90 posts categorized "Co-op"

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

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

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

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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. 

Holland

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.

Reading

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.

Hard hats

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.

Branch walls

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

Rose City Cooperative Preschool Open House

February 10, 2011

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Join us on February 12, from 10:00 a.m. to noon

or February 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

for our annual open house

It's a great opportunity for families to tour the classroom,

meet with members of the RCCP community

and get to know our great teacher.


Rose City Cooperative Preschool
5830 NE Alameda Portland, OR 97213

Eastside Family Co-op - A Parent-Run Toddler Community

February 01, 2011

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Hi Parents,

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings for children ages 18 mos to 3 years.

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

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

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

Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days from 9am to 1pm: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."  (3-4 parents typically run Co-op on any given day.)  Tuition is $110/month.

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

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

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

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

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

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org

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Why you should attend Hawthorne Family Playschool’s Open House on Feb 12th

January 22, 2011

 Hi Urban Mamas! It’s school choice time again and many of you are trying to decide where to send your preschooler.  I was fortunate enough to find Hawthorne Family Playschool or "HFP" when our firstborn was ready for school two years ago.  At that time, I knew I had found a really special, sweet place for our child.  My daughter thrived there and I did too, making wonderful connections that came from being part of a deeply involved community of parents and children.

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This year, our daughter started kindergarten and our son finally got his turn at HFP.  It’s been an eye-opening year for us, as we faced, at times, serious culture shock in the Portland Public School system.  In contrast, we have witnessed some of the most child-affirming moments at our preschool:  Children with intense separation anxiety gaining obvious confidence and showing wonderful growth in their relationships with other children…  A new student whose parents switched to our program because he was dreading school sharing that his favorite part of the day is going to HFP…  The day my son was having an off day and just wanted to “be alone” and we built him a little cave/fort inside of the hollowed out tree trunk in the loft room and gave him the emotional space and support to work through his temper tantrum (and he emerged as his normal, happy self a short while later, dying to check out the marbles and soapy water in the sensory table.)  Simply put, we have come to realize just how wonderful our preschool experience has been.  We are so happy to give our children this experience during such an important stage in their development.  

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I don’t know for sure if our school is right for your family, but I feel certain that it is one of the best early childhood programs available and one that everyone should seriously consider.  In my mind, it’s a bit of a hidden gem, and I’m hoping my firsthand experiences, above, and the following information will encourage you to check out our Open House on Saturday, February 12th (10am to 1pm).  We do give enrollment priority to families who attend, so mark your calendars!

I’m sure you’ll come with lots of questions that we’re happy to answer, but here are some of the important things to know about us:

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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. 

We have the smallest class size of any of the eastside co-ops, with a maximum of 14 students with at least three adults (one teacher plus two scheduled parents helpers).  We also enjoy additional support from interns and benefit from a culture that encourages parents to participate.

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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.

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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I encourage all of you to come visit HFP at our Open House between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, February 12th and meet Susan Eisman, our very special teacher, and our community of deeply involved parents who are the other ingredient to making this a great environment.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about our school or the co-op experience.

 Warmly,

Shannon Rhoads

Membership Coordinator, Hawthorne Family Playschool

Email me at:  membership at hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

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Rising Song Preschool Open House: Feb 4th

January 12, 2011

 

Please Join us Friday Feb 4th at 4:00 for an Open House

Where:  Rising Song Preschool, 3912 NE 36th Ave.  Portland OR


We invite families interested in applying for Fall 2011 to come to an open house to meet our teachers and explore our environment.  Children are welcome to attend.  Space is limited, please call or email to reserve a spot (503-954-3235, risingsong@yahoo.com)

Rising Song Preschool is a certified home-based preschool in NE Portland.  We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-5 with the low teacher/child ration of 1:6. Half and full-day care is available 2-5 days a week.

In our classroom children participate in baking, gardening, painting and handwork. Songs, stories and puppet shows provide rich material for the imagination and teach about the natural world. Children develop problem solving skills through cooperative activities and guided conflict resolution.

At Rising Song parents participate in their child’s school experience through weekly journal entries.  Family gatherings are scheduled throughout the year to foster community and celebrate the seasons.  For more information please visit our website at:  www.risingsongpreschool.org

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Eastside Family Co-op Has Openings for Pre-Preschoolers

January 02, 2011


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Hi Parents of sweet energetic little ones,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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Northeast Community Child Development Center- Portland's best kept childcare secret

January 01, 2011

NCCDC is a unique cooperative childcare center conveniently located in inner NE Portland. For 30 years we've provided exceptional care and education to toddlers and preschoolers.

We provide...

  • A child centered, play based curriculum
  • Experienced, professional staff
  • A rich indoor and outdoor play space
  • Low teacher to child ratio
  • A supportive community for children and families

We currently have openings in our toddler and preschool classrooms.

For more information, and to schedule a tour call (503) 284-8797

or visit our website http://www.pdxchild.org/

 

2 FT Openings - Vegan/Vegetarian & Organic Arts Preschool

December 08, 2010

We have two spots open for late March after I return from maternity leave. 

Offering care to children ages 2 to 6 years, we are based in Hillsboro next to Mooberry Elementary. I enjoy offering challenging projects focused in art, science, and social responsibility. I have a background in fine art and art education and I am committed to encouraging creative learning, problem solving, and independent thought. 

Hours: 730am-530pm Monday through Friday

Rates: $185 per week

http://mrsyumyums.blogspot.com/

Eastside Family Co-op Seeking Pre-Preschoolers (2.5-3 yrs)

November 20, 2010

 
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Hi Parents,

Eastside Family Cooperative is actively seeking 2.5-3 year olds who would enjoy a playschool environment before entering preschool in September 2011.  We are decreasing our traditional 1-yr commitment to 9 months for a limited time to fill these spots.  Please contact us as soon as possible via the web-based membership inquiry form linked below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

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

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

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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Eastside Family Co-op Has Winter Openings

November 08, 2010

 
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Hi Parents,

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings in December and January for children ages 18 mos to 3 years.  (We have rolling admissions, and are open year-round.)

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

Our children are aged 18 months to 3.5-4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.

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

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

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

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

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

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

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

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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...Play Academy Preschool is Now Enrolling! (Near OHSU)... SW Portland/OHSU/Council Crest Park

October 10, 2010

...Play Academy Preschool is Now Enrolling! (Near OHSU)...

SW Portland/OHSU/Council Crest Park

 

Play Academy, A Successful Start for Every Child

 

Hello. My name is Claudia and I'm the Owner/Director of Play Academy, a brand new, certified preschool right here in Portland near the city center. We are located in SW Portland in the Council Crest neighborhood by Healy Heights Park, only 1 mile from the OHSU Campus and Hospital, and 2 miles from downtown.

 

At Play Academy, we are committed to providing your child with the highest quality of care and developmental opportunities available. Our approach is based on the belief that children learn and develop most effectively in a fun, social, nurturing, and inspiring environment. We blend the best of play and academics.

 

High-Quality Learning

I have over 10+ years experience with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with honors and my graduate thesis was in Math Acquisition. I'm certified at Step 11 in the Oregon Registry for Childhood Care and Education.

 

Child-Centered Care

We provide individualized programs to nurture the holistic development of your child. Our unique programs provide opportunities for growth in all five areas of child development - language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Readiness

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum ensures your child will meet Oregon's standards, but we believe in supporting them to exceed them.

 

Structured Full-time Programs

* Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

* Weekly Lesson Plans

* Ages 2 to 7

 

Flexible Hours for Working Parents

* Open Year Round, Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm

* Optional extended hours available from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Fully Licensed Child Care

* Licensed by the State of Oregon

* Healthy snacks are provided, organic food available

* Certified Eco-Healthy Child Care

 

References Available.

 

Schedule a Tour

Please call to learn more and schedule a tour of our academy. Call 503-719-5038 or, email me at claudia@playacademy.com Also, please visit our website at www.playacademy.com

 

Thank you.

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Escuela Las Panditas - Spanish Immersion Preschool

September 23, 2010

A home-based, cooperative preschool in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood has openings for 1-2 children ages three or four. We are four families who have created our school in order to provide our children with a montessori-based education and significant Spanish exposure with a native Spanish speaker. The school meets 8:30 - 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We may add a fourth day in the future if needed. Tuition for the three days per week will be between $283 and $324 per month depending on how many children are enrolled. Please contact us with any questions at liz.schwarz@yahoo.com. We look forward to meeting interested families. 

Eastside Family Cooperative - Additional Fall Openings

September 19, 2010

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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 openings in October and November, especially for children around 2 years of age (both boys and girls). 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

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

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

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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Looking to start a Sellwood childcare swap

September 07, 2010

I am a very part-time work from home mother to an 18 month old son.  We, along with my husband, just moved to the area a month ago.  We live on a strict, minimalist budget and are brainstorming cheap childcare options.  

Something that makes sense to us is a childcare swap, where like-minded parents could trade "points" for flexible, free childcare.  

Here is our vision: Child-care provided by like-minded families on an equal exchange basis. This would allow us to have a community of parents to call upon when we need to go alone to an appointment, get some work done, or go out for a date night. [No overnights; the idea is for flexible, short-term child care needs]  No money is exchanged, but sitters would receive a certain amount of points (per child, per hour) that they could then "trade in" for child care in the future.  This would keep it balanced and fair, so that no one family is using lots of childcare without reciprocating.  Any age of child would be acceptable, even infants.  

We'd like to meet with other families who are interested in something like this.  We could host a gathering to meet up and see if it seems like a good fit.  We could then form a google group or yahoo group so that we could contact one another for childcare needs as well as organize playdates if so desired.   If you are interested, email me at { kjb1020 at gmail dot com }  and tell me a little bit about your family and parenting style.

About my family: Mama, Papa, toddler (18 months) young family who live in the Sellwood area. We just moved from Ohio in August 2010.  Like to go on walks, read books, do creative activities (color, dance, etc), and visit science museums, zoo, playgrounds.  Vegetarian, mostly-organic diet; simple lifestyle; spiritually minded; attachment parenting style.  We do some baby signs with our son.  We emphasize positive discipline and like to encourage our son's creativity and curiosity.  Papa works full time as a manager for a coffee shop, and Mama is a very part time online business researcher and social media consultant.  Non-smoking, very clean home, no pets.  Small home in very safe neighborhood.  I am CPR certified (just renewed in May 2010).  I have experience as a babysitter, mother, and dance instructor for ages 3-13. Our parenting is very child-driven, i.e. we emphasize exploration instead of flash cards.  Our son is playful, sweet, and mild-tempered.  


Again, please email if interested and we can start organizing something!

{ kjb1020 at gmail dot com }

Interested in starting a NoPo play school?

September 03, 2010

We'd like to start two!  We have a three year old and a 15 mth old and we are interested in starting a play group/school for each with a couple of other families.   Do you have a oneish year old?  Do you have a threeish year old (having both not required). We conceptualize a one day per week meeting...in my home and perhaps one other parent home (rotating), from 8:30 amish to 12:30am ish (8-12 or 9-1...we're flexible at this point).  We'd like to hire a teacher together with you.  We're considering each family pays $20ish per day to hire a PSU Child and Family Studies student?  Parents arrange pick up/drop off.  Lunch included and provided by parents (can rotate).  These are our thoughts/ideas.  What are yours?  We are attachmentish parenting parents who practice art, music, home crafting, NVC, use organic foods, have a large organic permaculture garden filled back yard with chickens, fish, swing, etc, across from Kenton Park and are looking for additional socialization opportunities for both of our children.  Please email Teresa at teresa@insightsoutside.com.  Thanks!

Multnomah Playschool: we have two openings in our 3s/4s class, call now!

September 01, 2010

Multnomah Playschool is a parent-cooperative preschool for children ages three through pre-K.

We seek to provide a safe, healthful, developmentally appropriate environment for children to explore their growing sense of self and understanding of the world.

Multnomah Playschool’s highlights include:

• The first co-op preschool in Oregon, founded in 1949
• Honored by Child Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Preschools in the U.S.” in 1993
• Currently the only co-op in Oregon with NAEYC accreditation - earned by less than 10% of preschools
• Unique anti-bias curriculum is at the heart of our diverse and welcoming community

We currently have two openings in our 3s/4s class (age 3 by Nov 15, 2010). This Program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 11:30 am. The tuition is $116 per month.
Extended hours via a Lunch & Play Option is available.

Please contact our membership coordinator on 503-244-9141 to arrange for a tour
www.multnomahplayschool.com

Looking for a great preschool?

August 23, 2010

We have openings! 

For nearly 40 years, Rose City Co-op has started kids -- and parents -- on the road to learning with a fun and positive preschool experience.

We are located in Northeast Portland in the Rose City Park neighborhood. Our school is housed within, but not affiliated with, the Rose City Park United Methodist Church, where we enjoy a wonderfully bright classroom and spacious basement play area.

Contact jeanmzm@msn.com to learn more about our current openings, or visit our website at www.rosecitycoop.org


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Looking for a great preschool?

We have openings! 

For nearly 40 years, Rose City Co-op has started kids -- and parents -- on the road to learning
 with a fun and positive preschool experience.

We are located in Northeast Portland in the Rose City Park neighborhood.
  Our school is housed within, but not affiliated with, the Rose City Park United Methodist Church,
 where we enjoy a wonderfully bright classroom and spacious basement play area.

Contact jeanmzm@msn.com to learn more about our cutent openings,
 or visit our website at www.rosecitycoop.org


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Toddler, preschool, homeschool, before/ aftercare and date night space!

Urban Roots Playschool is a new in-home, child-centered playschool in the Montavilla neighborhood, easily accessible via Trimet and freeway from both NE and SE Portland, as well as Vancouver and the West Side. We offer a variety of services for children ages 1-12, and their families, focused on the child as an individual. Our loosely structured, rhythm-based flexible curriculum focuses on growing and cooking food, creating art, active play and becoming responsible citizens of our children's "tribe". Though we are most influenced by Waldorf and Montessori philosophies, our community definitely has the personality of both the teachers and the "students".

Our "playschool" has 2 age groups: ages 1-4 (preschool), and 5-10 (homeschool). Each group is held Monday-Thursday 9-2, or 12-5 (overlap for lunch and freeplay). Early and late starts are both available. Both groups will engage in individual and group projects that "teach" math, science, literacy, art, music, language, and physical education, with long, gentle transitions and overlap between activities, creating a relaxing and fun atmosphere free of pressure to "perform". Meals and snacks are generally vegetarian, organic and gluten-free, and are usually made onsite (often by the children).

Friday is "playcare" day. There will be no "curriculum" but the general rhythm will be the same.

Before and afterschool care, transport from local schools, and weekend care offered as available.

"Playnights" are offered on Friday evenings, and consist of dinner, a "dance party", outdoor and indoor activities.

We are flexible on start and end times, as long as the children arrive during a "transition" time, so that no one is arriving or leaving without finishing a project, enjoying the fruits of their labor, or starting behind the other children. Make no mistake, this is our home, NOT a large center. However, we have the same (if not more) experience, expertise, love and commitment of a "traditional" school.

Our rates are as follows. We DO offer partial scholarships, sibling discounts, full-time discounts when possible, and also are willing to accept DHS or other supplemental pay.

1/2 day "school" program : $25 per day
full day 8-6 : $45 per day
hourly rates beginning at $6
date night 5-10:30 $25 per child (Add $15 for overnight up till 10am).

please check www.urbanrootsplayschool.com for more info, or call 503-683-2552