108 posts categorized "Co-op"

Pea Pod Playschool

October 19, 2016

Join us for some fun free events:

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Halloween Kid's Concert on Sunday, October 30 from 4-6pm. Indie Folk Kid's music by the Bees & the Buzz. Costumes encouraged, bring a dish to share. Suggested donation $5/family. Please park on the street or in the lot across NE Couch. Rain or shine. 4911 NE Couch Street.

Babe Cafe every Thursday from 9-11am. Open to caretakers with children 0-18 months. Check our Facebook page for updates @peapodpdx. October 20 will be hosted by Miss Michelle, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and story-teller. Michelle performs an interactive puppet show that uses simple finger games, songs and seasonal stories. She is also the founder of The Nurtured Path and the Presently Pregnant Program. $2-5 suggested donation but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Pea Pod Playschool has openings for our 2 day group for kids 15-24 months. This is a cooperative parent run program that meets Tu/Thur from 9am -12pm with a monthly fee of $140. Please visit www.peapodpdx.org for more information or email membership@peapodpdx.org to schedule a visit.

 

Pea Pod Cooperative Playschool Fall Enrollment

August 22, 2016

Pea Pod is now enrolling children in their cooperative Playschool programs. The 2 day program is for ages 15-24 months and meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12pm. The 3 day program is for ages 2-3.5 years and meets on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9am-1pm. 

If you are looking to create your community and find support during these early parenting years, Pea Pod is the place for you. Our Playschool focuses on social and emotional learning and positive discipline parenting tools. To find out more visit, www.peapodpdx.org. To schedule a visit contact peapodpdx@gmail.com or call 503-516-4680.

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Hawthorne Family Playschool Cooperative Now Enrolling

July 28, 2016

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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/

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
 

FOR SALE: Awesome House for Child Care Business

May 11, 2016

Greetings, I am a childcare provider in Beaverton. I recently closed my daycare and we are now selling our home. It is an awesome opportunity for someone. The child care area (over 400 sf) has a hardwood floor, is separated from the rest of the house (joined only by the kitchen), has its own extremely child-friendly bathroom, has its own separate entry around the side of the house, and a fully fenced yard.  AND NO HOA!

More information and photos available at: http://www.bhhsnw.com/Home/16275924/RTR/11275-SW-BLAKENEY-ST-Beaverton-OR-97008   If you happen to know anyone that you think might be interested in this opportunity, please let them know about it. Thank you!  Warmly, Grace  (grace@gracespreschool.com)
 

Cooperative Playschool for 15 months-2 years

February 22, 2016

The Pea Pod is now enrolling children 15mo-2 years old for our newest program, a 2-day cooperative playschool. The program is held tuesday and thursdays from 9am-12pm. Cost is $140/month. This is an entirely parent run program. Parents work 2-3 shifts per month and drop off their child 6 times per month. The program is structured with a schedule for the day and is play based that focuses on socialization and building community among families. For more info or to schedule a visit, please visit pea pod programs or call 503-516-4680 or email peapodpdx@gmail.com. We are located at 4911 NE Couch Street in the North Tabor Neighborhood.

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Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

January 22, 2016

Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including twice monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy, and monthly sessions with Echo Theater, and Yoga Motion), are state licensed, and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, storytime, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child.  All at an affordable cost of only $140 a month.

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have. 

located in inner SE at 33rd and Woodward

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Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

December 03, 2015

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Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including twice monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy, and monthly sessions with Echo Theater), are state licensed and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, story time, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child.  

All at an affordable cost of only $130 a month.

 

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have.

 located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.     Efc4square2.efc
 

 

Infant/Toddler Play Group @ Pea Pod

September 07, 2015

The Pea pod is offering a Parent & Child Play Group for infants & toddlers, 6-18mo beginning Saturday, September 12 at 11am-12pm and running for 4 weeks. Circle time, songs, art and physical activities help introduce young children to cooperative play and provide networking opportunities for parents. Cost its $25-45 for all 4 dates, $10-15 for individual dates. Register with Tara at 503-516-4680 or peapodpdx@gmail.com. The Pea Pod is located at 4911 NE Couch St, Portland, Or 97213.

Other opportunities: 

For children 3-6 years, we are enrolling for our Afternoon Play Groups program, Tues/Thurs from 1:30-4:30pm.

For children 18mo-3.5 years, our Play School program is held Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am-1pm. We have a couple more slots available at this time.

We are open throughout the year, and admission is rolling and based on availability. For more info and application for either program, visit www.peapodpdx.com.

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Openings at Eastside Family Coop for 18mo-3yrs

August 03, 2015

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Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy), are state licensed and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, story time, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child. Efc4square2.efc All at an affordable cost of only $130 a month.

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have.


located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.  

PT SPANISH TODDLER PLAYGROUP/ PRESCHOOL LIGHT (INNER SE/NE)

August 02, 2015

We are looking for a few more toddlers to join our Spanish home-based toddler playgroup. The wonderful teacher is a native Spanish speaker who has been running the same ‘escuela’ for the last seven years.

The playgroup provides the kids significant Spanish exposure with a play-based focus. As some of the older kids are moving on to formal preschools and we do not want to lose the fantastic teacher and this great resource, we are on the lookout for new families to join us (otherwise the group will not be continuing after August). 

The ‘escuela’ meets from 9:30 to 12:30 Wednesday and Friday mornings. There will be at least four, but no more than five, kids aged between 1.5 and 3 years old. The teacher speaks to the children almost exclusively in Spanish. Their day consists of outdoor play, arts and crafts, music and dancing, and parent packed snack and lunch times.  The weekly cost per child is $40. We are still trying to determine which family’s home the group would be located beginning in September but the existing two families live in Hollywood and Mt Tabor/Hawthorne.

Please email Sarah for more information at Sarah.Figliozzi@gmail.com.  We look forward to meeting interested families. 

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

July 23, 2015

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering an active Waldorf inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature immersion, free play, crafts, storytelling and plenty of healthy movement.

I am a certified Waldorf teacher with years of experience and have a true
passion for fostering healthy growth and development in children.

Ages 2.5 - 7 years old. Flexible hours and locations, preferably NE/SE.

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* CPR cert.

PT Nanny and Nanny Share Family wanted in Hawthorn Area

May 17, 2015

Our family wants to meet your family! We appreciate environmentally conscious living and an open, diverse view on life. Our priorities include creative, fun loving, and gentle care with an emphasis on outdoor activities and no television. We are looking for a nanny and a nanny share family who value providing children with a loving gentle environment. We can afford $6-$8 an hour and want to pair with another family so together we can employee a nanny for $12-$16 an hour. We need care starting in mid June through April 2016, and possibly beyond. Ideally your family would be located near the Hawthorn Neighborhood.

 Our family includes

  • Silas, precocious and engaging 8-month old

  • April, Biologist and student, 36

  • James, Acupuncturist, 37

 

Childcare needs

  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • 6-8 hrs a day (flexible times)

  • A child (6 mo - 4 yrs) to play and learn with Silas

 

April at 541-250-1046 

The Pea Pod Family Resource Center Open House

April 23, 2015

The Pea Pod is now enrolling children 18months to 3.5 years for it's Early Cooperative Play School which runs Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am-1pm. We also have an Afternoon Playgroup on Tues/Thurs from 2pm-5pm for children 3-6 years. Applications are on-line. To learn more visit http://www.peapodpdx.org/#!programs/cho

Come to an Open House! Saturday, April 25 and May 2 from 10am-12pm. We are located at 4911 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97213 in the North Mt. Tabor Neighborhood. Interested in getting involved? We are currently looking for Board Members. Please contact Tara at peapodpdx@gmail.com for more info. 

 

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

April 16, 2015

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering a Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature, working with the arts and plenty of healthy movement. 

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* CPR cert.

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering a Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature, working with the arts and plenty of healthy movement. 

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* CPR cert.

Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

January 25, 2015

 

Come play with us during our OPEN HOUSE! 


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When: Saturday, February 7th,2015, 10 AM - 12 PM

Where: 2828 SE Stephens Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Hawthorne Family Playschool is a Co-operative preschool in SE Portland for children ages 3-5. Join Teacher Susan and the Hawthorne Family Playschool community for a meet and greet and tour of our wonderful school.

Susan takes great satisfaction in influencing young people and their parents, as evidenced by her professional stance on early childhood education:
In an age in which teachers are pressured to teach academics, stripping learning from any meaningful context, HFP values play at the heart of our curriculum.
In an age in which face-to-face time diminishes along with the increase of screen time, we nourish children’s social learning as we assist them in gaining skills to build valuable relationships.
In an age of extreme individualism, we believe in the value of a caring and engaged learning community.
In an age in which parents of young children are exhausted and isolated, we bring families together for meaningful work, social engagement and support.
In an age of oppression, we challenge narrow gender scripting, biased language, and stereotyped portrayals, providing children with more expansive notions of what it is to be human.
At a time when there’s a growing awareness of the disregard for our planet, we take seriously our role as stewards of the earth, nurturing children’s connections to the natural world.
HFP safeguards childhood so children may learn joyfully.

For more information, please visit our website: hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Honoring Play. Safeguarding Childhood.

Open House at Brooklyn Preschool Feb 7th 9:30-11:30

January 14, 2015

Save the Date, Spread the Word!
Our Annual Open House is Saturday, February 7.

Families are invited to play in our classrooms and talk to parent members from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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http://www.brooklyncooppreschool.org/

http://www.facebook.com/BrooklynCooperativePreschool

Brooklyn Cooperative Preschool
Located at 2901 SE Steele Street
For more information contact Lea Barozzi at LeaBarozzi@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR 4 YR OLDS!

September 26, 2014

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OPENINGS NOW FOR 4 YR OLDS!

September 26, 2014

Its not too late!  This year just started.  We currently have openings in the 2014-2015 SENIOR class (must be 4 yrs by September 1).  

Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.

For more information please visit our website or to apply contact the membership coordinator at 503.914.1988 or membership@mttaborpreschool.org

Junior Class (age 3 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:00 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$117 per month

Senior Class (age 4 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$185 per month

 

School Philosophy

Mt. Tabor Preschool is a developmental, play-based, cooperative preschool. We believe that each child develops at a different rate physically, socially and intellectually. We endeavor to provide a wide variety of experiences to accommodate the children’s interests and needs as individuals and as a group. Experiences are provided to stimulate socialization skills and promote self-esteem.

Parental support and education are important aspects of preschool. A cooperative preschool gives parents an opportunity to participate in activities with their child. The success of a co-op preschool depends on parental involvement.The five main responsibilities of parents involve tuition, fundraising, parent-helping, preschool "jobs", and general membership meetings.

 

MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL (SE) HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS IN SENIOR (4's) CLASS!

August 20, 2014

We currently have openings in our Senior 2014-2015 class. Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

For more information please visit our website or to apply contact the membership coordinator at 503.914.1988 or membership@mttaborpreschool.org

Senior Class (age 4 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$185 per month

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MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL IN SE PORTLAND HAS OPENINGS!

July 28, 2014

 

FALL 2014 OPENINGS FOR 3 & 4 YR OLDS!

July 27, 2014

We currently have openings in both the Junior and Senior 2014-2015 classes. Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

For more information please visit our website or to apply contact the membership coordinator at 503.914.1988 or membership@mttaborpreschool.org

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Discovery Gardens Now Enrolling

Welcome to Discovery Gardens Family Childcare! We are an Eco-healthy certified childcare center, with a loving atmopshere. When you bring your children to Discovery Gardens, you enter into a partnership with us. We have an open door policy and we believe in maintaining a close working relationship with all of our families, in order to provide the level of care for your children that you expect and deserve. By bringing your children to our neighborhood childcare, you are giving them the opportunity to learn and interact with other children in a comfortable, safe environment.

We pride ourselves on providing a loving, safe and enriched learning environment. All of our teacher are fully dedicated and very educated when it comes to working with children. Discovery Gardens does not have a high turn over in staffing or enrollment just one quality indicator that we must be doing something right!

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Eastside Family Co-operative Preschool Open House-This Weekend!

June 11, 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 11am-1pm, 3300 SE Woodward St (church basement)

  • * Summer treats and activities for the youngsters!
  • * Get to know members of the co-op community!
  • * Check out our indoor and outdoor play space!
  • * See if Eastside Family Co-operative may be a good fit for your family!

We are a group of families who have come together to provide high quality, part-time childcare for our children. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2.5 years and graduate by age 4. We are entirely parent run.  Each child attends 2 days "on her own" and 1 day with her "parent teacher."

Learn more at: eastsidefamilycoop.org

Contact Liz, Charity or Daniella at membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org or Desiree at dezhullsmith@gmail.com

 

EASTSIDE FAMILY CO-OP: SEEKING 2 YEAR OLDS!

May 26, 2014

Hi Parents,

Is your child too young for preschool, but ready for playschool?  Are you interested in the immersive community-focused childcare experience that a Co-op offers to both parents and kids?  

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings for children ages 18 months to 2.5 years. We are specifically looking for children born in 2012, who would start with Co-op this Spring/Summer/Fall and stay on through Summer 2015 and beyond.

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Brooklyn Preschool's Open House February 8th 9:30-11:30

February 05, 2014

BrooklynopenhouseflyerOpen House. Saturday, February 8th, 9:30-11:30am. 

Reedwood Friends Church 2901 SE Steele

Please join us for our Open House, for families interested in 2014-2015 school year enrollment. It's a great time to see our 3 preschool rooms, large playground, meet our teacher, as well as talk with current parents. You'll have the opportunity to see our classrooms, playground, rainy day indoor play area, nursery for younger siblings, as well as meet and speak with our teacher. Parents of current students will also be present to answer questions, while your child explores our fun environment. We will begin accepting applications for new families Feb 9th and after. For more information, please see our membership page.
http://www.brooklyncooppreschool.org/membership.htm

Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

February 04, 2014

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Southwest Parent-Child Collective has TWO OPENINGS!

September 21, 2011

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Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings at this time in our Preschool Room (3-4 year olds)! Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Any infant care walkable from Lair Hill Park in SW Portland?

September 12, 2011

Hi!

I'm looking for childcare very close to my work place near Lair Hill Park in SW Portland.  Interested in child care centers, nanny-shares....anything.   I hope to find loving, eco-conscious care; even better if the care giver(s) will speak to my baby in another language.   Care must be able to occur at your site, and I can come visit on my lunch break :)  My child is 7 months old.  

Please email ksimpson68@gmail.com if you know of any great options in the area! 

Thanks,

Kelly

Southwest Parent-Child Collective has TWO OPENINGS!

SW Portland

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings at this time in our Preschool Room (3-4 year olds)! Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Southwest Parent-Child Collective: TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL!

September 05, 2011

SW Portland

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds) at this time. Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Southwest Parent-Child Collective: TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL NOW!

August 29, 2011

We are a unique Portland co-op truly dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children (est. 1970). We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds) at this time. Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

SOUTHWEST PARENT CHILD COLLECTIVE HAS TWO OPENINGS!

August 25, 2011

We are a unique Portland co-op truly dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children (est. 1970). We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds) at this time. Please contact us (see below) and for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special! A vibrant co-op (est. 1970) Run completely by parents Staffed by experienced teachers High adult/ child ratios Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old Eco-Healthy Childcare certified Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information. Follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Hawthorne Family Playschool, a play-based cooperative preschool in Southeast Portland, has an opening for the upcoming school year!

www.hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

 

Hi, my name is Catherine.  My husband and I have a three-year-old daughter who, in a few short weeks, will begin her first days of preschool.  We could not be happier with our choice in Hawthorne Family Playschool. 

 

Hawthorne Family Playschool is a nature and play-based environment. The outdoor play area is a world of wonder and an extension of the indoor classroom.  From the first time our daughter visited the school, she opened up in a completely new and wonderful way.  Usually afraid to climb, she immediately scampered up and down the climbing ropes outside, jumped into the large, covered sand area and moved indoors.  She found an art table to explore, a pretend area to play, a trampoline, and the indoor tree house where she continued her newfound courage in climbing.  After comfortably exploring, she settled into a rocking chair to enjoy a book. 

 

While my daughter was enjoying her book, I had an opportunity to speak with the teacher, Susan Eisman.  Susan is a very inspiring and encouraging teacher.  She draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling and peace activism.  She completed her Master’s coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990.

“I get to give children messages about how amazing they are.  I get to encourage each child to take risks, be compassionate, and build relationships.  I get to nudge children to trust themselves, to solve problems and to resolve conflicts.  I partner with children to appreciate the natural world, to notice and appreciate differences among people and to encourage children to stand up for the best possible outcome.  In these ways, we build a healthy community of learners.”

 

We knew from watching our daughter that day, hearing from other parents and speaking with Susan, that we had found a wonderful school for our daughter.

 

As an introduction, Hawthorne Family Playschool had play-dates at neighborhood parks this summer as well as a potluck picnic.  In the coming weeks, there is an annual Ice Cream Social at the school, which should be a fun and relaxed environment for all the families to mingle and greet each other.  (I say relaxed but I also mentioned ice cream…and there will be kids…well, it will be fun!)  Shortly after, Susan will be scheduling our in-home visit, allowing for one-on-one time with our family and giving her time to get to know our daughter.

 

If you are looking for a preschool for your child, I highly recommend Hawthorne Family Playschool.  It is an amazing school with a wonderful teacher and a kind, committed group of parents.

 

If you would like to schedule a tour, meet our teacher or have any questions, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Shannon at 503-332-6530.  You may also visit our website at www.hawthornefamilyplayschool.org.

 

Thank you,

 Catherine

 

Multnomah Playschool in SW: A few spots available for 2011-2012!!

August 20, 2011

Nestled among the trees in Southwest Portland, Multnomah Playschool (MPS) is a Nationally Accredited Parent Cooperative Preschool for children aged 2.5 - 6.  With a focus on play-centered learning, we strive to create an environment where the child’s world is forefront, where they feel free to learn and explore and safe to create, imagine and to be themselves.  At MPS we know that play isn’t just fun (even though it is!!), it’s a child’s “work” and integral to their healthy development.
 
We are now enrolling for the 2011-2012 school year:
 
Three’s: (Age 3 by November 15th)
Meets T/Th mornings from 9:00am-11:30am
 
Four’s: (age 4 by November 15)
Meets M/W/F mornings from 9:00am-11:30am
 
Pre-K:  (Age 5 by April 1) a pre-kindergarten class
Meets M-Th afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:30pm

* Extended day available thru daily “Lunch & Play” program available to all enrolled students from 11:30pm-1:00pm.


Some highlights:
 
·      Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (a rigorous quality benchmark achieved by less than 15% of preschools nationwide, MPS was the first co-op in Oregon to receive accreditation)
·      A member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon
·      Certified as an Eco-Healthy Child Care Provider by the OEC--your child has a safe, non-toxic, environmentally healthy setting to learn and grow 
·      Child Magazine named Multnomah Playschool one of the top ten preschools in the United States.
·      Large outside play area
·      Artist-in-residence in the Spring
·      Two full-time teachers plus two parent helpers in every class (a 4:1, child:adult ratio)

 
Want to learn more?  Visit us at multnomahplayschool.com or call 503-244-9141.

Portland Circle of Friends and Family is Now Enrolling for 2011-2012 School Year

August 17, 2011

Who are we?

Portland Circle of Friends and Family Preschool has been in existence as a cooperative preschool in Portland, Oregon since the fall of 1996. The preschool is operated by parents and continues to provide a valuable education service, at a low cost, to families within the community.

Mission Statement

Portland Circle of Friends and Family Preschool serves young children by providing a developmentally appropriate play-based program, which builds high self-esteem and encourages problem solving skills.

Our Philosophy

Circle of Friends offers an experiential hands-on learning environment, encouraging independence, positive social interactions and meaningful learning experiences.

We believe in helping children build high self-esteem in a non-competitive atmosphere, an atmosphere where personal challenges are valued as a natural happening from which we learn. We believe that helping children learn to accept what is beautifully unique about themselves, others and the world around them, is of primary importance.

 

Portland Circle of Friends is located at 9015 SE Rural St. Rm # 2 in Portland, Oregon next to Kelly Elemetary. We are currently enrolling for both classes, Butterflies, ages 4s and 5s are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-noon, tuition is $95 per month. Caterpillars, ages 2s and 3s are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-11:30am, tuition is $70 per month. There is a one time registration fee of $60. Please contact Lindsey at 503-880-7123 or go to our site and leave us a note at PortlandCircleofFriends.org

Swap Childcare With Another Parent!

July 27, 2011

Hello Fellow Parents!

Does anybody want to swap childcare with another parent in the community? Sharing childcare between our homes for 15-20 hours a week would give us all of the free time that we need to do .... anything! Paid work, vacuuming without our hands full, painting or going for a run. I could drop my child off at your house for 15-20 hours a week and then, in turn, you could drop your little peanut off at my house for the same number of hours. We can find an inexpensive multi-seated stroller to share. I've got a Pack n' Play for your little one to nap in. Our back yard is fenced for romping. We're smoke and pet free in case you have allergies, though your animals are just fine with us.

In addition to being a parent, I was a nanny for many, many years and I have gobs of childcare experience and qualifications. I bet you do too. You and I both have clean driving records and excellent character references, so we are well qualified to help each other out. Perhaps we can take an Infant/Child CPR class together and do a mutual background check before we get started. And if we get really comfortable with our awesome situation, maybe we could even do a couple of overnights after a while.

I don't currently have a paid job (though, perhaps I will at some point), so which hours of the week we trade are pretty flexible. My baby was born March 20th of this year, but I don't foresee any age split between our children being a problem, as I have worked with a huge range of ages in the past, and have never had more than a few melt downs over tipped towers. I only have the one baby, but if you have two, that would be alright as well. I live in South East Portland (Hawthorne) and would love to walk over to your house, but driving is always an option.

Anybody want to barter childcare to gain some much-needed parental free time? My baby and I would love to meet in a cafe, porch or living room to hang out and discuss the possibilities! Seems like the perfect Portland community solution to me!  :)

eamail:  beth at bethmattson dot com

Southwest Parent-Child Collective has ONE OPENING left!

July 26, 2011

SW Portland

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have ONE opening in our Preschool (3-5 year olds)! Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Southwest Parent-Child Collective has TWO OPENINGS!

SW Portland

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds)! Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Outdoor Kindergarten, Preschool Open House

July 23, 2011

Come check out Woodhaven School's Preschool & Outdoor Kindergarten programs at an Open House:

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011

3-5 pm

Woodhaven School

11265 SW Cabot Street, Beaverton

Located in the basement of St. Bartholomew's Church (not affiliated)

www.WoodhavenSchool.com

Download a Flyer

Southwest Parent-Child Collective has TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL!

July 16, 2011

SW Portland

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds)! Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

2 PT/FT openings in Hillsboro Arts Preschool

2 PT/FT openings available in our alternative, home-based preschool program starting August 1.

Current enrollment is 5, maximum will be 6 with a teacher:student ratio of 1:6. We have two students moving at the end of the summer, so we will be filling their spots. 

Rates are $205/week for full time (40 hours per week maximum, excluding scheduled naps), $125/week for part time (20 hours or less).
Hours are Monday through Friday, 745am to 530pm. Occasional weekends, evenings, early morning starts or late pickups are possible for an additional fee.

*State registered care 
*Pediatric CPR certification
*Oregon Food Handler's Card
*Eco-Healthy Childcare endorsement from the Oregon Environmental Council
*Chemical-free, weapon-free home
*Organic & vegetarian/vegan snacks, meals
*GLBT families welcome
*Large, secure fenced yard
*Quiet neighborhood next to Mooberry Elementary School

Please visit our website:

http://mrsyumyums.blogspot.com/

phone: 503-360-6886

Southwest Parent-Child Collective has TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL!

July 10, 2011

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds)! Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Southwest Parent-Child Collective: TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL NOW!

June 27, 2011

We are a unique Portland co-op truly dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children (est. 1970). We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds) at this time. Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Southwest Parent-Child Collective: TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL NOW!

June 16, 2011

We are a unique Portland co-op truly dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children (est. 1970). We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds) at this time. Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Hawthorne Family Playschool: 2 Spots Available for 3-year olds

May 11, 2011

 

Still looking for an amazing preschool for Fall 2011?  

Hawthorne Family Playschool has a couple of spots available for children who will be 3-years old by September 1st but not yet 4. 

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Hawthorne Family Playschool or “HFP” is a small, mixed-age cooperative preschool, just south of the Hawthorne Safeway in southeast Portland. Being a cooperative, HFP is a great place for families that want to be active participants in their child's early development. 

Aside from our fabulous teacher, our strength comes from families that are eager to fully participate in the HFP community. This is particularly true of HFP, given that we keep our class size smaller than most (14 students).  Smaller classes allow for greater focus on each child and create a more intimate feel to our classroom environment.

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Our teacher, Susan Eisman, has been working with children for more than twenty years and, in addition to holding a degree in art and women's studies, has completed master's level work in human development with a focus on the stages of childhood.  She draws her philosophy from many quality programs like Reggio Emilia and Waldorf without being overly dogmatic.  She is a deep thinker and a sweet soul, and she encourages us to think and talk about why our kids do what they do and how we can be supportive in their discovery of themselves as individuals and part of a group.

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We are a diverse community of parents who place a high value on creating an environment that supports a preschooler's natural curiosity.  I was initially drawn to the school because I loved the emphasis on natural materials and getting fresh air and exercise without pre-scripting play with traditional play structures.  Our kids climb hay bales, balance on boards, scale our branch wall and have pretend tea parties in tee pees.   The Oregon Environmental Council designated HFP as an eco-healthy preschool and our kids enjoy healthy, vegetarian snacks each day.

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Our program is heavily play-based, which I wasn't sure about at first, but I have come to appreciate the fact that 3, 4 and 5 year olds learn much of what they need to know from play and personal discovery.  I wondered if a play-based preschool would adequately prepare my children for kindergarten, but I now firmly believe that being part of a community like ours lays the foundation for lifelong curiosity and learning.  I also see how much better high energy kids like my son thrive in an environment that supports their need to move their busy bodies.

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A co-op is a unique school model in that so much of it is parent-driven. Over the years, it’s become apparent that the co-op experience isn’t right for everyone. For the families who love our program, however, (and there are many!) they see what we do as deeply rewarding. They see the contributions they make to our program as worth the effort, and often the effort is part of the enjoyment as well.  We’re not just bringing our children to school, we’re building a tight-knit community with them, and it’s a labor of love.
 

During our enrollment period every year, we look for families who are really excited by our vision and who can help us create a strong community for the school and for the children. I encourage all of you to contact me with any questions you may have about our school or the co-op experience and to request an application.  

Warmly,

Shannon Rhoads

Membership Coordinator, Hawthorne Family Playschool

Email me at:  membership at hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

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Multnomah Playschool

May 10, 2011

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  • Multnomah Playschool is the oldest nonprofit parent-cooperative preschool in Oregon
  • Play-based school
  • Two full-time teachers 
  • Large outside play area
  • Anti-bias curriculum
  • Affordable (scholarships also available)
  • Teachers with longevity at the school
  • Child Magazine named Multnomah Playschool one of the top ten preschools in the United States
  • Warm, inviting community

 

         3’s: T&Th, 9:00-11:30am (3 by Nov 15)

        4’s: MWF, 9:00-11:30am (4 by Nov 15)

        4’s and 5’s Pre-K: M-TH 1:00-3:30pm (5 by April 1)

        $116-$232 depending on program

        Optional lunch and play time: 11:30-1:00pm, $7/session

 

  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Child. MPS was the first co-op in Oregon to receive accreditation.
  • Long-term members of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.
  • Certified Eco-Healthy to create a safe, non-toxic, environmentally healthy setting for our children to learn and grow.

 

Please contact us for more information or to schedule a visit

MULTNOMAH PLAYSCHOOL

503.244.9141

INFO@MULTNOMAHPLAYSCHOOL.COM


WWW.MULTNOMAHPLAYSCHOOL.COM


 5500 SW DOSCH ROAD

 PORTLAND, OREGON 97239

 

Cooperative Preschool - Openings for Ages 12 months to 5 years (SW Portland)

April 29, 2011

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Southwest Parent-Child Collective is currently enrolling for next fall. 

SWPCC is a vibrant cooperative learning preschool conveniently located next to SW Portland's Pendleton Park. 

  • Age appropriate, play-based programs for children ages 12 months to 5 years. 
  • Run by parents and staffed by experienced teachers. 
  • Small class sizes with high adult to child ratios. 
  • Flexible days: Monday through Friday, 9:05 - 1pm, September - June 
  • Large indoor and outdoor spaces for learning and growing. We play outside every day rain or shine! 
  • Eco-friendly. 
  • Affordable.
  • In continuous operation since 1970! 

Call today to schedule a visit! 
503-244-6604 
Southwest Parent-Child Collective http://www.swparentchild.org 

 

Montessori Children's House -- Accepting Applications

April 24, 2011

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Open House May 11 6-8PM

(Open House each second Wednesday of the month; check website for details)

Your family is warmly invited to our next Open House.  Our open houses provide an opportunity for prospective families to meet MCH staff and explore our environment.  Now enrolling ages 15 months to 5 years for Fall 2011 or sooner.

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We currently have openings for Toddlers (15 months - 36 months) and Primary children (3-6).

Montessori Children's House offers both  Toddler and Primary Montessori programs.  Located in Portland's newest neighborhood, the South Waterfront, we are still relatively 'undiscovered.'  

We have mixed-age groups -- two Toddler Classes of up to eight children with two teachers, and our Primary classes with up to 22 children ranging from three years (or a bit younger) up through kindergarten age. In 2010-2011 we have one primary class and two toddler communities. As a new program, we are enrolling children now and do not yet have a “waiting list.” Remaining spaces are limited, however, especially in the toddler groups.

 
We also offer a Parent/Infant class for children under 15 months and not walking.

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'We toured a total of six schools before we found the right one for our daughter. We even enrolled her in another one prior to Montessori Children's House only to pull her out because we were disappointed in our experience there. I wish that we had discovered this school sooner! It would have saved us a lot of stress.'

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'The space itself is gorgeous, all new, beautiful learning areas, just what you would imagine a top notch Montessori school to look like...The location on South Waterfront is very easy to get to and from, parking is right in front of the main door and the teachers will even greet the kids at your car. We highly recommend Montessori Children’s House!'

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3626 SW Bond Ave, Portland OR, 97239

email: info@childrenshousepdx.com

phone: 503.360.1179

website: http://childrenshousepdx.com/

Contact us today!

Infant care in SW Portland/Multnomah Village area starting in September

March 30, 2011

Hi, I will be needing full time care for my then, six month old, starting in September (right now she is three weeks).  Every place I find is either full or has a huge population of kids getting care.  I am looking for a small childcare that is eco- friendly.  Does anyone have suggestions or ideas?  I heard in-home care is preferable.  This is our first child and I am very nervous about childcare.  My husband and I are both teachers and would be willing to trade a portion of tuition for tutoring if that is helpful for someone who has older children.  I specialize in special education (high functioning autism/aspergers/emotional challenges) and my husband is a high school teacher in math, chemistry, physics, biology, and earth science. I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions.  Thank you so much and have a beautiful day!!!  Jeramie

Seeking fantastic care for nine month old

March 23, 2011

Hi Mamas ... I'm looking for recommendations for full-time care (we're open to it being a daycare, Montessori or home environment) for my nine-month-old son. We live in Beaverton and work downtown, so Beaverton, Raleigh Hills, Garden Home, NW Portland, downtown; all would be doable. Help! There are so many to comb through!

Thanks in advance,

Erin