310 posts categorized "Open House"

Willow Tree Preschool has a couple of spaces for fall

August 01, 2014

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The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of experience.

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Eastside Family Co-operative Preschool Open House-This Weekend!

June 11, 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 11am-1pm, 3300 SE Woodward St (church basement)

  • * Summer treats and activities for the youngsters!
  • * Get to know members of the co-op community!
  • * Check out our indoor and outdoor play space!
  • * See if Eastside Family Co-operative may be a good fit for your family!

We are a group of families who have come together to provide high quality, part-time childcare for our children. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2.5 years and graduate by age 4. We are entirely parent run.  Each child attends 2 days "on her own" and 1 day with her "parent teacher."

Learn more at: eastsidefamilycoop.org

Contact Liz, Charity or Daniella at membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org or Desiree at dezhullsmith@gmail.com

 

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

June 02, 2014

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

  • Established School with Experienced Teachers
  • Integrated Academics
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
  • Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused
  • Daily Outdoor Activities
  • Spanish & Sign Language

Currently Enrolling for Fall * www.hummingbirdschool.com

hummingbirdschool@yahoo.com * 503-750-0500

 

 

 

New Farm Montessori Open House

May 30, 2014

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Open House on Saturday May 31, 1:00-4:00 

6234 N. Campbell Ave. 

You are invited to tour our schoolhouse and garden, meet our teachers and ask questions about our program for young children and Montessori education.

 Applications will be available for openings beginning in September. Please note, this open house is for parents only. If you choose to apply, we will schedule a personal visit and tour for your family. 

Please visit us online at www.newfarmmontessori.com for more information. For questions and to RSVP, please contact us at (503)358-1932 orinfo@newfarmmontessori.com

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

May 12, 2014

Hummingbird School

Alberta Arts Preschool Program

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

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Woodhaven School, A Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in SW Portland

April 23, 2014

Screen shot 2014-04-23 at 11.09.55 AMWoodhaven’s Waldorf-inspired and nature-based preschool program is dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning in our children. The school strives to nurture the whole child. Children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, peers and the natural environment. The curriculum emphasizes child choice rather than highly structured, teacher- directed lessons and is inspired by the elements of Waldorf education. Our program emphasizes oral story telling, natural toys, outdoor learning, organic food, and a soothing environment. A good portion of our daily school routine is spent learning and exploring nature’s wonders in our outdoor classroom. Located in in SW Portland’s Garden Home neighborhood, Woodhaven is a secular and independent school. Also, Woodhaven is a media-free school, where children are encouraged to exercise their own imaginations and creativity through art, music, dramatic play and hands-on exploration of simple toys and natural objects. As a cooperative, Woodhaven emphasizes family involvement. The preschool is operated by professional teachers and parents who choose to actively participate in their children’s education. At Woodhaven, the parents and teachers work together to instill a sense of wonder and genuine enthusiasm for learning in our children.

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for 2014-2015

April 07, 2014

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The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. Play is at the core of everything we do, it is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development. 

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Check out our website and Facebook. We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Little Lights Playschool

March 02, 2014

 

Hello Portland area families!   Little Lights Playschool is a home based Waldorf preschool located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland.   We operate Tuesday - Thursday from 9-1.  Our program is rich in the arts with strong emphasis on free play, social development, the natural world around us and respect of each other and our things.   Class size is small loving lead by seasoned teacher Kristin Luce.  We accept little ones ages 2.5-5.   Our program affordable and our community vibrant!

Please go to our website for all the information.    www.littlelightsplayschool.org

Thank you for considering our sweet school! 

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Escuela Viva: Openings for Summer and Fall 2014

February 27, 2014

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Escuela Viva
Community School
Offering a Dual Language Learning Environment
1111 SE Pine St. Portland, OR

Escuela Viva, has openings available in our Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms for the 2014-2015 school year.  Escuela Viva was developed with two main goals in mind.  The first is to provide an enriching environment that supports the spiritual, academic and humanistic needs of our children. The second is to support the development of both English and Spanish language skills.

The Learning Process:  Children, at Escuela Viva, are viewed as competent active learners where Teachers are but one means by which the children learn. Learning occurs in collaboration between the classroom environment, the adult teachers, parents and the children.

Escuela Viva, founded in 2004, will soon be celebrating their 10th year in business, and each day our team brings compassion and enthusiasm to the classroom.

Please read more about our educational philosophies and program at Escuela-Viva.com.  You can complete a waitlist application on the 'Enrollment' page of our website, and direct any questions towards admin@escuela-viva.com. 

PS: We have two upcoming Open Houses on March 3rd and March 31st at 5:30 p.m, hope to see you there!

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February 26, 2014

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS PRESCHOOL ~ Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall 2014

February 10, 2014

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First Impressions Preschool LLC is a small home based Preschool founded and directed by Robyn Bodin, M.ED.  We are a Licensed and Eco-Healthy Certified Family Child Care Home in the beautiful Alberta Park Neighborhood of NE Portland, Oregon. We offer quality care for children ages 2.5 to 6, Monday through Friday 8:30~12:30 with after care available until 5:00. 

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At First Impressions Preschool, we provide a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for children to develop a love of learning through exploration, imagination, self-discovery, collaboration, and creativity. We have a small 6:1 child to teacher ratio and two teachers in the classroom everyday. Children are seen and valued for their amazing gifts and abilities to do meaningful work, wonder, and play. We celebrate the growth and development of the whole child while building a community of learners who practice respect for oneself, each other, and the environment. We encourage children to be active in their learning and provide them with the tools to be responsible, independent, and successful.

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At First Impressions Preschool, we believe children learn best by doing! We implement a play-based, emergent curriculum while incorporating Montessori components. Our integrative approach focuses on the process of learning while fostering the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. We provide rich materials and experiences that match children's individual interests and understanding. By meeting their individual needs, interests, and abilities and by celebrating their growth we help build a positive self-esteem so children can feel good about themselves and the world around them.
  


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For more information and to set up a school tour, contact Robyn Bodin

 email: firstimpressionspreschool@gmail.com      

 phone: (503)~384~2443

www.firstimpressionspreschoolpdx.com

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Wildwood Nature School Open House

February 05, 2014

Families are invited to join us on Saturday, February 8 from 10:30 - 12:30 to play, learn, meet the teachers, and tour the facility.

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Our play and nature-based preschool in rural NW Portland currently has openings for children ages 3-5. Wildwood Nature School is close to Forest Park, Bethany, St. Johns, and Sauvie Island but provides gardens, animal care, 4 acres of open and forested land, and a calm, peaceful atmosphere that seems miles away from city bustle.


We are a state registered preschool, with highly qualified staff offering:

  • Play-based interdisciplinary curriculum to develop the whole child in art, science, language, literacy, emotional growth, math, and movement.
  • Outdoor gardening, animal care, and hiking on 11 rural acres abutting the Wildwood Trail.
  • Indoor environment inspired by child-focused methods of Waldorf, Montessori, and the schools of Reggio Emilia.
  • Knowledgeable and caring teachers with over 15 years experience in Early Childhood and Museum Education, Master’s degree in education, and bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Multiage setting where children learn from and about each other while following their own interests at their own pace.
  • Flexible scheduling options include classes that meet 2, 3, or 5 days per week.


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We spend half of each day outside, rain or shine, and combine experiential learning with more traditional preschool academics. Please contact nfravel@wildwoodnatureschool.comvisit our website or like our facebook page to find out more information about how children learn from the natural world as well as a thoughtfully designed indoor environment and for specific directions to the open house.

 

Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

February 04, 2014

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Little Twigs Playgroup opens in NE with two free preview events

January 27, 2014

Little Twigs is a playgroup for two-year-olds opening in February at the TreeHouse Children's Boutique. To introduce our program to the community, we're opening our doors on Tuesday, February 4th and Thursday, February 6th to show you what being a Little Twig is all about.

We'll have activities and snacks, and families will have the opportunity to experience our program and get to know our staff.

 

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Open House Saturday February 15 10 AM to 12 PM

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Blue Frogs Jump Preschool is holding an open house, Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10 Am to 12PM. 

We are located at 11865 NW Vaughn Court Portland OR 97229.  

Please come see what its all about. We have openings today.

Here is a link to our website: http://www.BlueFrogsJump.com

Phone number is (503)925-3919 and my email is michele@BlueFrogsJump.com

Open House: The Peanut Gallery Playschool

January 10, 2014


Please join us at The Peanut Gallery Playschool for our annual open house on

February 22nd, from 10-12pm.


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Located in NE Portland, The Peanut Gallery Playschool is a unique certified in-home program accepting toddlers and young preschoolers 18 months to not-yet-four as of September 1st.  For more information about our school, please visit us atwww.thepeanutgalleryplayschool.com or find us on facebook .

 

 

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Our open house will provide an opportunity for families interested in joining us for the 2014/2015 school year to explore the school, meet the teachers and ask questions about our program. This is an informal event and you are welcome to drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Children are welcome to attend. For families interested in summer or fall enrollment, information will be available about our wait list and our enrollment process.  



 

 

 

 

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For more information, including our location, please email Elena at e.marie@mac.com.  If you would like to R.S.V.P for our open house, please include your child’s name, date of birth and scheduling needs. 

We look forward to meeting you!

January 04, 2014

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 New Unique Childcare Experience

We have listened to our community’s needs and are so excited about the new inquiries we have received! We still have one preschool spot open, ages 3-5!

We are a small in-home Preschool and All-Day Care in North Portland that is Reggio Emilia influenced. We use the environment as the third teacher and have goals that facilitate the development of a child’s social and academic skills through interactions with the natural world. Imaginations ignite as we offer beautiful materials and introduce creative thematic units, while surrounded by our opulent classroom environment and admirable neighborhood. We feel the important connection a child makes with nature is priceless for their development and growth. Please feel free to look at our website . Contact us at 503-686-5435 and schedule a tour!

Flora & Fauna
4216 N Colonial Ave.
Portland OR 97217

Blue Frogs Jump Preschool NW Grand Opening Open House 2014 FT PT Specials

December 29, 2013

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Come to our Grand Opening Open House event and take 50% off first month's standard tuition plus an extra 10% off the standard monthly tuition for the entire 2014 year.

Open House is Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

http://www.BlueFrogsJump.com

email: Michele@BlueFrogsJump.com

(503)925-3919

Open House- Rising Song Preschool (NE)

December 18, 2013

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Open House: Please Join us Friday January 17th or 31st from 5-6 

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

We invite families interested in applying for Summer/Fall 2014 to come to an open house to meet our teachers and explore our environment. Children are welcome to attend.  Space is limited, please call or email to reserve a spot (503-954-3235, risingsong@yahoo.com)

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

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

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

 

Tumbleweed Preschool House in SE Portland

October 30, 2013

Our Eco-Healthy, Reggio-Inspired, Progressive, State-certified, In-home program has PT or FT openings for children 2-5yrs old.

Join our community of teachers, families, and children who model (by our actions) and support (for each child's actions) the ability to
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These children will change the world
as the newest generation of
Global Citizens!

Email amy@tumbleweedinfanthouse.com to schedule a visit!
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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling last spaces for fall

October 03, 2013

Rare spaces available for the 2013 – 2014 school year.    

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The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy) developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, with an emphasis on art, nature and seasonal cycles.  In an atmosphere which encourages both active exploration as well as quite time to reflect, your child might choose to bake with the group, engage in dramatic play with a friend, drape herself in silk and dance around the room, paint, or build with a variety of materials…as well as caring for our organic garden, and the bunny.

Weekly visits from the yoga and art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 

 

 

LGBTQ families! Welcome to The Pink House!

September 07, 2013

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Portland's first infant & toddler community exclusively for LGBTQ families!
http://pinkhousecommunity.blogspot.com

We are currently accepting enrollment applications for September 2014.

Contact us!

pinkhousecommunity@gmail.com / 503-914-6555

Opening in fall 2013 - New preschool in North Portland

September 05, 2013

New Preschool in North Portland

 Flora and Fauna Preschool   

Open House on 8/31/13 @ 10 am to 2 pm

Come and visit our preschool located @ 4216 N. Colonial PDX

Or visit us at www.floraandfaunapreschool.org

Free Clay Art Class from 1pm - 2pm on 8/31/13!  Check us out on Facebook

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Spindlewood Preschool now enrolling for fall - Extended Care available

Spindlewood Preschool is happy to anounce we are extending our program to meet the needs of working parents in our community. We have openings 2,3,or 4 days a week half days or full time for children ages 2-5. We provide all of the snacks and meals prepared fresh daily with wholesome organic ingredients. In order to stay affordable for families, tution is reasonable and no materials fee is required for enrollment.

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We are proud to announce we have been serving the needs of our Portland Families for almost 25 years. Our classroom is sunny bright and warm and with plenty of light to nurture your children, as well as a beautiful play yard. State Certified and in the process of WECAN, Eco-friendly, biodynamic garden and all handmade beautiful toys made from all natural materials. Using Lifeways and Helle Heckman from Nokken as inspiration.

 



Please call veteran Waldorf teacher Miss Pammie to set up a time to visit and/or RSVP to our open house: 503-335-0451 or email us at misspammie@spindlewoodschool.com website: http://www.spindlewoodschool.com/ 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/spindlewood

 

Rare spaces at Willow Tree Preschool

August 16, 2013

Avery sienna giacomo light table winter 2012We are now enrolling for the rare spaces available  2013 – 2013 school year.    

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature,
with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created
to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of
experience.

We are influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and honor and protect this magical time of childhood. Play is at the core of everything we
do, it is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative
thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is
made; encouraging children to explore and build meaning through their
experiences. Copy of pumpkin patch 2012 007

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to
5 years of age. 

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 

 

Infant & Toddler Openings in Arts Based, Organic Child Care

August 11, 2013

Established in 2009, the Hillsboro Arts Preschool & Day School currently has openings for infants and toddlers in our state registered, in-home care environment!

Part time and full time options

Small teacher: child ratio

Arts based, nature inspired curriculum

RIE/Gerber approach

We welcome LGBTQ families

Eco-Healthy Childcare endorsement from the Oregon Environmental Council

Gender neutral play environments

Natural toys & materials

Organic, vegan/vegetarian snacks & meals

Child-accessible organic vegetable garden

Large, secure fenced yard

A commitment to daily outdoor play

Quiet neighborhood next to Mooberry Elementary School

Discounted rates are available for public school district staff, DHS/social workers, employees of the Virginia Garcia Medical Center and qualifying non-profits. 

For more information, to request application materials or attend an open house, please contact us via our blog page:

http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com

Our next open house will be Saturday, 9/7/13 at 5:30pm; please email to rsvp or call 503-914-6555

Morning Preschool, NE Portland, Fall Spots Available & Parent as Teacher Tuition Trade Available

July 31, 2013

Hummingbird School

Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

July 22, 2013

 We are enrolling for the 2013 – 2013 school year.  

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature,
with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created
to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of
experience. We are influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and honor and protect this magical time of childhood. Play is at the core of everything we
do, it is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative
thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is
made; encouraging children to explore and build meaning through their
experiences.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to
5 years of age.  

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 

 

Infant & Toddler Openings in Art & Nature-Based Environment

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Established in 2009, the Hillsboro Day School and Nursery currently has openings for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in our state registered family care home!

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New: Small Wonders School-Hollywood Enrolling for Fall!

June 20, 2013

Small Wonders School is so excited to
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announce the opening of its second location!
Small Wonders School – Hollywood is located on 42nd Avenue, right around the corner from the library! We offer a preschool program with the convenience of a full day format for children ages 2 to 5 (pre- Kindergarten). We are presently enrolling for the 2013/14 school year and invite you to schedule a tour by contacting Allison at
allison@smallwondersschool.org or Quinlyn at quinlyn@smallwondersschool.org.  

To learn more about our program and offerings visit our website to meet our teachers, read about our program and philosophy, or check out our tuition and hours.

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Openings in creative, nature based environment - infants and toddlers

Established in 2009, the Hillsboro Day School and Nursery currently has openings for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in our state registered family care home!

  • Part time and full time options
  • Small teacher: child ratio
  • Arts based, nature inspired curriculum
  • RIE/Gerber approach
  • We welcome LGBTQ families
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare endorsement from the Oregon Environmental Council
  • Gender neutral play environments
  • Natural toys & materials
  • Organic, vegan/vegetarian snacks & meals
  • Child-accessible organic vegetable garden
  • Large, secure fenced yard
  • A commitment to daily outdoor play
  • Quiet neighborhood next to Mooberry Elementary School

Discounted rates are available for public school district staff, DHS/social workers, employees of the Virginia Garcia Medical Center and qualifying non-profits. 

For more information, to request application materials or attend an open house, please contact us via our blog page: http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com or email: hillsboroartspreschool@gmail.com

Our next open house will be Saturday, 7/13/13 at 5:30pm

Escuela Viva: Preschool Openings Available

June 07, 2013

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Escuela Viva
Community School
Offering a Dual Language Learning Environment
1111 SE Pine St. Portland, OR

Escuela Viva, has 5 openings available in our Preschool classrooms for the 2013-2014 school year.  Escuela Viva was developed with two main goals in mind.  The first is to provide an enriching environment that supports the spiritual, academic and humanistic needs of our children. The second is to support the development of both English and Spanish language skills.

The Learning Process:  Children, at Escuela Viva, are viewed as competent active learners (constructivism). Teachers are but one means by which the children learn. Learning occurs in collaboration between the classroom environment, the adult teachers, parents and the children (Reggio Emilia).

Escuela Viva, founded in 2004, is OPQ (Oregon Program of Quality) certified and is leading the movement to professionalize early childhood education.  Each day our team brings compassion and enthusiasm to the classroom.

Please read more about our educational philosophies and program at Escuela-Viva.com.  You can complete a waitlist application on the 'Enrollment' page of our website, and direct any questions towards info@escuela-viva.com. 

PS: We have two Open Houses on July 8th and July 29th at 5:30 p.m, hope to see you there!

Willow Tree Preschool Enrolling for 2013-2014 school year

May 20, 2013

Willow tree spring 2013 044We are now enrolling for the 2013 – 2014 school year.   

Enrolling for summer camp as well!

 The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of experience.

Willow tree spring 2013 132We are influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and honor and protect this magical time of childhood. Play is at the core of everything we do, it is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made; encouraging children to explore and build meaning through their experiences.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

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Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 

¡ Casa Abierta ! New Spanish-English Bilingual Primary Montessori in Southeast Portland OPEN HOUSE

Come visit Merry Montessori's new Primary House for our Open House Saturday, June 1st from 9am to 12pm.

Located at 4225 SE Woodward St. & 43rd in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Southeast Portland, our new space will house a foundational group of children ages 2 1/2 to 4 to begin our new Primary Program.

We will follow traditional AMI Montessori curriculum but are excited to also include Spanish language throughout the day with our children through songs, language works and through speaking Spanish with our classroom assistant.

Our primary program will be in an intimate home setting for the 2013-2014 school year with two guides and ten children, then grow out to a larger space for the following year with space for a larger group of children, eventually 20 to 25 children in total.

Come meet the guide and administrator and learn more about this exciting new community beginning this fall.

Visit our website at merrymontessori.com for more information!

 

 

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Summer & Fall

May 07, 2013

Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

 

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Established School with Experienced Teachers

Integrated Academics

Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused

Democratic School

Daily Outdoor Activities

Spanish & Sign Language

 

For more information visit our website at www.hummingbirdschool.com

or contact Kelly at 503-750-0500 to schedule a visit

 

 

 

Peninsula Part Day Preschool Open House May 8

April 25, 2013

Join Teacher Megan for a fun, informal evening of Q & A at Peninsula Children's Center. She'll talk with you about our curriculum (centered around The Creative Curriculum, a nationally recognized, developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum framework), and show your her great classroom and our large, fun playground learning environments. She looks forward to meeting you and answering your questions on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at our main campus 4720 North Maryland Avenue, Portland, OR 97217. Please rsvp to our Co-Director of Education for Preschool and School Age Programs Amber at amber@penchild.org or 503-280-0534, ext. 33.
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New Home Montessori Primary Program in Southeast Portland


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          Merry Montessori is a four year-old home Montessori program in Southeast Portland that specializes in low impact, eco-conscious infant, toddler, and primary programs that support the whole child.  Our trained guides connect children with themselves, their peers and their world by helping them gain skills in independence, socialization and  focus.

We currently have a full infant toddler program and are excited about opening our new Primary Program in fall 2013 for ten children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 and 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 (with previous Montessori experience).  Our new Primary Program will offer a Spanish-English language curriculum and experience, as we believe opening up children's language options opens up their world. 

If your child is mostly potty trained and ready to begin school in the fall we will begin offering visits to our new home program May 3rd and will host an open house May 3rd and will have an open house Saturday, June 1st from 9am to 12pm.

Please go to our website to learn more about our school!     merrymontessori.com

Heart in Hand Preschool is enrolling for the Fall

Heart in Hand Preschool is a Waldorf certified preschool in the Alberta Arts neighborhood since 2002!

In a lovely little cottage surrounded by a native playgarden children enjoy creative play time, homebaked bread and daily puppet plays.

Please call to arrange a visit and check out Green Bean Books calendar for monthly puppet plays!

We also offer a summer camp in August and Parent Child classes during the school year!

Pay a 'pretent visit' now at heartinhandpreschool.com  

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Open house for an award winning Waldorf Preschool & Baby house

April 02, 2013

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Open house this Saturday, April 6th from 10-12. Please email for addresses & to RSVP.

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Hummingbird Preschool NE Portland Alberta Area

March 11, 2013

Hummingbird School Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves. The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure. Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed. Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop. A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

~Established School with Experienced Teachers

~Integrated Academics

~Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

~Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused

~Daily Outdoor Activities Spanish & Sign Language 

For more information and/or a tour contact Kelly Wild 503-750-0500 or visit the website at www.hummingbirdschool.com

Wildwood Nature School Open House

February 21, 2013

Join us on Saturday, March 2 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to play, learn, meet the teachers, and tour the facility.  Please RSVP to nfravel@wildwoodnatureschool.com for address and directions.

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CMLC's Kindergarten Round Up 3/2!

February 19, 2013

Join us for our Kindergarten Round Up on 3/2 from 10-2! CMLC schools offer fresh and healthy snacks, lunch and organic dairy, small class size of ten students, fun educational activities, Starfall curriculum, field trips and much more. Come visit us at www.MYCMLC.com We have six locations that may be fairly close to you! Hope to see all your smiling faces soon!
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Tender Leaf Preschool has one opening left!

February 12, 2013

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Tender Leaf Preschool has one immediate PT opening and is enrolling for Summer and Fall 2013.

Imagine your child singing throughout the day, growing in a preschool where s/he feels the intimacy of a family, being surrounded by materials and activities that nurture personal interests and gifts, finding the joy of gardening, experiencing the fun and peace of yoga, meditating!!, as well as eating healthy meals which s/he helps to make, harvest, and even grow.... and much, much more.

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Lotus Heart Preschool Open House Sat Feb 9th, and Wed March 20th

February 08, 2013


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 Come and meet our teacher, see our classroom, and get your preschool questions answered.  Children are welcome to attend.  

This Saturday's open house begins the enrollment period for the 2013-2014 school year.

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based preschool located in southwest Portland, near Gabriel park, in the Hayhurst neighborhood.  We accept children ages 3-5 for our morning preschool program.

Please visit our website or call us for more details on our program.

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

503-452-6148

Have a great day!



Creative Minds Opens School in Happy Valley!

February 07, 2013

Creative Minds Learning Centers are family owned child care centers serving the community since 1997. They have opened their sixth school in the Happy Valley/ Clackamas community and are accepting applications for Infants - Kindergarten children. This school is beautifully designed with murals and creative interest areas which are sure to delight your child. Creative Minds are Oregon Program of Quality, State and ECO certified and winners of Red Tricycle's Child Care. Check out their website to learn more about their philosophy and story: Creative Minds Website 

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS PRESCHOOL ~ Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall 2013

February 02, 2013

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First Impressions Preschool LLC is a small home based Preschool founded and directed by Robyn Bodin, M.ED.  We are a Licensed and Eco-Healthy Certified Family Child Care Home in the beautiful Alberta Park Neighborhood of NE Portland, Oregon. We offer quality care for children ages 2.5 to 6, Monday through Friday 8:30~12:30 with after care available until 5:00 in the afternoons.  

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At First Impressions Preschool, we provide a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for children to develop a love of learning through exploration, imagination, self-discovery, collaboration, and creativity. We have a small teacher to child ratio and two teachers in the classroom everyday. Children are seen and valued for their amazing gifts and abilities to do meaningful work, wonder, and play. We celebrate the growth and development of the whole child while building a community of learners who practice respect for oneself, each other, and the environment. We encourage children to be active in their learning and provide them with the tools to be responsible, independent, and successful.

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At First Impressions Preschool, we believe children learn best by doing! We implement a play-based, emergent curriculum while incorporating Montessori components. Our integrative approach focuses on the process of learning while fostering the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. We provide rich materials and experiences that match children's individual interests and understanding. By meeting their individual needs, interests, and abilities and by celebrating their growth we help build a positive self-esteem so children can feel good about themselves and the world around them.
  


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For more information and to set up a school tour, contact Robyn Bodin

 email: firstimpressionspreschool@gmail.com      

 phone: (503)~384~2443

www.firstimpressionspreschoolpdx.com

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Hawthorne Family Playschool's Annual Open House

January 28, 2013

Come play with us during our OPEN HOUSE!

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Join Teacher Susan and the HFP community for a meet and greet and tour of our wonderful school.

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 2013

10 a.m. to Noon

2828 SE Stephens Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97214

503-381-1288

Program Highlights

 Hawthornfamily Playschool is a cooperative preschool in SE Portland for children ages 3-5 that features:

- Intimate class size for optimal learning.

- Nurturing children's playfulness, compassion and connection to nature.

- Parent involvement creates community and deepens children’s sense of safety.

- Passionate, deeply engaged teacher with over 20 years experience.

Our Open House kicks off our 2013-2014 enrollment period.

Our Open House offers prospective families time to tour our school, meet our wonderful teacher, and have many of your preschool questions answered about our program! We also invite your children to join you because their reaction to HFP is important as well.

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Get an overview of our program
  • Meet our amazing teacher, Susan Eisman
  • Get inspired by our vision
  • Learn how we have created a wonderful community
  • Discover if our school is a good fit for your child–and your family

Inspired by what you see & learn during our Open House?

A co-op is a unique school model in that so much of it is parent-driven. Aside from our fabulous teacher, our strength comes from families that are eager to fully participate in the HFP community. This is particularly true of HFP, given that we keep our class size smaller than most (14 students) for greater focus on each child and to create a more intimate feel to our classroom environment.
We give enrollment priority to families who attend the Open House. Please read more about our selection process

If you cannot attend the 2013 Open House…

Please contact our membership coordinator at membership@hawthornefamilyplayschool.org to tour our school at another time.

See you there!

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Field tripping to Sauve Island!


2.Outside Play

Our amazing natural play yard!

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Seasonally focused yummy snack!

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MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY JANUARY 31ST 6-8 PM

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OPEN HOUSE Thursday January 31st, 6:00-8:00 pm

Your family is warmly invited to the Montessori Children's House open house on Thursday, January 31st, 6:00-8:00 pm.  Our open houses provide an opportunity for prospective families to meet MCH staff and explore our environment.  We are enrolling toddlers for Fall 2013, and we have current openings for children 3 and older.  

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Montessori Children's House offers both Toddler and Primary Montessori programs.  We are located in a dynamic and diverse new Portland neighborhood, the South Waterfront, adjacent to a lovely park and the Willamette River Greenway.  

We have mixed-age groups -- a Toddler Community (beginning around 15-16 months) and two Primary classes ranging from two-and-a-half years old up through kindergarten age (5-6). 

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'We toured a total of six schools before we found the right one for our daughter. We even enrolled her in another one prior to Montessori Children's House only to pull her out because we were disappointed in our experience there. I wish that we had discovered this school sooner! It would have saved us a lot of stress.'

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 'The space itself is gorgeous, all new, beautiful learning areas, just what you would imagine a top notch Montessori school to look like...The location on South Waterfront is very easy to get to and from, parking is right in front of the main door and the teachers will even greet the kids at your car. We highly recommend Montessori Children’s House!'

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3626 SW Bond Ave, Portland OR, 97239   google map

email: info@childrenshousepdx.com

phone: 503.360.1179

website: http://childrenshousepdx.com

Contact us today!

WeVillage has expanded to Orenco Station!

January 21, 2013

 

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is now open at Orenco Station! Taking ages 6weeks-12years for Drop in care, full day, half day or by the hour! date night everynight!

Buy packages and save big!

Opening hours are 9am-7pm M-Thur, Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm

Sundays are for birthday parties!

WePreschool 9am-1pm M-W-F, $438.00 per month! Montessori and life skills based program.

1-6 ratio! No potty training required!

2700 sq feet of modern drop in playcare at its best! Intel and Nike Discounts!

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1295 NE Orenco Station Pkwy, Hillsboro Oregon 97124

click here www.wevillage.com

 

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WillowTree Preschool is now enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year

January 14, 2013

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 Enrolling for 2013/14 school year, call to set up a tour now. 

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy) developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaningFall and early winter 2012 143 through their experiences. At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, with an emphasis on art, nature and seasonal cycles.  In an atmosphere which encourages both active exploration as well as quite time to reflect, your child might choose to bake with the group, engage in dramatic play with a friend, drape herself in silk and dance around the room, paint, or build with a variety of materials…as well as caring for our organic garden, and our guinea pig!

Weekly visits from the yoga and art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

 We would love to meet you and your children. Please contact Kim to arrange a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Addie dressed up fall 2012For more information and an application please go to our website http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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