691 posts categorized "Openings"

Bubbles Preschool--Now Enrolling Ages 2.5 - 5 years in North Mt. Tabor Area

November 03, 2014

Portland's newest home-based state certified preschool is now enrolling for immediate openings. 

Located in a mid-century home near I-84 & I-205 on/off ramps,

between NE Glisan & E Burnside, just off NE 67th Ave …

  114 NE Gilham Ave.  PDX  97213   (entrance on NE Davis)




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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 21, 2014

Marigold is a part-time, in-home preschool in NE Portland located near the Gregory Heights Library and convenient to Roseway, Hollywood, Montevilla, Cully, and Alberta neighborhoods. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1:00pm, ages 2-4 years old. 

Marigold Preschool is a safe, creative, loving space where young children are encouraged to explore, gain independence and make new friends. School days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. Marigold is a Waldorf and Reggio Emilia-inspired school. 

For more information please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com


Little Imprints Preschool Now Enrolling (North Portland)

October 16, 2014



Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland, Little Imprints is an in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool.   Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, intriguing art activities, healthy organic snacks, and is tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child.  We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school.  Our hours are from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  For more information, please visit our website at www.littleimprintspdx.com or send us a message via e-mail or phone.




Open Spot at Stumptown Kids Preschool

October 13, 2014



Stumptown Kids Preschool has an opening for a 2.5-5 year old beginning this fall.

Stumptown Kids is a small, arts-based preschool in South Tabor.   We teach an emergent, Reggio based curriculum with an emphasis on community, communication skills, and social and emotional growth.  We offer a full day program (8:00-5:30pm) five days a week. 

Enrollment is limited, but we have a space coming available in the next month.  Please check out our website for more information (www.stumptownkids.com) and feel free to call or email with any questions or to schedule a tour. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

Jennifer Loring, Director

Stumptown Kids Preschool



Step by Step FT/PT Enrolling NOW!

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Located between Alameda school and Grant Park, on 32nd and Klickitat. We offer care from children 3 months to 5 years old, and are open from 7:30-5:30. Since Step by Step is a home, we like to give the feeling of being a home away from home. We have FT and PT positions and offer low teacher-child ratios. We center our program on the interests of the children; this allows the children many different options of activities. We also have a beautiful fenced in backyard with a great covered sandbox! Check out our website www.stepbystepcdc.com for pictures and more information. To set up a tour please contact us at 503.287.9206 and ask for Bre or feel free to email info@stepbystep.com .   

These Schools Just Make Sense!

October 12, 2014

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24 Months - 5 year-olds


Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods

The perfect balance of play and academics!





Specializing in Infant and Toddler Care

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Four Portland Locations



Our Purpose:

"To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being."


One opening left! We are a child care w/ a fun based preschool program, now enrolling age 2-5 full time.

October 07, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse located in the SE Portland - Woodstock area has one opening left for age 2-5 ( full time). I offer a fun based preschool program, provide all meals  and snacks, lots of outside time, and plenty of TLC!! 

I am state licensed, eight years in business, awesome references, and I keep my group small ( six or less) so each kiddo gets all the love and attention they need. Hours are M-F 6:30am - 5:30pm.

Please contact Sheila to set up a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave me a message and I will get back to you) or 503 341-6703 ( text me). Please feel free to email me with any questions sheilaalbin71@gmail.com  thank you. 100_2206 100_2312

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

October 05, 2014

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Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com.

Small Wonders School: Now touring 3 day vacancy and waitlist

September 30, 2014


Voted Family Favorite for 2014 Small Wonders School offers a high quality preschool program with the convenience of childcare hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30. We serve children 24 months until Kindergarten age at our two NE Portland locations.  Housed in Reggio-inspired settings we offer creative art experiences and projects drawing our themes from child interests. Visit smallwondersschool.org for further program information or email Allison directly at Allison(at)smallwondersschool.org to have your questions addressed, inquire about future vacancies, or to RSVP for an upcoming tour. We have a three day schedule available for a fall start!

Metro Parent has brought back Family Favorites for 2014 and we are so excited to have been chosen as the Winner in the Preschool/Daycare Education ResourceCategory.
http://pdxkidscalendar.com/business/small-wonders-school/) Interested in what has our small community so excited and happy? Contact us today to participate in a tour and to join our waitlist!

Playopolis has rare openings for 2-5 year olds in our Waldorf-inspired Playgarden.

September 28, 2014


Lotus Heart Preschool- Spanish, Sign, cooking, gardening, art, sing, play!

September 27, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool is a cozy home based program located directly across from Pendleton Park and Hayhurst Elementary in SW Portland. ( This is in the Gabriel park neighborhood- easily accessible from SW, downtown, Sellwood/SE, and Beaverton.)

Our school is a play based program, which believes that for the preschool child, learning and play are one. We have a warm, rich environment with natural materials that offers a variety of activities and experiences to nurture the whole child. Our curriculum pulls from the best of many teaching philosophies, including Waldorf and Reggio Emilia. We are committed to environmental education and practices in our program and we have our Eco Healthy Childcare Certification.
Our teacher is an Early Childhood Professional and has been teaching for over 18 years. Please visit our teacher bio page on our website for more info.

Our daily rhythm includes a mix of active play, creative play, art activities, and circle time. In our circle time we sing, chant, play games, read stories, do creative movement and yoga, and become familiar with Spanish as well as American Sign Language. We have school provided snack, lunch from home,  and daily outside play at Pendleton Park located just across from our location. We also have a monthly soup day, a regular visiting yoga instructor from Yoga Playgrounds, and a community garden plot to work in!

Check out our website or call us for more details on our program or to set up a visit







September 26, 2014



September 26, 2014

Its not too late!  This year just started.  We currently have openings in the 2014-2015 SENIOR class (must be 4 yrs by September 1).  

Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.

For more information please visit our website or to apply contact the membership coordinator at 503.914.1988 or membership@mttaborpreschool.org

Junior Class (age 3 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:00 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$117 per month

Senior Class (age 4 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$185 per month


School Philosophy

Mt. Tabor Preschool is a developmental, play-based, cooperative preschool. We believe that each child develops at a different rate physically, socially and intellectually. We endeavor to provide a wide variety of experiences to accommodate the children’s interests and needs as individuals and as a group. Experiences are provided to stimulate socialization skills and promote self-esteem.

Parental support and education are important aspects of preschool. A cooperative preschool gives parents an opportunity to participate in activities with their child. The success of a co-op preschool depends on parental involvement.The five main responsibilities of parents involve tuition, fundraising, parent-helping, preschool "jobs", and general membership meetings.


Fun based preschool - child care has two openings available October 1st! Enrolling age 2-5.

September 17, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is a fun based, in home, preschool. I am state licensed, eight years in business, have awesome references, and I love my job! Located in the SE Woodstock area ( close to 52nd & Woodstock). Hours are M-F 6:30am - 5:30pm. I am enrolling age 2-5 for full time care ( 4-5  days per week) or part time ( 3 days per week). Sorry no infant openings. I offer the highest quality care at affordable monthly rates. I supply all meals, snacks, arts and crafts supples, and fun filled days.

Please call Sheila @ The Love and Giggles Playhouse to schedule a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave a message and I will get back to you asap) or 503 341-6703 ( text me).  Please feel free to email 100_2312
me for more info sheilaaalbin71@gmail.com thank you.

Nestled In Nature School Open House - Waldorf Inspired Preschool in SE

September 07, 2014



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Woven Hearts Preschool Now Enrolling Ages 3-5

Our children are sacred, each and every one. Woven Hearts Preschool program celebrates the warmth, rhythm, and joy of childhood, in a love-filled home environment that nourishes your child. We are welcoming children ages 3-5 years old beginning in October, and we are located in St. Johns in North Portland.

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Woven Hearts Preschool is a Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in North Portland. We embrace the Living Arts and the principles of LifeWays North America. Our children enjoy spending their days living into the rhythm of the seasons and daily life. Respect, reverence, and warmth are essential elements that we cultivate in the children through

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Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014!

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014! Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.

Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour:

email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com

Toddler Opening Certified Child Care Home NE Portland

Licensed and Certified Childcare home has two openings for infant/toddlers aged 9 months to 14 months.

My qualifications include a degree in Early Childhood Development, as well as over 25 years experience caring for infants and toddlers. My program is respectful, and attentive to the needs, wants, and desires of children. Self esteem, a personal sense of value, respect, and tolerance, are just a few of the life skills I hope to instill in your child.

If a small and intimate setting filled with love and nurturing sounds like what you are looking for, please contact me, Kristi at earlyyearsdevelopment@gmail.com DSC07382

Southeast Toddler Montessori Has Two Openings for Fall


  ToddlersFoodWork   Merry Montessori is a five year-old home-based school situated in the South Tabor neighborhood of Southeast Portland. We offer infant (3 mos-walking), toddler (walking to toilet independent), and primary (2.5-6yrs) educational programs using the Montessori method and curriculums. We offer eco-conscious childcare with non-toxic and low-impact practices, emphasizing whole, organic foods, and offering a holistic, community-oriented approach to child care and preschool.

Right now, we have two openings for toddlers for three full days, four or five have days, or four or five full day programs.

Go to our website for more information at merrymontessori.com.

Reggio Emilia Preschool in Bethany


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Hummingbird Preschool Looking for Third Teacher

In-home certified morning (Monday thru Friday 9am-1pm) preschool in inner NE Portland looking to expand and add third amazing teacher (1 to 6 adult/child ratio).  Must truly love working with children ages 2-5 and be willing to make at least a year commitment.  Our school has a gentle, loving, respectful approach with a focus on free play and authentic (not teacher led or created) opportunities for peer collaboration/interaction/socialization.  We combine many philosophies such as: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, RIE, Unconditional Parenting, and Mindful Parenting.  Candidates must pass a Criminal Records Check and have or be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid and a Food Handler's Card.  Teachers must also complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training annually.  Classroom experience preferred, Step 3 or higher on Oregon Registry a plus.  The right candidate would be able to start as a substitute/trial basis to make sure we are the right match for each other.  For more information about our school please visit www.hummingbirdschool.com.  If interested please e-mail us at hummingbirdschool@yahoo.com.  In addition to sending a resume and references please tell us about yourself and why you would want to work at our school.

We Still Has Couple Fall Openings - Reggio Emilia Approches, Chinese Immersion Bilingual Preschool - Downtown Beaverton

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We are now enrolling for the Fall 2014-2015 at our two-day morning preschool and after school Chinese lessons 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 -available for the new school year, we encourage you to visit us our website today to schedule a tour and more info on our open house events!

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Openings in Unique Infant, Wobbler & Toddler Community!

August 20, 2014

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Established in 2009, our home-based infant, wobbler and toddler school has openings for children 0-3!

Beautiful setting facing Jackson Bottom Wetlands
Experienced, qualified teachers!  Awesome reputation!

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Opal Beginning School has spots for 4 and 5 year olds

Opal Beginning School is a private, tuition-based preschool program at the Portland Children's Museum that serves children ages 3 - 6 years old.  At Opal Beginning School we value creating a caring, learning community of children, families, and teachers where listening and relationships are at the heart of the program’s philosophy.  Teachers pay close attention to children's thinking, creative expression through the arts and sciences, and ways of learning and communicating, and offer children a supportive environment where they are encouraged to explore their ideas more deeply.  We also place a strong emphasis on nurturing and supporting children’s social and emotional intelligences and building a caring, respectful community where everyone’s voices are invited, heard and known.

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North Portland Preschool With Openings Still Available

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Quality in-home childcare provided by Teacher Nick.

Quiet Overlook neighborhood house with fenced in backyard. 

Enrolling ages 3 through 5. 

Serving organic snacks daily.

Play, art, education, music, language, exploration.

Low child to teacher ratio and use of developmentally appropriate practices. 

971-678-2685, littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com


Small Wonders School: 3 day schedules available

Small Wonders School, with two locations in NE Portland, has a three few vacancies for friends ages 30 months or older for our 2014/15 school year at both locations. To learn more about our program please visit us at smallwondersschool.org

Siblings? Twins?! We have matching MWF schedules available at our Hollywood space! (Call/email for alternate schedule options!)

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Run, climb, and slide with us!! The Love and Giggles Playhouse has a couple of openings left! Enrolling age two - five for full time care.

The Love and Giggles Playhouse, in home child care w/ a fun based preschool curriculum located close to 52nd & Woodstock, has one opening left! I am licensed through the state, have awesome references, eight years in business, and I love my job! I am enrolling age 2-5 ( sorry no infant openings). I am enrolling for full time ( four - five full days per week).

We love to have fun - we paint, sing & dance, play outside as much as possible, lots of arts & crafts, play dress up, act out stories, pretend we are animals, practice manners- being a good friend, beginning math - writing- fun science projects, we run through the sprinkler on sunny days, and stomp around in our rain boots on rainy days, plant seeds and watch them grow, collect pretty fall leaves and make projects out of them, and much more. Our motto is to be safe, have fun, and learn every day.

Please call Sheila: 503 771-2575 ( please leave a message) or 503 341-6703 ( text me)  or email me sheilaalbin71@gmail.com


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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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Apple Blossom Opening for your infant, toddler or preschooler

July 28, 2014


 We proudly include the use RIE and Waldorf/LifeWays
Philosophies in our program and are the foundation.

We will go outside each day in all weather. We also enjoy daily walks in our peaceful neighborhood and to Clinton Park. We believe it is so important for children to enjoy the outdoors & fresh air every day...


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Meadowlark Day School is now enrolling for Fall 2014 in the heart of St. Johns!

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Meadowlark Day School is a preschool for ages 2-5 that focuses on learning through play and exploration. Children will learn and create daily through student and teacher-led projects, free play, group collaboration, art and nature exploration. Meadowlark Day School values building strong relationships between child, school and family. We strive to create a learning environment that teaches inclusion, voice, choice, self-determination, personal responsibility, and the importance of being a community member.
For more information, applications or to schedule a tour, please visit our website:
You can also Like us on Facebook for the latest news and updates: 
We look forward to hearing from you!




July 27, 2014

We currently have openings in both the Junior and Senior 2014-2015 classes. Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

For more information please visit our website or to apply contact the membership coordinator at 503.914.1988 or membership@mttaborpreschool.org


Looking for a full time Spanish speaking nanny in SW Portland

My name is Angelique, I am married with  two boys who are 1.5 and 2.5 years old. My 1.5 year old was born premature and cannot attend daycare due to needing to be at home where is he less likely to get sick so he can get stronger and stronger every day. He currently has no health issues and is developing on track.

Both my boys have had a Spanish speaking nanny since they were born. I am looking someone who has had experience being a nanny. As you may know being a nanny is so much more than being just babysitter.  We would think of this person as part of the family and someone that we would like to have long term and be able to take on vacation with us. We live in a clean  home and have no pets. My children have no allergies. I think it would be a dream job for the right person as my boys are very good children. Please contact me if you possess these qualities and are fluent in Spanish. There is also possibiltiy of us having a third child so being open to taking care of 3 children is also important. 

We are looking for someone 7:30am to 5/5:30 pm Monday to Friday full time in SW Portland, Burlingame neighborhood.

The duties would be taking care of my two boys all day, laundry and cooking a few meals a week. Knowing how to cook is a must. We have a home phone and a car is not necessary as long as you can take public transportation or have a ride to and from. There is public transit close by. 

Please contact me at ali.arnason@gmail.com or 503-905-4968 via phone. I would love to hear from you.  


Waldorf-inspired Nature-based Preschool in SE, enrolling now for Fall (Nestled In Nature School)

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With a predominantly outdoor-based curriculum, the environment of Nestled In Nature School is designed with great care to inspire creativity, wonder and love of the natural world. With daily song, story, circle and craft, we provide a gentle "nest" for your child to blossom. Our vision is to create a village for families to come and celebrate with one another.  Our teacher is a Waldorf-trained early childhood educator who has been with the Mother Earth School since 2011. Mother Earth School is an outdoor-immersion and traditional-living Waldorf-inspired school at Tryon Community Farm. In many ways, our school is like an east-side home-based/urban homestead version of Mother Earth School.  A sampling of activities include: * watercolor painting * native and medicinal plants * food harvesting and preserving * handwork, traditional skills and crafts * organic and local snacks * daily walk * bread-making (gluten-free and/or ancient grains) * seasonal festivals * family teas and potlucks

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Infant Toddler Opening Certified Child Care NE Portland (Hollywood District)

July 15, 2014

Licensed and Certified Childcare home has one opening in September for an infant to 18 month toddler.            

One consistent caregiver and our small intimate groups, means extra special attention for your child. (the most important period of social emotional development for your baby is the first three years of life.)

We specialize in infant and toddler development and offer developmentally appropriate as well as age appropriate activities for your child’s optimal learning.  Our program is for infant and toddlers only to age 3.

Daily learning occurs in the context of  a secure relationship with the care provider and within the child’s abilities and interests.  We focus on Early Literacy experiences that are enhanced through continuous exposure of books music, and musical instruments.

Older toddlers have lots of opportunities to experience pre-science and math activities through the course of their play and sensory exploration.  These occur naturally through cooking, gardening, outdoor exploration, exploration of art materials, dramatic play props and many specific games and puzzles.  Math, science, literacy, and social skills are learned through hands on play and discoveries with measuring, counting, sorting, classifying, observing nature, and cause and effect.

We offer natural and organic foods. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks daily that are nutritionally balanced and exceeds USDA food compliance standards.

My qualifications include a degree in Early Childhood Development, as well as over 25 years experience caring for infants and toddlers

My program is respectful, and attentive to the needs, wants, and desires of children. Self esteem, a personal sense of value, respect, and tolerance, are just a few of the life skills I hope to instill in your child.

If a small and intimate setting filled with love and nurturing sounds like what you are looking for, Please contact me to schedule an interview.

Kristi at: earlyyearsdevelopment@gmail.com

Portland Baby School has toddler opening at new Beaumont location

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Portland Baby School recently moved to the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, and we now have space for one more baby born between April 2012 and December 2012. 



At Portland Baby School, we offer:

  • Respectful and loving care
  • No teacher turnover
  • Program from infancy to age 3
  • Reggio and RIE-inspired philosophies
  • Organic, vegetarian food
  • Lots of outdoor time
  • Musical environment
  • Caregiver with Masters degree in early childhood education
  • Holistic education--ensures healthy development of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills
  • Group limited to 4 children 

Our curriculum is:

  • Play
  • Loving relationships
  • Active co-participation in caregiving routines, such as feeding, diapering, and dressing

4 day schedule, Tuesday through Friday, 8 to 5

For more information visit portlandbabyschool.com


Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling For Fall!


Golden Apples is a certified preschool located just off Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. We have created this school to provide nurturing education to children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age in a hand made, activity driven environment. Our curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of children by drawing upon the best aspects of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Our space is stewarded by Scott and Shannon with an unprecedentedly low student to teacher ratio, 7 to 2! That means that Golden Apples children receive our best focus and enable us to provide a dedicated education experience.

We welcome families to come and visit our school during hours of operation or by special appointment. We are currently enrolling for a few spaces that will be opening up at the end of August.  We have both part time and full time options and a policy of making school fun for children and convenient for parents.  

For more information, please visit our website at www.goldenapplespdx.com

Also you can like us at facebook.com/goldenapplespdx

For inquiries and appointments you may call or text Scott at 503-915-9957 or email scott@goldenapplespdx.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Seeking Toddler Teacher

July 09, 2014

N.E. Portland ECE Center seeks qualified Infant/Toddler teacher to join our team. The right applicant will have
*At least 1 year of experience in a certified child care program as a Teacher working with children in the age range of 12 - 36 months or have 6 months teaching experience with at least 15 college credit hours in ECE or have at least 20 college credit hours in ECE or have a degree in Education.
*Be certified in infant and child CPR First Aid (or willing to obtain)
*Be registered in the Oregon Criminal History Registry (or willing to enroll)
*Obtained certification in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (or willing to obtain)
*Current Food Handlers Card (or willing to obtain)
We are looking to add an individual to our team who is ready to make a commitment for at least 1 year. We seek that special person who loves children and is willing to go above and beyond to foster their growth and development. You must have lots of joyful energy, be nurturing, have the ability to effectively communicate with parents, be reliable and of course be a team player.
We are conveniently located in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood near Lloyd Center.
For consideration in joining our team please send your resume. This is a full time co teaching position.
Compensation starts at $10.50 to $11.25hr and includes Paid Time Off, Vacation time, Sick Pay, discounted child care and a tuition reimbursement incentive.

meadowlark preschool has openings for the fall

hi. meadowlark is a small in-home preschool in northeast portland. and i currently have a few more spots available for this fall. my school has an emphasis on the arts       ( drawing, painting, music, movement and dance. ) we make art and play outside every day!

we're located a block from oregon park and in a beautiful light-filled space. 

the hours are from 9 -1. with the option of aftercare until 3:00 on wednesdays.

feel free to check out our facebook page: facebook.com/meadowlarkpreschool  for more information ( and rates. ) 

or call me at 971-322-3271 - i'd love to hear about your child and tell you about meadowlark! IMG_3926 Meadow business card final-2

thanks, alison weaver



July 07, 2014

Greetings to all parents and guardians in Portland! I am a former teacher who decided to provide childcare (more like a nanny-share) after having 2 adorable girls. They are 2 and 1 year 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 child to join our group in August in our home. Our house is 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 age of 3 months to 15 months old.  I am happy to take care your child from 2 to 3 days a week for the total of 9 hours of care from 8-5pm. Extra hours, date nights and drop ins can be arranged.

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

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


Scuola Italiana Preschool - A Language and Learning Jewel in the Pearl District

June 05, 2014


Portland, OREGON May 30, 2014 – Portland’s premier Italian language preschool is accepting registration for the 2014 – 15 school year. The Reggio Emilia, Italian immersion program is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Children ages 3 to 5 years may enroll from one to five days per week.  The preschool is located at 1542 NW 14th Ave in the Zimmerman Community Center, in the Pearl District.  

Scuola Italiana Preschool is taught using one of the most respected approaches to education worldwide, the Reggio Emilia approach.  This approach fosters children’s intellectual development using the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. The program is led by Lara Carnovali, an experienced, native Italian teacher who came to Scuola Italiana from Milan, Italy.  To create the very best learning environment, Scuola Italiana preschool maintains a 4:1 student teacher ratio and limits class size to no more than 12 students.  This allows the teacher to focus closely on students and maximize learning.  Time is running out to visit the preschool before it closes for the summer on June 12th.  To arrange a visit, meet the teacher, and learn more about this excellent program, please email info@scuola.us or call 971-270-0471.




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Our Purpose:

To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being!


Heartwood Preschool with Music Together

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 through a partnership with Portland Early Learning Project
  • 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:


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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


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

Seeking Daycare for infant 4 months old (Near NE PDX, Starting late Aug/early Sept))

May 29, 2014

Does your DAYCARE have an opening for an infant beginning in late August or early September 2014?

We are looking for daycare for our son who was born mid April, and would be approximately 4.5 months old when entering daycare.   

Please contact us to discuss to see if we might be a good fit.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Location:  Within 5 miles of NE Portland's Hollywood District (preferably in an area between NE Portland and Downtown).  We are open to childcare centers as well as at-home daycare.

Days:  Tuesday & Thursday

Time:  7:30 am to 5:30 pm (flexible with your hours)

Infant Age:  our baby will be about 4.5 months at Start date

Starting Date:  8/26/14 or 9/2/14

Rate:  Up to $760/month

 Contact Info:  Brianne - briannebmb@yahoo.com




Openings in SE daycare for 2-3 year olds (Summer only)

May 26, 2014

Spots available for summer only (June-August) in Montessori inspired, home-based daycare.  Close knit group of sweet toddlers.  Daily art projects, story time, outside play, free play, structured play, and silliness.  Lunches and snacks provided, mostly organic and homemade.  Also regular time exploring music, nature, movement, and conversation.  

I am a 39yo stay-at-home mom with a degree in Social Work, specializing in child welfare.  I approach children as being fully their own people deserving of respect and sincere listening, while understanding that they need lots of reassurance, love, and support as they navigate the often bewildering and frustrating experiences of growing up.  Have passed extensive background checks.  Will have adorable niece (high school student) working as my assistant all summer.  Children are crazy about her.

$70/day, available Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

 SE 30th and Brooklyn St.

 Mercy Pozgay



Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden and Playopolis has openings

May 23, 2014

State-Certified, Eco-Friendly and Waldorf-Inspired, Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden has rare openings for a few 2 year olds, full or part time. We offer year-round, full day care in a sweet cottage that honors the practices of attachment parenting.

Experienced and loving teachers. Daily outside play. Gardening. Baking. Yoga.  Art. Music and French are part of our days. Most important is our love of laughter and the value we place on the children's work..PLAY! We serve organic snacks and meals and visit a local organic farm weekly where we learn about animals, permaculture and caring for Mother Earth.

Wow and Fluterville is also opening our preschool, Wow and Flutterville Playopolis in the Mississippi District in June and we have a few spots left for sweet ones ages 3-5. Our gentle program is also full day and year-round and is a cottage for play and fostering curiousity in our children.

Visit our website at www.playopolis.wowandflutterville.com to learn more or contact Miss Deanna and deannacohen2013@gmail.com for a chat and a tour.

ChildRoots Alberta Annex is Currently Enrolling

May 12, 2014



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ChildRoots Alberta Annex

Openings for children born between June 2010-June 2011!

Located at 5133 NE 19th Avenue

We ask you to contact us for additional information, questions and tour dates by email at albertaannex@childroots.com

Tours are being held by appointment


A little about ChildRoots…

ChildRoots is an Art–and–Science–based learning community dedicated to providing superior child care. We see each child as an authentic, powerful individual.

For more information please feel free to visit our website: www.childroots.com