810 posts categorized "Openings"

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

August 29, 2016

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 27, 2016

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

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

Infant Nanny Share in SE Portland Opportunity

August 25, 2016

Hi, we are seeking a family to join our nanny share with our 5 month old daughter.

We are parents in our mid thirties and we value the outdoors, music, health and having fun with our kids!

We are looking for a family to share a nanny starting in late summer/early fall for your infant. Care will be provided Monday-Friday, part or full time. We prefer a family close by for commuting. Location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. We live between Sellwood/Moreland - Woodstock. Just south of Johnson Creek Road.

If you are interested, please email me at Megan at mmeganderson@gmail.com to discuss further. Thank you!

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

August 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS! Enrolling now for Fall

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Coming to Wilsonville in 2016

503.575.5654

http://www.mybundleofjoy.com/

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."

 

 

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW FOR FALL!

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

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

 

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Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

Marigold Preschool has openings/NE Portland

August 22, 2016

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood). Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2.5-5 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We believe in holistic and hands-on education.  Our days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
For more information about our program please contact Miss Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com DSC_2151-2

Garden Home Montessori School Now Enrolling in SE Portland

 

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

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

Hours of operation: 7:30-4:30

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

 

Contact us to schedule a tour!

Phone: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com

 

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

Check out our photos to see our current projects:

www. facebook.com/gardenhomemontessori/

For more details, events and open house:

www.gardenhomemontessori.com

Little Hands Garden School

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We have a little bit of space left for new friends at our preschool Little Hands Garden School.  We have two locations- one on Se Hawthorne Blvd. and one on SE Woodstock Blvd.  We offer a 9-1 schedule at our Woodstock school and full days 9-5 at our Hawthorne school.  We also offer a new low cost afternoon preschool session at our Hawthorne school 1-5 for non-nappers.  Please visit our website www.littlehandsgardenschool.com for more information or email Erin littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com to set up a tour!  Please specify which location you're inquiring about... Thanks!

Pea Pod Cooperative Playschool Fall Enrollment

Pea Pod is now enrolling children in their cooperative Playschool programs. The 2 day program is for ages 15-24 months and meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12pm. The 3 day program is for ages 2-3.5 years and meets on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9am-1pm. 

If you are looking to create your community and find support during these early parenting years, Pea Pod is the place for you. Our Playschool focuses on social and emotional learning and positive discipline parenting tools. To find out more visit, www.peapodpdx.org. To schedule a visit contact peapodpdx@gmail.com or call 503-516-4680.

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Willow Tree Preschool has openings for fall

August 16, 2016

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are 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.

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 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.

We would love to meet you and your child, contact the director to set up a tourkim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Seeking a 2nd family for our PT Nanny Share - SE Portland, Starting September

August 15, 2016

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting September. 
Nanny -- Rashida gets and respects little kids, and they love her for it. She has over 10 years of experience as a nanny and preschool teacher in the Reggio Emelia style curriculum at Joyful Noise Child Development.

We are a multi racial, bi lingual female couple with a chill and social 13 month old daughter.
You -- have 1 or 2 kids ages 1ish -5ish. Live in SE, and are willing to have the kids at your place part of the time. 

Please contact Nili at 503-200-7388 or niliyosha@gmail.com

 

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by Certified Teacher

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is a new in-home childcare run by a certified teacher with a master's degree in early childhood and special education and nine years experience as a public school teacher. 
  • We offer flexible or regular care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years with no commitment necessary. Just sign up online for an open slot, anywhere from one hour to a full day. 
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

www.papercranelc.com
papercranelc@gmail.com
503-974-4181

Wildflowers Preschool has Openings

August 11, 2016

Wildflowers Preschool has a last minute opening for fall!  

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

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Woodsong Preschool (Reggio-inspired) in SE Portland has Three Fall 2016 Openings!

August 10, 2016

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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

www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com

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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 09, 2016

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

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

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

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

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With UrbanSitter’s easy-to-use site and app, you can book child care in minutes, even last-minute. Instantly access sitter calendars, then book interviews and jobs on-demand. At the end of the job, skip the ATM and pay with a tap. 

Whether you’re looking for a full-time nanny this fall, a driving babysitter to assist with after-school activities, or the occasional babysitter for back-to-school nights, UrbanSitter has you covered!

Join UrbanSitter for free now & receive a $75 credit to use toward your first booking anytime before August 31st! 

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by Certified Teacher

August 05, 2016

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is a new in-home childcare run by a certified teacher with a master's degree in early childhood and special education and nine years experience as a public school teacher.
  • We offer flexible or regular care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years with no commitment necessary. Just sign up online for an open slot, anywhere from one hour to a full day.
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

www.papercranelc.com
papercranelc@gmail.com
503-974-4181

Part time PLAY care!

August 04, 2016

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

At Grow Love we believe in PLAY!

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We have:

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

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


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

TUITION (weekly):
$125

SERVING AGES:
6 months - 5 years

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

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

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


Have a magnificent day! 

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

July 31, 2016

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

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

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

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Sweet Day Community School Now Enrolling for Fall

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Sweet Day is a State Certified, in-home childcare located near Clinton Park. We believe children should be given time and space to express themselves; art, music, dance, yoga and imaginative play are all big parts of our day. We follow an emergent curriculum and encourage children to think scientifically, to ask questions, experiment and work collaboratively to problem solve. 

We offer care for children 18 months to Kindergarten Ready. We separate children into groups based on age, and social and physical development. Each group operates within the Oregon state guidelines for ratios and class sizes. By dividing children into groups we are able to offer your child a primary caregiver and the consistency of staying with their cohort during their entire time at Sweet Day. 

We currently have openings in our 2 and 3 year-old cohort.

Sweet Day operates year-round, our hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5:30pm.

Visit us at www.sweetdayschool.com for more information

 

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

 

Isn't life fascinating? There is something to marvel at at each step of the way.  The learning process never really stops.  Children have this concept down, and it is so refreshing to walk side by side with them along their journey.

We try to never lose sight of the magic of life. Our aim is to instill a love of learning, play, and exploration to the children in our care. We like to get messy and ask plenty of questions. Our school is designed with the intent of teaching children to become confident and effective communicators. We achieve our aims by having a low child to teacher ratio, while providing a safe, comfortable environment for the children to practice all the important life skills they will need to prosper.

Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, engaging art, nature, and music activities, and healthy organic snacks. We believe that less is more in the preschool environment, and the materials and objects within the school are tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child. Play is important, and it is a big part of how children learn about their environment.  Whether rain or shine, we head outside each day for plenty of play and investigation.  The natural world is full of wonders, and the discovery process is on going.

For more information, visit our website at littleimprintspdx.com or visit our facebook page at facebook.com/littleimprintspdx

 

P: 971-678-2685

E: littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

 

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Join the Friendly House Preschool Community in NW Portland!

July 28, 2016

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Friendly House Preschool has been a beloved part of the NW neighborhood community since 1940.  We hope that your family joins the Friendly House legacy!
We are NOW OPEN for registration for the 2016-17 school year for half-day morning classes (8-11:30); 3- and 4-day options available! 
Friendly House preschool offers a play-based curriculum for 3-5-year-olds, focused on kindergarten readiness and social-emotional learning.  Our welcoming learning environment includes a gym, garden, and playground.  We serve a nutritious breakfast and snack daily and offer parent-teacher conferences, family socials, developmental screenings, and referrals for additional services, as needed.
For more information: Visit friendlyhouseinc.org/preschool
To request a tour, please call 503-228-4391.  We look forward to hearing from you!
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Hawthorne Family Playschool Cooperative Now Enrolling

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Who we are:

Hawthorne Family Playschool is an exceptional mixed-age (3-5), play-based, cooperative preschool fostering self-awareness, relationships with others, and connections to the natural world.

Our teacher, Susan Eisman, draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling, and peace activism. Susan completed her masters coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990. She partners with deeply invested parents to provide a nurturing learning community in which children and families thrive.

Wheel-Group-smooth-enlarged Children are eager, capable players who learn with zest in stimulating and affirming environments. They are competent problem solvers when given support. Children find deep satisfaction in following their interests, building relationships, and making friends.

Children learn best when they are connected to nature. We provide natural materials inside and outside the classroom and help children to become good stewards of the earth. HFP is certified as an Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) provider by the Oregon Environmental Council. Our play yard is also recognized by The Audubon Society of Portland as a Certified Backyard Habitat.

We believe participating in a parent-run cooperative is deeply rewarding for the children, their families, and the teacher alike.

Web: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Contact and tours: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org/contact-hfp/

ChildRoots Center for Young Children is Now Enrolling for Preschool!

July 25, 2016

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ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland for families with young children ages six weeks to six years. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We value curiosity and creativity. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play; ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence. 

We're inspired by scientific inquiry, natural and open-ended materials, messy mud puddles, big movements and loud voices, and the question "why?". Through open dialogue and experimentation, our teachers observe, research, and guide children's discovery of the world around them. We are currently enrolling preschoolers for the 2016 - 2017 school  year at our Northwest, Southeast, and Fremont locations! Take a look at our website, and call or email us for more information or to schedule a tour. 

t: (503) 235-1151

e: enrollment@childroots.com

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - AUGUST SPECIAL!

July 22, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence

Contact us TODAY to learn about our Hot August Special! We look forward to building a future with your family!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.   13735743_10153669636221641_1328287860732586485_o (1)

Opening at Rowanberry School for upcoming school year

July 20, 2016

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool for eight children ages 3-6. We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the natural world, and informed by over two decades of experience learning alongside young children.

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 11th year of operation.

We have one remaining opening for the current school year. All eight children will attend school together from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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For more information about Rowanberry School, or to arrange a tour, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at:

rowanberryschool@mac.com or (503) 750-7607

Thank you!

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

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

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

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - ENROLLING FOR SUMMER!

July 19, 2016

13627154_10153638985881641_3127024168802891434_nCreative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence

Our Summer Program is in full swing and we are so excited for the learning opportunities and activities still coming up for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for the first three months!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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Mighty Oaks Preschool has two 4 day spaces!

July 18, 2016

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


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


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


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

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

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

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Enrollment Openings at Stumptown Kids Preschool

July 15, 2016

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Stumptown Kids is a play-based, Reggio-inspired preschool for children ages 3-5, located in the South Tabor neighborhood.  Our program emphasizes exploration, the arts, and developing social skills - such as problem solving, conflict resolution, and peer cooperation - that provide students with the foundation for a successful experience in kindergarten.  We are proud to be a QRIS Star Three Approved Program. Our aim is to foster a sense of community among students, teachers, and parents. We also engage in community-based programs each month through field trips or by inviting local performers, yoga instructors, and groups to our school for enrichment programs.

Stumptown Kids offers a full day program that runs from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm.  Our calendar loosely follows that of Portland Public Schools. Tuition rates are:

  • Five full days per week: $950 per month
  • Four full days per week: $800 per month
  • Three full days per week: $650 per month
  • Two full days per week: $500 per month

Visit our website - www.stumptownkids.com - for more information and contact Jennifer at 503-957-4593 and StumptownKids@yahoo.com with any questions or to schedule a tour.

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Sweet Day Community School Now Enrolling for Fall

July 08, 2016

Sweet Day Community School is a State Certified Child Care located in a beautiful, converted home near Clinton Park in the Richmond Neighborhood of SE Portland. We offer a play-based, developmentally-appropriate curriculum, rich in creative arts, and exploration of the natural world. 

We're open year round, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 to 5:30. Please visit our website to learn more and to schedule a visit! www.sweetdayschool.com

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Toddler Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

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Growing Up Roses, a registered in-home child care facility located in the Roseway Neighborhood of North-East Portland, has one opening for a child age 2 or older.

At Growing Up Roses children receive attentive and devoted care in a safe and stimulating environment. Children are given the opportunity to learn from open ended play and close interactions with other children and adults. Children thrive when they are connected to their caregivers and their surroundings. At Growing Up Roses we foster the best possible environment for rapidly growing minds by forming meaningful and long-term connections with your children and your family.

Please check out our website at www.growinguproses.com and call or email to set up a tour rylee@growinguproses.com 503-927-3136

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

June 30, 2016

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

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

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

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

June 28, 2016

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Enrolling for summer camp and fall.

 The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are 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. 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 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.

We would love to meet you and your child, contact the director to set up a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Broadway Children's Center

BROADWAY CHILDREN'S CENTER IS ENROLLING NOW FOR PRESCHOOL!

Broadway Children's Center is conveniently located in the heart of Portland at 12th and Broadway in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood.

We understand there is no greater decision than whom we trust our children with and the care they receive. Our goal is to help parents build a strong foundation in their children through respect of self and others, appreciation of culture and community and a love for learning. The center is excited to incorporate a curriculum which includes music, art, and science. Our daily routine includes opportunities for free play, multiple story times, circle time, time outdoors and structured learning centers focusing on tools for Kindergarten readiness.

Full and part time schedules are available so call us today to schedule your tour. You will enjoy saving money without compromising on quality.  6 spaces available!

Visit our website today for more information www.bccportland.com

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Garden Home Montessori School

June 14, 2016

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

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

Our program includes: 

Gardening        Music

Cooking            Excursions

Art                    ASL Program

 

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

Also offering:

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

                   Aftercare: 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Check out our website for more information and pictures.

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com 

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

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

Call/Text: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com 

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com

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

 

 

 

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS IN OUR INFANT/TODDLER CHILDCARE

June 13, 2016

MARTI'S PLACE, a Certified, home-based childcare specializing in infants and toddlers up to age three has two spots open immediately.  We are a small group with a small ratio of child/adult for the best care for your little one.  We are located in NE Portland in the Alameda neighborhood and offer either full time or partial week care.

We love the feel of a big family and are a play-based childcare. Being outside is really important to us, as well as a lot of book and music time.  Check out our website at martisplace.org and email me with any questions.  We would love to have you visit and offer group tours.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Marti

martisplace@gmail.com

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

June 08, 2016

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

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

Part Time Infant Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

May 27, 2016

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Growing Up Roses, a registered in-home child care facility located in the Roseway Neighborhood of North-East Portland, will have one part time opening for an infant (6 weeks - 2 years) or toddler as of June 27th.  This is a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday opening.

At Growing Up Roses children receive attentive and devoted care in a safe and stimulating environment. Children are given the opportunity to learn from open ended play and close interactions with other children and adults. Children thrive when they are connected to their caregivers and their surroundings. At Growing Up Roses we foster the best possible environment for rapidly growing minds by forming meaningful and long-term connections with your children and your family.

Please check out our website at www.growinguproses.com and call or email to set up a tour rylee@growinguproses.com 503-927-3136

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

May 26, 2016

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

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

Open House Information coming soon! 

Spaces Opening in July for SE Nannyshare/Private Daycare!

May 23, 2016

Hello Mamas (And Papas, as the case may be),

I am writing today on behalf of our sweet little Foster-Powell nanny-share, as things are changing up a bit and we have 2-3 spots available coming this July! Our dear nanny Solstice lovingly cares for five children (presently 3 at a time) in her clean and creative home. Below are some words from Ms. Sol, but as a mother who's been lucky to have Solstice care for our son since he was 5 months old (he is now 13 months), I would like to share how wonderful Solstice's care is. Her approach is informal/relaxed while also very interactive, educational, and highly individualized. She listens to the needs of each family and works with parents to enhance whatever routine/lessons/needs each child has so there is continuity between home and childcare. She is very flexible (so helpful!) while maintaining the utmost integrity and dependability in schedules. She has created a wonderful space in her home, and her care feels more like a fun auntie's home than a traditional daycare. She speaks predominantly Spanish to the kids presently, but this is flexible as well! Her rates are also very competitive at $8/hour. 

Presently, we are looking for 2-3 kids to join for 2-4 days/week. Available days are M, T, Th, & Fridays. Solstice is also available for date nights and weekends, so she really is such an incredible support on so many levels. Our little family, and all current families, cannot recommend her enough! We hope to meet your little one(s) soon! 

Please contact: 

Solstice Barba: (415) 377-2711   toujourshadow@gmail.com
If you are interested, Solstice can provide all current family contact info for stellar references. 

A few words from Solstice: 

I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends as I say goodbye to my little buddies who are soon graduating from my care. I offer a casual nanny share situation in my home and its dynamic is stellar. It both encompasses the advantages of a private nanny for your child while at the same time also reaping the benefits of peer play without the distractions of an overwhelmingly large group. The nanny share context is also very budget-friendly. I have been providing child care for over a decade now and my experiences range from private nanny to large summer camps, from nanny share to au pair, from my mom's daycare helper to home tutor and many more contexts in between. I care for children of all ages and I am available all week days minus Wednesday and not after 5:30. 

Currently, I care for 5 children under the age of 4 and no more than 4 children in one day since I work alone. My home has a fenced back yard with patio deck and myself, my partner and 2 kitties are its only residents. I currently provide Spanish immersion to the children whose parents wish me to do so. Child care is my true vocation and my fulfillment comes from making my little friends happy everyday. I have a personal approach of seeing each child as unique but all children grow from smiles so my daily duty is to have fun! I deeply believe having fun is vital to a child's positive growth. I keep fluid daily schedules that include open play, storytime, yoga, school time, choir practice, dance party, creative workshop, outside tumbling, promenades, baking class, and more. I believe this small group dynamic of intimate care with friendship and play from other children allows them to thrive and flourish with each other and with me too! I consider my approach an immersion of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia styles. My rate for full time families is 8$ an hour per child. References may be given upon meeting. 

A little more about myself...I am from San Francisco! I'm a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in liberal arts. I am a devout yoga student and also teach kids yoga at my studio. I am an avid world traveler and yet its strange that my warmest comfort comes from being home :) I welcome any background checks and I get CPR certified annually, and of course, I am a non-smoker. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational French. There is no television in my home and the only entertainment apparatus we use is my record player for dance and music time. I have an excellent education and many other work experiences such as tutoring English as a second language and crisis counseling, but it's the little ones that make me smile each day when I go to work. I put the same high expectations on myself that I expect other families to put on me. Each child is unique and I am attentive to differences when they arise. It is a strength of mine to be creative when confronting a problem. Sometimes children get restless or frustrated with sharing, or have difficulty communicating their desires, or just don't want to eat their veggies! It's important to not execute anger or negative energy to solve these situations. Love, patience, and innovation will help children much faster and more positively then any frown or holler I believe. I actually grew up in a daycare and my mother was the owner. I am eternally grateful to her. Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting some of you and your little one(s)!

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Mighty Oaks Preschool Now Enrolling!

May 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Infant/Toddler Childcare Opening in NE Portland

May 16, 2016

Marti's Place is a Certified home-based childcare specializing in care for infants and toddlers up to three years old.  

We base our day around inclusive, play-based learning so that all children can grow and thrive through self exploration and gentle guidance. Outdoor play as well as books and music are a large part of our day. We have a small group and small ratios are very important to us.  

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Marti's Place is located in the NE Alameda neighborhood.

Please email martisplace@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule a tour.  Check us out at martisplace.org.

 

 

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall 2016

April 27, 2016

May 20, 2015 033The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are 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. 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.

Weekly visits from the yoga, music 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 child, contact the director to set up a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Looking For Family To Share Our Amazing Nanny In Overlook

April 16, 2016

We have an incredible nanny, Kelly, who has been watching our 20 month old girl since she was 8 weeks old and are losing the family we've been sharing her with at the end of April.  Kelly speaks only in Spanish to our daughter, is experienced (former Childroots employee), reliable, and so great with the little ones.

We live in the Overlook neighborhood (close in N Portland) near Mississippi and we're open to the new family coming over to our home or trading off back and forth between houses.  Kelly's current hours are Mondays 8:45-5:30, Tuesdays 9:15-6:30, and Fridays 9:15-6:30.  We're flexible with the hours, if you don't need full days we could share for a portion of the day.  Email Andrea at andreaneal99@yahoo.com or call 714-883-5792 for more info.

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October 23 2015 044We are currently enrolling for summer camp as well as the fall 2016 school year.

The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are 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. 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.

Weekly visits from the yoga, music 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 child, contact the director to set up a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Woodsong Preschool (Reggio-inspired) in SE Portland has Openings!

March 30, 2016

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

www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com

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

March 28, 2016

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

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

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

Open House Dates:

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

Please RSVP to peacetreeschool@gmail.com