90 posts categorized "Co-op"

Open Minds Preschool has openings for 4-5 year olds

August 21, 2010

Open Minds Preschool has a few openings left in our pre-K and kindergarten classes this fall!

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Highlights include:

--Developmentally appropriate activities designed by our team of teachers, led by a director with a master's degree in education and an Oregon teaching license
--A comfortable home-like setting equipped with a range of quality toys, books, art materials, and more
--Daily art, music, stories, games, and fun early math and literacy activities
--Daily indoor and outdoor free choice time
--Organic, vegetarian snacks, plus lunch in our morning classes
--Weekly newsletters and a strong community of families

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Our pre-K class is for children who are 4 years old by December and has current openings for girls, with a short waiting list for boys. We are a class of up to 12 kids with two teachers. Class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am to 1pm. We provide lunch!

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Our kindergarten class has openings for boys or girls who are 5 years old by December. We meet Monday through Friday, 1:00-3:30 pm. We will be implementing the Starfall kindergarten curriculum. Our class size is capped at 7 in order to be able to tailor the pace to each individual child.

Please visit www.openmindspreschool.com for photos and details, and contact us to schedule a visit! At this time, we have a waiting list for our Tuesday/Thursday class for younger preschoolers. 043 (1)
 

Pre-K and Kindergarten openings at Open Minds

August 09, 2010

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 Open Minds Preschool is looking for girls to balance out our pre-K class this fall! Our class is for 12 children age 4 by November, and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 12:55 pm.

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Highlights include:

Two educated and experienced teachers

Daily art, music, stories, games, and fun early math and literacy activities

Daily indoor and outdoor free choice time

Organic, vegetarian snack and lunch provided

Weekly newsletters and a strong community of families

Please visit www.openmindspreschool.com for photos and details, and contact us to schedule a visit with your daughter! At this time, we have a waiting list for boys and for our Tuesday/Thursday class for younger preschoolers. Children who are 5 by December are welcome to enroll in our afternoon kindergarten class!

space available in child-centered community on the eastside

August 05, 2010

Do you need to work, shop, or just have some time to yourself? Are you worried that you will not be able to find (or afford) the kind of experienced, loving, and compassionate care that your child deserves? Are you tired of having to choose between expensive nannies or big impersonal centers? Well, look no further! Urban Roots Playschool is a home-based, child-centered community with space available, with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. We even have sleepovers and date nights, so you can relax after a hard week of work.

WE OFFER:

~DHS pay, scholarships, and sibling discounts available

~experienced care from a mother AND educator=love AND knowledge!

~loosely structured but flexible and educational schedule includes cooking, art, yoga, music, spanish, science, literacy, math, and outdoor play

~influenced by Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia, with flexibility for the needs of YOUR child!

~ supportive of connected parenting, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and NVC (non-violent communication)

~children who are not "potty-trained " are welcome. i will even help them along, if you wish! I will happily support cloth diapering and EC

~organic, gluten-free meals, understanding of allergies

~part-time, full time, and date night availability




For more info, check www.urbanrootsplayschool.com or find us on facebook! We are located in the Montavilla/ North Tabor neighborhood, easily accessible by Max, bus, and freeway from Vancouver, Outer SE and NE Portland, Hollywood, Belmont, Hawthorne, Alameda, and many other neighborhoods. Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to welcoming your family into ours.

Eastside Family Co-op Has Openings for Fall

July 28, 2010

Hi Parents,

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings in late August, September and October 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: 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

Seeking fun, loving, individual to help start daycare/preschool

Hello my name is Wendy and I am a professional caregiver. I have over 10 years of experience working with children. First with family members (including a step son), and then for other people's. I am a very warm and compassionate individual that feels very comfortable and competent caring for children. 

It has always been a dream of mine to start my own daycare/preschool. I am looking for an individual that has the space to start this venture or who has the means to rent a space. I am also looking for someone who is laid back, similar minded, and around the same age. I would like to be licensed so you would need to be or able to be registered with the Oregon Criminal History, be CPR/First Aid Certified, have a food handlers, and take or have taken the RCAN (Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect) class. I have worked in a daycare so I have already meet these requirements. If you are interested please contact me at the above e-mail and we can set up a time to meet. 

Thank you, 
Wendy 

Open Minds Preschool is enrolling 4 and 5 year olds for fall

July 16, 2010

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Open Minds Preschool is looking for a few more children in our pre-K class this fall! Our class is for 12 children age 4 by September, and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 12:55 pm. 

Highlights include:

  • Two educated and experienced teachers under the guidance of an Oregon licensed teacher with a Master's degree in education

  • Daily art, music, stories, games, and fun early math and literacy activities

  • Daily indoor and outdoor free choice time
  • Organic, vegetarian snack and lunch provided

  • Weekly newsletters and a strong community of families


Please visit www.openmindspreschool.com for photos and details, and contact us to schedule a visit with your child! We also have openings in our new kindergarten program for summer and fall 5 year olds. At this time, we have a waiting list for our Tuesday/Thursday class for younger preschoolers. 

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Urban Roots Playschool has flexible summer space (date nights too!)

July 12, 2010

Do you need to work, shop, or just have some time to yourself? Are you worried that you will not be able to find (or afford) the kind of experienced, loving, and compassionate care that your child deserves? Are you tired of having to choose between expensive nannies or big impersonal centers?

Well, look no further! Urban Roots Playschool is a home-based, child-centered community with space available, with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. For the summer, we are welcoming ages 1-12, and have limited space for fall playschool and homeschool as well.

WE OFFER:

~experienced care from a mother AND educator=love AND knowledge!

~plenty to keep the kiddos busy: cooking projects, art, music, outdoor play ~influenced by Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia, with flexibility for the needs of YOUR child!

~ supportive of unconditional parenting (U/P), attachment parenting, and NVC (non-violent communication)

~children who are not "potty-trained " are welcome. i will even help them along, if you wish! I will happily support cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, and can accomodate allergies and other family-specific practices.

~organic, gluten-free meals, understanding of allergies

For more info, check www.urbanrootsplayschool.com or find us on facebook! We are located in the Montavilla/ North Tabor neighborhood, easily accessible by Max, bus, and freeway from Vancouver, Outer SE and NE Portland, Hollywood, Belmont, Hawthorne, Alameda, and many other neighborhoods. Please contact me at info@urbanrootsplayschool.com with any questions. I look forward to welcoming your family into ours.

Play/Pre-School Swap in inner-NE for Fall 2007 Kids

July 07, 2010

We are in the process of relocating and am struggling to find preschool options for my November 2007 boy.  Before relocating, we were anticipating a 4 day a week co-op preschool this fall in California; Oregon's starting school age means that he is not eligable for many preschool options here.   

Unless someone can direct me to something similar, I want to start a round robin play school starting late August or early September.  I anticipate being in the inner NE due to job location.  Ideally there would be four of us and each would host one morning a week from 9am-1pm.  The daily schedule would be flexible but the host would try to include circle/song time, a short lesson (perhaps based on a predetermined theme around the seasons or something), a craft, a snack and lunch, and many opportunities for free play.  We are a gentle discipline, APish house and would expect that others would also follow similar philosophies.

If you live in the inner NE, have a Fall 2007 child, and are interested in exploring such an arrangement, please email me -  irozelardo at yahoo dot com. 

Hawthorne Family Playschool Has Spots Available for Fall 2010!

June 25, 2010

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Hi Urban Mamas!

Anyone still looking for an amazing preschool for Fall 2010?

Do you have a strong desire and some mornings available to participate in your child's early school experiences in a meaningful way?

Do you crave connection with other parents beyond the occasional playdate and chats at the park or coffee shop?

Hawthorne Family Playschool has a few spots available for 4 year olds and one spot available for a 3 year old this Fall. We need girls to keep our gender ratio even, but feel free to drop me a line if you have a preschooler who will be 3 or 4 by September 2010. As this year's Membership Coordinator, I'd be happy to help you with any questions or with sending you an application. You can email me at shannon.rhoads@yahoo.com.

The co-op experience has been great for my kids and for me. I'm heading into my third year at Hawthorne Family Playschool as a parent and I am so excited for the year ahead. My 3 year old son is finally old enough to attend HFP this Fall rather than just beg me to stay like he has been this year.

It's intensely gratifying to see the level of connections he already has to our teacher, to our school and to so many families from being a younger sibling in a co-op setting. I never anticipated the degree of socialization my younger child would get when I signed up my daughter at HFP two years ago. At that time, I was just so happy to get her in (we were on the wait list) and wasn't even thinking about preschool for my still nursing little boy.

I quickly connected with another family with a younger sibling and, for the last two years, we have taken turns caring for our youngest children when one of us was in the classroom parent helping. Unlike most other preschools, our youngest kids were also included in many of the extracurricular and community-building activities of the school and were treated like they were part of the community as well. As a result, I have a 3 year old boy starting preschool with about zero hesitation or anxiety. If anything, we may need to take his confidence down a notch or two. ;-)

I have an incredible community of people that I feel really connected to through the school. I'm now on the HFP board, which means I do even more work for the school, but I'm surprised to say how much I like it. It's been a learning experience for me, trying to juggle everything as a mom, but I know I will look back on these years with my kids and feel so glad I invested in this experience.

I hope I haven't focused too much on my personal experience and not enough on the details of the school, but I always get so much more out of first hand accounts from other parents. I did some Urban Mamas postings last year that tell you a bit more about the school and I would encourage you to check out the comments at the end of them in particular, as they speak volumes about how highly regarded the school is.

I look forward to hearing from any of you wishing to learn more about HFP.

Best,

Shannon

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Pre-K openings for summer and fall

June 07, 2010

Open Minds Preschool is looking for girls to balance out our pre-K class this fall! Our class is for 12 children age 4 by September, and meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 12:55 pm. Highlights include:


Two educated and experienced teachers


Daily art, music, stories, games, and fun early math and literacy activities


Daily indoor and outdoor free choice time


Organic, vegetarian snack and lunch provided


Weekly newsletters and a strong community of families


Please visit our website  for photos and details, and contact us to schedule a visit with your daughter! At this time, we have a waiting list for boys and for our Tuesday/Thursday class for younger preschoolers. Our new afternoon kindergarten class, for children turning 5 in summer or fall, has openings.


SW Village Preschool Open house 6/19

June 06, 2010

Come visit us at our open house next Saturday June 19th from 10-12:00.

 

Village Preschool is a co-op in SW Portland and has openings for 3 and 4 year olds in the Tues/Thursday program from 9:15- 11:45. 

At village, we believe that creative play is the foundation of learning for children.

-We believe that children and parents benefit from a strong relationship between family and school.

-Our objective is to provide a safe and inviting space for exploration and discovery, and an appropriate curriculum that enhances individual creativity and self-esteem.

We have a wonderful space, with lots of natural light.  Our teachers are well established with the school and direct the program with the help of parent helpers.  We also have a summer program through the month of July.


To learn more, please call 503-245-0482 or visit www.swvillagepreschool.com

Openings in Spanish Immersion Co-op Preschool

May 26, 2010

A home-based cooperative preschool in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood has openings for 1-2 children age three or four. We are three families who 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 three days a week currently, but we are considering adding a fourth day. 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 Co-op Open House and Rummage Sale

May 12, 2010


Eastside Family Co-op will be having an  open house  between 10am and 12pm this Saturday May 15th  for interested families to come take a look at our space and talk to current members.

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 31/2 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.

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."

Check out our website for more information about our program.  http://www.eastsidefamilycoop.org/

Summer Nanny Montessori Teacher Extrordinaire!

May 07, 2010

Hello Mamas and Papas,
I am an enthusiastic AMI Montessori Student Teacher looking for a family or two to help this summer. I have over ten years experience caring for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in home and school environments. I've also volunteered as a SMART elementary reading tutor and I currently volunteer for Big Brothers and Sisters, mentoring an 8 year old. My approach to children includes lots of respect and positive communication with the whole family, guided creative activities with the little ones and plenty of sensorial-based exploration. I love singing songs, splashing in fountains, reading, cooking, leading process oriented art projects and gardening with children.

I'm available for flexible part-time or full-time care from June 1st to late September. During the school year, my availability will remain open a few days a weeks and for occasional date nights, if needed. I'm hoping to create a lasting relationship with a wonderful family or two! Although I do not currently own a car, I do have a valid Oregon Driver's License and plenty of experience escorting little ones around Portland via Trimet or the family vehicle. I especially love taking walks and hikes with children, exploring the wonders of nature through the fives senses. Also, I love animals and have lots of experience as a pet/house sitter, so I'm happy to help feed chickens, walk dogs or help with whatever else needs tending. My rates are negotiable for the perfect match, and dependent upon your needs. I look forward to meeting your family!

mariahsbaker@gmail.com


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organic, montessori-influenced regular or dropin care available

April 21, 2010

I am a Stay-At-Home-Mama (SAHM) to 3 beautiful children, ranging in age from infant to elementary school, and I also have over 20 years of experience in childcare, education, and enrichment.  All of my experience has taught me many things, amongst them:

~there is more than one way to learn, and every child deserves the best way for THEM

~"learning" does NOT mean you have to have every second of every day PLANNED- you find opportunities in children's natural curiosity

~it really DOES take a village to raise a child, so consistency and collaboration are important - for parent AND child

~you don't have to be rich to deserve top-notch care for your child

If you agree with these things, and would like your child in a montessori and waldorf - influenced environment, where the child is king (or queen), nutritional and delicious foods (allergies considered, of course!) abound, and all parenting styles and religious or spiritual beliefs are respected, please feel free to contact me. Our family utilizes attachment parenting, connected (unconditional) parenting, and NVC (non-violent communication), and eats mostly organic foods. Gluten-free diet available as well!

I may be able to accept DHS payment too, just ask! I am flexible on hours, rates, and would be willing to watch the children in my home (on the North Side of Mount Tabor/ Montavilla, near 82nd and Burnside) or yours, depending on the hours and specifics. I do not currently drive, though my husband does, so pickup and dropoff may be possible, as well as overnights, tutoring, laundry, cleaning help, etc. I welcome your family into our tribe. Contact molliv@gmail.com for more info

DADDY DAYCARE INNER NE

April 17, 2010

Stay at home dad looking for 1-2 more toddlers to join our weekly adventures (M,W,F).  We spend our days exploring our neighborhood, going on urban hikes, taking the train on grand adventures, or playing Thomas trains at Barnes and Nobles when it cold and raining.  We read books, sings songs, draw pictures, dance around the kitchen, build towers and drive our trucks, trains and cars.   We also occasionally watch a Caillou video, or practice sing language with Signing Time, which we LOVE!

We have decided we'd try finding a few like minded families, like ourselves, who are not quite ready for the preschool experience, but really want, and need, to introduce more socialization into the mix - making it more like a Manny share, than daycare, but with all of the fun of a daycare environment. 

My husband has BSW from Oakwood college and spent over 10 years working with at risk kids.  He's decided he's ready for a more rewarding environment and one where his days can be spent having a great time while being a positive influence on kids lives.  He has taught daycare, was a camp counselor, and worked as a live in childcare provider for almost two years. 

If you're interested in learning more about our family, please give us a call (650-430-4115).  We're ready for the next chapter in our son's life (he turns two next week), and we hope it involves some great new friends. 

This is also the first step for us in a bigger vision of creating an indoor play place and preschool for kids here in the Portland-Metro area - more about that soon!

Many blessings,

Jenn and Sa'id

Tigard Playschool Open House April 30th!

April 16, 2010

You are invited to Tigard Playschool's Open House on April 30th from 1-3pm.  Bring your kids, meet our teachers & learn more about our co-op preschool!

We are currently accepting registrations for the 2010-2011 school year and have openings in each of our four classes: a 2/3 blend class, a Mixed Age class, a 4's class, and a Pre-Kindergarten class.

Tigard Playschool is a co-op preschool with a strong reputation in the community for a warm, loving environment with close teacher-student relationships. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2008! Our curriculum is known for its creative art, sensory science, enthusiastic music and movement program and popular dramatic play area with themes that change monthly.

When children first visit our school, they are naturally drawn into the classrooms because they look like such great places to play! Parents, however, are always relieved to know that our space is not only fun, it is also organized into distinct learning centers. Materials are carefully selected for each area so that no matter where children choose to spend their time, they are learning.

We are located at 9845 SW Walnut Pl., Tigard 97223 / 503-639-8110.

Please visit tigardplayschool.com for more information!  *We also have summer camps!*

Portland Circle of Friends--OPEN HOUSE

February 23, 2010

Looking for a wonderful preschool program for your little one for 2010-11?  Portland Circle of Friends & Family Preschool will host an Open House for interested families on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 6:30-7:30pm.  Circle of Friends is a play-based cooperative preschool program in its thirteenth year of operation.  We are located in Classroom #2 of the Kelly Building, 9015 SE Rural Street, Portland 97266.  Our teacher and board members will be on hand at the Open House to answer questions and give tours. 

Please visit our website at: portlandcircloffriends(dot)org  or call us at 503-916-5762.  We look forward to meeting you!  

Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House Saturday Feb 20th 10am to 1pm

February 18, 2010

Hawthorne Family Playschool 

Hi all:

The Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House is this Saturday, February 20th from 10am to 1pm.  Please come check us out first-hand and see why we are such a happy community of parents and kids.

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Also, please check out my earlier post on Urban Mamas for more information about us, as wells as lots of great comments from former and current parents.

Hawthorne Family Playschool is located in SE Portland, south of the Hawthorne Safeway at:

2828 SE Stephens Avenue

Portland, OR 97214

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Cathedral Park Preschool Open House

February 10, 2010

Cathedral Park Preschool is holding an Open House on Wednesday, February 24, from 6-8PM. We are an eco-certified program located in North Portland. As a cooperative preschool, we offer parents and children the opportunity to learn and grow together through play. We offer class Tuesday/Thursday for children age 3 by September 1 and a Monday/Wednesday/Friday program for children age 4 by December 31. Both classes are from 9AM-11:30AM. Following the open house we will begin accepting applications for our 2010-2011 school year. See our website at  http://cathedralparkpreschool.org/what_is.html for more information. We look forward to meeting your family!

Hawthorne Family Playschool Has Spots Available! Open House Feb 20th

January 06, 2010

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Hi all:
My daughter's preschool is such a sweet place; I'd love to get the word out, especially as we have spots available for the current school year. (Open spots are for girls right now to maintain gender diversity. We have spots both in the Mon/Wed class and the Tues/Thurs class.) Our open house is coming up on February 20th from 10am to 1pm. I encourage all of you to come visit HFP 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.

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Hawthorne Family Playschool or "HFP" is a great place for families that want to get involved in their child's early development. 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.

We have one teacher -- Susan Eisman -- who 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. We also highly value diversity in our community, and thrive from being surrounded by many different versions of families, personality types and backgrounds and beliefs.

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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 daughter for kindergarten, but I now firmly believe that being part of a community like ours lays the foundation for lifelong curiosity and learning.

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If you are interested in the co-op experience in general, our school in particular, or the spots we have available, I really encourage you to contact our membership coordinator. I'm also happy to give my two cents. I think all schools have pros and cons and I will give you my honest opinion of Hawthorne Family Playschool. There are many reasons to recommend it and I'd love to fill our open spots with little ones who would thrive in our community.

Cheers, Shannon

Affordable Childcare/ Tutoring/ Office/ Personal Assistant Available

December 01, 2009

 I am a Stay-At-Home-Mama (SAHM) to 3 beautiful children, ranging in age from infant to elementary school, and I also have over 20 years of experience in childcare, education, and enrichment. I am looking for children to watch, teach, tutor, etc (At your home or mine). Cleaning, office assistance, personal assistance also available.

All of my experience has taught me many things, amongst them:

~there is more than one way to learn, and every child deserves the best way for THEM
~"learning" does NOT mean you have to have every second of every day PLANNED- you find opportunities in children's natural curiosity
~it really DOES take a village to raise a child, so consistency and collaboration are important - for parent AND child
~you don't have to be rich to deserve top-notch care for your child

If you agree with these things, and would like your child in a montessori and waldorf - influenced environment, where the child is king (or queen), nutritional and delicious foods (allergies considered, of course!) abound, and all parenting styles and religious or spiritual beliefs are respected, please feel free to contact me. Our family utilizes attachment parenting, connected (unconditional) parenting, and NVC (non-violent communication), and eats mostly organic foods. Gluten-free diet available as well! I may be able to accept DHS payment too, just ask!

I am flexible on hours, rates, and would be willing to watch the children in my home (on the North Side of Mount Tabor/ Montavilla, near 82nd and Burnside) or yours, depending on the hours and specifics. I do not currently drive, though my husband does, so pickup and dropoff may be possible, as well as overnights, tutoring, laundry, cleaning help, etc. I welcome your family into our tribe.

Contact molliv@gmail.com for more info

mama for hire (playschool, childcare, office help, etc!)

October 30, 2009

I am a Stay-At-Home-Mama (SAHM) to 3 beautiful children, ranging in age from infant to elementary school, and I also have over 20 years of experience in childcare, education, and enrichment. I am looking for children to watch, teach, tutor, etc (At your home or mine). Cleaning, office assistance, personal assistance also available (15 years of office experience, including bookkeeping!).

All of my experience has taught me many things, amongst them:

~there is more than one way to learn, and every child deserves the best way for THEM
~"learning" does NOT mean you have to have every second of every day PLANNED- you find opportunities in children's natural curiosity
~it really DOES take a village to raise a child, so consistency and collaboration are important - for parent AND child
~you don't have to be rich to deserve top-notch care for your child

If you agree with these things, and would like your child in a montessori and waldorf - influenced environment, where the child is king (or queen), nutritional and delicious foods (allergies considered, of course!) abound, and all parenting styles and religious or spiritual beliefs are respected, please feel free to contact me. Our family utilizes attachment parenting, connected (unconditional) parenting, and NVC (non-violent communication), and eats mostly organic foods.

I am flexible on hours, rates, and would be willing to watch the children in my home or yours, depending on the hours and specifics. I do not currently drive, though my husband does, so pickup and dropoff may be possible, as well as overnights, tutoring, laundry, cleaning help, etc. I welcome your family into our tribe.

email: molliv@gmail.com

WoodHaven School - Open House Oct 12

September 28, 2009

WoodHaven School is a Waldorf-inspired cooperative preschool dedicated to fostering a love of lifelong learning. Small class sizes and outdoor learning encourage students to develop a strong sense of community and love of nature.  We strive to promote humanitarianism and environmental awareness. Our daily rhythm emphasizes the order of events in our consistent routine. Children find comfort and security knowing this predictable sequence. Our four-hour school day allows the teacher and children time to fully explore areas of interest and to share a noon meal together in addition to our morning snack.

We are currently enrolling for ages 3 (or almost 3 and potty trained) for a new Tues/Thurs class starting this October.

Visit our website at www.WoodHavenSchool.com for more information.

Please join us at our Fall Open House on October 12 or call us at (503) 520-0807 to schedule a tour today.


Mt Tabor Cooperative Preschool

February 27, 2009

Mount Tabor Cooperative Preschool (MTCP) has started accepting applications for the school year beginning September 2009 in both our Junior (3 year old) and Senior (4 year old) classes. We are happy to arrange a tour of our wonderful school upon request.

MTCP is a 59 year old developmental, play-based, cooperative preschool. We endeavor to provide a wide variety of experiences to accommodate a child's interests and needs as individuals and as members of a group. We provide opportunities that stimulate social skills and promote self-esteem. Mt Tabor Preschool is an Eco-Healthy Child Care program certified by the Oregon Environmental Council.

If you are interested and would like more information please:

Visit our website www.mttaborpreschool.org or call us at: 503-914-1988.

Mt. Tabor Preschool values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, socio-economic status, family

Multnomah Playschool Open House!

January 24, 2009

MPS, a nationally-acclaimed co-op preschool in the heart of SW Portland, is having it's annual open house on Monday Jan. 26th at 6:30pm (kids are welcome!).  Once honored as a "Top 10 U.S. Preschool" by Child Magazine, it is currently the only co-op in PDX accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  MPS features a unique anti-bias curriculum and provides top-notch education at surprisingly affordable tuition.  If you live near SW PDX it's worth checking out on Monday!  RSVP 503-244-9141.

Creative Children's Center in Beaverton

January 14, 2009

I just wanted to share some information about Creative Children's Center in Beaverton.  My son has been going there since he turned 2 and we love the school.  CCC is Oregon's largest parent-child cooperative preschool and Kindergarten.  They actually have programs from 14 months to 6 years of age.  I love being a part of my son's school experience and my husband actually parent helps once a month, so he gets to have his own special time with my son at school.  It's been fantastic seeing my son become an independent child.  He loves school and wants to go everyday!

They're holding an open house on Saturday, January 17th & Saturday, February 21st from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  There also visitation days available during the week on January 21, January 27, February 4, and February 10th.  Visitation hours are from 9:30 to 11:30am.

You can get more info on the school at www.creativechildrenscenter.com

The school is located at 2515 SW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006

Feel free to contact the school with any questions at 503.591.0604

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

December 27, 2008

We are a unique Portland co-op truly dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children (est. 1970). We have THREE 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

Hancock Street Preschool Call-In Registration is January 15

December 09, 2008

Mark your calendar - call-in registration for the 2009-2010 school year at Hancock Street Preschool is  Thursday, January 15, 2009 between 9:00am and 8:00pm. Please call Stacey Lehman @ 503-255-5727 on that date if you want to be included in the lottery.

We accept 18 children from the families who call on registration day, as well as children from alumni families. A lottery drawing is held to fill available spots. You must call on January 15 to be included in the lottery. Families will be notified the following week.

Your child must be 3-years old on or before September 1, 2009 to be eligible for the 2009-2010 school year. Financial assistance is available.

Hancock Street Preschool is a cooperative preschool for 3 and 4-year old children. Our 3-year old class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – noon. Our 4-year old class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am – noon.

In the spirit of a cooperative, parent participation is essential to maintain a quality program. Family participation is required in the following ways:

    • Parent helping: Approximately   once every three weeks. 
    • Serving on a Committee:   Approximately 2-3 hours per month.
    • Fundraiser participation:   Annual poinsettia sale. Families sell enough plants to contribute approximately   $185 to the school or donate a larger amount.
    • Mandatory Parent Meetings:   4 or 5 mandatory meetings per year.

Need more information?  Call 503-255-5727 or go to www.hancockstreetpreschool.com

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

November 19, 2008

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!

September 08, 2008

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) for the upcoming school year! These openings do not come up very often. 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 ENROLLING NOW!

June 09, 2008

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have openings for the next school year! 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 - we have openings!

May 11, 2008

Are you looking for a quality preschool for your child? Looking to connect with involved parents? To get some time for yourself? If so, Southwest Parent-Child Collective may be the co-op for you!

We have openings for the next school year, please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special (ideally, before the school closes for the summer so that you can see us in action)!

*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

Infant Montessori Co-op Interest & Help

April 15, 2008

Myself and a couple other mammas with infants (ages 8 months to 12 months) are interested in putting together a co-op Montessori close-in East side.  Does anyone have any experience with putting together a co-op or a resource for "how to's"?  Is there a good resource that you may know if for used Montessori materials, furniture, etc?

I would love any feedback.  kiradennison@yahoo.com

Southwest Parent Child Collective ENROLLING NOW!

March 16, 2008

Are you looking for a quality preschool for your child?
Are you interested in a community of involved parents?
Do you need some time for yourself?

If so, the SWPCC “Co-op” may be for you. We offer a 4 hour per day program with flexible days determined by parents. In continuous operation since 1970, SWPCC is a vibrant center run completely by parents.

Our co-op is unique: we have wonderful programs serving children from 12 months to 5 years old. Professional teachers guide us and our children with developmentally appropriate activities. Children play, learn and grow at their own pace in an atmosphere of respect and affirmation.

We are enrolling now for the 2008-2009 School Year!
Please note that we also have two openings for the current year as this would be the ideal opportunity for someone to try out the school at this time.

Please visit our web site at www.swparentchild.org for more information and to contact our membership coordinator (if you wish, you can email Lorrie, our membership coordinator directly at lybiggs@hotmail.com)! We would love to hear from you and invite you and your child for a visit to find out why our co-op is such a special place for both children and parents!

Hawthorne Family Play School Open House

January 19, 2008


Date: February 23, 2008    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 2828 SE Stephens Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Comments: An exceptional mixed-age (3-5), play-based cooperative preschool. Our professional teacher draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf and Montessori, partnering with deeply invested parents to provide a nurturing learning community in which children and families thrive. Come and see us and all we have to offer your little one on Saturday, February 23rd.

503.784.8873• kerasun@hotmail.com
www.hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Hawthorne Family Play School Designated Eco-Healthy

November 19, 2007

Hawthorne Family Play School was recently designated as eco-healthy by the Oregon Environmental Council! We are a play-based mixed-age (3-5) cooperative preschool in the Hawthorne District of SE Portland. Our professional early childhood teacher works with a community of supportive families to offer a nurturing environment in which children can thrive as they explore the world around them.

We believe 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. We also provide healthy vegetarian snacks each day and provide crackers for kids who need a little extra fuel during their day.

OPEN HOUSE Saturday February 23 from 10am-1pm. Contact us for more information or a tour at 503-253-4686 or kerasun@hotmail.com.

Looking for a couple 2 year olds for NE Nanny Share

October 03, 2007

Hi there, we are a group of NE families that have a nanny share/co-op thing going for our 2 year olds, we are looking for a couple more families that might be interested in joing our group on Thursday mornings. The group runs from 8:30am to 12:30pm and it's $20 a day.  With our wonderful Nanny, our goal is to create a fun group so our toddlers can interact with each other and learn through play .   This is also a great way for parents to get a much needed break and time to run errands without the little ones.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in please email. Thanks so much

thedess@hotmail.com

Spaces open at Burlingame Coop Preschool in SW

September 12, 2007

Looking for a nurturing, safe preschool program for your 3 to 5-year-old in SW Portland? We have a few openings for the 2007-2008 year, and it is not too late to enroll.

Burlingame Cooperative Preschool has been teaching children ages 3-5 since 1958. In the heart of SW Portland, our program will teach your child essential building blocks to be successful in kindergarten and beyond:

  • self-help skills
  • communication/language
  • social skills

Visit the Burlingame Cooperative Preschool web site to find out more about our program. Email Renee with any questions or to schedule a tour. Or phone the preschool at 503.244.0689.

Potential Opening at Village Preschool in SW Portland

September 01, 2007

There is a potential opening at Village Preschool in SW Portland. Village Preschool is a cooperative preschool for ages 3 to 5. Village provides rich and varied experiences in language, music, cooking, art, math, science and nature. At Village Preschool, we believe:

  • creative play is the foundation of children's learning
  • strong relationships between family and school are key
  • children's creativity should be encouraged

Village Preschool is located at 9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd. For more information contact Gail Nelson at gnelson@spiritone.com.