January 02, 2011
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.
Thanks - we're looking forward to meeting new interested families!