking for another great family to begin working with during the second week in December. I will be available all day Thursdays, Wednesday mornings until 2:30pm, and may have some time on Tuesdays in the late afternoon. It is important to me to have a dependable schedule so a family in need of a minimum of 10 hours per week with little change expected in the foreseeable future would truly be ideal.

I have been a nanny/childcare provider full time since 2003, but have been relied on to babysit younger siblings, family members, and neighbors since the late 1990s. I have experience caring for children ages 0-13. I've worked in preschool and in-home childcare settings and was a live-in nanny for 2 years in Baltimore. I am comfortable caring for multiple children of same and varying ages including infants, toddlers, and school age children.
 
I am committed to providing a high level of care that promotes stability, trust, compassion, creativity, learning, respect, safety, and fun. It is important to me to maintain an environment that allows children freedom to explore the world around them in ways that nurture and encourage autonomy, self-confidence, respect for self and others, and question-asking (with thoughtful answers!)
 
I am very openminded and accommodating to most parenting styles and have experience with attachment parenting, cloth diapers, special dietary needs (especially food allergies and vegan/vegetarian diets), and homeschooling/unschooling/freeschooling. I also have experience caring for children with physical and other varying abilities and am trained in CPR and First Aid. It is important to me to have an open dialogue with parents and maintain existing routines and dynamics in the home.
 
I also have a very reliable and safe vehicle and am comfortable driving with children in the car.
My rates generally fall around $13-15/hr (depending on number of children and other factors) and I would be happy to discuss this and provide a list of excellent references and resume to interested families. I am located in inner-NE Portland but can travel to nearby areas as well. Please feel free to email me at leahkitkogan (at) gmail . com
Thanks,
Kit
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Opening in fall 2013 - New preschool in North Portland

September 05, 2013

New Preschool in North Portland

 Flora and Fauna Preschool   

Open House on 8/31/13 @ 10 am to 2 pm

Come and visit our preschool located @ 4216 N. Colonial PDX

Or visit us at www.floraandfaunapreschool.org

Free Clay Art Class from 1pm - 2pm on 8/31/13!  Check us out on Facebook

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Growing Together Playschool, A Socially Conscious, Reggio-inspired preschool in Foster/Powell SE Portland

September 04, 2013

A new small family-run preschool is opening in the Foster Powell neighborhood of SE Portland this fall. The Growing Together Playschool has a few openings for 18 month-3.5 year olds and 3-6 year-olds.
The Growing Together Playschool offers small classes in a friendly home setting. The younger class, Wonder Days (for 18 months -3.5 yrs) is designed to offer a gentle “first school” experience for the children. Skills such as taking turns, expressing one's needs and desires, sharing ideas, playing together, being respectful to oneself, others and things, asking questions, investigating the hows and whys of the world, and extending natural interests through books, projects and experiences are modeled and encouraged.
The older class, Adventure Team (for 3-6 yr olds) is a continuation of the class I have been offering for the past few years. In Adventure Team, the students are encouraged to see their world as a place that they can influence and explore. They are taught to solve problems independently and in group meetings. We explore the world through weekly field trips to community, wilderness and kid-focused spots and bring our ideas and interests back for project work, group and collaborative play and general fun.
At the Growing Together Playschool children are guided to make their own choices and taught how to get the things they need and want while remaining respectful and safe to others. Respect is seen as a foundational tool used to guide behavior to ensure safety and fun for all. The older children are encouraged to participate in rule-making and determining consequences (if consequences are deemed necessary). Punishment is not used and consequences are only used when necessary, useful and respectful.
Growing Together Playschool offers children time for in-depth investigation into their world and the tools and toys with which to explore. Reggio-inspired emergent curriculum means that children can bring their own interests to class and have those interests encouraged and extended upon.
Of course, we also offer a daily rhythm that is easy going and predictable, and toys and activities to promote intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth. The teacher, Liz, has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood teaching and is a mother of two young children.
Please see more details at: www.growingtogetherplayschool.com

Part-time Nanny Wanted in Inner SE

August 20, 2013

We are looking for someone to care for our infant daughter (3 months) at our home in the Buckman neighborhood beginning in September.  We need someone who is willing to work part-time from 9:00-3 (maybe earlier some days) on Thursdays and Fridays during the school year with occasional breaks (following the school calendar).  The ideal nanny will have experience working with infants and have excellent references.  

We would like to find someone who is loving and caring and will take time to interact with our daughter and give her plenty of opportunities to learn and explore as she grows.  We use cloth diapers and our daughter is breastfed, so we'd love to work with someone who is experienced with this or willing to learn.

We are also open to a nanny share situation.

If you are interested, please contact us at 971-250-1356 or brittany.nielsen.watson at gmail.com.

Thanks!

Registered In Home Child Care North Portland- Made In America

August 17, 2013

I am a registered in home child care provider with over 14 years of experience.  I offer child care in my North Portland home from 7:30-5:30 Monday -Friday.  We are located near Rosa Parks & Trillium elementary school.

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Part-time Nanny/ Nanny Share Wanted in NE Portland (Bilingual Spanish Preferred)

August 11, 2013

We are looking for a part-time nanny to work from 8-3:30 on Mondays and 8-5:15 on Tuesdays.  It is possible that we will also need help Wednesday mornings from time to time. We are raising our 7 mo old son bilingually and would prefer a native Spanish speaker.  We live close to a park and the library and would like someone who is willing to take our baby out and about in the stroller.  We use cloth diapers and are working on early potty training, so we would like someone who is willing to learn and continue our routine.  Most of our food comes from the garden, so you will have access to organic fruits, veggies and eggs!  We would like a bit of light housework during naps, but we are most concerned about finding a caring nanny who loves babies.  We are also very open to a nanny share.

Estamos buscando alguien para cuidar a nuestro hijo de 8-3:30 los lunes y de 8-5:15 los martes. Es posible que necesitemos ayuda por la mañana los miércoles de vez en cuando. Estamos criando a nuestro hijo de 7 meses para que sea bilingüe, entonces nuestra preferencia sería un hispanohablante.  Vivimos cerca del parque y de la biblioteca y queremos alguien que disfrute de llevar al bebé afuera a pasear.  Usamos pañales de tela y estamos enseñando al bebé a usar el baño , entonces queremos alguien que esté dispuesto a aprender nuestra rutina.  La mayoría de lo que comemos viene del jardín, así que tendrás acceso a frutas, verduras y huevos orgánicos.  Buscamos alguien que pueda ayudar un poco con la limpieza durante siestas, pero lo más importante para nosotros es encontrar a alguien que ame a los bebés!

Gracias!

Caitlin

caitlin.shelman@gmail.com

Morning Preschool, NE Portland, Fall Spots Available & Parent as Teacher Tuition Trade Available

July 31, 2013

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Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

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Infant & Toddler Openings in Art & Nature-Based Environment

July 22, 2013

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Established in 2009, the Hillsboro Day School and Nursery currently has openings for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in our state registered family care home!

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Expert In-Home Infant/Childcare, Inner SE

July 13, 2013

Available in September 2013

I’m looking for another family’s child (or children) to join myself and my daughter, who will be 6 mos. old in September, in our home.  We are located on SE 15th Ave. and SE Franklin St. I am offering care up to 4 days/week (flexible days) between the hours of 7:30am and 1:00pm.

My experience includes:

  • 15+ years working with families as a childcare provider
  • 5+ years as a Montessori  Classroom Assistant  in infant, toddler, and primary classrooms—most  recently with Portland Montessori Collaborative (www.pdxmc.org)
  • 3 years working with families as a birth and postpartum doula
  • CPR and First Aid  Certification, Oregon Food Handler’s Card, Criminal History Registry

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FT or PT Nanny Share in NE Portland

June 20, 2013

We are looking for a friend to make a Nanny share. Mandy cares for our active and adorable 16 month old son 4 days a week in our home in NE Portland. We are somewhat flexible on location and hours, but starting at the end of August we'll need care 5 days a week. Right now she does MTF 10-5:30 and Th 9:15 to 5:15 because that fits our schedule best.

Mandy has worked for us since January and has done a great job. Her demeanor is calm and she is kind, patient and energetic with a good sense of humor. She has a natural connection to children and is CPR infant certified. She often takes our little one to the park and the library, and reads to him. She is also studying herbal medicine at the Elderberry school and is learning Spanish.

Our address:

NE 128th - between Burnside and Glisan

We would love to hear from you!

Erin Miller

elmgrafix@hotmail.com

503-421-8429

PT/FT slots in arts preschool!

May 20, 2013

Hillsboro Arts Preschool & Day School

Toddler & Preschooler openings available!

Our program is for children ages 0 to 4.5 years and is inspired by RIE/Gerber and Reggio Emilia. 

We have:
  • An all organic, vegan menu
  • State registered in home child care
  • Eco-healthy certification from the OEC
  • Pesticide-free, secure yards & child-accessible gardens
  • Theme-based projects and activities
  • Crib-free nap and rest periods
  • Natural toys and materials
  • A commitment to outdoor play
  • Quarterly parent potlucks
  • LGBT families welcome

* * *Discounts available for employees of public school districts, DHS/social services & qualifying nonprofits. Tuition assistance program available for families that may not otherwise be able to afford care.* * *

In our teeny tiny program (slots are limited to 4!), we listen to Syrian pop music, classic Soul, early British psychedelia, Small Faces, Roxy Music...

We make art every day, from drawing, painting and sculpting to printmaking, mixed media and collage.

Toddlers & Preschoolers: 

5 days per week: $880.00 per month

4 days per week: $730.00 per month

3 days per week: $580.00 per month

2 days per week: $400.00 per month

These rates include an all-organic, vegan menu, cloth diapers (for those not yet trained), wrappers and art supplies. 

For more info, please visit our website: http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com

You may use the fillable form through our "Contact" page or email us: hillsboroartspreschool@gmail.com

Expert Infant/Childcare beginning in July

May 07, 2013

Nanny for hire, in my home or yours! 

I am offering care 4 days/week (flexible days) between the hours of 7:30am and 6pm. I’m looking for one or two little ones to join myself and my 4-month old beginning in July. 

My experience includes:

  • 15+ years working with families as a childcare provider
  • 5+ years as a Montessori  Classroom Assistant  in infant, toddler, and primary classrooms—most  recently with Portland Montessori Collaborative (www.pdxmc.org)
  • 3 years working with families as a birth and postpartum doula
  • CPR and First Aid  Certification, Oregon Food Handler’s Card, Criminal History Registry

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Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Summer & Fall

Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

 

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Established School with Experienced Teachers

Integrated Academics

Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused

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Daily Outdoor Activities

Spanish & Sign Language

 

For more information visit our website at www.hummingbirdschool.com

or contact Kelly at 503-750-0500 to schedule a visit

 

 

 

CHESTNUT GROVE MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE IN SELLWOOD HAS ONE REMAINING SPACE FOR FALL 2013 (for a 2 year old only)

April 02, 2013

The best of both worlds - a cozy, nurturing, small, at-home setting, and an authentic Montessori experience for your child. Our program serves children from 24 months through their Kindergarten year. A.M.I trained guide with a Master's degree in Montessori Education. Fresh , seasonal, mostly organic snacks and lunch served. Gardening and other outdoor experiences are a focus, along with Practical Life skills, Sensorial refinement, Language and Math development, Music and Movement.

Please see our website for more information: http://chestnutgrovemontessori.com/


 
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ChildRoots Has Openings at Ainsworth Annex (NE Portland)

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ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (www.childroots.com), is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.

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Open house for an award winning Waldorf Preschool & Baby house

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Open house this Saturday, April 6th from 10-12. Please email for addresses & to RSVP.

CRileyteach@aol.com

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Childcare Needed in Beaverton

Hello nannys! I am looking for part-time childcare for my daughter starting in May. I live in Beaverton and work in Tigard so anywhere in between would be great.  I am open to nanny sharing or daycare out of my home or yours. It would be for 2 days a week (Mondays & Thursdays, 7-4ish). My daughter will be 3 months old in May so someone with experience with young children is a plus! I can be reached via email at jolie619@gmail.com.  I look forward to hearing from you!
-Emily

Little Lights PLayschool ~A Waldorf inspired preschool

March 18, 2013

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Hello families with young children.  Little Lights Playschool is a gentle first step from home to school.  We offer a small class size for children ages 3-5.  Each day follows a rich nurturing rhythm inspired by nature and the seasons.  We paint, bake bread, create seasonal crafts and share in fairy tales and nature stories.   Each day we explore the world we live in with long outside playtime and neighborhood walks.  We focus on the development of strong social skills always showing respect and kindness for each other and ourselves.  In Portland, we are so lucky to have such wonderful options for early childhood education.  Please consider Little Lights Playschool for your child’s first school experience.

Program hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-1. 

Please call to set up a tour.  www.littlelightsplayschool.org

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SUN FERN MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE IN SOUTH TABOR HAS OPENINGS FOR FALL!

March 11, 2013

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Our South Tabor home sits in a lovely residential neighborhood. This intimate classroom space inhabits our entire main floor of the house with hardwood floors, lots of plants, beautiful materials and parent-made shelves/tables/chairs.  The children have continual access to our outdoor organic gardens as well as a room designated for movement, yoga, music and laughter. We’ve designed the space to be completely child-centered, warm, inviting, and stimulating.  Our environment fosters independence, concentration, community building, respect for all life while always encourageing the individual child's interest and curiosity.

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Hummingbird Preschool NE Portland Alberta Area

Hummingbird School Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves. The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure. Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed. Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop. A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

~Established School with Experienced Teachers

~Integrated Academics

~Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

~Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused

~Daily Outdoor Activities Spanish & Sign Language 

For more information and/or a tour contact Kelly Wild 503-750-0500 or visit the website at www.hummingbirdschool.com

Wild Lilac is now enrolling infants through early-Kindergarteners for Fall 2013!

February 25, 2013

Wild Lilac Child Development Community is now enrolling for Fall 2013.

Wild Lilac is a reggio-inspired program that offers high quality, inclusive, culturally competent, and accessible early childhood education and comprehensive family support to the Southeast Portland community.

Colorful Laura

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Lotus Heart Preschool Open House Sat Feb 9th, and Wed March 20th

February 08, 2013


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Logo2Please join us for an open house Saturday, February 9th,  from 10:00am- 12:00pm  or  March 20th from 5-7pm.

 Come and meet our teacher, see our classroom, and get your preschool questions answered.  Children are welcome to attend.  

This Saturday's open house begins the enrollment period for the 2013-2014 school year.

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based preschool located in southwest Portland, near Gabriel park, in the Hayhurst neighborhood.  We accept children ages 3-5 for our morning preschool program.

Please visit our website or call us for more details on our program.

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

503-452-6148

Have a great day!



New Day School Portland's Ananda Marga, Vegan Preschool & Kindergarten

January 05, 2013

 

New Day School Portland's Ananda Marga, Vegan Preschool & Kindergarten

New Day School would like to invite families interested in applying for Summer and Fall 2013 to attend an open house January 20th at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Come and explore our classrooms and outdoor environment.  Children are welcome to attend.

We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-6 with low teacher/child ratio. We are a full day program with part week options in our preschool classes. 

New Day School Neo-Humanist preschool, childcare center and private kindergarten has been serving Portland's families since 1979.  We currently have spots available in our three, four and five year old preschool classrooms. 

New Day School offers a unique learning environment with a curriculum that is based on ethical values. 

Our kindergarten is a five day program, with before and aftercare included in monthly tuition.

  Liz


New Day School offers a remarkable outdoor playscape, with a huge kitchen garden, which furnishes our garden to table program. 

We provide healthy vegan meals and snacks.

Our program features yoga and an introduction to meditation, arts and crafts, storytelling, music and lots of P L A Y.

 

Tynan


For more information on our openings, contact Atandra from 9-3 at 503-231-7425.

 

ChildRoots Opens New Annex in Irvington Neighborhood; Infant and Toddler Spots Now Available at ChildRoots’ Ainsworth Annex and Burnside Annex; Preschool Spots Now Available at ChildRootsNW

January 02, 2013

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ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (www.childroots.com), is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.  ChildRoots is opening a sixth Annex, the Grand Annex, in March 2013.  Located at 3727 NE Grand Ave. in the Irvington neighborhood, the Grand Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home and it will provide the same high quality care in a more intimate, in-home style, childcare setting.  It will serve Infants and Toddlers ages two months to three years.  The Annex follows the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills.  Embracing elements of Attachment Parenting, Love & Logic and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), our teachers are dedicated to creating strong, consistent, and healthy bonds with the children in their care.  The Annex also follows our commitment to sustainability which includes the use of cloth diapers, reusable hand towels, organic meals and snacks, and maintaining a bleach-and aerosol-free environment.  The Grand Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers who were born between February 2012 and August 2012.  To learn more about the Grand Annex, please visit www.childroots.com.  To learn more about enrolling, please contact Nina at Christina@childroots.com.   

The Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School. The Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden.  The Ainsworth Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers who were born between February 2012 and August 2012. To schedule a tour of the Ainsworth Annex and to learn more about enrolling, please contact ainsworthannex@childroots.com.

The Burnside Annex is located at 35 NE 17th Ave., across the street from the main ChildRoots Center. The Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden.  The Burnside Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers who were born between October 2010 to August 2011.  For questions and to schedule a tour date, please email burnsideannex@childroots.com.

ChildRoots Opens New Annex in Irvington Neighborhood; Infant and Toddler Spots Now Available at ChildRoots’ Ainsworth Annex and Burnside Annex; Preschool Spots Now Available at ChildRootsNW

December 12, 2012

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ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (www.childroots.com), is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.  ChildRoots is opening a sixth Annex, the Grand Annex, in March 2013.  Located at 3727 NE Grand Ave. in the Irvington neighborhood, the Grand Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home and it will provide the same high quality care in a more intimate, in-home style, childcare setting.  It will serve Infants and Toddlers ages two months to three years.  The Annex follows the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills.  Embracing elements of Attachment Parenting, Love & Logic and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), our teachers are dedicated to creating strong, consistent, and healthy bonds with the children in their care.  The Annex also follows our commitment to sustainability which includes the use of cloth diapers, reusable hand towels, organic meals and snacks, and maintaining a bleach-and aerosol-free environment.  The Grand Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers who were born between April 2012 and December 2012.  To learn more about the Grand Annex, please visit www.childroots.com.  To learn more about enrolling, please contact Nina at Christina@childroots.com.   

The Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School. The Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden.  The Ainsworth Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers who were born between February 2012 and August 2012. To schedule a tour of the Ainsworth Annex and to learn more about enrolling, please contact ainsworthannex@childroots.com.

The Burnside Annex is located at 35 NE 17th Ave., across the street from the main ChildRoots Center. The Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden.  The Burnside Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers who were born between October 2010 to August 2011.  For questions and to schedule a tour date, please email burnsideannex@childroots.com.

ChildRootsNW is located at 1740 N.W. Flanders St. on the corner of N.W. 18th and N.W. Flanders St in the Pearl.  The Center is a 9,000 square-foot-space comprised of nine classrooms, with a total capacity for 110 children.  The space was formally a Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC) child care, aka KinderCare. ChildRootsNW features a nice-sized outdoor area for play and its very own parking lot. The Center also has an art lab and a science lab.  ChildRootsNW has Preschool spots available now.  For information about enrolling at ChildRootsNW, please contact Beverly at (503) 227-2630 or via email at nwdirector@childroots.com to set up a tour.


1 full/part-time childcare spot open in Mt. Tabor/Hawthorne area

November 14, 2012

Open Arms PDX is a Licensed At Home Family Care dedicated to providing high quality care for infants and toddlers by fostering development of each child’s individuality and supporting families and community.

I am a mother of two, one school age and the other 2 years old. I have my food handlers card and will provide create fun healthy snacks / meals and willing / able to provide for food sensitivities. (at extra cost) or you can provide your own.

We like to play, read, dance, learn and sing. I live in the Mt. Tabor/Hawthorne area only three blocks from a park to play on dry days.

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Flying Hearts Family Child Care has openings!

November 08, 2012

Come play, learn and grow with our happy group at Flying Hearts Family Child Care! Flying Hearts has full time and part time spaces now open for enrollment! We are a licensed and certified in-home family childcare providing nurturing, educational, creative and flexible care for your little one(s). Located in North Portland, in the beautiful Arbor Lodge neighborhood, we have a safe and happy home where each child receives quality attention and loving care. Our days follow the natural rhythms of the children with both free play and structured learning, while our program of activities develops gross and fine motor skills and incorporates arts/crafts, music and movement, science and discovery, health and nutrition, ABC's and 123's. We are just three blocks from Arbor Lodge and Gammans parks and we have a lovely backyard with a covered play structure, gardens, and plenty of safe and fun toys for all. We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am -6:30 pm, offer both full time and part time care and provide all wholesome and healthy meals and snacks while in care. We also offer before/after school care and transportation for Chief Joseph and Peninsula Elementary students. Let's play!

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INFANT/TODDLER OPENING

October 12, 2012

LEAVING YOUR NEW BABY FOR THE FIRST TIME? We know how hard that can be and really strive to help you make the right decision for you and your baby.

At Marti's Place we love the feel of a "big family". We have children from 6 weeks to 3 years and do not have classrooms or break up by age group. We are a Certified home-based child care that emphasizes a small group (10 or less) with a small ratio of children to adults (2.5/1). We feel it is important to have a homelike, low-stress atmosphere for your little one to feel safe and comfortable and build those first relationships away from home for the first time.

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Infant and Toddler Spots Now Available at ChildRoots’ Ainsworth Annex in September

October 05, 2012

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ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (www.childroots.com), is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.  The ChildRoots Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School.  The Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden.  Dedicated to providing superior childcare in an in-home setting, The Annex serves Infants and Toddlers ages two months to three years.  The Annex follows the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills.  Embracing elements of Attachment Parenting, Love & Logic and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), our teachers are dedicated to creating strong, consistent, and healthy bonds with the children in their care.  The Annex also follows our commitment to sustainability which includes the use of cloth diapers, reusable hand towels, organic meals and snacks, and maintaining a bleach-and aerosol-free environment.

The Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers who were born between October 2011 and April 2012.  To learn more about The Annex, please visit  http://www.childroots.com/blog/.  To schedule a tour of the Annex and to learn more about enrolling, please contact ainsworthannex@childroots.com.

Lotus Heart Preschool

September 12, 2012

Lotus Heart Preschool is currently enrolling for fall! We are a play based preschool for 3-5 yr olds,  located in SW Portland in the Gabriel Park/Multnomah Village/Hillsdale area.

We are Eco Healthy certified, and our philosophy is inspired by Waldorf education and the schools of Reggio Emilia. We have a strong emphasis on art, nature, dramatic play, and environmental education. Sign Language and Spanish are part of our daily curriculum.

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grandma's place Child Development Centers

Let your child explore, create and learn at grandma's place. We're proud to present four convenient Portland locations: Center Village, Rose Quarter, Clark Family Center and Clark Family Center Infant and Toddler Annex.

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Infant and Toddler Spots Available at ChildRoots’ Ainsworth Annex this September

August 30, 2012

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ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (www.childroots.com), is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.  The ChildRoots Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School.  The Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden.  Dedicated to providing superior childcare in an in-home setting, The Annex serves Infants and Toddlers ages two months to three years.  The Annex follows the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills.  Embracing elements of Attachment Parenting, Love & Logic and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), our teachers are dedicated to creating strong, consistent, and healthy bonds with the children in their care.  The Annex also follows our commitment to sustainability which includes the use of cloth diapers, reusable hand towels, organic meals and snacks, and maintaining a bleach-and aerosol-free environment.

The Annex is now enrolling Infants and Toddlers for this September who were born between October 2011 and May 2012.  To learn more about The Annex, please visit  http://www.childroots.com/blog/.  To schedule a tour of the Annex and to learn more about enrolling for September, please contact ainsworthannex@childroots.com.

Infant/Toddler program has opening

AS I GROW, a certified program designated as an "Oregon Program of Quality" by the state, has an immediate opening for the 2012-2013 school year.

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AS I GROW is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8am-5:30pm and is located in lovely Beaumont-Wilshire Village near northeast 42nd/Fremont streets in Portland. 

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New Day School Portland's Ananda Marga, Vegan preschool & kindergarten

August 29, 2012

New Day School  Neo-Humanist preschool, childcare center and private kindergarten has been serving Portland's families since 1979.

We currently  have space in our four year old preschool class and our kindergarten ( turning five by November 1st)

New Day School offers a unique learning environment with a curriculum that is based on ethical values. 

We are a full day program with part week options in our preschool classes. 

Our kindergarten is a five day program, with before and aftercare included in monthly tuition.

 

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New Day School offers a remarkable outdoor playscape, with a huge kitchen garden, which furnishes our garden to table program. 

We provide healthy vegan meals and snacks.

Our program features yoga and an introduction to meditation, arts and crafts, story telling, music and lots of P L A Y.

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For more information on our openings, contact Heidi from 8-12:00 at 503-231-7425.



Open Arms PDX has two openings for your little one.

August 27, 2012

Open Arms PDX is a Licensed At Home Child Care dedicated to providing high quality care for infants and toddlers by fostering development of each child’s individuality and supporting families and community.

I am a mother of two, one school age and the other 2 years old.

I have my food handlers card and will provide create fun healthy snacks / meals and willing / able to provide for food sensitivities. (at extra cost)

We like to play, read, dance, learn and sing. I live in the Hawthorne/ Buckman area only three blocks from a park to play on dry days as well as close to the bridge so if you work downtown it is a quick easy drop-off/Pick up. I have my Medical Assistance certification as well as Infant CPR/ First aid training and currently registered in the Criminal Background Registry.

So if you are in need of someone affordable to play, love and teach your little one while you’re away please contact me! 

Rashell at rashell@openarmspdx.com

Find more information @ http://openarmspdx.com/

LIKE us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/openarmspdxchildcare

references available upon request

We currently don't have any openings for children under 24 months.

 

Our Amazing Nanny Is Available Part Time

August 17, 2012

We have a fabulous nanny. She has been with us since our almost 4 year old daughter was 4 months old, and now need to cut back her hours due to preschool. She has been amazing every step of the way, and we wanted to write her this letter of reference to ease her search for an amazing family. We are hoping to keep her with us part time, as she is now one of daughter's best friends. She is magic with infants, and could get my daughter to sleep way more than I ever could. She was adept in all my family's needs; cloth diapers, frozen breast milk, dietary restrictions, and anything we asked of her. As my daughter grew she always was seeking out age appropriate activities. She would search for classes at the community center to attend during her hours, and always taking our daughter to the playground. She takes my daughter all over to places like OMSI, children's museum, the zoo, playdate pdx, and swimming. She is energetic, bubbly, and fantastic with children. She is dependable and always on time. Please contact us via email with any additional questions you may have and we will be happy to call or email you back. For all other non-reference questions, please contact her directly. She has written some information about herself and contact information below. Thank you!
Mindy and Jeremy Stone
mindyfagerstrom@hotmail.com

Here is some information from our nanny:
I am seeking a part-time nanny position in order to supplement my current nanny position. I have been working with my current family for more than 3 years, but now that their daughter is in preschool, my hours have been reduced. I am available:
Tuesdays (any time)
Thursdays (til approx. 4 pm)
Friday (any time)
Some Saturdays & Sundays
I am seeking a minimum of 10 hours a week. With some advance notice, I am also available for date nights and other babysitting jobs.

I think that children (and I) do best to get out of the house daily, even if it's just for a walk around the neighborhood. I'm very pro-active about finding things to do and places to go, such as the library, various story times, kid's musical events, playgrounds/parks, Play Date PDX, the Zoo, etc. Portland's such a family friendly place and there's always tons of activities indoors and out, whatever the weather, and I like to take advantage of that. 

I am college educated, but plan to nanny for approximately the next 2 years. I have a clear criminal background history. I have taken infant and child CPR and 1st Aid, but my certification needs to be renewed, which I plan on doing asap. I am a non-smoker and have no pet allergies.

As for my general childrearing philosophy, I am very flexible, but tend to pull my beliefs from multiple sources, especially attachment parenting and Montessori. (Since every family and child is different, I don't believe that any one philosophy is "one size fits all.") I believe in soothing crying babies and being interactive with them, and have experience with cloth diapers, feeding with breastmilk, and babywearing. For toddlers and older children, I believe in learning while playing, silliness, and redirection if needed. Although I am flexible, I do believe that children thrive with some consistency and structure. 

One of the most important things for me is to have a good fit and partnership with the families that I work with. Please contact me via email or phone if you have any questions or would like to discuss things further. I would greatly appreciate if you would include some information about your family, child care needs, etc.

Thank you!
pdxnannyk@gmail.com 

warm, flexible, creative, patient, silly, capable, experienced toddler caregiver/nanny/regular sitter needed ASAP

August 13, 2012

Hi my family is looking for someone with experience and a passion for working with young children to care for our bright, funny, active, precocious, snuggly, adventurous 17 month old girl. Mom is an educator/teacher/academic/writer who has worked across the age and theory spectrum and has a passion for Reggio Emilia, play based and expereintial  learning. I see children as partners in research and experience as well as learning. Since my daughter was born I've been able to learn with and from her and I'd love to find someone who has a background in Reggio or any of the other educational practices I've mentioned. 

Dad works in computer programming from our home office and Grandma (who is a retired educator) live in our in law apartment.

We are looking for someone to give Dad and Grandma a break during the week while I (Mom) will be recuperating from major orthopedic surgery. Hours would be about 15-20 hours a week over the course of 3 weekday mornings (Wednesdays are essential but everything else is open for discussion.) Hours would ideally be something along the lines of 8 or 9 am to 1 or 2 pm.  Primarily we are looking for someone to do the things that I usually do with my active, creative little girl and won't be able to for several months. Trips to the parks near our close in SE home (less than 2 blocks from Kennilworth park, the zoo, OMSI, the children's museum, Mount Scott Community pool (we have membership cards for all of these places), trips to Cafe Au Play, Storytimes, kids music, outdoor adventures and of course just playing and being silly at home.

Because I have no idea what my recovery will look like this is a long term temporary position, somewhere between 4 and 10 months, most likely. This would make a great part time job for a child development student, mom (feel free to bring your toddler or young child), or childcare provider with an afternoon part time position.

Please be over 21 and have at least 5 years varifiable experience. Current infant/child CPR and OCH registration as well as fantastic references would be a HUGE advantage. Please have your own transportaion, insurance and clean driving record or be comfortable using public transportation.

Your primary job will be to take care of our daughter so it would be great if you were comfortable doing projects, helping her clean up, preparing simple kid friendly meals and snacks. We are not looking for a houskeeper, we would love someone who enjoys spending time with our daughter and wants to be included in our close knit family.

Thank you for reading. Please contact Aviva at: aviva@eberlin.net or (503) 528 4833 if this sounds like a good fit for you.

All the best,

Aviva

grandma's place Child Development Centers

August 08, 2012

Let your child explore, create and learn at grandma's place.

We're proud to present four convenient Portland locations: Center Village, Rose Quarter, Clark Family Center and Clark Family Center Infant and Toddler Annex. Trifold Amy 3f
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We're currently enrolling, with each of our centers offering all of the above and their own unique
features:

Center Village: All ages are available in our bilingual Somali, inclusive atmosphere center on the Max Line NE 60th Avenue. Call us to schedule a tour at (503) 238-0123

Rose Quarter: Right next to the Rose Garden, with easy downtown access, we have an August PreSchool Special. We also feature an organic garden. large, outdoor play area AND complimentary Park and Ride Privileges for our parents. Come see when you
call us at (503) 281-6800

Clark Family Center: Our large, Powell Blvd Center offers an indoor gym, nut-free facility, Spanish and sign language instruction and August Infant and Toddler Specials. Currently, we're
offering 10% off for three months, with waived enrollment for any new infant
starting in August. Find out more when you call us at (503) 249-7533.

Our new Clark Family Infant and Toddler Annex is now open!!! Right next to our
Clark Family Center, our newest facility is Portland's ONLY infant and toddler specific center. Our wonderful new center also features an outdoor playground and organic garden, as well as a
private, quiet spot for breastfeeding moms. Come see how we've thought of everything for you and
your child when you call (503) 249-7533.

Please visit our
website at
www.grandmasplacedaycare.com
to learn more about our history, our wonderful
staff and what we can offer your child.

Be sure and ask about
our current specials and NEW
Corporate Discount Program. If you're a business, we want to partner with you!

AND.....it's never too late for our
Summer in the City School Age Camp.

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*~ 24/7 Affordable Quality Childcare ~* Currently Enrolling Ages 12 months - 4 Years! ~ S.E. Portland

Looking for a fun, safe place for your child to play, socialize, & nap while you're at work, running errands, and/or spending time with friends? 


Abcjoyfull

...Great! We're here to help :)

 

 

Abc-Joy Childcare is a fun, safe, affordable small-group facility for children to laugh, learn, and play.

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Now accepting applications for: 

PART-TIME: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

FULL-TIME: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

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ON-CALL/DROP IN: Monday through Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday 

(Choose your days + Weekends, if needed) Part-time/Full-time Openings!

We Currently Have ONE Spot (or SIBLING SPOT - for 2 or more siblings) Available for Children Ages 12 Months - 24 months, for Full-time, Part-time, and/or Overnight Childcare ***

*Reserve your child's spot today :)

 

Contact E-mail: AbcJoy77@gmail.com

On-Call/Drop-in Childcare is Currently Available Monday-Friday, Saturdays & Sundays for children ages 3 months - 4 years.

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Here at Abc-Joy Childcare, we strive to provide children with structured, loving, quality care and guidance they deserve.

Helping children become school-ready, and enjoy learning is what we do best. Every child is treated with respect and given the opportunity to learn, have fun, and flourish in a kind, nurturing atmosphere.

 

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We offer 24/7 childcare (full-time ~ part-time ~ overnight).

  

  Certified Childcare Provider  

Trained and certified in infant, toddler, & child CPR/First-Aid.

  Small Group ~ To allow all children quality care & one-on-one attention

Reliable Care

  Fun Games, Activities & Learning ~ ABC's, 123's, Shapes & Colors, etc.

  We Serve Healthy, Well-balanced Meals and Snacks

 Pet-free, Smoke-free, Fun & Safe Environment

  Excellent References

  

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When it comes to children, we believe in one-on-one attention, so we keep a small group, with a 1:3 Adult-to-child ratio. We have an open floor plan, a large play area with lots of fun toys, and a big fenced yard with a play structure. We offer a mild preschool curriculum which includes learning ABC's & 123's, as well as shapes and colors. We take occasional trips to the park, library, The Children's Museum (with parents' consent), and do plenty of indoor and outdoor activities including art & crafts, nap-time & story-time.

 

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~ Flat rates and sibling discounts are available!
~ We offer Seasonal Discounts!
~ No registration fees!

*Spots are Limited 

 

 

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*** Please feel free to visit our website for more information: www.AbcJoyChildcare.yolasite.com ***

You may call or send us an e-mail if you'd like to register your child or if you have any questions: AbcJoy77@gmail.com

We will reply back before the end of the day!

 

Thank you :)

  

 

 

 

Nanny Available Tuesday Thursday Full Day's

August 01, 2012

Hello! My name is Jillian I am 28, and have been a nanny for about 6 years
now. I have been bringing my daughter along with me
since she was 4 months old. It has worked out wonderfully! She now considers
herself to be an expert on babies and is a very good helper:) Over the past 4 years I
have worked with several wonderful families, who we still keep in contact with
and would be happy to provide references! I have recently worked with several
infants and do love babies, but also children 0-6 I like all ages, they all have their perks:)  I have CPR training, have had a background check, bachelors degree in psychology, follow
attachment parenting, I am also a hypnotherapist (all about positive thinking
and language) I work with a Healing Arts Collective and organize and run the
Family Dances there! Would love to talk more!

I am looking for full day's on Tuesday's and Thursday's. $11 an hour for 1 child $14 for 2. A nanny share would be awesome.

 I would like to find a position that starts the first week of September or shortly thereafter.  I like to get out of the house for walks, story times, play dates, etc. I can commit for 1 year at least.

Some weekend availability!

If you are interested email jillianbrown1@gmail.com or call 503-523-9569

Misty's Little Ones Daycare located in Vancouver!!

July 31, 2012

Misty's Little Ones Daycare is a licensed Family Home Child care that believes in fostering independence, giving love and attention to all children and forming a bond with all families through communication. I have a small group of children currently, so more one on one for your child.

Some of the things we enjoy are:
** Exploring changes in seasons especially with art
** Cooking/preparing snacks,
** Music & Dancing,
** Preschool Curriculum September-June,
** Playing in our HUGE backyard,
** Raising Chickens, Gardening & composting,
** Sign Language with young children,
** Healthy meals & snacks ( I belong to the USDA Food Program)

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Amazing Au Pairs Available

July 20, 2012

Hey mamas, 

We have two Au Pairs who are currently in the US but here as Au Pairs that are looking to continue with a host family.

There are many more amazing Au Pairs available as well. If you have a certain language or culture you want your Au Pair to come from let me know and I can send you a few that may work for you. 

Right now the two I am trying to find host families for in Portland are Irina and Stacey. 

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Stacey is about to turn 19 years old, has three younger brothers ages, 17, 13 & 1 and is from North Lakes, Australia.  Stacey had her own car in Australia and has been driving while participating in the au pair program. 

Stacey’s childcare experience includes working in a school setting with children between the ages of 3 months and 12 years old.  She also provided care for a brother and sister aged 5.  She also provided care for her youngest brother.

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Irina is 19 years old, has an older brother and is from Disentis, Switzerland.  In addition to fluent German and fluent and Rhaeto-Romance Irina speaks strong English as well as basic French.  

Irina’s childcare experience includes caring for three siblings over the course of two years.  They were 10, 9 and 5 when Irina started caring for them.  She also cared for a little girl from the time was 4 until she was 6.

Irina’s hobbies include snowboarding, tennis, volleyball and swimming.  She also plays piano and took singing lessons when she was younger.

Stacey and Irina are participating in the State Department Au Pair program. The State Department created the program in 1987 as a childcare option and cultural exchange experience for American families. We have been participating in the program since 1989 and have placed over 80,000 au pairs with American Families. Please contact me for more information about either Au Pair or the au pair program.

A little about me, I am a local mom here in pdx and I am passionate about attachment parenting, the environment and creativity. I work with an amazing Au Pair program and I believe it fits well with so many Portland families. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are interested or pass my name and info along! Cheers!

Rachel Kampstra

rachelkampstra@gmail.com

503-810-0770

 

grandma's place Child Development Centers

July 18, 2012

Let your child explore, create and learn at grandma's place. We're proud to present four convenient Portland locations: Center Village, Rose Quarter, Clark Family Center and Clark Family Center Infant and Toddler Annex. Trifold Amy 3f
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We're currently enrolling, with each of our centers offering all of the above and their own unique features:

Center Village: All ages are available in our bilingual Somali, inclusive atmosphere center on the Max Line NE 60th Avenue. Call us to schedule a tour at (503) 238-0123

Rose Quarter: Right next to the Rose Garden, with easy downtown access, we have infant and wobbler openings. We also feature an organic garden. large, outdoor play area AND complimentary Park and Ride Privileges for our parents. Come see when you call us at (503) 281-6800

Clark Family Center: Our large, Powell Blvd Center offers an indoor gym, nut-free facility, Spanish and sign language instruction and a July Infant Special. Currently, we're offering 10% off for three months, with waived enrollment for any new infant starting in July. Find out more when you call us at (503) 249-7533.

Our new Clark Family Infant and Toddler Annex is now open!!! Right next to our Clark Family Center, our newest facility is Portland's ONLY infant and toddler specific center. Our wonderful new center also features an outdoor playground and organic garden, as well as a private, quiet spot for breastfeeding moms. Come see how we've thought of everything for you and your child when you call (503) 249-7533.

Please visit our website at www.grandmasplacedaycare.com to learn more about our history, our wonderful staff and what we can offer your child.

Be sure and ask about our current specials and NEW Corporate Discount Program. If you're a business, we want to partner with you!

AND.....ask about our Summer in the City School Age Camp.

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What our families have to say about us:

"I'm writing this email to thank Brigit's teachers for being so sweet to her while she attended Grandma's place, particularly, Stephanie. She still talks about her everyday and says how much she loves her and frequently carries the card around that she made her. Today she yelled at her dad with the card in her hand "don't ever throw this away, it would make me cry, Stephanie is the best and she made this for me!" and I just about cried! I had a rough time in every childcare center my mom put me in growing up and to know Brigit was so happy when I was away from her makes me feel so good. We will be going to Europe for the summer! And before I started preparing for that, I wanted to be sure to thank you all. Thanks again to everyone for your kindness to my little one, she's had such good (and hilarious) things to say about her experience and grandma's place!"

"I am SO happy with the care and attention my child receives at your facility that I am willing to commute out of my way to get her there, even though there is a daycare across the street from our apartment. Keep up the spectacular work!"

"It's very close to my house, and when I came for a tour, I was pleased to hear about the educational focus--it's not just babysitting, but my child will learn all kinds of skills--social and academic. I also liked that the director was willing to spend so much time showing me around and answering my questions during my tour."

And Don't Miss.... Summer Open House