Creative Minds Learning Centers is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations!

December 22, 2016

Serving Infants through Kindergarten aged Children since 1997!

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability at a school near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

Sellwood | Westmoreland | Woodstock | Broadway | Gateway | Happy Valley | Tualatin

**Do you love children? Have you ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Rowanberry School Now Enrolling

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 of learners in our 11th year of operation. We have one remaining opening for the current school year. All eight children attend school together from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Please contact Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. for more information at rowanberryschool@mac.com or visit our website at rowanberryschool.com

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December 21, 2016

SE Nanny share/Small in home daycare has opening!

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

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

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

Please contact:

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

A few words from Solstice:

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

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

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

Amanda

AVY WordDesign

(802) 578-7949

Share the Sugar! at BOMBILORE.com

Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were walls. – Joseph Campbell

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Amanda Verdery wrote:

It's wonderful Solstice! Very well written. :) Maybe at last sentence you can say, I look forward to talking with you if Ms. Sol and our gang feels like a good fit for you! (Instead of good luck on your search?)

It reminds me just how amazing you are!! Not that I need reminding; it just makes me proud to read and know that Julian goes there. :)

Let me know if you'd like me to add a short paragraph from one of the moms, and obviously I am happy to be a reference for anyone who calls! People will probably be know king you door down!! I wish I could see little Jules during dance party, yoga, storytime! You will have a walking boy Monday!!! He has been walking around all day!

Good luck. We are here for you. Manifesting the perfect match!

Amanda Verdery Young

> On May 13, 2016, at 3:32 PM, solstice Barba wrote:
>
> Hello caregiver seekers :)
>
> I am Miss Sol and I am happy/sad to be reaching out to you today. I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends but I am sad to 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. I must also share that the nanny share context is very budget-friendly too. I use the word "casual" to imply that I take into consideration the specific needs of each family and create a plan special for them. 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! If my approach appeals to you, and I consider it an immacualte immersion of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, please ask any questions or provide a number so that we may discuss in detail your wishes and growing treasures. My rate for full time families is 8$ an hour per child. References may be given upon meeting.
>
> Now let me share a little about myself please. I am a graduate from UC Berkeley and hold a degree in liberal arts. I am a devout yoga student and also teach kids yoga teacher at my studio. I am an avid world traveler and yet its strange that my warmest comfort comes from being home :) I welcome any back ground checks and I get CPR certified annually. I am not a smoker and TB negative. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational french. I come from San Fransisco and besides childcare, baking was a hobby as well as small side revenue. 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 HIV counseling, tutoring English as a second language, and Rape Crisis counseling, but its 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 won'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 best wishes

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 a spot available coming this January! Our dear nanny Solstice lovingly cares for our child with 2 others 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 20 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 another child to join for 2-4 days/week. Available days are M, T, Th, & Fridays. Solstice is also available for date nights and weekends, so she really is such an incredible support on so many levels. Our little family, and all current families, cannot recommend her enough! We hope to meet your little one(s) soon!

Please contact:

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

A few words from Solstice:

I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends as I say goodbye to my little buddies who are soon graduating from my care. I offer a casual nanny share situation in my home and its dynamic is stellar. It both encompasses the advantages of a private nanny for your child while at the same time also reaping the benefits of peer play without the distractions of an overwhelmingly large group. The nanny share context is also very budget-friendly. I have been providing child care for 15 years 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 3 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 who works outside of the home full time, and 2 outdoor 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 and being self employed lets me feel what is best for each child instead of boxing all children in the same theoretical box.

My rate for full time families is 8$ an hour per child and food is not included.

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

AVY WordDesign
(802) 578-7949

Share the Sugar! at BOMBILORE.com

Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were walls. – Joseph Campbell

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Amanda Verdery wrote:

It's wonderful Solstice! Very well written. :) Maybe at last sentence you can say, I look forward to talking with you if Ms. Sol and our gang feels like a good fit for you! (Instead of good luck on your search?)

It reminds me just how amazing you are!! Not that I need reminding; it just makes me proud to read and know that Julian goes there. :)

Let me know if you'd like me to add a short paragraph from one of the moms, and obviously I am happy to be a reference for anyone who calls! People will probably be know king you door down!! I wish I could see little Jules during dance party, yoga, storytime! You will have a walking boy Monday!!! He has been walking around all day!

Good luck. We are here for you. Manifesting the perfect match!

Amanda Verdery Young

> On May 13, 2016, at 3:32 PM, solstice Barba wrote:
>
> Hello caregiver seekers :)
>
> I am Miss Sol and I am happy/sad to be reaching out to you today. I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends but I am sad to 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. I must also share that the nanny share context is very budget-friendly too. I use the word "casual" to imply that I take into consideration the specific needs of each family and create a plan special for them. 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! If my approach appeals to you, and I consider it an immacualte immersion of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, please ask any questions or provide a number so that we may discuss in detail your wishes and growing treasures. My rate for full time families is 8$ an hour per child. References may be given upon meeting.
>
> Now let me share a little about myself please. I am a graduate from UC Berkeley and hold a degree in liberal arts. I am a devout yoga student and also teach kids yoga teacher at my studio. I am an avid world traveler and yet its strange that my warmest comfort comes from being home :) I welcome any back ground checks and I get CPR certified annually. I am not a smoker and TB negative. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational french. I come from San Fransisco and besides childcare, baking was a hobby as well as small side revenue. 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 HIV counseling, tutoring English as a second language, and Rape Crisis counseling, but its 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 won'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 best wishes

BROADWAY CHILDREN'S CENTER

December 20, 2016

Availability: *1 space in our 2 year old room starting in January  *1 space in our Willow Room Preschool 3-4yrs 

Are you looking for something slightly different? The warmth of a small community, the structure and piece of mind of a licensed center, the enrichment of diversity, a reasonable rate?  Check out Broadway Children's Center.

*Don't compromise on quality of care over sky rocketing childcare tuition.  We are kicking off the new year with a new enrollment tuition special!
* We have reasonable rates, hours of care that make sense for working families at 7am to 6pm and experienced educators.
Contact us today! 503-282-1644
www.bccportland.com

Toddler 2s

Now Enrolling Preschool, Pre-K and Kinder! Holiday Specials!

December 19, 2016

Serving infants through private kindergarten for 20 years! 

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

Sellwood | Westmoreland | Woodstock | Broadway | Gateway | Happy Valley | Tualatin

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next Portland family to support.

December 15, 2016

Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next family to support 12-16 hours per week, long term.

20 years of nannying experience, with stellar references. Fun, loving, communicative and thoughtful. I'm looking for a family where the care is child-led, with gentle sleep and discipline philosophies.  Not interested in a nanny share.

Available during the day 2-3 days per week or for after school care 3 days per week. $16-$18/hr. North/Northeast/Southeast.  shayneberry@gmail.com

Kids

Seeking Nanny or Nanny Share for 3mo

December 14, 2016

Hi- We are seeking a nanny or a Nanny Share situation starting in Mid February for our son who will be 3mo at the time. Ideally, we are looking for a family with a full time nanny that they would like to add an infant to a few days a week, or a nanny with some flexibility. We are typically looking for mon/wed/fri from 7:30-4pm, but would occasionally need tues/thur instead (we could typically give a schedule a month in advance). If you were thinking of adding an infant to your nanny situation, but wanted someone only part time we would love to talk more! We are looking anywhere in the Hollywood/Beaumont/Rose City/Cully NE area down to Clackamas/Happy Valley. 

 

Thanks- Deidre

Deemiller7@gmail.com

 

High Quality Nannies Whenever You Need Them!

December 13, 2016

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Hi UrbanMamas!

I started an on-call nanny agency a few months ago, Portland Nanny. We specialize in emergency, back-up and intermittent childcare needs. I started this company because I am a stay at home mom who needed quality care irregularly and had trouble finding QUALITY care exactly when I needed it. So, I started Portland Nanny. 

 

Child home sick from school? Regular childcare fell through? Need a date night sitter? That is where we can help! We do it all. I essentially have 3-5 nannies on call at all times. 

 
ALL of our nannies are EXCEPTIONAL. I would trust them all with my children, and do! They are thoroughly background checked, infant and child CPR trained, have years of experience in childcare (with references to back up that they were exceptional!), and are seriously just awesome. 

 

Let us help you when life happens! Everyone deserves quality childcare, no matter how last minute or how infrequently you need it!

www.portlandnanny.com

503-586-4775

nicole@portlandnanny.com

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations in Portland, Clackamas, and Tualatin!

Serving infants through private kindergarten for 20 years! 

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

Sellwood | Westmoreland | Woodstock | Broadway | Gateway | Happy Valley | Tualatin

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

ChildRoots has Preschool Openings!

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Our preschool program is influenced by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children are powerful, independent, and capable; and our program is designed to nurture these traits to build empowered, confident thinkers, dreamers, and tinkerers. We have three locations in inner NW, NE, and SE. 

  • We’re committed to building community. Multiple school-wide and class events throughout the year bring us together for celebration, conversation, and shared experiences.
  • Our daily atelier program offers children the chance to explore a variety of topics in small groups. See a sample atelier term schedule below.
  • On-site art studio offers each child the chance to experiment with a variety of different media, including sculpture, collage, printmaking, and textiles.

ATELIER SCHEDULE

Winter Atelier: Motion

Week 1: Woodshop
Week 2: Horticulture
Week 3: Movement
Week 4: Animation
Week 5: Locomotives
Week 6: Chemistry
Week 7: Advanced Filmmaking
Week 8: Water Science

Interested in learning more? Check out our website, give our enrollment office a call at (503) 235-1151, or shoot us an email. We can't wait to get in touch. 

SE Nanny Share looking for nanny!!

December 12, 2016

Two Portland families looking to share an attentive, loving, active nanny in SE for two baby boys, one is 6 months and the other 10 months old. The right fit would be someone who is dependable, communicates easily, and enjoys being outdoors. We are looking for someone with infant experience who will follow the children's lead, listen to their individual needs, read to them, and encourage exploration. Infant/child CPR and first aid is a must.
 
Both mothers are teachers; one has a typical full summer break and the other has many breaks throughout the year. This will mean holidays off. Both families are young, active, love trying new things in Portland (food), and spend their free time exploring the great Northwest! Both homes are between SE 50th/Woodstock and SE 83rd/Rhone (2.2 miles from each other), and have parks and a library within walking distance to both.  
 
We would pay a flat rate ($2,000-$2,400 DOE) every month and can provide a schedule at the beginning of each month. Care is typically needed 7:30-4:30pm Monday - Thursday, and will never exceed 36 hours and 4 days/week. There will be times when care will be needed for only one child, and sometimes when no care is needed (salary expectations will still be met, regardless if weekly hours are met).
 
Looking to begin interviewing 12/21 for a start date of 1/3/17
 
Please contact Kelly at kellyfitzsimons85@gmail.com. 
 

Creative Minds Is Now Enrolling- Holiday Tuition Specials!

December 09, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers is now enrolling for all ages! 

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We have been serving infants through children aged 6 for nearly 20 years! We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

Sellwood | Westmoreland | Woodstock | Broadway | Gateway | Happy Valley | Tualatin

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Now Enrolling! Portland Play Project - a Reggio-inspired, Ecologically Based and Family Centered Preschool in the Cully Neighborhood

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspired, family-centered and ecologically-based preschool in NE Portland, Oregon, serving children ages 2.5-5. We are a collaborative community that embraces diversity, nurtures each child’s innate sense of curiosity and wonder and provides children with social and emotional tools to become kind, empathic and compassionate people. 

To learn more please:

Visit our website at www.portlandplayproject.com

Email Meg Neal at info@portlandplayproject.com 

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling now

December 08, 2016

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development.

Weekly visits from the yoga, and music specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Olive Branch School Montessori Now Enrolling

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4 Openings for January 3, 2017.

Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018 waitlist, for ages 2.5 years -6 years. Children must be self-toileting or working on achievement in pull-ups.

We love our work with children and view every day as an opportunity to see the best that humanity has to offer. We are delighted when we glimpse the compassion of a child rubbing another's back during story-time or asking another if she needs
a hug, and we are joyed at the independence of a three year old setting up a tea party and inviting his friends. Each day is something new and amazing at Olive Branch School, a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old and their families.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage resourcefulness (critical thinking), support the building of self-control, discipline and decision making skills (cognitive and executive functioning) and nurture the emotional and spiritual growth of each child through positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience 5 days a week. Our class size is small and responsive with a 7:1 ratio, 14 child maximum. A Montessori education truly gives a child the keys to the world and sets them on the road to loving learning.

Certified In-Home CF502413.

To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750) attendance. We are a year round program and also offer optional weekly themed Summer Programming.

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

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

http://OliveBranchSchool.com
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Step by Step is Opening a Second Location! We are ENROLLING FOR BOTH LOCATIONS!

December 07, 2016

Step by Step CDC is opening another location!

The new location is 2929 NE Dekum. (right next to Corncordia)

Open House: Sunday, December 18th 10am - 2pm

We are opening this new location in January 2017, and are currently enrolling children for this location.  We are enrolling children from 3 months - 5 years old.  Our current location is currently enrolling as well, it is on 32nd and Klickitat and has been open for over 30 years!

 

Our schools are happy to offer complete organic and local foods for meals. We also create a nurturing and respectful environment for young children.  We follow the philosophy that allows children to explore and learn from their surroundings, in a loving and relaxed atmosphere, that follows the child's interests their specific ways of learning. First and foremost, we strive to nurture the child in a strong and healthy self-esteem driven environment which is a great start the foundation of  future learning. 

Please come check out our Open House at our new location, 2929 NE Dekum St. from 10am - 2pm. We have toys and snacks for the little ones. We look forward to hearing from you, meeting you and your little ones and answering any questions. 

Also feel free to email the director, Bre Murphy, for any specific questions at info@stepbystepcdc.com

Please check out our website to learn more. Step by Step CDC

 

Private Preschool and Learning Center Now Enrolling - 7 Locations!

December 06, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers is now enrolling for all ages! 

We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We have been serving infants through children aged 6 for nearly 20 years! We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

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Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

Sellwood | Westmoreland | Woodstock | Broadway | Gateway | Happy Valley | Tualatin

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Seeing part-time nanny or nanny share in north portland

December 05, 2016

We are looking for a somebody to watch our 11 week old starting the last week of January 2-3 days per week from 8-5:30.  Days of the week are flexible and time is somewhat flexible.  We are open to many different situations - perhaps a stay at home parent
who would watch another kid a couple days a week, or another family that needs a part time nanny so we give somebody full time work, or a nanny to watch our kid and another kid at the same time.  We would like somebody to come to our home or drop off in the neighborhood (Arbor Lodge).  

Please email me if you are a nanny or a family interested in joining forces!  

Joanie

joanielaporte@gmail.com 

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Full-time nanny needed in North Portland Jan 2017

We are looking for an experienced nanny to watch 2 -6 month olds in North Portland near arbor lodge park and piedmont, M-F from 8:30-5:30. This opportunity is for two nice families and two super cute babies, and it would start in mid-January. If you are interested, please email killpsm@gmail.com with some information about you.

Thanks,

Sarah and Casey

 

Looking for Nanny Share in SE Portland

December 03, 2016

Hello, we are looking for another family to share a nanny (..and, also looking for a nanny!) for 2-3 days per week, starting in January. Our daughter will be 5 months old and we are in the SE neighborhood near Mt Tabor. We are flexible on which days of the week we could do, but we're looking for hours ~8am-5pm. Open to a variety of different situations and are also available to host. Please contact Kat at klperez at gmail dot com. Thank you!

Creative Minds Learning Centers is Now Enrolling for All of Our Schools! Visit us at our Open House!

December 02, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

Visit us at our Sellwood School's Open House on December 3rd from 1pm-3pm! We will be offering complimentary holiday treats and will be happy to give you a tour of our school and answer any questions you may have!

Our Sellwood School is located at: 

7733 SE 13th, Portland, OR 97202

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We offer our teachers the rare ability to work with their children each day. Creative Minds teachers receive a generous Childcare Discount and have the ability to spend some time each day with their child. It is a rare opportunity that few parents receive! If you are interested in working for us, visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

Portland Nanny Looking for FT (Nanny share/my home/your home)

December 01, 2016

Hello! My name is Alaina and I am 28-year-old Portland native, who's hoping to find a 30-35 hour a week nanny position starting in January. I am available M-F, and open to many options! Nanny share, my home, your home, switching off throughout the week. Whatever is easiest for the family can be discussed. 

 I am a new mom to a soon to be 12 week little boy named Leo. He is the sweetest, most even tempered, curious, happy baby and I feel very lucky to be his mom. I started my last nanny job in January 2016, which I was with full time until September when I went on maternity leave. The plan was to return to work at the start of January 2017 and bring Leo with me, but things changed with the families work schedule and they can no longer guarantee a set amount of hours anymore, since the mom will be home more often.  I am going to miss them, they were a great family and we all got along really well. With that said, I am looking forward to my next nanny adventure! 

I have a couple options I am open to, and would be equally thrilled to be apart of. 

 The first being a nanny share with 2 babies at someone's house. Since I would be bringing Leo with me, I think it would be awesome to have other babies close to his age or even up to 1 year old. I've had friends in this scenario and they loved it and said it worked or great! Plus, Leo doesn't have many friends yet and I'm almost certain he would love some. :) 

The second being dropping off 1-2 babies with me. I live in SW Portland, although my place is very cute and perfect for my little family of 3 at the moment, it would sadly be too small to entertain multiple babies, so my parents has graciously offered their home to me. My parents live in Tigard, in the Morning Hill neighborhood. Very close to Summer Lake Park, and the new Progress Ridge developments. They have 5 grandchildren who love visiting because of their warm environment and lots of toys! There would be a designated play-room with cribs, age appropriate toys, and anything else needed for the babies. A clean kitchen for eating and snack time, and an awesome backyard with a new large deck for endless outdoor activities! 

For both of these scenarios I would charge $9.00 per child and would need to be guaranteed no less then 27-28 hours per week and not exceeding 35-38 hours. If only one child, pay would need to be increased but for the sake of each family and payment costs, I am really hoping for two children to cut costs for everyone! 

A little about me, my work history, and teaching style. 

I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend. Eating locally and as healthy as possible is very important for me. Which is why staying active, and eating fresh is definitely incorporated as much as possible when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover, and no better place to do that then the great outdoors. I grew up in a large family, with my parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. I now have 4 nieces, and the family keeps growing. I feel very lucky to have them all live close by so Leo can grow up surrounded by his grandparents and cousins. 

I have been working with children for the past ten years, from being a full time nanny, preschool teacher, and teacher assistant in the Beaverton School District. Even though all my jobs have been working with children, each job has proved different from the last. I have learned so much in each position, with the different types of teaching styles, parenting styles, ages, sibling behavior, and children with special needs, my passion for being a teacher/caregiver only grows stronger. 

Being a Nanny has always been my favorite job of them all. The bond and relationships you form are extremely rewarding and irreplaceable. I have nannied children ranging from 4MO-14years old. As a parent I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your children everyday for work, that’s why as a nanny I make sure the children know they are loved and cared for everyday, I am there for any questions and concerns they have, and am there to teach them and help them grow. I love to stay positive and active. From working in school environments in the past I have taken to implementing some things into my nanny life. Making sure each day has time for reading, crafts, down time, dance/play, and outdoor learning/activities. I know every family is different, some are more structured and scheduled, others may not follow a schedule, with that said I am open to whatever makes the family feel most at ease and comfortable. 

As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, food intake, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well. 

 I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, and references which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

 I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light housekeeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you! 

Email: Alainadindia@gmail.com   Phone: 503-789-5288

LEO MY BOY Leo!LEO AND ME
Leo and I! 

BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHNS

November 30, 2016

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Clairvetta's nannyshare will have an opening in March for  3 or 4 days of care per week.  I am located in North Portland not far from St Johns Bridge.  I care for a small group of 3 babies or sometimes just 2 babies from my home. Would love for a baby that is anywhere from 2 mths- 10 mths to join us. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  I can be flexible with early drop off time being 7:45 if needed. I am closed on Friday.
 
*Breast milk friendly  *Cloth diaper friendly  * Random updates for parents(text) * Walks in the neighborhood when the weather and schedule permits * "Get to know visit" before baby starts care *Date nights for parents offered by me *Baby signing.
 
I have over 15 years+ experience as a nanny. 
 
References are available to you.
 
Email nanny_clair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in learning more about rates & to schedule a visit. Please leave a contact number to be reached.
 
Cheers!

Now Enrolling! You could work with your Child Each Day!

November 29, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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We offer our teachers the rare ability to work with their children each day. Creative Minds teachers receive a generous Childcare Discount and have the ability to spend some time each day with their child. It is a rare opportunity that few parents receive! If you are interested in working for us, visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!

Visit us at our Open House during Decemberville on December 3rd at our Sellwood School! Located at 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 from 1-3pm! 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

 

Need Amazing Preschool? ChildRoots is Enrolling!

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Our preschool program is influenced by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children are powerful, independent, and capable; and our program is designed to nurture these traits to build empowered, confident thinkers, dreamers, and tinkerers.

  • We’re committed to building community. Multiple school-wide and class events throughout the year bring us together for celebration, conversation, and shared experiences.
  • Our daily atelier program offers children the chance to explore a variety of topics in small groups. See a sample atelier term schedule below.
  • On-site art studio offers each child the chance to experiment with a variety of different media, including sculpture, collage, printmaking, and textiles.

ATELIER SCHEDULE

Winter Atelier: Motion

Week 1: Woodshop
Week 2: Horticulture
Week 3: Movement
Week 4: Animation
Week 5: Locomotives
Week 6: Chemistry
Week 7: Advanced Filmmaking
Week 8: Water Science

Interested in learning more? Check out our website, give our enrollment office a call at (503) 235-1151, or shoot us an email. We can't wait to get in touch. 

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Portland's Voted Best Preschool Now Enrolling for All Ages! 7 Locations!

November 22, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

 

Our program received the most votes in the Preschool and Daycare category in Red Tricycle's 2016 Totally Awesome Awards! We are so honored to have received this award!

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Every Day Counts
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special, in-house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

Nanny or Nanny Share for Infant

November 20, 2016

CallahanHello! We are looking for a kind and loving nanny or a nanny share to join or create starting in January for our adorable daughter who will be 6 months old. We need care two long days a week from 6:00am to 6pm. We are still working out my schedule, so the hours may adjust slightly. Our schedule rotates during the weekdays but can work around three set days if needed. We live in the NE near Alberta Park. We are open to multiple situations:

-joining an existing nanny share or creating a new share with the same hours, some overlapping hours, or no shared hours in a situation that provides the nanny full-time work. We are open to a variety of age ranges for the kids.

-a new nanny just for us (we have a friend in the SE that needs care one 14 hour day almost every week if you're interested!)

-a stay-at-home mom that wouldn't mind an extra kiddo two days a week

We are not very well equipped to host a share (our home is pretty small and compartmentalized), so would prefer not to host the share if possible, but could if needed. We would love to find a family in the NE, but we're open to other locations as well. We are easy-going medical professionals in our early 30s
who value music, creative play, the outdoors, puddle jumping, attachment parenting, a growth mindset, and gentle discipline focusing on positive reinforcement. We prefer very little if any screen time. We would love to find a Spanish speaking situation as we hope to raise her bilingually, and will be teaching her baby sign language when the time comes. Let us know if you're interested or if you have any recommendations for us!

Thanks so much!

Erin and Erik

ebrown220@gmail.com

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for a Variety of Ages! Call to learn more about our enrollment specials!

November 18, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Every Day Counts
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special, in-house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

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Looking for nanny to start in January

November 17, 2016

I am looking for a loving, honest, reliable nanny to take care of my 2 year old son. The position will be for 4 days a week and approximately 37-40 hours a week. I also have a dog who is low maintenance but part of the family. :) I am relocating to Portland in January. I will be in Portland visiting and interviewing nannies December 8,9,10. Please contact me at rachelbauer88@gmail.com with any interest or leads. Thank you very much in advance. Happy Thanksgiving!

-Rachel

Peace Tree School, a Montessori community in NE Portland, is enrolling for Winter 2017

November 15, 2016

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

Peace Tree School is currently enrolling for Winter 2017 for children 15 months to 3 years. Our Montessori houses are located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of N/NE Portland. 

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

Open House information coming soon! 




 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations in the Portland Metro Area!

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

 

Openings at Willow Tree Preschool

November 14, 2016

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If you’re still searching for a sweet little preschool for your 2 1/2 to 5 year old come check us out! We’d love to expand our preschool community with a couple more kids and their families.

Willow Tree Preschool is a place for play, laughter and wonder. A place where children are invited to build meaning and make connections through playful inquiry and exploration.

We are in our 11th year as a community of learners; an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. 

At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development.

Weekly visits from the yoga, music and art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

 

Creative Mins is Now Enrolling for Children of All Ages! 7 Locations around Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin!

November 10, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We offer a very competitive childcare discount for the teachers at our schools, providing an opportunity for you to work in the same pace as your child is enrolled! We look forward to meeting you!**

ChildRoots is Enrolling Toddlers and Preschoolers!

November 09, 2016

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This is ChildRoots. We believe that children are capable and strong. They deserve beautiful spaces, high-quality materials, and curriculum that is built upon their interests. They deserve to be listened to and respected — their ideas are powerful. They deserve organic, whole foods; and spaces to run, jump, skip, and yell. They deserve a community that nurtures social and emotional intelligence and introduces letters and numbers. They deserve teachers that enliven their natural curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. We’re inspired by busy brains, running feet, and muddy puddles to stomp in. We ask questions, and respect each child’s innate curiosity. We look closer.

Our schools provide exceptional care for children ages 6 weeks - 6 years. Our preschool program promotes language, literacy, math, and kindergarten readiness through a holistic, child-led approach. Our on-site art studios spark creativity. Our atelier program offers children the opportunity to delve deep into such fascinating topics as engineering, history, physics, kinetic art, printmaking, and drama. Open-ended, natural toys and loose parts inspire wonder and enliven curiosity. The loving relationships that children build with teachers and friends over their years here shape their community.

They say that it takes a village to raise a child. Welcome to ChildRoots -- we’re here for you. We’d love to be a part of your village.

For more information, please visit our website, or give us a call. We’re here to help.

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-School

November 07, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

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Nanny needed - Wednesdays

We are in need of a nanny on Wednesdays from 9-3:00 starting early December.  We have 2 children, a 4 year old girl and 2 year old boy.  Our home is in Sellwood, we really love the community here and have made great relationships in our neighborhood.  Our home is where the nanny will be based.  Dad works full time as an engineer and mom works part time as a nurse practitioner. We both enjoy running, biking, camping, have a great social network and enjoy the outdoors.

Some things that are important to us in a nanny:

  • Open, loving, dependable and FUN nanny that likes the outdoors.

Some things about us

  • Average Oregonian parenting philosophy. We vaccinate our kids, etc.
  • No food concerns/restrictions etc.
  • It is important to us that our nanny is ok with taxes being deducted.

Josh

joshfeds@gmail.com

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! Contact us For Enrollment Specials Today!

November 04, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

 

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Wildflowers Preschool has an opening!

November 03, 2016

Wildflowers Preschool has opened up one full time spot for a child at least 2.5 and potty trained.  This opening is available starting asap for the 2016/2017 school year!  

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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Nanny Share in SE Portland

November 01, 2016

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Hi Portland Families! My name is Diana and I offer an in home nanny share for up to 3 children ages 18 months to 3 years. I'm a mama, experienced nanny with excellent references and a professional artist located in SE Portland, Woodstock. My clean, safe, cozy home features plenty of bright cheery play space, an art studio and a lovely fenced yard. I practice Gentle AP parenting with my own 2.5 year old son. I'm cloth diaper, baby wearing and nursing friendly. I offer the attentiveness and all the benefits of a nanny while also offering peer socialization and the fun of playing with other similar aged children. Coming to my house is like a playdate everyday! I am not a daycare center, or a school with a strict schedule, I listen to the specific needs of you and your child. My goal is to create the same atmosphere and high standards that I would want for my own child. Feel free to contact me and let me know what your needs are. I look forward to hearing from you!

Email: dianacomstock@gmail.com

 

Nanny Share in SE Portland

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Hi Portland Families! My name is Diana and I offer an in home nanny share for up to 3 children ages 18 months to 3 years. I'm a mama, experienced nanny with excellent references and a professional artist located in SE Portland, Woodstock. My clean, safe, cozy home features plenty of bright cheery play space, an art studio and a lovely fenced yard. I practice Gentle AP parenting with my own 2.5 year old son. I'm cloth diaper, baby wearing and nursing friendly. I offer the attentiveness and all the benefits of a nanny while also offering peer socialization and the fun of playing with other similar aged children. Coming to my house is like a playdate everyday! I am not a daycare center, or a school with a strict schedule, I listen to the specific needs of you and your child. My goal is to create the same atmosphere and high standards that I would want for my own child. Feel free to contact me and let me know what your needs are. I look forward to hearing from you!

Email: dianacomstock@gmail.com

 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling at all 7 Locations!

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

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Family Education Night Wed. Nov. 2nd 6:00 - 7:00pm Frog Song Montessori Preschool 8500 NE Siskiyou St

October 31, 2016

This event is open to EVERYONE! Family members, fellow parents, neighbors and friends...are you curious about Montessori education?
 
 
Here is a little more information on the parent education night! Our lead teacher, Claire, will start with a general description of Montessori education, including how it was developed, it's characteristics, and how it supports the development of the age group. We will then delve into an area of the classroom and how the principles are applied and what that looks like on a day to day basis. 
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After that we will be choosing someone from the audience to give a lesson to! Then everyone will observe the lesson and you will get to see what your child means when they come home and say they had a lesson on something :)
 
There will be plenty of time for questions, comments and a sharing of how Montessori has affected your family!
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Child care will be provided nextdoor by our assistant teacher, Danny.
 
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Frog Song is open to children ages 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.

Please visit our website:

frogsong.dharma-rain.org

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact Shin’yu Vitells:

Frog Song Montessori Preschool
8500 NE Siskiyou St
Portland, OR  97220

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

 
See you there!

Now Enrolling for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kinder! Call today!

October 28, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

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In Home Daycare SE Montavilla

October 27, 2016

Infants to 4 years are my specialty. Science shows this is the most crucial time for brain development in our children and my home is an ideal setting for the education, stimulus, and care to give your loved ones.

I have over 30 years 'experience with children in my home, where they will interact with each other and learn valuable social skills, practice letters and numbers during our daily lesson time, enjoy family-style dining for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and explore the neighborhood and learn about nature in our annual garden.

My low ratios ensure that each child is given the individual attention they need to thrive. I have been the care provider for many of my families for their childhood and am now caring for their own children.

I also understand that sometimes parents need some adult time, I offer an affordable way for you to go out to dinner or have a night alone as well by extending my services later or overnight on occasion.

 I currently have 2 openings, rates start at $200/week, I'd love to give you a tour, give me a call today!

Sandy Miller

503.256.5760

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by Certified Teacher

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is an 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 currently have limited availability for children under 2 and almost full availability for children 2 and older.
  • 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

Marigold Preschool in NE Portland

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood) and we're looking for a couple of new friends! Our program is open Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, for ages 2.5-5 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We believe in holistic and hands-on education.  Our days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play! DSC_2151-2

For more information about our sweet program please contact Miss Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

Now Enrolling for Select Age Groups! Contact us TODAY for more information!

October 25, 2016

Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. 

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Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music, and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests

 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

 

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Seeking family to join our (Spanish speaking) nanny share in SE Portland

Hello! 

We have a wonderful nanny who is caring for our 7-month old son three days a week at our home in SE Portland (Woodstock neighborhood). We are looking for another baby to join us, ideally between 4 and 10 months old but may consider other ages also. We are open to hosting at our house as well as alternating homes depending on location. We are already pretty well equipped for nanny share as far as gear goes (double stroller, extra crib and nap space, good proximity to parks and activities, etc). The schedule is currently M-W, but we may be able to flex that some, and we may also consider expanding beyond the 3 days/week. Our son is a happy, easygoing, and active fellow, and we are excited for him to have a playmate! Our nanny speaks primarily in Spanish and is very active throughout the day, going out for walks regularly and engaging in interactive, educational play. 

If this sounds like a good fit for your family please email me at kimmis@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Part-Time Nanny Needed in SE Portland

October 24, 2016

Hello! We're looking for a caring, dependable, education/play-oriented part-time nanny for roughly 25 hours a week. Our two children are 7 and 4, and love arts and crafts, music, books, and being outside.

The schedule is M/W/F after school, and all day Tues/Thurs. The location for care switches weekly between our 2 houses, dad's in South Tabor and mom's in Woodstock. Some very light housekeeping would be helpful--mainly just cleaning up after craft time, etc., and some meal prep (really just snacks and lunches).

We'd love to know a little bit about you, your child care philosophy and methods, and how you see yourself a great fit for joining our family. Compensation is negotiable, but hoping to land around local average pay. Please email Brian at bk@fatpause.com if interested.

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Preschool Open House @ CR - THIS WEDNESDAY!

Do you have a 2, 3, 4, or 5-year-old? You won’t want to miss our preschool open house! This is your chance to tour ChildRoots, meet our teachers, and experience our art and science-based preschool program. Children (and adults!) will have a chance to investigate our materials, sample our food, and check out our curriculum hands-on. Applications will be accepted on-site. Don’t miss out – spaces fill quickly!

Wednesday, October 26th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
ChildRoots Northwest
1740 NW Flanders St.
503.235.1151

 

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We believe that children are capable and strong. They deserve beautiful spaces, high-quality materials, and curriculum that is built upon their interests. They deserve to be listened to and respected — their ideas are powerful. They deserve organic, whole foods; and spaces to run, jump, skip, and yell. They deserve a community that nurtures social and emotional intelligence and introduces letters and numbers. They deserve teachers that enliven their natural curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. We’re inspired by busy brains, running feet, and muddy puddles to stomp in. We ask questions, and respect each child’s innate curiosity. We look closer.

Our schools provide exceptional care for children ages 6 weeks - 6 years. Our preschool program promotes language, literacy, math, and kindergarten readiness through a holistic, child-led approach. Our on-site art studios spark creativity. Our atelier program offers children the opportunity to delve deep into such fascinating topics as engineering, history, physics, kinetic art, printmaking, and drama. Open-ended, natural toys and loose parts inspire wonder and enliven curiosity. The loving relationships that children build with teachers and friends over their years here shape their community.

They say that it takes a village to raise a child. Welcome to ChildRoots -- we’re here for you. We’d love to be a part of your village.

For more information, please visit our website, or give us a call at 503.235.1151.