723 posts categorized "Openings"

INFANT/TODDLER OPENING AT MARTI'S PLACE CHILDCARE

July 01, 2015

MARTI'S PLACE is a home-based childcare in the NE Alameda neighborhood serving children from six weeks to three years.  We are play-based with a love of the outdoors, singing and books.  We enjoy a small ratio of children/adult.  If you are interested, please check our website Martisplace.org and contact me with your questions or to set up a tour.

We look forward to meeting you and your little one!

Marti

Marti's Place

martisplace@gmail.com

Preschool Openings: Small Wonders School

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Located in NE Portland near the Hollywood District and Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program is open and enrolling for some select preschool schedules. Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 5:30 we serve children ages 24 months to Kindergarten. While we are accepting waitlist applications for our Toddler room we do have a few 3, 4, 5 day schedules for potty children children ages 3 and older. Contact us today at Enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to join a tour and learn more!

Our days include exploratory projects, freeplay indoors and out, art experiences, song circle and much more! We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio inspired setting and we look forward to sharing it with you! Visit www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more.

Rowanberry School has an unexpected opening for the upcoming school year!

June 29, 2015

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool for 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 10th year of operation.

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We have a last minute opening for the upcoming school year!

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED~

June 18, 2015

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS!

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Four Portland Locations

Coming to Wilsonville January 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."

 

 

Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015

Hello!

Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood Development is currently enrolling in our Pre-K program for the school year of 2015-16. We are an in-home school that focuses on community within staff, parents and children, social and emotional growth and exploration with a strong desire for learning with preschoolers aged 3-5 yrs. We have a strong set of staff with low ratios, a large back yard, engaging Pre-K lessons, and daily trips to Irving Park. Please visit our website for more information and join us for a tour in the coming weeks!

www.oakandroseschool.com

Best,

O&R mgmt

oakandroseschool@gmail.com

Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

June 02, 2015

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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Looking for another family to nanny-share in PSU/OHSU/DOWNTOWN/Pearl District areas

May 28, 2015

Looking for a nanny-share family in the PSU/OHSU/Downtown/Pearl District areas. Willing to drive to accommodate you!

Our son is 8 months old and has been in daycare but we'd like for him to have more personalized care while still enjoying social interaction with another baby/toddler. 

Looking for Monday thru Friday 7am-3:30pm. We can start as soon as you are ready!

Please email me if you are interested nguthmueller@hotmail.com.


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The Nest Playschool Infant-Toddler Community -- Open House 6/20

Join us for our upcoming open house Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, at The Nest Playschool. This is the perfect opportunity to view our space, specifically designed for infants and toddlers. Meet our amazing teachers, and learn more about our gentle, RIE-inspired and relationship-based approach to your young child's natural development. 

We are enrolling for our next cohort, starting September 2015. We have spaces for children who will be 4-8 months old in September 2015. 

What can you find at The Nest?

* Primary caregivers, with a 1:4 ratio, supporting the strong relationships essential to the early years. A total enrollment of just 8 children in the program allows for an intimate and individual experience for all.

* Reflective and thoughtful teachers, experienced with supporting each child and family.

* Daily photo documentation of children's discoveries.

* Organic, unprocessed, freshly-prepared vegetarian menu -- whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.

* Support for breastfeeding mothers, organic formula available upon request.

* Cloth diapers provided through diaper service, included in tuition.

Visit www.nestplayschoolpdx.com for more information.

School phone: (503) 933-0238

email: nestplayschoolpdx@gmail.com

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Open House Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM to 1PM. RSVP via email or phone.

 

Preschool Open House Saturday June 6 2015, 10 AM to 12 PM

May 27, 2015

Come to Open House Saturday June 6 from 10 AM to 12PM.

Blue Frogs Jump is a private nationally accredited Oregon QRIS 5 star program preschool housed in a separate unit of space in a NW Portland home. We offer a warm, inviting, stimulating environment. Michele is an experienced highly educated teacher who cares about offering high quality for the young child.

Blue Frog's program subscribes to a balanced eclectic, philosophy, drawing strengths from play based, structured, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio philosophies into its own program. Our goal is to envelope those strengths into this unique program. Imagination, Creativity, Problem Solving, Language Development, Math and Reading Readiness, Large, Fine Motor Skills and Socialization are considered when preparing our daily environment.

Meals are a part of our day and as such are offered to be of the highest quality. Meals are served with cloth napkins, stainless steel utensils, and tempered glass. We use balanced meals that follow and surpass USDA Guidelines. Our foods are freshly prepared using fresh foods. As much as possible they are local and organic foods.

Rest Time is a part of our day and as such children have individually labeled cots as well as sheets and blankets available.

Our environment is safe, offering private entry for enrolled families, as well as a fenced yard. Indoors we have a maple play structured loft, wooden blocks and animals, art supplies, easels, puzzles, puppets, dramatic play, library, games, science exploration, light table, dramatic play areas, musical instruments, large motor toys. We have a large collection so we rotate or couple toys to vary the experience. Outdoors we offer nature, a marimba, large motor blocks, a large climbing structure with slide, a tricycle track, trucks, tricycles with helmets, outdoor toys, garden boxes, and a sandbox. We also have a full library.

Our goal is to communicate regularly regarding the program, menu, and your child's growth.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

2 (T/TH), 3 (M/W/F), and 5 (M-F) day schedules available

Visit our website to learn more http://www.BlueFrogsJump.com

Call (503)925-3919 or email Michele@BlueFrogsJump.com to schedule a tour or Come to Open House Saturday June 6 from 10 AM to 12PM.

Heidi's House August Care

May 26, 2015

Openings for month of August at Heidi's House

Need infant or toddler care during August? I can accommodate one or two, full or part-time children, M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Come join our happy little group! Heidi's House provides dependable, warm, and tender care for infants and toddlers in a Waldorf/Lifeways-inspired home environment. I provide all fresh, organic meals and snacks, and eco-friendly diapers, as well as highly individualized care.

Daily, we explore our lovely Eastmoreland neighborhood, cook together (age depending), and have art experiences. And, of course, stories, poems, songs, and lots of imaginative play!

 A little miracle everyday.

 503.774.8998 or levy.heidi@gmail.com

 Happy parent references available.

 

Free Children's Yoga Class

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Frog Song Montessori Preschool invites you and your family to a free children's yoga class on Saturday, May 30th! The class is being led by MoveYoga's Kym Sproule and begins at 1:30pm. Children of all ages are welcome to attend!

We are located on 14 acres of property that can be entered at NE Siskiyou and NE 85th. Check out our website for more details!

http://frogsong.dharma-rain.org/

Families are welcome to come early to meet us at our open house that begins at 1:00pm, or simply to come explore the beautiful 14 acre property and all of the nature it has to offer!

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Air/Plane Cottage School in Kenton (N Portland) has FT openings!

May 19, 2015

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Air/Plane Cottage School is an experiential learning community located on a quiet, residential street in the Kenton neighborhood in North Portland. We serve children ages 3 through 6, and their families, by providing the highest quality daytime childcare available, at competitive prices. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Early childhood educators Crystal Siltman and Joseph Bryan have, combined, over 25 years professional teaching experience. Goals and Philosophy At APCS we help the children to develop, physically, socially and cognitively. We do this by engaging in creative work that is meaningful to both the children and the adults in our community. We feel our 5:1 ratio make these rich experiences possible. Our studio is experiential and child-directed. We are living our lives together, making beautiful work together, and asking truly meaningful questions. We work together with children and their families to develop positive self-identity and deeply supportive community, for all. At APCS we help young children to: Become agents in the formation of community, Practice conflict resolution strategies in real-life situations, Develop critical thought, including divergent and convergent problem solving, Develop language skills, including spoken and written language, Identify, label, and communicate complex emotion in a productive way At APCS we help parents to: Better understand the needs of young people, Develop actionable plans for dealing with challenging behavior, Better manage transitions to and from school, and throughout our busy family lives! (503)888-5572 www.airplanecottageschool.com Image

Toddler Summer Day Camp at Portland Baby School

May 15, 2015

 

 

 

Summer camp 2015

 

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Prepare for preschool in a small and patient setting. Children will learn the basic skills of being in a group setting while doing fun activities, playing outdoors, and making new friends. Groups are limited to 6 children so that new skills can be practiced in a relaxed environment. There will be lots of time for free play everyday.

Summer camp is Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 to 2:00.

$175 per week. Organic vegetarian lunch is included.

Week 1 (July 21-24): Food--Growing, Cooking, and Eating

Week 2 (July 28-31): Stories and Theater Games

Week 3 (August 4-7): Superheroes

Week 4 (August 11-14): Music

Week 5 (August 18-21): Water

 

Portland Baby School Has 1 Opening Left For September

May 11, 2015

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Portland Baby School is currently accepting applications for a new class of infants. We currently have 1 space left for our fall cohort. We are looking for a child born between December 2014 and March 2015.

We are a very small in-home school in NE Portland in the Beaumont neighborhood. For more information please visit our website at portlandbabyschool.com.

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Preschool Openings: new Small Wonders School center

May 04, 2015

Opening June 15th, 2015 our new Small Wonders School center offering has some remaining preschool vacancies for a summer or September start date. Located in the Hollywood neighborhood at 37th and Sandy Blvd this new center space is undergoing a complete renovation--we cannot wait to share our new, built to suit, Reggio-inspired space with you! Open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 we offer a high quality preschool program with the convenience of childcare hours to children 2 to Kindergarten qualifying age.Visit us at www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more!

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We have select 3, 4 and 5 day schedules available for potty trained children 3 years and older. While our toddler classroom is enrolled to capacity we are accepting waitlist applications for children 24 months to 36 months. Our days are filled with creative art experiences, thematic projects, outdoor play, free play, song circle and much more! Find us on Instragram to see some of our recent happenings and find out why we were voted Metro Parent's Family Favorite Preschool & Childcare! https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

Contact us today at enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org for information session dates, we look forward to laughing and learning with you!

The Pea Pod Family Resource Center Open House

April 23, 2015

The Pea Pod is now enrolling children 18months to 3.5 years for it's Early Cooperative Play School which runs Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am-1pm. We also have an Afternoon Playgroup on Tues/Thurs from 2pm-5pm for children 3-6 years. Applications are on-line. To learn more visit http://www.peapodpdx.org/#!programs/cho

Come to an Open House! Saturday, April 25 and May 2 from 10am-12pm. We are located at 4911 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97213 in the North Mt. Tabor Neighborhood. Interested in getting involved? We are currently looking for Board Members. Please contact Tara at peapodpdx@gmail.com for more info. 

 

Petunia Preschool - Now Enrolling for Fall 2015!

April 21, 2015

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Petunia Preschool is now enrolling for fall of 2015!

Affordable, full-day care at our state-certified, Reggio-inspired preschool in NE Portland. We focus on social-skills, creativity, self-reliance and friendship lessons with our play-based approach to child development. Our Petunia community is family-run and welcomes all types of families.

Jessie & Mandy have over two decades of combined experience teaching preschool/Pre-K, and our class size is big enough to make lots of friends while small enough for plenty of one-on-one attention. Your child will feel safe, comfortable and excited to go to school every day!

For more information, check out our website. Also feel free to email us at petuniapreschool@gmail.com or give us a call at 503-288-5177. We can arrange a time to meet up at the school and give you a tour and orientation to our program.

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

April 16, 2015

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering a Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature, working with the arts and plenty of healthy movement. 

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* CPR cert.

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering a Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature, working with the arts and plenty of healthy movement. 

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* CPR cert.

Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

April 13, 2015

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

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Manos Unidas Montessori Enrolling for Summer & 2015-2016 School Year

April 11, 2015

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Manos Unidas Montessori (previously Merry Montessori) offers eco-conscious educational programs for children six weeks to six years old. Located in the southeast neighborhood of Lents, Manos Unidas Montessori strives to give children positive social skills through joyful work and community building. Spanish-English bilingual language offered with lots of opportunities for parent education and volunteering. Enrolling now for eight week summer programs and 2015-2016 school year. Learn more about us at manosunidasmontessori.org        


Frog Song Montessori School

April 04, 2015

Frog Song Montessori School, a preschool program offered by the Dharma Rain Zen Center, is opening in the fall of 2015! The school is located on Siskiyou Square, a piece of land at the foot of Rocky Butte, being restored and offered as a site for ecological, conservation and research by nearby area schools. 

Frog Song is a 5 day, Monday through Friday program, running from 8:30-12:30 each day. Based on the Buddhist qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers an education that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them. The Montessori approach is uniquely suited to bring these qualities to life in the classroom. In such a supportive atmosphere, children are free to be themselves and grow as unique individuals.

 Open houses will be held:

Monday April 13th 6-8pm

Saturday April 18th 9:30-11:30am

Monday April 27th 6-8pm

Saturday May 2nd 1-3pm

Saturday May 9th 9:30-11:30pm

Monday may 18th 6-8pm

Saturday May 30th 1-3pm

You can learn more about Frog Song at   http://frogsong.dharma-rain.org/

Contact Us

Email: frogsongpreschool@gmail.com

Phone: 503-475-9257

Portland Baby School Fall Infant Openings

April 03, 2015

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Portland Baby School is currently accepting applications for a new class of infants. Children will grow and learn together through age 3. We are a very small in-home school in NE Portland in the Beaumont neighborhood. Applications will be accepted through April 30. For more information please visit our website at portlandbabyschool.com.

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Clover Montessori accepting applications for fall 2015

March 25, 2015

Clover Montessori's mission is to provide families with an affordable, high quality, authentic Montessori experience.  Our goal is to plant the roots for lifelong tendencies towards independence, creativity, holistic well-being, respect for others, and a deep love of learning.
 
We are located in the Wilshire Park neighborhood of NE Portland.  Most of the first floor of our home and outdoor space has been designated and thoughtfully prepared to meet the developing needs of our students.  We are a licensed family child care home and an authentic Montessori school.  
 
Please visit www.clovermontessori.com for more information
 
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Full Time Care Available for an Infant/Young Toddler near SE Woodstock

March 14, 2015

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?

Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?

Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability (and not in your house)?

I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son.  Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny.  I love spending time with children!

Our group is very much like a little family; with just a few children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is now in preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son who is 5 months old, an 8 month old boy, and a 15 month old girl.  I currently have availability for one more child to join our group full-time between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Ideally, I would love to find a family who is looking for at least 36 hours per week of care for their child whose birthday falls between October 2013 and October 2014.  My full-time rate is $7.50 per hour.

My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th.  Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV!  We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.

As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next.  I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized.  I even have separate sleeping areas for each child!  I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning.  I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler's license.  While I don't adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.

If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!

~ Annie

Simple Traditions Child Care

simpletraditionspdx@gmail.com

Woven Hearts Preschool has Openings in North Portland

March 12, 2015

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Located in St. Johns, Woven Hearts Preschool is an in-home, arts and nature focused program. We follow a simple, consistent rhythm that helps support the healthy growth and development of children with a play-based philosophy. Wholesome Organic snacks and lunch are provided, and children participate in the preparation and clean-up of these daily activities. Outside play will occur everyday, rain or shine. We have a fully-fenced in yard, where children can play in the garden or in our digging pit. 

Curriculum is fostered with an emphasis on practical life skills, along with vigorous healthy play and sensory stimulation which provide fertile ground for higher learning in the child's life, which include language development, dexterity, math skills, social skills, and creative thinking. In addition, songs, craft activities, baking, painting, gardening, sewing, cooking, washing, and story-telling will be woven into our days!

Care is provided from 8:30 am-2:30 pm, on Wednesdays,Thursdays, & Fridays, and a half-day option is also available from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Children who stay for the longer day with also have a time of rest. Children ages 2-5 are welcome. 

I have over 15 years experience nurturing, teaching, and caring for children in both public and private school settings. I am a Lifeways Certified Childcare provider, and I am also a mother of 3 children. I have been engaged in supporting families in childbirth as a labor doula since 2009. My passion for building relationships with parents and their children is a foundation in the work I carry to our community.

Please contact Jennifer for more details and to schedule a visit, at 971-409-5968 or email wovenheartspreschool@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

 

Portland Baby School Open House

March 05, 2015

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Portland Baby School will have an open house on Sunday, March 29 from 2-4 PM. We are now accepting applications for our fall 2015 infant cohort. RSVP here for our address.

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We are located in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood. We provide nurturing, family-like care for children 12 weeks to 3 years old. For more information about our program, check out our website at portlandbabyschool.com.

RARE mid-year openings at Mighty Oaks Preschool

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 3.20.11 PMMighty Oaks Preschool has two half-day spaces available: 2 day available immediately and 5 day available beginning in April.  Mighty Oaks Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, Montessori-inspired, Eco-Healthy certified preschool in the Grant Park/Hollywood neighborhood. We believe that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.  At Mighty Oaks we get our hands dirty in the garden, care for chickens, create art, engage in dramatic play, make music, practice yoga, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together.  Founder, Brittany Smith, M.A.T. – supported by four experienced board members – has cultivated a nurturing educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning through a foundation of play and discovery.  

For more information visit our website: http://www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook at: https://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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Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

March 01, 2015

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Now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland (close to the intersection of N Greeley and N Killingsworth), Little Imprints is a licensed, in-home preschool. We offer care Monday through Friday, from 8:30 until 2:30. Half days are available from 8:30 until 12:30. Care is available for preschool aged children, between 3 and 5 years old. We follow the Portland Public School schedule for all major holiday and seasonal closings. Our summer care program will run from July 6th until August 14th.

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. We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school. Indoor and outdoor play are equally important, and we go outside each day rain or shine.

At Little Imprints, we believe in instilling a love of learning, play, and exploration to the children in our care. Our school is designed with the intent of teaching children to become confident and effective communicators. We achieve this aim by having a maximum of 6 children in our care each day, while providing a safe, comfortable environment for the children to practice all the important life skills they will need to prosper.

For more information, visit our website at Little Imprints or visit our facebook page at Little Imprints Facebook.  We offer open houses to families interested in care, please send an e-mail to littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com to schedule a visitation. 

 

New NE Center Location: Small Wonders School

January 22, 2015

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We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Small Wonders School early childhood center this coming June 15, 2015. We are now accepting applications and enrolling for our 2015 Summer Session or our 2015-16 school year. Currently undergoing a complete renovation this new center sized program will ultimately serve 60 children daily ages 24 months to 6. Conveniently located in Hollywood and Laurelhurst  along the commuting routes of Sandy, Broadway and I-84 this new offering provides the NE Portland community with an accessible, central childcare location at 3634 NE Sandy Blvd. For more information please visit us at smallwondersschool.org and contact us today at enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to have your questions addressed!

Reggio-inspired, custom designed and built to our specifications the new early learning space is a delight with an abundance of natural light. Entering into our grand and open Welcoming Room you will spy our studio space or Atelier, accessible for small group use for art experiences and exploratory projects. The Welcome Room houses art materials, custom project tables, a reception space to greet you and gathering benches for you and your child to say goodbyes or share hellos and stories! Off this central gathering place are our three classrooms, the toddler room to the right divided into two separate zones for small intimate groups with low ratios—perfect for the littles. And to the left: our mixed-age preschool rooms. Large yet warming and inviting the preschool rooms provide an open flow between the indoor and outdoor classrooms. SmallWonders Logo Banner

Small Wonders School, voted Metro Parent’s Family Favorite for 2014-15, offers a high quality preschool program with the convenience child care hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30. Following the children’s interest we explore a variety of themes with our lesson plans incorporating all of the Multiple Intelligences. Our days are filled with freeplay, exploratory projects, song circle and quality art experiences where children are exposed to a variety of art materials, styles and techniques. 3, 4 and 5 day schedules are available--additional enrollment and program information can be found at www.smallwondersschool.org

At the center children 3 and older will participate in a Mixed age classroom. We feel this structure provides more flexibility for preschoolers and their particular stage of learning. Not all 3-year-olds are in the same place developmentally, socially or academically, and just as highlighted by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences learning styles, readiness for such can vary widely. Mixed age classrooms are more attuned to these differences and offer children a more varied approach as they can be grouped or gathered for play with other children on their level. This lessens the likelihood of frustrations or performance stressors. Having your child in a mixed-age group classroom gives them the opportunity to master needed skills and concepts before moving on to additional levels. They also give children deeper relationship with their teachers and peers, with less transitions to deal with. Older children have the opportunity to be role models to others, and younger child can get to see that their friends have mastered what they are working on, which can grant them confidence. Parents also have the opportunity to build a longer relationship with their child’s teacher. This partnership benefits children greatly.

Outfitted with high quality materials and furnishings the new program space will be a delightful learning center. As a Reggio-inspired program we have an Atelier or studio space located in our Welcoming Room as the heart of our program. Each class has daily use of this creative art environment for small group exploration and project time. It was designed to offer children and teachers a space to extend and support projects and experiences in the classroom, and to explore and combine many types of materials, tools, and techniques. Our Atelier is to be a beautiful, useful arts space that models the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Contact us today to join our learning community!

Quality Infant & Toddler School - Now Enrolling!

January 20, 2015

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Led by experienced Montessori trained guides, we have open availability for children ages 3 months to 4 years. Our welcoming and nurturing home setting is designed for children to learn by exploration and discovery. We offer organic and nutritious snacks and meals that are included in tuition. We are excited to provide the infants and toddlers in our care with experiences in music, art, spanish language, yoga and gardening; all enrichment activities are also included. We follow the philosophies of Maria Montessori and RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers, Magda Gerber).  Our curriculum is child-directed; we honor the child's independence and individual ability by offering choices and a diverse array of learning materials. We warmly accept children of all cultures, abilities and learning styles.

We offer extended hours, from 8:15am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday and are located in NE Portland on the corner of NE Dekum & NE Grand.

Please visit our website for more information: www.peacetreeschool.com

You can contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com or 503-750-0952


 




Rowanberry School Open House ~ Saturday January 31st, 2015

January 18, 2015

Your family is warmly invited to the annual open house at Rowanberry School on Saturday, January 31st from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Our open house provides an opportunity for prospective families to meet the teachers, learn about our philosophy and explore our rich environment.

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based Preschool and Early Kindergarten program for 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 10th year of operation.

Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Please R.S.V.P. with your child's name, age, and desired schedule.

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

Woodsong Preschool is Now Enrolling for Fall 2015!

January 07, 2015

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.  140915_Jens_School_03






ChildRoots new NE center

December 17, 2014

ChildRoots Center for Young Children will open a new NE Center April 2015.  Located at 2401 NE Fremont St. in NE Portland, this 4 classroom site will have a total enrollment capacity of 50 children per day.   As the former "Perry's on Fremont" restaurant, this building will have extensive renovations over the next 3 months.  The school is spacious with tons of natural light and skylights in every classroom.  We will feature a large outdoor playground, and an art and science lab.

We have just begun enrolling for this new location.  For more information, please contact Christina at christina@childroots.com

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

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

 

In a Child’s Path has immediate Openings for 2-5 year olds

December 12, 2014

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In a Child's Path is a natural learning environment in a home-like setting fostering all facets of development through the power of play as well as language by implementing Spanish throughtout each day.  Located in NE Portland, we are an alternative to center care; our home has been the pillar for high quality care for the past 28 years. We are a certified family childcare with trained, educated staff and low ratios. We have an immediate opening for ages 2 to 5. We offer music, gardening, cooking to name a few! Check us out at www.inachildspath.com or email to set up a visit! 
Inachildspath@gmail.com

Toddler Spaces for January at Manos Unidas Montessori in Southeast Portland

December 10, 2014

 

  
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Manos Unidas Montessori (formerly Merry Montessori) has spaces available in our toddler program for January 2015. Manos Unidas Montessori offers high quality eco-conscious educational programs for children six weeks to six years, along with opportunities for a Spanish-English language experience.

We are located in the Southeast neighborhood of Lents on SE 87th between Foster and Woodstock and have half day, three, four, and five day programs available with before and after care.

Learn more about our program at manosunidasmontessori.org

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

November 30, 2014

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There are still two openings for children between the ages of 3 through 5. 

Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland (N Greeley and N Killingsworth), 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.  

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 www.littleimprintspdx.com  

littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

971-678-2685

 

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

November 25, 2014

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. 140915_Jens_School_13_1

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)

971.269.8325

www.bubblespreschoolpdx.com

 

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 21, 2014

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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

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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.

 

littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

971-678-2685

Open Spot at Stumptown Kids Preschool

October 13, 2014

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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

503-957-4593

Stumptownkids@yahoo.com

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 .   


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

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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

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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
www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

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MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR 4 YR OLDS!

September 26, 2014

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OPENINGS NOW FOR 4 YR OLDS!

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.