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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

Heartwood Preschool with Music Together

March 28, 2014

We have two spaces for the 2014-2015 school year.  One scholarship available.

At Heartwood Preschool, children learn in a safe, small, nurturing environment where they can develop independence, find out about other people and their cultures, and learn to accept and appreciate the similarities and differences among us. We encourage the children to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning while participating in a structured play-based environment.

  • Heartwood Preschool has been state certified since 2003
  • We are an Eco-Healthy Child Care facility
  • We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Community Garden plot 2 blocks away
  • Exposure to Spanish
  • Great ratio!  2 dedicated, loving teachers with a maximum of 14 children a day
  • A close-knit community of families who maintain friendships long after their Heartwood years!
  • An amazing art specialist
  • We are a Licensed Music Together Preschool!  Tuition includes weekly visits from a Music Together Specialist, CD's and songbooks, as well as Music Together gatherings for the whole family.


Please visit our website for more information about our wonderful program:

http://www.heartwoodpreschool.com/

Our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heartwood-Preschool/233456916668288

 

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Outstanding Infant and Toddler Care

March 17, 2014

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Four Portland Locations

503.575.5654

http://www.mybundle-of-joy.com

 

 

Now Enrolling ~ Preschool and Pre-K

Johns Landing and SW Portland

No Potty-trained Prerequisite

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NO POTTY TRAINED REQUIREMENT

MEDIA FREE * HEALTHY, HOME COOKED MEALS

M-F 7- 5:30 

503.550.4444

http://avant-gardeacademy.com/

MISTY'S LITTLE ONES DAYCARE IN VANCOUVER!

March 11, 2014

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Misty’s Little Ones Daycare is a licensed home-based community of children who are between the ages of 0-12 years old.  We are located in a quiet neighborhood near Mill Plain & Andresen.  We are open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Our child care community supports an attachment, natural parenting philosophy (babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc) as well as other similar philosophies & will be used with your children while in care.  With older children we encourage positive social interactions, becoming positive role-models for the younger children, lots of physical activity, homework help, and encouraging them to use their imaginations & be creative.

We use cloth diapers with all children enrolled and cloth training pants once they are in the toilet learning stage.  We eat non-processed, home cooked healthy meals & snacks and are able to help with special dietary accomidations including: Gluten/Dairy/Nut/Egg/Corn Free.  We play outside daily and go on walks around the neighborhood on occasion. 

We have current full-time as well as part-time openings for children 0-12 years old and serve the King & Marshall Schools here in Vancouver.  Looking for great families to add to our community who want long-term child care. 

Check out our website!!  Misty's Little Ones Daycare or call Misty @ 360-773-4272

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!

Creative Minds Learning Centers- Six Locations!

February 26, 2014

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Nanny Share SW

February 12, 2014

Our nanny share of two seven month olds is losing one of the families (moving out of state), so we are looking for a family with a child in a similar age range to share our wonderful nanny, Sophia. She was our older son's teacher so we've known her for years. She currently works Mon-Thurs 8:00 - 5:30 but we are flexible on both days and hours and are open to a family that needs only part-time or short term care. We host at our home in Multnomah Village but are open to using the other family's home as well. If any of these logistics seem like something that might work for your family, we'd love to tell you more about Sophia. Please email me at jjcl2014@gmail.com if interested.

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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SE PDX site #2 open and welcoming in friends Feb. 2014

February 05, 2014

 

Greetings to and salutations....

We are offering a few spaces in our " 4 &5 year olds" program!

Located on Mount Tabor at 6415 SE MORRISON street

One block North of Belmont

Call T Candace 503 933 0139  for your visit today! See you soon1535505_579202018837987_1255362111_n-1T. MartaTabortotspreschool.com

Brooklyn Preschool's Open House February 8th 9:30-11:30

BrooklynopenhouseflyerOpen House. Saturday, February 8th, 9:30-11:30am. 

Reedwood Friends Church 2901 SE Steele

Please join us for our Open House, for families interested in 2014-2015 school year enrollment. It's a great time to see our 3 preschool rooms, large playground, meet our teacher, as well as talk with current parents. You'll have the opportunity to see our classrooms, playground, rainy day indoor play area, nursery for younger siblings, as well as meet and speak with our teacher. Parents of current students will also be present to answer questions, while your child explores our fun environment. We will begin accepting applications for new families Feb 9th and after. For more information, please see our membership page.
http://www.brooklyncooppreschool.org/membership.htm

Casita Montessori School has openings!

February 03, 2014

New in-home Montessori school, with an experienced AMI trained teacher (at primary and elementary levels) and openings now for children ages 2 1/2 to 4+.

 A Montessori education retains the natural love of learning present in each child through hands-on whole child activities.  We will be preparing a nutritious breakfast and lunch as a class community, gardening, working and playing together.  

Located in North Portland, near the University of Portland.

Hours are 8 to 11:30 for half day, or 8 to 3 for full day (lunch included).  Optional 7:30 am arrival.

Check out our website at casitamontessorischool.org for more information or contact Theresa for a personal tour at:

503 289 7570 or casitamontessorischool@yahoo.com

 

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

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

Heartwood Preschool....Plus Music Together!

January 01, 2014

 

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.

 At Heartwood Preschool, children learn in a safe, small, nurturing environment where they can develop independence, find out about other people and their cultures, and learn to accept and appreciate the similarities and differences among us. We encourage the children to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning while participating in a structured play-based environment.

  • Heartwood Preschool has been state certified since 2003
  • We are an Eco-Healthy Child Care facility located in NE Portland
  • We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Community Garden plot 2 blocks away
  • Exposure to Spanish
  • Great ratio!  2 dedicated, loving teachers with a maximum of 14 children a day
  • A close-knit community of families who maintain friendships long after their Heartwood years!
  • An amazing art specialist
  • We are a Licensed Music Together Preschool!  Tuition includes weekly visits from a Music Together Specialist, CD's and songbooks, as well as Music Together gatherings for the whole family.


Please visit our website for more information about our wonderful program:

http://www.heartwoodpreschool.com/

Our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heartwood-Preschool/233456916668288?sk=wall

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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

1/2 DAY CHILDCARE (SE Portland)

December 23, 2013

Need a little break once or twice a week?

Your child gets to play in a safe, clean, and super child-friendly home with an attentive and educated caregiver-mom.  You get a few hours every week to do something (or nothing!) without a child climbing up your leg.   

Rate:  $30/day

Hours:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm, child brings own lunch

Location:  Woodstock neighborhood

Email:  Aubree at adavendonis@yahoo.com for more information

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ChildRoots Annex's Enrolling PT

December 18, 2013

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ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (www.childroots.com), is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.

 

ChildRoots has been recognized by local media including The Oregonian, the Portland Tribune, the Hollywood Star, and Metro Regional Government for its leadership in sustainability. ChildRoots features organic meals and snacks, locally-sourced food, cloth diapers, non-toxic wooden toys, creative spaces, a Preschool Atelier Program, and play-based learning. Dedicated to providing superior childcare in an in-home setting, each Annex follows the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills. Embracing elements of Attachment Parenting, Love & Logic and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), our teachers are dedicated to creating strong, consistent, and healthy bonds with the children in their care.

 

The ChildRoots Alberta Annex is located at 5133 NE Alberta St. in NE Portland. This Annex is a large remodeled home with two floors and a large fenced yard for children to spread out and explore. The Alberta Annex is a preschool and enrolling children born between June 2010 and April 2011. Two and three day a week spots available. Please contact Madison (albertaannex@childroots.com)


The ChildRoots Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School. This Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden. The Ainsworth Annex is enrolling children born between October 2011 and April 2012. Two and three day spots available. Please contact Laura (ainsworthannex@childroots.com)

 

Creative Minds Learning Centers- Six Locations!

December 08, 2013

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New FT and PT Enrollment Preschool & Pre-K Available

December 04, 2013

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New Space, new group, be part of the beginning of something special, you won’t be disappointed!

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Infant or Toddler Care Available, NE/N: MLK & Killingsworth

November 23, 2013

Greetings to all parents and guardians in Portland! I am a teacher who decided to provide childcare (more like a nanny-share) after having 2 adorable girls. They are 18 and 5 months old. I have a wide range of experience in education as an elementary and a toddler teacher. My qualifications include First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers, background check #, RRCAN and several other childcare trainings.

Currently, I am looking for 1 friend to join our group in December and 1 more in January at my home strategically located near MLK and Killingsworth with easy access to public transportation and I5. I keep my ratio low, maximum is 1:4. The ideal situation for me is to find a family with a child within the ages of 3 months to 2 years. This way, my daughters and your child(ren) can be friends. I am happy to take care your child(ren) from 2 to 4 days a week. The childcare is open from Tuesday-Friday at 8am-5pm. Extra hours, date nights and drop ins can be arranged. Occasional Mondays is open for further discussion.

Feel free to contact me (Nina) by phone at 503-804-4843 or by e-mail at e_menina@yahoo.com

1 toddler space available in January at Portland Baby School

November 12, 2013

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Located in North Portland in the Mississippi neighborhood, Portland Baby School has a 4 day opening for a child born between May 2012 and December 2012. We offer:

  • Respectful and loving care
  • Small class size
  • No teacher turnover
  • Program from infancy to age 3
  • Reggio and RIE-inspired philosophies
  • Organic, vegetarian food
  • Musical environment
  • Caregiver with Masters degree in early childhood education
  • Holistic education--ensures healthy development of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills

For more information, visit our website pdxbabyschool.com

Need part and full time teacher to work with preschoolers & Infants

October 31, 2013

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We are a small in home holistic state certified in home preschool & daycare looking for full & part time help. It is a fun, joyful & peaceful environment. If you have had experience working with young children & feel it is a “calling” please consider working here. It is in a beautiful home, dedicated to serving the needs of young children & their parents. Please know about Waldorf/LifeWays education & RIE methods. We are looking for someone with good energy, joy to share & a peaceful attitude, honest, and very stable. You will also have to have strong leadership skills, be able to communicate well with co-workers & parents, be punctual & work hard. You must be in good health & able to lift up to 50Lbs. as well.

Thanks for reading this! Pass this on to someone else if you think it would fulfill both our needs.

Blessings!

CRIleyteach@aol.com

*All understanding begins with wonder. -- Goethe

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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
In this way, we support children who are
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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Join the fun!! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age one - five ( full time care).

October 14, 2013

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The Love and Giggles Playhouse has one opening left! We have one opening for age one - five for full time care. I am located in the SE Portland- Woodstock area ( close to 52nd & Woodstock). We are a state licensed  childcare with a preschool curriculum. I have seven years' experience, spotless record, great references, and I love my job!!

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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

 

 

 

Little Adventurers Day Home ~~ NOW OPEN

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Little Adventurers Day Home is a Christian family child care located in outer SE Portland. We are seeking two toddlers and two preschoolers to complete our small group and we would be happy to welcome you aboard!

LADH is not just about child care; we give and encourage whole-family care. This is why we offer pre-enrollment counseling, tutoring and homework assistance, flexible payment and financial assistance* options, quarterly parenting and family workshops, transportation to/from home/school, and, of course, quality child care and preschool. LADH is a proud participant in Oregon's QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) Study, where we strive to meet and exceed the state's standards of quality child care for the benefit of our client families. 

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Rose City Cooperative Preschool Has A Rare Opening!

Rose City Cooperative Preschool is located in NE Portland and has been in operation for 40 yrs with an excellent reputation. We currently have one opening in our 4yr-old class (Rainbow Class). We are a play-based, media free, cooperative preschool within a great community of families.

Our Raibow class meets M W F from 9am - 11:30am and for an additional cost we offer Lunch Bunch from 11:30 until 1pm.

If you are interested in having your child join our wonderful cooperative preschool with experienced and talented teachers contact us today! We are happy to provide a tour and have you meet with the Rainbow teacher to help make your decision.

Email our Membership Chair at ivesterb@gmail.com or check our our website www.rosecitycoop.org for more details. We are located at 5830 NE Alameda in Portland.

Rose City Neighborhood Playgroup which is open to the public is also located in our building and is  open M W F from 9am to 11:30. A great way to meet other parents and let the little one's play. Please email rosecityplaygroup@gmail.com for more information.

 

Looking for a Unique Childcare Experience??

NEW small in-home Preschool and all-day care has opened in north Portland and is now accepting applications and enrolling children that are 18 months to 5 years of age. Flora and Fauna is a Reggio Emilia influenced school that uses the environment as the third teacher. At Flora and Fauna, the surroundings are abundant with opportunities for the child’s innate love of learning and discovery to unfold. The materials, offered with beauty and intention, the rich classroom environment, and the organic garden and school location all invite exploration. Our goal is to facilitate the development of a child's social and academic skills through interactions with the natural world. We feel the importance of a connection with nature presents is priceless for the development and growth of a child.
Please feel free to look at our website: www.floraandfaunapreschool.org
Contact us at 503-686-5435 and schedule a tour!


Flora and Fauna
4216 N Colonial Ave.
Portland, OR. 97217

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Final Vacancies: Small Wonders School-Hollywood

September 19, 2013

 
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Due to a change in care needs two schedule have become available, claim these remaining vacancies today!
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 our remaining vacancies for the 2013/14 school year and invite you to schedule a tour by contacting Allison at
allison(at)smallwondersschool.org or Quinlyn at quinlyn(at)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.


LGBTQ families! Welcome to The Pink House!

September 07, 2013

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Portland's first infant & toddler community exclusively for LGBTQ families!
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We are currently accepting enrollment applications for September 2014.

Contact us!

pinkhousecommunity@gmail.com / 503-914-6555

Music & Art based Joyful Learning has an opening!

September 06, 2013

Joyful Learning is a creative arts, non-religious, all–day preschool and home
child care in NE Portland (near Rose City Golf Course). www.joyfullearningchildcare.com.  Joyful Learning is a play based school that promotes children’s development
in a unique way. Two of the 3 classrooms have specialized ‘Dramatic Play’ areas, such as Animal Shelter, Ocean Explorations, Farmers Market, and more.
These are well developed, well equipped settings that are supported by music, art, science, and science. There's also construction blocks, cars, trains, house play area.. IMG_0729

The school is for children 2-and-a-half through 5 years old,
and runs M-F, 7:30 to 5:30. Children can come 3, 4, or 5 days a week. The best of both worlds; a small and loving home-like environment,
with excellent teachers.

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

 

Growing Together Playschool, A Socially Conscious, Reggio-inspired preschool in Foster/Powell SE Portland

September 04, 2013

A new small family-run preschool is opening in the Foster Powell neighborhood of SE Portland this fall. The Growing Together Playschool has a few openings for 18 month-3.5 year olds and 3-6 year-olds.
The Growing Together Playschool offers small classes in a friendly home setting. The younger class, Wonder Days (for 18 months -3.5 yrs) is designed to offer a gentle “first school” experience for the children. Skills such as taking turns, expressing one's needs and desires, sharing ideas, playing together, being respectful to oneself, others and things, asking questions, investigating the hows and whys of the world, and extending natural interests through books, projects and experiences are modeled and encouraged.
The older class, Adventure Team (for 3-6 yr olds) is a continuation of the class I have been offering for the past few years. In Adventure Team, the students are encouraged to see their world as a place that they can influence and explore. They are taught to solve problems independently and in group meetings. We explore the world through weekly field trips to community, wilderness and kid-focused spots and bring our ideas and interests back for project work, group and collaborative play and general fun.
At the Growing Together Playschool children are guided to make their own choices and taught how to get the things they need and want while remaining respectful and safe to others. Respect is seen as a foundational tool used to guide behavior to ensure safety and fun for all. The older children are encouraged to participate in rule-making and determining consequences (if consequences are deemed necessary). Punishment is not used and consequences are only used when necessary, useful and respectful.
Growing Together Playschool offers children time for in-depth investigation into their world and the tools and toys with which to explore. Reggio-inspired emergent curriculum means that children can bring their own interests to class and have those interests encouraged and extended upon.
Of course, we also offer a daily rhythm that is easy going and predictable, and toys and activities to promote intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth. The teacher, Liz, has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood teaching and is a mother of two young children.
Please see more details at: www.growingtogetherplayschool.com

Registered In Home Child Care North Portland- Made In America

August 17, 2013

I am a registered in home child care provider with over 14 years of experience.  I offer child care in my North Portland home from 7:30-5:30 Monday -Friday.  We are located near Rosa Parks & Trillium elementary school.

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Tumbleweeds Playschool Enrolling for Fall

Tumbleweeds Playschool is a small, in-home program for children ages 2-3.  At Tumbleweeds, children play, create, learn and grow in a supportive atmosphere. The children participate in songs, stories, dramatic play, gardening, baking, and art projects.  Hours are from 9:00am-1:00pm Tuesday-Friday.  Children may attend one, two, three or four days a week. Organic and homemade lunch and snack served. Licensed childcare provider, Eco-healthy certified.  Family references available.  For more information, please check our website:  www.tumbleweedsplayschool.com or email me at wintry@tumbleweedsplayschool.com

Openings at Step by Step infant/toddler/preschool Program

August 16, 2013

Step by Step is a certified in-home infant/toddler/preschool Care and Education Program in NE Portland

Now Enrolling for ages 3mo- 5yrs

Visit our website for info

www.stepbystepcdc.com

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Rare spaces at Willow Tree Preschool

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
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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

 

 

Fall Openings - Reggio Emilia, Chinese Immersion Bilingual Preschool - Downtown Beaverton

August 11, 2013

We are now enrolling for the Fall 2013-2014 at our new two-day morning/afternoon and after school program.  Rising Star Chinese School, just inside the Beaverton First United Methodist Church "The Church By the Park" on 4th street.  Our schedules are T & TH 8:00 -12:00 or 12:00-4:00 available for the new school year, we encourage you to visit us our website and blog today to schedule a tour and more info on our open house events!

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Infant & Toddler Openings in Arts Based, Organic Child Care

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

Tiny Revolution Montessori- Enrolling 15 mos- 3 years

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Tiny Revolution Montessori is located at 2036 NE MLK blvd. We offer authentic Montessori environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Email us to schedule a tour! tinyrevolutionmontessori@gmail.com

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Small, creative, healthy, TV-free SW Portland daycare has FT openings!

August 05, 2013

Garden Home Daycare is a licensed and registered in-home daycare that has been in operation since 2007. I currently have FT (Monday thorough Friday only) openings for children of all ages. I am experienced with every age and stage, and have cared for over 20 newborns, and just as many toddler-Pre K kiddos. Teachers are welcome!

I hold a business license with the City of Portland, and have a Federal Tax ID # for your taxes or dependent care plans. I am up to date with my CPR, First Aid, background check, Food Handler's card, and continuing education requirements. I have excellent references. I am a kind, mature, responsible and trustworthy provider who loves caring for children. I am 40, and am a mother to two wonderful school-aged children. I love providing a safe, warm, nurturing, home-away-from-home environment to the little ones in my care.

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Fall opening at Tender Leaf Preschool

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Tender Leaf Preschool has one opening!

Imagine your child singing throughout the day in a play based curriculum where s/he where s/he feels the intimacy of a family, 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.

We want each child to feel excited about school and learning, creating a joyful foundation to the years of education to come....

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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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Rivendell Preschool on Peninsula Park, North Portland

IMG_9635Rivendell Preschool is a registered family child-care center. I offer a full day program, from 8:30 -5:30, to provide a dynamic learning experience for children of parents who want to be able to go to their jobs knowing that their children are thriving in a safe, nurturing, loving and natural environment. Every day, I post an entry summarizing the day’s activities: the books we read, the songs we sang, the art we created, the highlights of our outings, the antics of the rabbit…. Parents don’t have to guess and wonder about what their children are doing all day.

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Creativity and Integrity are the two fundamental values I seek to model and encourage regarding oneself

Rivendell is an old house with hardwood floors. It has a big light living room where most of the action happens, an art studio in the basement, a garden in the back, and a wonderful park right across the street. Almost all of the toys are made from natural materials, the food is organic, and there is no TV.

IMG_0941Read more about Rivendell at rivendellpreschool.com and contact me to schedule a visit.

Cara Austin

Tel: 503.928-2474

Harmony Montessori School - now accepting enrollments for the fall

July 22, 2013

 

Help your child grow in a world of fascination and wonder, where learning becomes a lifelong passion of discovery.  Harmony Montessori School of Portland offers deep connections between the children, the people in their lives and the amazing world around them. 

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