Full Time Nanny Available September

August 16, 2016

Tiffany has been a nanny for our family for over four years now and our youngest is now moving on to preschool and I am committed to helping this truly remarkable young woman find another family to work for.    

About Tiffany:  Tiff
Tiffany is a professionally trained nanny, having graduated from NW Nannies Institute in Portland, with ten years experience with infants, toddlers, multiples, and nanny shares.  She is infant & child first aid and CPR certified.  Being a nanny is not just an after-college job, it is her profession.  

 She is endlessly patient and I've never once seen her frustrated or flustered.   She is full of love and connects incredibly well with children, actively playing with them, making trips to the park, and singing songs and playing games.  She is professional and responsible.  

I can't recommend her highly enough.  

Pay: I'm also committed to helping Tiffany find a job that pays her a living wage since this is her profession and she needs to be able to pay for her own health insurance, pay taxes, etc. Her rate per hour for a full time, 50 hour week is $22 per hour.    She is really flexible in helping families afford that.  She will care for multiple children at that rate--up to 2 infants and 4 toddlers or adding in an older child after school (all of which she has done while in our employment and I can attest to the fact that she is brilliant at it) AND, she can do what she did for our family which is work 3 days for one group of families and 2 days for another, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested in part-time OR full-time; I know she'll try to make it work.   And I will happily train you on how to withhold taxes, etc so you don't have to stress about that!

You can contact me at amandamortlock [@] gmail.com to learn more or get in touch with Tiffany.  Tiffany has a full website with reviews from families she's worked with at www.tiffanybreunig.com. 

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by Certified Teacher

August 15, 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

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - 7 LOCATIONS - NOW ENROLLING!

August 12, 2016

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.

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Our locations:

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

Tualatin School

 

Contact us for more information about our availability and our New Year Tuition Specials! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

 

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 

 

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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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MONTAVILLA IN-HOUSE DAYCARE WITH AVAILABILITY

Openings available for full time and part times child card in SE Portland. Close to Burnside and 82nd in the Montavilla neighborhood. Over 20 years of experience. Very reasonable rates. Please contact Sandie for more information and details on rate. (503) 256-5760

August 10, 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 one spot 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 16 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 one more child to join for 3-4 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 at four one five 3 77 27 one one or 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)!

Amanda

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

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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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Terrific 2nd Year Au Pair Available in September!

Camilla (22) from Sweden is currently an au pair in Massachusetts who is interested in finding with a new family on the West Coast for her second year. Camilla has been caring for a three year old girl and is interested in caring for children 2 years and older. Camilla is fluent in English, has strong driving skills and is being highly recommended by her current host family. For more information on Camilla or the au pair program please e-mail Trish McAleer at patricia.mcaleer@lcc.culturalcare.com. SWE125234_20160129_092432_636023757485923942

Broadway Children's Center

August 09, 2016

Broadway Children's Center is now enrolling in our Preschool program AND 1 space available in our 2 year old classroom.  Enroll before September 1st and receive special  rates for the entire year! 

Our center offers the right balance of structured activities and free play opportunity.  A healthy organic lunch is provided.  Our hours of care are realistically set for the working family at 7am to 6pm and offer full day schedules from 3 to 5 days a week.  Our center is independently owned and operated.  A very intentional decision and effort to represent the diversity of Portland is reflective in our center.  Our goal is to get to know your family on a more personal level, work with your unique circumstances and work in partnership with you as the parents to provide you and your little one a great experience.  

Say goodbye to expensive registration fees and costly deposits.  Say hello to high quality early childhood education at rates hundreds less than many of those in the immediate area.   If you are looking to be a part of an amazing community of local parents give us a call today and tour B.C.C. ! 

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

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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.

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

Frog Song Montessori Preschool - Just two openings left for Fall

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers a Montessori education in a warm, caring environment that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.  Frog Song is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year. Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

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Contact us for a tour or to find out more!

info@frogsongpreschool.org

(503) 475-9257

 

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CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS- OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 5-7PM!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and 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.

Please join us for our  BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE and learn more about our schools and program! 

When: Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7pm!

Where: 

Tualatin School: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Broadway School: 8340 NE Broadway, Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

Happy Valley School: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

Sellwood School: 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

We have 3 additional locations in Woodstock, Gateway, and Westmoreland. If you are interested in any of these, please come to the Open House at any of the locations mentioned above!

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: www.MyCMLC.com

 

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Save $75 on urbanMamas' Favorite Sitters & Nannies: Back-to-School Special Offer!

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Beat the rush to find your after-school sitter, carpool helper, part-time or full-time nanny with UrbanSitter, an easy-to-use app and site where you’ll find Portland’s most trusted babysitters and nannies, including recommendations from your fellow urbanMamas

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The Most Powerful Sitter & Nanny Search

Unlike other sites or agencies, UrbanSitter is smartly connected to your local parenting community, so you can browse lists of recommended sitters and nannies hired by fellow urbanMamas, parents at your child's school or your son’s soccer team.

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Babysitter and nanny profiles include reviews from parents, a video, a list of certifications including background check and languages spoken, plus average response time, number of repeat families, and more!

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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

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS- OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th, 5-7PM!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and 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.

Please join us for our  BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE and learn more about our schools and program! 

When: Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7pm!

Where: 

Tualatin School: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Broadway School: 8340 NE Broadway, Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

Happy Valley School: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

Sellwood School: 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

We have 3 additional locations in Woodstock, Gateway, and Westmoreland. If you are interested in any of these, please come to the Open House at any of the locations mentioned above!

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: www.MyCMLC.com

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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! 

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS- OPEN HOUSE on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 5-7PM!

August 02, 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, and 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.

Please join us for our  BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE and learn more about our schools and program! 

When: Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7pm!

Where: 

Tualatin School: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Broadway School: 8340 NE Broadway, Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

Happy Valley School: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

Sellwood School: 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

We have 3 additional locations in Woodstock, Gateway, and Westmoreland. If you are interested in any of these, please come to the Open House at any of the locations mentioned above!

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: www.MyCMLC.com

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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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CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - AUGUST TUITION SPECIAL!

July 29, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven locations throughout the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. 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 by July 31st to learn about our Hot August Tuition 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. 

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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/

Looking for Part Time Nanny Share

July 26, 2016

The time has come for Mama to return to work, and we are looking for a nanny share to help care for our 11 month old son.

Days can be anywhere from 1 to 2.5 days a week. Most likely we will need childcare on Mondays and half of the day on Tuesdays.

This is our first child and we are looking for a fun, energetic, loving person to help care for him.  Ideally there is a family out there in SW Portland looking for something similar or would be willing to let us join them in their current situation to help reduce cost.

Please e-mail Danielle at danieller.coughlin@gmail.com if you are a nanny or family that will fit in with our schedule.

We would like to start as soon as August 15th.

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - AUGUST TUITION SPECIAL!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven locations throughout the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. 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 by July 31st to learn about our Hot August Tuition 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.   

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Professional & Experienced Nanny

July 25, 2016

Tiffany has been a nanny for our family for over four years now and our youngest is now moving on to preschool and I am committed to helping this truly remarkable young woman find another family to work for.    

About Tiffany:  Tiff
Tiffany is a professionally trained nanny, having graduated from NW Nannies Institute in Portland, with ten years experience with infants, toddlers, multiples, and nanny shares.  She is infant & child first aid and CPR certified.  Being a nanny is not just an after-college job, it is her profession.  

 She is endlessly patient and I've never once seen her frustrated or flustered.   She is full of love and connects incredibly well with children, actively playing with them, making trips to the park, and singing songs and playing games.  She is professional and responsible.  

I can't recommend her highly enough.  

Pay: I'm also committed to helping Tiffany find a job that pays her a living wage since this is her profession and she needs to be able to pay for her own health insurance, pay taxes, etc. Her rate per hour for a full time, 50 hour week is $22 per hour.    She is really flexible in helping families afford that.  She will care for multiple children at that rate--up to 2 infants and 4 toddlers or adding in an older child after school (all of which she has done while in our employment and I can attest to the fact that she is brilliant at it) AND, she can do what she did for our family which is work 3 days for one group of families and 2 days for another, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested in part-time OR full-time; I know she'll try to make it work.   And I will happily train you on how to withhold taxes, etc so you don't have to stress about that!

You can contact me at amandamortlock [@] gmail.com to learn more or get in touch with Tiffany.  Tiffany has a full website with reviews from families she's worked with at www.tiffanybreunig.com. 

 

ChildRoots Center for Young Children is Now Enrolling for Preschool!

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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

MONTAVILLA IN-HOUSE DAYCARE WITH AVAILABILITY

Hello, I  am a daycare provider with over 20 years of experience.  I am conveniently located in the SE Portland/Montavilla neighborhood near Burnside and 80th Ave.  I have availability, Monday-Friday, Full Time. Open to discussing part-time care as well.    Very reasonable rates.   Please call Sandie for more information.  503-256-5760

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)

Eastside Family Cooperative Open House 8/2

July 21, 2016

You’re invited to see what Co-op is all about at...
 
Info Night at Eastside Family Cooperative
 
Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:00-7:00
Waverly Church basement - 3300 SE Woodward St.
 
 
-Learn more about co-op and see if it’s a good fit for your family
-Meet the board members
-Tour the space
-Get questions answered
-Schedule a visit
-Enjoy some cookies
 
*Since we’ll be presenting some great information and answering questions in the most efficient way possible, we ask that this be a parents-only event. We will aim to have the evening wrapped up by 7, but if you need to be home for kid-bedtime, please feel free to leave early.
 
 
Brought to you by the EFC Executive Committee
membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org
 

Seeking Part Time Nanny - SE Portland (Richmond)

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Hi There!  We are searching for a long term nanny to help us care for our 18 month old.  We typically have someone work with us part time, from 9-2pm 4 days a week.  We can be somewhat flexible with these hours to work with you if you need to accommodate another job or other responsibilities.  We are also open to discussing having someone with us 3 or 5 days a week; we can be flexible for the right person.

The key attributes we seek are someone loving and enthusiastic about toddlers, a non-smoker with own transportation and willingness to commit to staying with us long term.  We value outside play, crafts, fun adventures, etc.   Both parents work from the home and we have a cat.  

We are laid back people and will look forward to incorporating you into our family life.  We are the kind of people who will buy your favorite foods for you and make sure you have adequate time off and will treat you with respect and affection.  In return, we ask for someone to be devoted to our son, responsible,  on time and willing to commit to working with us long term.  We know your time is valuable and will never cancel on your without notice.  We will guarantee your hours for the week, so if something comes up and we don't need you we will still pay you for your time.  We will ask for very light housework related to childcare - picking up toys, cleaning up after crafts and making meals... that kind of thing.  

Please reach out to nlarace@gmail.com if you are interested in working with us.  

Thanks, 

Nicole, Byron & Lucien.  (Lucien is the cutie in the photo, hanging out in our backyard garden.) 

 

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.

Looking for Nanny or Nanny Share

July 19, 2016

We are a professional couple looking for a nanny or nanny share to begin August 29 for 3 days/week (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday). For a share we are flexible with the location and age of other child(ren). Our smiley 6 month old son needs a caretaker that has energy, patience, and love to give. We are very hands on while also encouraging independence, expose him to many people and experiences, and are environmentally conscious. The ideal candidate enjoys "conversing" with infants, taking walks, reading books, and engaging in interactive songs. If you are experienced with infants, responsible, and organized we would like to meet you and see if you are a good fit!

Please contact Erin at erinpcalkins at gmail dot com. We will negotiate fair pay based on experience.

 

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - ENROLLING FOR SUMMER!

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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FT Nanny Needed for Happy & Sweet Toddler Girl (Inner SE Portland)

We are looking for an experienced and reliable nanny for our daughter who will turn 2 in October. Our home is located in the Buckman neighborhood in SE Portland. We are an active family with no pets, no smoking. We encourage reading/music and have a no screen policy for our daughter, who is a very smiley and outgoing. Our daughter enjoys going to music class, the zoo, etc. We are looking for someone who is reliable, patient, experienced, proactively plans activities and has their own transportation. Spanish speaking is a plus, but not required.

This is a full-time position starting mid-August. Our preferred schedule is Mon-Fri 8-5pm, but we have some flexibility in the hours. Compensation will depend on experience. Please contact kateandterry2014@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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SE // Seeking Richmond Neighborhood Nanny Share

We are seeking another local family to share a nanny starting in late August.

Who we are:
Early thirties progressive parents who value the outdoors, healthy living and a good sense of humor. We just had our first baby , Alex, who will be 3 months old when both of his parents go back to work full-time.

Who you are:
A like-minded local family looking to share a nanny starting in late summer/early fall for your infant . Steady income and responsiveness via phone/email.

What the share involves:
We are looking for a nanny Monday-Thursday. Location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. The share would start in or around August 29th.

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

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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CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

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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.

Our Summer Program is in full swing and 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 (new 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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one spot left in home daycare/nanny share in foster/powell

July 12, 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 1 spot available coming this August! 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 15 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 one child to join for 3-4 days/week. Available days are M, T,  & 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 at four one five 3 77 27 one one or toujourshadow at g mail
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.

 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)!


Amanda

 

AlderWood Preschool Openings!

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AlderWood Preschool is a small, play-based program in the Roseway neighborhood of NE Portland. We focus on building a strong sense of self, respectful and effective social skills, as well as the core academics needed for elementary school. We offer scholarships and sliding scale pricing for low income families. Please check out our website for more information:
alderwoodpreschool.com

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

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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.

Our Summer Program is in full swing and 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 first three months!! 
 
Locations:

Tualatin School (new 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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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

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER AND FALL!

July 07, 2016

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.

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We are preparing for our 2016 Summer Program and are excited for all of the fun and exciting learning opportunities and activities ahead for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for first three months!! 

Locations:

Tualatin School (new 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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Infant Space Available August 1st

July 04, 2016

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We have one space opening up August 1st for an infant six weeks to walking...

Three, Four, and Five Day schedules available between 7:45am and 4:15pm. Accepting DHS and financial aid to committed and qualifying families.  


Manos Unidas Montessori is located in Southeast Portland in the Lents neighborhood, conveniently accessed via Foster, Woodstock, Lents MAX station and I-205.  We offer a stimulating and loving environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in eco-conscious and low-impact environments encouraging healthy choices and peacemaking skills for children. 

Read more about our programs here-

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Multnomah Village PT Nanny July

My family is visiting beautiful Portland for the month of July, and we are looking for a part time nanny for our 15 month old daughter.  We will be working from home, and would like someone to play with her and take her to the park behind our house.  We are seeking someone available during the daytime about 20 hours a week, but we're flexible about exactly what these hours would be. 

Please contact me at courtneykneupper@earthlink.net

I look forward to hearing from you!  Thank you!

-C

NE - Seeking Nanny for 2 Infants

July 01, 2016

We are two professional couples in inner Northeast Portland in the Sabin/Beaumont neighborhoods looking for a caring, responsible, and experienced nanny to care for our two young infants (both three months old) for a nanny share. We are looking for a caregiver to start part time in July, 2 days a week, with a gradual increase to full time 4-5 days a week in September. Both children will be 3 months in July. If interested please contact Erin ebrasell@gmail.com