368 posts categorized "Montessori"

MINI ME INFANT CARE

April 25, 2017

 
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"The first two years of a child's life help shape their future.
Consistent care is top priority!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime!"
 
Welcome to "MINI ME INFANT CARE"!
In our care you will find a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a little miracle, to miraculously curious! At Mini Me Infant Care we provide Boutique style care that is Personalized care for your child's unique personality, stage of development, and their individual needs. Children are held and rocked to sleep, we practice verbalizing throughout the day, music and sensory play are a fun exploration into the world around them! Personal, warm and consistent care is the core of the care we provide to your "Mini Me". We are focused on keeping your child happy, engaged and Learning.
 
   http://www.thekidsshopdaycare.com/?page_id=11
503-869-0715
WE ARE LOCATED IN THE MILWAUKIE AREA
 
We are an ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM, meaning we provide everything for baby! Including formula, diapers, wipes etc. Once they reach 2 years old my preschool program THE KIDS SHOP DAYCARE is the natural next step. Here they will then learn all their Kindergarten readiness skills!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime"!

 

 *    We Support Breast Feeding Moms

*FORMULA AND DIAPERS INCLUDED!

*ECO FRIENDLY

*BOTTLES SANITIZED DAILY

*SEPARATE NAP AREA

*DAILY UPDATE SHEETS

*SPACIOUS INDOOR PLAY AREA

*MONDAY - FRIDAY 7am - 6:00pm

Atlas West Linn - Coming Soon!

April 21, 2017

 

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Atlas Immersion Academy is pleased to announce the opening of their newest location, bringing French and Spanish language immersion childcare to West Linn this September. Atlas, founded in 2010, operates language immersion preschool and childcare centers in the Portland-metro area.

Atlas West Linn will offer French and Spanish language immersion programs for children between the ages of 3 months to 6 years in a Certified Childcare Center at the former Three Rivers Charter School location, 4975 Willamette Falls Drive.  Atlas plans to host a series of open houses over the summer.  Interested families can learn more on their website www.atlasimmersionacademy.com

 

Atlas Immersion Academy’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate early childhood environments for the children and families we serve, while introducing and reinforcing the acquisition of a foreign language through daily interaction between caregivers and children.

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW!

April 17, 2017

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

Monday-Friday 7-5:30 ~ Full-time or Part-time

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

New Italian Kindergarten Offers One-of-a-Kind Program in Portland Metro

April 12, 2017

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Throughout Portland, kindergarten programs abound.  However, there is none quite like the new Scuola Italiana Kindergarten program which is slated to open next fall.  This unique program offers both Italian and English language instruction by fusing Italian language and culture together with the necessary English language kindergarten skills to create well rounded, world citizens equipped to enter any first-grade classroom.

Did you know that providing foreign language opportunities to kids is truly a gift that keeps on giving?  There are plenty of studies that illustrate the truly amazing and lifelong benefits associated with learning a foreign language.  Better problem solving skills, higher test scores, greater overall academic success are just a few of those advantages.  Now who doesn’t want that for their child?!  Additionally, children im
mersed in second language at an early age have the very real possibility of becoming native-fluent in that language.

It is not necessary to have Italian language experience yourself to enroll your child in kindergarten.  Our teachers understand that most parents will not know Italian, and they are prepared to share tried and true tips, fun and educational resources, and other helpful information that empowers you support your child’s progress.  For parents who might wish to learn the language simultaneously, we offer a comprehensive adult program

If your child is not yet ready for kindergarten, Scuola Italiana has several other wonderful opportunities available for you and your child.  We can begin by sharing Italian language with you and your child as early as 18 months through our free Mommy and Me Playgroup.  Playgroup is designed for toddlers aged 18 – 42 months old.  We also have an excellent Reggio Emilia inspired preschool program and after school and weekend classes too.   Summer culture camps are open between June and August when regular classes are not in session.

If you’d like to learn more about our new, one-of-a-kind kindergarten program or any of the other children’s classes, please join Scuola Italiana teachers and staff for an open house on Saturday, April 29th from noon to 2:00 pm.  The open house is at 1542 NW 14th AVE, Portland, OR 97209 (14th & Quimby).

Can’t make our open house?  Please email questions or arrange a visit at info@scuola.us.

Since 2006, Scuola Italiana has operated with a mission to promote the Italian language and culture to children and adults in a student-centered environment; nurturing responsible, global citizens by providing cross-cultural understanding and fostering a deep appreciation for world civilizations that intersect with the Italian culture.

Spanish-English Bilingual Montessori Preschool Open House

March 27, 2017

Manos Unidas Montessori--Open House for Interested Families

Saturday, April 8th 3-5 PM

5747 SE 87th Ave, Portland OR 97266


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Manos Unidas is a bilingual English-Spanish Montessori preschool located in the Lents community of SE Portland. The preschool serves children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old in a multi-cultural, eco-conscious environment that supports and respects the independent development of each child.

We are currently expanding our learning community with openings for the summer 2017 program and 2017-2018 school year. 

Please join us for an informal Open House to meet the Montessori Guides for the Toddler and Primary classrooms, speak with enrolled families, and check out the school.

Questions and/or RSVP can be directed to:

Mary-Rain O’Meara, Parent Volunteer 

maryrainomeara@gmail.com or 503-702-2505

More information about the school can be found at:

Manos Unidas Montessori

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We hope to see you there!

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Little Pines Preschool in Inner SE now enrolling!

March 20, 2017

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Little Pines Preschool is an in home preschool with a montessori influence and a devotion to art, play and outdoor education.

 Located in the Buckman-Kerns neighborhood. Mother- Daughter founded.

Little Pines is a mixed age school ranging from ages 2-5 with a low child- teacher ratio. fostering self awareness relationships with others and connecting to the natural world. We believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow, and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is our desire to help children meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.  

Take a look at our website for more information! we look forward to hearing from you! 

https://www.littlepinespreschool.com/

instagram: littlepinespreschool123

phone number: 503-380-5776

 

4 Goals of Gracious Parenting Saturday March 18th 9:00AM to 12:00PM

March 14, 2017

 

Learn about these four simple, do-able tools to use every day, to help your children toward serene independence.

  • Phrasing in the Positive
  • Offering Choice
  • Having Age-Appropriate, Specific Expectations
  • Engaging, Instructing and Redirecting Rather Than Punishing

Cathy Swan

Led by Cathy Swan, M.Ed. Cathy has 41 years’ experience in early childhood education, as a Montessori teacher, teacher trainer and administrator. She is currently Head of the Montessori School of Beaverton.

Space is limited. Please sign up by sending an email to: info@frogsongpreschool.org

Workshop is free of charge. Childcare available: $10.00

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Dharma Rain Zen Center
8500 NE Siskiyou Street
Uji Building
Portland, OR  97220

 

 

Join me in creating a playschool for 2-3 year olds!

March 06, 2017

Cyndi Perczek is a creative play specialist who leads co-op preschools for 2-4 year olds. For the past 11 years, she's provided out-of-the box education that allows her and other families the freedom to create early childhood experiences that are both intimate and adventurous. With a BA in theatre and an MS in education, she combines the two to make stories and make- believe the driving force of her curriculum. Interactive storytelling keeps the class on their feet by acting every moment with their voice and body. Cyndi has worked with organizations like Story Pirates, Music Together, Brooklyn Beanstalk, and Spellbound Theatre as a teaching artist and has worked at Montessori schools, daycares, and mommy and me classes as a Spanish teacher. During the summers she leads a detective camp for 5-8 year olds that solve mysteries by finding hidden clues and letters in the outdoors. She is moving to Portland in July and her Brooklyn co-op community is happy to give recommendations and tell you about their experiences with Cyndi. 
 
If you're interested in creating a cooperative playschool with me for the 2017-2018 school year please email me at cyndi.perczek@gmail.com. Thank you! 20160926_105421

SE Nanny share for infant (Creston/Woodstock)

February 28, 2017

Nanny share opening in SE! We have found an attentive and caring nanny for our 5m old daughter and are looking to share the care with another infant (3-12m). On top of being wonderful with babies, she is trained in the Montessori method as well as CPR/First Aid. If you are hoping to find care for your baby where learning is encouraged through exploration but days are also predictable with naps and feeding mostly on a schedule, this could be the shared nanny situation for you!

We are happy to host in our home (near 45th and SE Holgate) but can also do ½ time hosting if you aren’t too far away. We are non-smokers and do not have pets. Totally ok if you have pets.

We are a few blocks from Creston Park and a 20 min walk to Woodstock Park and library.

Hourly rate and schedule are being negotiated. Considering a schedule of M, W, Th, 10am-5pm (Mondays must be covered and Fridays must be off). 20-24 hrs/week regardless of final schedule, PTO offered and pay above board, taxes withheld. Have questions or might be interested? Please contact Andrew at ajstimson at gmail or Christa at xstamcd at gmail.

Start date is 3/6/17 or after. 

Peace Tree School, a NE Montessori Community, is enrolling Infants & Toddlers!

February 15, 2017

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We are a Montessori community with locations in NE & N Portland. Our environments are beautifully prepared for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe that quality childcare and early education is a collaboration between caregiver, family, child and classroom. The children at Peace Tree School benefit from trained and experienced caregivers, a partnership with families and a environment that fosters discovery and exploration. Our individualized and nurturing approach to early education is supported by the Montessori method and Magda Gerber's concept of educaring, also referred to as Resources for Infant Educareres or RIE. At Peace Tree, children are given the opportunity to thrive at their own pace and in their own way. Environments are designed to reflect the child's home environment with ample space for freedom of movement and many opportunities for children to gain the skills they need to be independent. 

What we provide: (included in tuition)

  • Home cooked snacks & lunch.
  • Weekly yoga lessons from Honey Heart Yoga.
  • Weekly Art Curriculum catered to each group's development. 
  • Daily music exploration and study as well as live music performances.

We are currently enrolling infants and toddlers for April-May and preschoolers for September.

We have an open house scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at 10:00am. Please email us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to RSVP and to inquire about our program. 

You can also visit our website peacetreeschool.com for more information about us! 

Open House Friday Feb. 17th 9:30 - 11:00

February 14, 2017

You are invited to observe our Montessori classroom and join in the fun! Once each month we open our classroom to visitors and families interested in Montessori education. If you are unable to come during the open house time, please contact Shin'yu to schedule a tour.

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Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30 during the regular school year. We are accepting applications for fall 2017.

Summer 2017 we will have five, one week sessions, of nature themed summer camp. 

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers an education that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

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Located on 14 acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

Please visit our website: Frog-song-montessori-preschool-header-mobile

frogsong.dharma-rain.org

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact Shin’yu Vitells:

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

Olive Branch School Montessori 4 Spaces Open

February 10, 2017

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Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018 waitlist (4 guaranteed spaces open, availability now), for ages 2.5 years -6 years. Children must be in pull-ups for September 1 2017.

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has to offer. We are delighted when we glimpse the compassion of a child rubbing another's back during story-time or asking another if she needs a hug, and we are joyed at the independence of a three year old setting up a tea party and inviting his friends. Each day is something new and amazing at Olive Branch School, a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old and their families.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage resourcefulness (critical thinking), support the building of self-control, discipline and decision making skills (cognitive and executive functioning) and nurture the emotional and spiritual growth of each child through positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience 5 days a week. Our class size is small and responsive with a 7:1 ratio, 14 child maximum. A Montessori education truly gives a child the keys to the world and sets them on the road to loving learning.

Certified In-Home CF502413.

IMG_5021To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750) attendance. Our program is year round and we offer optional weekly themed Summer Programming.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background IMG_5043Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state.

Come and take a virtual tour olivebranchschool.com, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life. See our days
in action on our OBS FaceBook Page. and view our ad on PDXChildCare

Peace Tree School, a community Montessori school, is enrolling children 3 months to 5 years!

February 07, 2017

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 We are a Montessori community with locations in NE & N Portland. Our environments are beautifully prepared for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe that quality childcare and early education is a collaboration between caregiver, family, child and classroom. The children at Peace Tree School benefit from trained and experienced caregivers, a partnership with families and a environment that fosters discovery and exploration. Our individualized and nurturing approach to early education is supported by the Montessori method and Magda Gerber's concept of educaring, also referred to as Resources for Infant Educareres or RIE. At Peace Tree, children are given the opportunity to thrive at their own pace and in their own way. Environments are designed to reflect the child's home environment with ample space for freedom of movement and many opportunities for children to gain the skills they need to be independent. 

What we provide: (included in tuition)

  • Home cooked snacks & lunch.
  • Weekly yoga lessons from Honey Heart Yoga.
  • Weekly Art Curriculum catered to each group's development. 
  • Daily music exploration and study as well as live music performances.

We are currently enrolling infants and toddlers for April-May and preschoolers for September.

We have an open house scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at 10:00am. Please email us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to RSVP and to inquire about our program. 

You can also visit our website peacetreeschool.com for more information about us! 

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW!

January 04, 2017

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

Monday-Friday 7-5:30 ~ Full-time or Part-time

 

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

Creative, caring nanny looking for Full/Part time Position!

January 02, 2017

Hello and Happy New Year!

My name is Alaina, I am a 29 year old Portland native looking for my next family to Nanny for! My ideal position would be three 10-12 hour days, doesn't matter what days of the week, if the days switch off each week, or if they are consecutive week days off together. I am just hoping to find something around 30-35 hours per week, also open to a nanny share situation. I am a new mom to a 4 month old boy, named Leo. I absolutely love being a mom, he's such a sweet little guy and has been nothing but a joy in our life. My mother has graciously offered to watch Leo 2 days a week, but I would love to be able to bring him one day a week to work. This can be discussed in greater detail of course. I know this may not sound ideal to some families, but I can assure you it would have no negative effect on me being a nanny to your family. I would give equal attention to each child, and I love the thought of my son growing up with other children, and forming lasting friendships. I started my last nanny job in January 2016, which I was with full time until September when I went on maternity leave. The plan was to return to work at the start of January 2017 and bring Leo with me, but things changed with the families work schedule and they can no longer guarantee a set amount of hours anymore, since the mom will be home more often, so here I am!
I live in SW Portland in the Raleigh Hills area, so keeping it within a 20-30 min drive at most would be helpful (especially with this growing Portland traffic!)
A little about me, my work history, and teaching style.

I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend. Eating locally and as healthy as possible is very important for me. Which is why staying active, and eating fresh is definitely incorporated as much as possible when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover, and no better place to do that then the great outdoors. I grew up in a large family, with my parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. I now have 4 nieces, and the family keeps growing. I feel very lucky to have them all live close by so Leo can grow up surrounded by his grandparents and cousins.

I have been working with children for the past ten years, from being a full time nanny, preschool teacher, and teacher assistant in the Beaverton School District. Even though all my jobs have been working with children, each job has proved different from the last. I have learned so much in each position, with the different types of teaching styles, parenting styles, ages, sibling behavior, and children with special needs, my passion for being a teacher/caregiver only grows stronger.

Being a Nanny has always been my favorite job of them all. The bond and relationships you form are extremely rewarding and irreplaceable. I have nannied children ranging from 4MO-14years old. As a parent I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your children everyday for work, that’s why as a nanny I make sure the children know they are loved and cared for everyday, I am there for any questions and concerns they have, and am there to teach them and help them grow. I love to stay positive and active. From working in school environments in the past I have taken to implementing some things into my nanny life. Making sure each day has time for reading, crafts, down time, dance/play, and outdoor learning/activities. I know every family is different, some are more structured and scheduled, others may not follow a schedule, with that said I am open to whatever makes the family feel most at ease and comfortable.

As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, food intake, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well.

I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, I also have great references that are more then willing to chat with you, and we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other!

I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light housekeeping, and running errands. I don't smoke.

In my last few positions I was getting paid $16 hourly for two children. I am willing to go down to $15 for one child. If its a Nanny share situation I would charge $9 an hour per family.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you!

Email: Alainadindia@gmail.com Phone: 503-789-5288

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Green Tulip Peace and Nature School has openings-SE Portland

December 28, 2016

The Green Tulip Peace and Nature School currently has openings!!
We are a nature based Montessori/Reggio inspired preschool operating in SE Portland. We are a 100% organic farm to table school.  We learn, we love, we create, we garden, we grow, we nurture, and thrive.

We offer a 3 day preschool program on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We also offer homeschooling for children ages 6-10 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We are currently offering a 50% off registration fees promotion and sibling discounts. 
Please contact us or visit website:www.greentulipschool.com

Email: Greentulippreschool@gmail.com

Tel: 503-310-5772

 

Very best!!

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Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next Portland family to support.

December 15, 2016

Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next family to support 12-16 hours per week, long term.

20 years of nannying experience, with stellar references. Fun, loving, communicative and thoughtful. I'm looking for a family where the care is child-led, with gentle sleep and discipline philosophies.  Not interested in a nanny share.

Available during the day 2-3 days per week or for after school care 3 days per week. $16-$18/hr. North/Northeast/Southeast.  shayneberry@gmail.com

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Now Enrolling! Portland Play Project - a Reggio-inspired, Ecologically Based and Family Centered Preschool in the Cully Neighborhood

December 09, 2016

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspired, family-centered and ecologically-based preschool in NE Portland, Oregon, serving children ages 2.5-5. We are a collaborative community that embraces diversity, nurtures each child’s innate sense of curiosity and wonder and provides children with social and emotional tools to become kind, empathic and compassionate people. 

To learn more please:

Visit our website at www.portlandplayproject.com

Email Meg Neal at info@portlandplayproject.com 

Olive Branch School Montessori Now Enrolling

December 08, 2016

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4 Openings for January 3, 2017.

Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018 waitlist, for ages 2.5 years -6 years. Children must be self-toileting or working on achievement in pull-ups.

We love our work with children and view every day as an opportunity to see the best that humanity has to offer. We are delighted when we glimpse the compassion of a child rubbing another's back during story-time or asking another if she needs
a hug, and we are joyed at the independence of a three year old setting up a tea party and inviting his friends. Each day is something new and amazing at Olive Branch School, a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old and their families.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage resourcefulness (critical thinking), support the building of self-control, discipline and decision making skills (cognitive and executive functioning) and nurture the emotional and spiritual growth of each child through positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience 5 days a week. Our class size is small and responsive with a 7:1 ratio, 14 child maximum. A Montessori education truly gives a child the keys to the world and sets them on the road to loving learning.

Certified In-Home CF502413.

To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750) attendance. We are a year round program and also offer optional weekly themed Summer Programming.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com
facebook.com/olivebranchschool

Portland Nanny Looking for FT (Nanny share/my home/your home)

December 01, 2016

Hello! My name is Alaina and I am 28-year-old Portland native, who's hoping to find a 30-35 hour a week nanny position starting in January. I am available M-F, and open to many options! Nanny share, my home, your home, switching off throughout the week. Whatever is easiest for the family can be discussed. 

 I am a new mom to a soon to be 12 week little boy named Leo. He is the sweetest, most even tempered, curious, happy baby and I feel very lucky to be his mom. I started my last nanny job in January 2016, which I was with full time until September when I went on maternity leave. The plan was to return to work at the start of January 2017 and bring Leo with me, but things changed with the families work schedule and they can no longer guarantee a set amount of hours anymore, since the mom will be home more often.  I am going to miss them, they were a great family and we all got along really well. With that said, I am looking forward to my next nanny adventure! 

I have a couple options I am open to, and would be equally thrilled to be apart of. 

 The first being a nanny share with 2 babies at someone's house. Since I would be bringing Leo with me, I think it would be awesome to have other babies close to his age or even up to 1 year old. I've had friends in this scenario and they loved it and said it worked or great! Plus, Leo doesn't have many friends yet and I'm almost certain he would love some. :) 

The second being dropping off 1-2 babies with me. I live in SW Portland, although my place is very cute and perfect for my little family of 3 at the moment, it would sadly be too small to entertain multiple babies, so my parents has graciously offered their home to me. My parents live in Tigard, in the Morning Hill neighborhood. Very close to Summer Lake Park, and the new Progress Ridge developments. They have 5 grandchildren who love visiting because of their warm environment and lots of toys! There would be a designated play-room with cribs, age appropriate toys, and anything else needed for the babies. A clean kitchen for eating and snack time, and an awesome backyard with a new large deck for endless outdoor activities! 

For both of these scenarios I would charge $9.00 per child and would need to be guaranteed no less then 27-28 hours per week and not exceeding 35-38 hours. If only one child, pay would need to be increased but for the sake of each family and payment costs, I am really hoping for two children to cut costs for everyone! 

A little about me, my work history, and teaching style. 

I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend. Eating locally and as healthy as possible is very important for me. Which is why staying active, and eating fresh is definitely incorporated as much as possible when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover, and no better place to do that then the great outdoors. I grew up in a large family, with my parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. I now have 4 nieces, and the family keeps growing. I feel very lucky to have them all live close by so Leo can grow up surrounded by his grandparents and cousins. 

I have been working with children for the past ten years, from being a full time nanny, preschool teacher, and teacher assistant in the Beaverton School District. Even though all my jobs have been working with children, each job has proved different from the last. I have learned so much in each position, with the different types of teaching styles, parenting styles, ages, sibling behavior, and children with special needs, my passion for being a teacher/caregiver only grows stronger. 

Being a Nanny has always been my favorite job of them all. The bond and relationships you form are extremely rewarding and irreplaceable. I have nannied children ranging from 4MO-14years old. As a parent I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your children everyday for work, that’s why as a nanny I make sure the children know they are loved and cared for everyday, I am there for any questions and concerns they have, and am there to teach them and help them grow. I love to stay positive and active. From working in school environments in the past I have taken to implementing some things into my nanny life. Making sure each day has time for reading, crafts, down time, dance/play, and outdoor learning/activities. I know every family is different, some are more structured and scheduled, others may not follow a schedule, with that said I am open to whatever makes the family feel most at ease and comfortable. 

As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, food intake, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well. 

 I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, and references which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

 I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light housekeeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you! 

Email: Alainadindia@gmail.com   Phone: 503-789-5288

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Leo and I! 

Peace Tree School, a Montessori community in NE Portland, is enrolling for Winter 2017

November 15, 2016

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Peace Tree School is a Montessori preschool for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe in holistic and personalized education for young children and that respectful care is the best care. Led by Montessori certified guides, our school strives to serve our families by forming strong partnerships between home and school. Children engage in curriculum that includes ample opportunity for exploration of music, art, movement, gardening, play and self-discovery. A love of learning begins with the confidence that comes from building independence and contributing to a community. 

Peace Tree School is currently enrolling for Winter 2017 for children 15 months to 3 years. Our Montessori houses are located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of N/NE Portland. 

Please visit our website at www.peacetreeschool.com to learn more about our school! We can also be reached at peacetreeschool@gmail.come and by contacting Breanne at 503-750-0952

Open House information coming soon! 




 

Wildflowers Preschool has an opening!

November 03, 2016

Wildflowers Preschool has opened up one full time spot for a child at least 2.5 and potty trained.  This opening is available starting asap for the 2016/2017 school year!  

Our Reggio inspired preschool has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you have any questions or would like a tour, we can be reached via email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com or phone at 503-774-1207.

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Family Education Night Wed. Nov. 2nd 6:00 - 7:00pm Frog Song Montessori Preschool 8500 NE Siskiyou St

October 31, 2016

This event is open to EVERYONE! Family members, fellow parents, neighbors and friends...are you curious about Montessori education?
 
 
Here is a little more information on the parent education night! Our lead teacher, Claire, will start with a general description of Montessori education, including how it was developed, it's characteristics, and how it supports the development of the age group. We will then delve into an area of the classroom and how the principles are applied and what that looks like on a day to day basis. 
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After that we will be choosing someone from the audience to give a lesson to! Then everyone will observe the lesson and you will get to see what your child means when they come home and say they had a lesson on something :)
 
There will be plenty of time for questions, comments and a sharing of how Montessori has affected your family!
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Child care will be provided nextdoor by our assistant teacher, Danny.
 
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Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

Please visit our website:

frogsong.dharma-rain.org

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact Shin’yu Vitells:

Frog Song Montessori Preschool
8500 NE Siskiyou St
Portland, OR  97220

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

 
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Frog Song Montessori Preschool Expanding Enrollment We’re adding two new students to our class!!

October 23, 2016

OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th
Come and visit the classroom 9:30 to 11:00am 

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers a Montessori education in a  warm, caring environment that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

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Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.

Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.
To schedule a visit or for more information,

contact Shin’yu Vitells:

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

Please visit our website:

frogsong.dharma-rain.org 

 

 

 

 

 

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Olive Branch School Montessori in NoPo Space for Jan 2017 & Waitlist

October 17, 2016

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Now Accepting enrollment for January 2017 and waitlist for September 2017-2018, ages 2.5 years -5 years (must be self-toileting or in pull-ups on the way to self-toileting). A space on the waitlist guarantees your child placement in the program.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old (preschool- 12038711_1680951092128110_2831906448133791129_okindergarten), and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413, 7:1 ratio, vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym on premises, gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child.


To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750 monthly)attendance. We do accept ERDC.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state. We also offer tutoring services for older children.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com

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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

October 16, 2016

Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

5-Star Rated Concordia Montessori has One Rare Preschool Opening

September 29, 2016

Concordia Montessori is a small, private in-home Montessori community providing an affordable, quality, full-day educational environment in our NE Portland neighborhood.  Our primary program serves children aged 2.5 - 6 years old who are ready to transition out of their toddler programs and who are using the toilet independently.  This classroom, established in 2010, is led by an AMS credentialed Montessori lead guide who has taught for more than 17 years and a highly experienced full-time assistant. 

We are state-certified and hold a 5-star quality rating from the State of Oregon.  Our large outdoor space allows children to be outside each day - running, climbing, and exploring and caring for our large organic food garden and small chicken flock.  Inside, our authentic Montessori manipulatives and lessons entice exploration and experimentation in language, science, culture, art, music, physical movement, and math.  Please visit our website at www.concordiamontessori.com for more details about our program and how to apply for this last minute availability for the 2016-17 school year.

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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

September 19, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Now Enrolling at The Nest Playschool - Woodstock/Brentwood-Darlington

August 30, 2016

We have moved to a new and larger location, and have expanded with a new cohort of infants. 

We are now enrolling infants 3-9 months old for part-time and full-time schedules. We are also offering a wait list for our next cohort, opening in January 2017.

We offer a gentle, RIE-inspired, relationship-based caregiving approach. We are proud of our beautiful indoor and outdoor play spaces. 

What do we offer?

* primary caregivers in a 1:4 ratio

* educated and intentional staff

* daily photo documentation and personal communication about your child's day. 

* organic, homemade vegetarian meals and snacks.

* cloth diapers

* eco-healthy practices

* you'll find community -- join us for parent discussion groups and other program events for families

 

You can learn more at our website www.nestplayschoolpdx.com

Contact Savannah at nestplayschoolpdx@gmail.com  or (503) 933-0238 to schedule your personal tour. Find out if we're a fit for your family.

Interested in preschool? Visit the websites of our sister schools, www.sunflowerspreschoolpdx.com and www.busybeepreschoolpdx.com

 

Accepting Children for 2017-2018 Olive Branch School Montessori North Portland

August 29, 2016

 

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Now Accepting applications for enrollment for 2017-2018. 14 spaces will be open for children ages 2.5 years -6 years (must be self-toileting or IMG_0145on the way to achievement and in pull-ups) for September 1 2017 a space on the waitlist guarantees your child placement.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old, and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop. Children will be exposed to Art, Music, Language, Mathematics, Practical Life skills, Sensory education and more.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive 12028807_1680952082128011_7800016722865023303_o functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413.  At OBS a 7:1 ratio, organic non-gmo vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym (on premises), gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child. Our preK-kinder school offers a small, responsive class size for families who want the best in early childhood education.

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To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($650 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($900) attendance. We accept ERDC and offer in house scholarships. We offer optional weekly summer programming and private tutoring for all ages.

IMG_0130Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life. OliveBranchSchool.comIMG_0106

 

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 27, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori community, is now enrolling!

August 24, 2016

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We are a Montessori community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. We specialize in providing quality Montessori education and care to the smallest citizens of the world. Our infants benefit from Montessori and RIE philosophies and above all we believe that young children should spend their days exploring, discovering and thriving. We consider early childhood education to be a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 3 months to 5 years old. 

You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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Garden Home Montessori School Now Enrolling in SE Portland

August 22, 2016

 

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Currently have a few Full time or Part time openings, we also offer before care and aftercare.

We provide a year round home-based Montessori environment for both hearing and deaf children, ages 2.5-6 years, utilizing learning opportunities such as: Urban farming, Seed to Plate curriculum, Cooking, Art, Music, Excursions, Reading program and ASL program.

Hours of operation: 7:30-4:30

Location: SE Portland * SE 66th Ave/ Foster Rd

 

Contact us to schedule a tour!

Phone: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com

 

Located in SE Portland ¤ SE 66th Ave/ Foster Rd

Check out our photos to see our current projects:

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For more details, events and open house:

www.gardenhomemontessori.com

Wildflowers Preschool -One full time spot available immediately

August 11, 2016

Wildflowers Preschool has opened up one full time spot for a child at least 2.5 and potty trained.  This opening is available starting asap for the 2016/2017 school year!  

Our Reggio inspired preschool has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you have any questions or would like a tour, we can be reached via email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com or phone at 503-774-1207.

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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 09, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Little Seeds Farm School has one opening for a 3-4 year old this Fall!

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LiTTLE SEEDS FARM SCHOOL Hello Parents! Our small community of farming students is looking to add a friend this Fall! On any given day you'll find us caring for our animals, working on homestead projects, cooking fresh from the garden or farming away! Our open space is for a 4 or 5 days a week half or full day. Our school hours are: 8:30am-12:30pm (half day) 8:30am-3:30pm (full day) Please see our website at www.littleseedsfarmschool.com for more information. Also our Instagram link Instagram.com/littleseedsfarmschool for a look at what we've been up to! Call Miss Brittany at 971-998-7672

Frog Song Montessori Preschool - Just two openings left for Fall

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers a Montessori education in a warm, caring environment that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.  Frog Song is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year. Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

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Contact us for a tour or to find out more!

info@frogsongpreschool.org

(503) 475-9257

 

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Part time PLAY care!

August 04, 2016

Do you desperately need a break, but don't need full time child care?
Grow Love could be the perfect fit!

At Grow Love we believe in PLAY!

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We have:

Slide
Trampoline
Play kitchen
Books
Open ended toys
Art & Craft materials
Sensory materials

There's also space to play outside on the balcony, AND we take trips to the park! 


HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday 8am-1pm
Wednesday 8am-1pm
Thursday 8am-1pm

TUITION (weekly):
$125

SERVING AGES:
6 months - 5 years

LOW RATIOS:
4:1 - ensure each child gets the proper attention they need throughout the day! 

We would love to get to know you! 
Please inquire via EMAIL (growlovecare@gmail.com), and I will respond by email and/or phone. 

About me: I am a child care professional, with years of first hand experience. I have been the lead teacher at 3 child care centers, and have a child of my own who is 1.5 years old! Most recently, I facilitate a respectful parenting play group Monday mornings, and worked as a nanny for a family for over 2 years. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Portland State University. I have achieved step 10 on the Oregon Child Care Registry, and have logged more than 30 hours of professional, continuing education training. I have up to date enrollment in the Oregon Criminal Registry system, CPR training, food handler's card, as well as Called to Protect certification. Resume, and professional references provided upon request. 


Have a magnificent day! 

Peace Tree School, a Community for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Woodlawn, is enrolling for September 2016!

July 31, 2016

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We are a Montessori community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. We specialize in providing quality Montessori education and care to the smallest citizens of the world. Our infants benefit from Montessori and RIE philosophies and above all we believe that young children should spend their days exploring, discovering and thriving. We consider early childhood education to be a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 3 months to 15 months to our infant community.
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 You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

July 20, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Mighty Oaks Preschool has two 4 day spaces!

July 18, 2016

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Mighty Oaks has two 4 day spaces coming available in August! We have four boys and one lady. We're hoping to have two more ladies join us to balance the energy.


Mighty Oaks is beginning its 5th school year in the Grant Park neighborhood. At Mighty Oaks, children engage in a student-interest led, play-based curriculum which encourages creativity, independence, and problem solving strategies while incorporating academic skills. The curricular inspiration comes from a variety of constructivist theorists including Maria Montessori and John Dewey. Mighty Oaks believes that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.


At Mighty Oaks students have the opportunity to create art, engage in dramatic play, get dirty, get inspired, discover favorite books, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together. Children have the opportunity to explore their natural environment on nature walks, digging in the organic garden beds, and interacting with the school’s three chickens; Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose. A typical day at Mighty Oaks follows a predictable daily rhythm which serves as a guide so that students benefit from the stability of a schedule while maintaining the flexibility necessary to thrive with a play and discovery-based curriculum.


Mighty Oaks’ Founder & Director, Brittany Smith, is a licensed teacher with over a decade of experience working with young children, as well as a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education. Smith is passionate about providing quality education to a diverse population of learners and learning styles.

As a non-profit, Mighty Oaks has the opportunity to delve more deeply into supporting the community and the whole family unit. Smith has cultivated a number of relationships in the community that help to refine and focus Mighty Oaks’ holistic educational and familial support goals. In addition to Smith, the Mighty Oaks board of directors includes: David Cannon, an AMI certified Montessori school teacher/director and owner of Montessori Children’s House; Ann Summers, a Reading and Math Intervention Specialist, who serves on a committee to advise the Department of Education on measuring school readiness for preschool and kindergarten students; Amanda Fitzpatrick, a SE mother of twins currently attending Mighty Oaks, who is a graduate student studying family health and family systems; Tara Carmichael, a NE Portland mother of a Mighty Oaks alum with a wealth knowledge and experience in art education and working with diverse populations. Additionally, Smith collaborates with local elementary school teachers to ensure that Mighty Oaks offers a nurturing, developmentally appropriate, educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning.

For more information visit our website: www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MightyOaksPreschool

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Peace Tree School, a Montessori preschool in NE Portland, is enrolling for Fall 2016!

June 30, 2016

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We are a Montessori preschool community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. Each child learns at their own pace and has the opportunity to engage with materials that open up the world of math, language, science, geography and more. We encourage play, exploration and discovery! We offer many enrichment activities such as sensorial art exploration, music lessons (rhythm, ukulele, keyboard), weekly yoga classes, field trips and opportunities for cooking a IMG_8556nd food preparation. We believe that early childhood education is a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 2.5 years to 5 years old. You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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Olive Branch School Montessori Now Accepting Enrollment

June 17, 2016

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Now Accepting enrollment for 2016, ages 2.5 years -4 years (must be self-toileting). Can start as soon as August, spaces available for Sept 2016.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old, and their families. IMG_0871Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop. Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413, 6:1 ratio, vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym on premises, gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child.

To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend class Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($650 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm attendance ($900 monthly).


Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state. 10989448_1680950978794788_1344473423237212933_o


Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com

 

Free Family Friendly Vegan 4th of July BBQ - event details at facebook.com/olivebranchschool

Garden Home Montessori School

June 14, 2016

We are currently enrolling at our home-based Montessori inspired school for ages 3-6 years, located in SE PDX. 

We provide a Montessori and Garden education for both hearing and deaf children.

Our program includes: 

Gardening        Music

Cooking            Excursions

Art                    ASL Program

 

Our program hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

Also offering:

            Morning care: 7:30am-8:30am

                   Aftercare: 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Check out our website for more information and pictures.

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com 

**Open House for parents this Saturday June 18th @ 10:00am-11:30am.**

Follow our website or Facebook page for updated event information as we will have more Open House events.  

Call/Text: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com 

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gardenhomemontessori

 

 

 

NOW ENROLLING!! Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori Preschool enrolling for children 3-5 years old

May 26, 2016

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Peace Tree School is a Montessori preschool for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe in holistic and personalized education for young children and that respectful care is the best care. Led by two Montessori certified guides, our school strives to serve our families by forming strong partnerships between home and school. Children engage in curriculum that includes ample opportunity for exploration of music, art, movement, gardening, play and self-discovery. A love of learning begins with the confidence that comes from building independence and contributing to a community. 

We offer full-time schedules at two beautifully prepared Montessori preschool homes. Please visit our website at www.peacetreeschool.com to learn more about our school! We can also be reached at peacetreeschool@gmail.come and by contacting Breanne at 503-750-0952

Open House Information coming soon! 

Mighty Oaks Preschool Now Enrolling!

May 21, 2016

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Mighty Oaks has one 2 day and one 4 day space coming available!

Mighty Oaks is beginning its 5th school year in the Grant Park neighborhood.  At Mighty Oaks, children engage in a student-interest led, play-based curriculum which encourages creativity, independence, and problem solving strategies while incorporating academic skills.  The curricular inspiration comes from a variety of constructivist theorists including Maria Montessori and John Dewey. Mighty Oaks believes that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.  

At Mighty Oaks students have the opportunity to create art, engage in dramatic play, get dirty, get inspired, discover favorite books, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together.  Children have the opportunity to explore their natural environment on nature walks, digging in the organic garden beds, and interacting with the school’s three chickens; Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose.  A typical day at Mighty Oaks follows a predictable daily rhythm which serves as a guide so that students benefit from the stability of a schedule while maintaining the flexibility necessary to thrive with a play and discovery-based curriculum.  

Mighty Oaks’ Founder & Director, Brittany Smith, is a licensed teacher with over a decade of experience working with young children, as well as a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education.  Smith is passionate about providing quality education to a diverse population of learners and learning styles.

As a non-profit, Mighty Oaks has the opportunity to delve more deeply into supporting the community and the whole family unit.  Smith has cultivated a number of relationships in the community that help to refine and focus Mighty Oaks’ holistic educational and familial support goals.  In addition to Smith, the Mighty Oaks board of directors includes:  David Cannon, an AMI certified Montessori school teacher/director and owner of Montessori Children’s House; Ann Summers, a Reading and Math Intervention Specialist, who serves on a committee to advise the Department of Education on measuring school readiness for preschool and kindergarten students; Amanda Fitzpatrick, a SE mother of twins currently attending Mighty Oaks, who is a graduate student studying family health and family systems; Tara Carmichael, a NE Portland mother of a Mighty Oaks alum with a wealth knowledge and experience in art education and working with diverse populations.   Additionally, Smith collaborates with local elementary school teachers to ensure that Mighty Oaks offers a nurturing, developmentally appropriate, educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning.

For more information visit our website: www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MightyOaksPreschool

To schedule a tour, email: brittany@mightyoakspreschool.com or give us a call at (503) 922-2869

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Open House Saturday July 23rd 10:00-12:00

May 16, 2016

Frog Song Montessori Preschool enrolling for Fall 2016!

Join us on Saturday to learn more about our preschool program; our campus is located at 8500 NE Siskiyou Street Portland, OR  97220

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers a Montessori education in a warm, caring environment that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.  Frog Song is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year. Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

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Contact us!    info@frogsongpreschool.org

 

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FOR SALE: Awesome House for Child Care Business

May 11, 2016

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

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

NOW ENROLLING! Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori community for Infants, Toddlers & Preschool.

March 28, 2016

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Peace Tree School is a Montessori preschool for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe in holistic and personalized education for young children and that respectful care is the best care. Led by two Montessori certified guides, our school strives to serve our families by forming strong partnerships between home and school. Children engage in curriculum that includes ample opportunity for exploration of music, art, movement, gardening, play and self-discovery. A love of learning begins with the confidence that comes from building independence and contributing to a community. 

Our Preschool and Infant & Toddler locations are currently enrolling for May 2016 for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. 

Please visit our website at www.peacetreeschool.com to learn more about our school! We can also be reached at peacetreeschool@gmail.come and by contacting Breanne at 503-750-0952

Open House Dates:

Preschool - Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00pm (844 NE Simpson) 

Please RSVP to peacetreeschool@gmail.com

SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY NOW ENROLLING FOR JUNE! NE PDX

March 12, 2016

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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of children in this age group.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:45a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we live right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by Nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited. Our program launches in N.E. (currently in the S.W.) on Monday, June 6th. Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program including tuition rates will be provided via email at your request. 


Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!