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