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.

Seeking PT Nanny in SE Portland

Seeking an awesome and loving person to care for an adorable baby boy while his Mama works from home ~16 hours/week.

Our baby boy is currently 2.5 months old and we are seeking someone to care for him in our SE Portland home while Mama works out of the home office (Dad works outside the home).  Mama will be home 90% of the time and will be mostly sequestered in the office in the garage, though she will continue to breastfeed baby on demand and be in and out of the house for snacks, bathroom, etc.

Our parenting style mostly aligns with attachment parenting, e.g. babywearing, breastfeeding, bedsharing, following baby’s lead, etc.  We use cloth diapers and when baby starts solids we intend to follow the baby led weaning approach.

You should have experience caring for young infants and be comfortable with cloth diapers and babywearing (we have several carriers).  You will have your own transportation to our home but we don’t expect you to transport baby in your car/bike/bus, though we could revisit this as baby gets older.  You don’t need to do any housework and you’d be welcome to snack on whatever we have in our cupboards.

We live in SE Portland near 50th and Hawthorne.  We need childcare Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, starting immediately and lasting for a year, possibly a little longer (until he starts a toddler daycare program).

If interested, please contact Ali Briggs-Ungerer at alisonbriggsungerer@gmail.com

Frog Song Montessori Preschool Expanding Enrollment We’re adding two new students to our class!!

October 23, 2016

OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th
Come and visit the classroom 9:30 to 11:00am 

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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.

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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 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.
To schedule a visit or for more information,

contact Shin’yu Vitells:

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

Please visit our website:

frogsong.dharma-rain.org 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infant/Toddler Childcare looking for Experienced Childcare Specialist

October 22, 2016

Marti's Place, a Certified home-based childcare specializing in infants and toddlers up to age three, is searching for an experienced childcare specialist to work full time. We are located in the NE Alameda neighborhood.  We are a small group and believe in a small ratio.  We are play based and love the feel of a large family.  We work closely together as a team.  You must have a comfortable and nurturing personality, enjoy playing outdoors daily, and know appropriate developmental practices.  This position can move up to a supervisory role.  

You must have at least one year's experience working with this age group in a certified setting. You must be in the Central Background Registry and have infant/toddler First Aid and CPR.  If interested, please check out our website and email your resume as well as a cover letter.  I will contact you for an interview.

Marti

Marti's Place

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SEEKING FAMILY TO SHARE CARE IN N/NE/SE PORTLAND

October 21, 2016

 

Hi! We recently hired a fantastic nanny and are looking to share care with another family; we have an almost 3 year old (November birthday) girl and a 4 month old girl (born in June). We are located in NE Portland (Rose City Park) and would be looking to share care up to 4 days a week, generally between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. 

A little about us- We are working parents- my husband is in sales and I'm a policy analyst with a local non-profit- of an active, curious and happy toddler. Our 4 month old is already an easy second- mellow and goes with the flow of her older sister! We eat healthy (but are not overly organic and allow some sugar in her diet), encourage outside play, limit screen time and do maintain daily routines as much as possible. We do have a 6 year old black lab that thinks he is one of the "girls". 

We are happy to share care between our homes or host the share. Our nanny is kind, very warm towards the girls, engages them in appropriate play (she brings her own bag of goodies, including books, wraps for infants etc.) and is very comfortable with our routine. She is a graduate of the NW Nannies Institute and can provide references/information upon request. 

We are looking for a family that would be looking for similar hours of care (with the possibility that could use the nanny on the 5th day if need full time care), has a toddler close in age to our toddler (may consider more than 1 child) and is willing to pay between $10-12/hour for shared care, with taxe s deducted (can show you how to do that!). 

If you are interested and would like to explore sharing care with us, please email Danielle at thesobes at gmail.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Creative Minds is Enrolling! Contact us today for information about available spaces at a school near you!

14642261_10153893275741641_7126534342030433023_nCreative 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. 
 

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.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions!**

Seeking Nanny / Nanny Share in SE (Buckman Neighborhood)

October 20, 2016

Hello!

We are seeking:

-- A like minded family to share a nanny with our 2-month-old (he will be 4 months old at the time of care)
-- A loving, dependable nanny for our child 
-- Or alternatively, to join another family who already has a care provider in place

We are parents in our early-30s who value art, nature, music, free play, and quality family and social time! We are still working on finding a nanny. If you already have a nanny and have room for one more, we'd also be willing to join you! We plan to set up nanny care Monday-Friday, full time, beginning in December or January. We'd prefer a family close by to our house (near Buckman school), but location can also be split between houses.

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

Thank you!

Teacher Position at AlderWood Preschool!

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AlderWood Preschool is looking for a new Lead Teacher. Hours are 7:30am-4:30pm, the end time is somewhat flexible. Pay is salary, negotiable, and based on experience. We are located in NE Portland. 

We are a small, play-based program. We focus on social emotional development; such as building friendship skills, teaching conflict resolution, and encouraging self-motivation. The lead teacher would oversee all aspects of the day's schedule, and has 2 assistant teachers. Creating a safe, calm environment in which the children can explore freely is the number one priority. 

To apply, there is a required minimum 3 years teaching preschool, minimum 1 year as a lead teacher. 

Our program is inspired by Montessori and Reggio Emilia, so a teacher with a background in either of these methods would be ideal. 

We practice integration of children with special needs, so candidates need to be interested in fostering adaptable environments and inclusivity. 

Please read through our website to get a better idea of what our program is about: www.alderwoodpreschool.com

We welcome teachers from all cultures and backgrounds. 

If you think you would be a good fit, email your resume (no cover letter), and include in the body of the email a bit about yourself: your interests, schedule, educational philosophy. 

Thank You!

 

Pea Pod Playschool

October 19, 2016

Join us for some fun free events:

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Halloween Kid's Concert on Sunday, October 30 from 4-6pm. Indie Folk Kid's music by the Bees & the Buzz. Costumes encouraged, bring a dish to share. Suggested donation $5/family. Please park on the street or in the lot across NE Couch. Rain or shine. 4911 NE Couch Street.

Babe Cafe every Thursday from 9-11am. Open to caretakers with children 0-18 months. Check our Facebook page for updates @peapodpdx. October 20 will be hosted by Miss Michelle, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and story-teller. Michelle performs an interactive puppet show that uses simple finger games, songs and seasonal stories. She is also the founder of The Nurtured Path and the Presently Pregnant Program. $2-5 suggested donation but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Pea Pod Playschool has openings for our 2 day group for kids 15-24 months. This is a cooperative parent run program that meets Tu/Thur from 9am -12pm with a monthly fee of $140. Please visit www.peapodpdx.org for more information or email membership@peapodpdx.org to schedule a visit.

 

Now Enrolling Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten! Contact us for Enrollment Specials Today!

October 18, 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. 
 

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. 

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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, 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!**

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Olive Branch School Montessori in NoPo Space for Jan 2017 & Waitlist

October 17, 2016

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Now Accepting enrollment for January 2017 and waitlist for September 2017-2018, ages 2.5 years -5 years (must be self-toileting or in pull-ups on the way to self-toileting). A space on the waitlist guarantees your child placement in the program.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old (preschool- 12038711_1680951092128110_2831906448133791129_okindergarten), and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413, 7:1 ratio, vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym on premises, gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child.


To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750 monthly)attendance. We do accept ERDC.

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. We also offer tutoring services for older children.

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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NE Portland Happy Days Preschool Now Enrolling 2-5!

Happy Days Preschool is now enrolling for littles aged 2-5! We offer half and full day, child guided education for curious learners in a home based preschool in NE Portland. We...

    -are a Reggio Emilia inspired, play-based preschool located on a 1/4 acre property
    -see students as complete, unique, important social beings
    -value our families & children of color, queer families & children and families & children with special rights
    -accept students ages 2-5
    -do not require students to be potty trained
    -provide organic, vegetarian snacks every day
  

Curriculum includes gardening, open ended art projects, songs, dance, puppetry, story time, STEM and STEAM based learning.

Email Anna & Chloe to schedule a tour or ask for enrollment information now!

email: happydayspreschool.pdx@gmail.com
website: www.happydayspreschoolpdx.com
instagram: happydayspreschool

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SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY HAS OPENINGS! NE PDX

October 16, 2016

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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of the young  child.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we are right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited as we keep our group small.  Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program including tuition rates will be provided via email at your request. 

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Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

 

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

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.

Openings at Willow Tree Preschool

October 10, 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.

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

Now Enrolling Infants through Private Kindergarten

October 07, 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. 
 

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:  14462810_10153848172061641_1992232871758553341_n

  • 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!*

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High Quality Nannies On-Call 24/7

October 06, 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

Part time nanny needed for 3 girls

October 04, 2016

We are the lucky parents of three amazing daughters ages 6, 4 and 9 months. We are looking for weekday shift coverage between when dad leaves for work coaching at PCC and when mom gets home from teaching high school. Most days this is about 3:15-4:15pm with a longer span on Mondays (about 7-10 hours per week). We live in SE Portland close to the Holgate library and would prefer someone watch the girls at our house. If you are interested please email your resume to Amy at msmorrell@gmail.com and/or John at johnbslaughter@yahoo.com.

Its not too late to start the school year with Creative Minds! Enroll Today!

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.
 

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. 

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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, 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!*

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ChildRoots is Enrolling Now -- Come Tour Tonight!

October 03, 2016

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Come by for a tour of our spaces this evening (Monday, October 3rd) at 6:30 PM! RSVP here.

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 2, 3, and 4-year olds 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

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 01, 2016

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 program please contact Miss Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

Pre School, Pre-K and Kindergarten openings at Creative Minds Learning Centers

September 30, 2016


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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.

 

 

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!*

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5-Star Rated Concordia Montessori has One Rare Preschool Opening

September 29, 2016

Concordia Montessori is a small, private in-home Montessori community providing an affordable, quality, full-day educational environment in our NE Portland neighborhood.  Our primary program serves children aged 2.5 - 6 years old who are ready to transition out of their toddler programs and who are using the toilet independently.  This classroom, established in 2010, is led by an AMS credentialed Montessori lead guide who has taught for more than 17 years and a highly experienced full-time assistant. 

We are state-certified and hold a 5-star quality rating from the State of Oregon.  Our large outdoor space allows children to be outside each day - running, climbing, and exploring and caring for our large organic food garden and small chicken flock.  Inside, our authentic Montessori manipulatives and lessons entice exploration and experimentation in language, science, culture, art, music, physical movement, and math.  Please visit our website at www.concordiamontessori.com for more details about our program and how to apply for this last minute availability for the 2016-17 school year.

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Seeking Infant Nanny-share in SE Starting March 2017

September 28, 2016

Hi, we are seeking a family to join a nanny share with our soon-to-be born son. We anticipate care starting in March, at which point he'll be a little over 3-months old. 

We are parents in our mid-30s who value the outdoors, music, free play and quality family time! 

We are still working on finding a care provider. If you have secured a care provider, we'd also be willing to join you! We will be planning on providing care Monday-Friday, full time. We'd prefer a family close by to our house (near Mt. Tabor Park), but location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. 

If you are interested, please email me (Annie) at anniebryant@gmail.com to discuss further.

Thanks for thinking of us! 

Babysitter available days and evenings!

About me:

  • Master's degree in Art Therapy with children
  • Former Preschool Teacher
  • Skilled with Infants
  • Former Children's Museum Educator
  • Lots of Nanny experience
  • CPR & First Aid certified

I'm available evenings, weekends, and some weekdays.  I usually have one full weekday open per week.  The day varies, but I know my schedule a month in advance.  I'm currently nannying for a wonderful boy (who I've been with for 6 years) and a delightful 2 year old girl. 

I look forward to meeting your family!

Natalie

Natalierenehunt@gmail.com

Creative Minds Learning Center - Preschool, Pre-K, and Kinder spots available!

September 27, 2016

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Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. 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. 

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.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions!**

ChildRoots is Enrolling!

September 26, 2016

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

We're inspired by scientific inquiry, natural and open-ended materials, messy mud puddles, big movements and loud voices, and the question "why?". Through open dialogue and experimentation, our teachers observe, research, and guide children's discovery of the world around them. We are currently enrolling 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

Save $75 on urbanMamas' Favorite Sitters & Nannies - Special Offer!

September 23, 2016

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Find child care help for all of your fall needs 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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Join UrbanSitter for free now & receive a $75 credit to use toward your first booking anytime before September 30th! 

Creative Minds Learning Center - Receive $100 off each month for the first three months when you enroll today!*

*Some Restrictions Apply. Please contact us for more information! We have spots available in our Pre-School, Pre-K and Kinder classrooms! 

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Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. 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. 

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

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Full and Part Time Child Care Opening

September 21, 2016

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

Creative Minds Learning Centers Now Enrolling!

September 20, 2016

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Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. 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. 

CMLC Programs Offer:14333788_10153808380661641_2420894443385082163_n

  • 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

ChildRoots is Enrolling!

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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 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

SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY HAS OPENINGS! NE PDX

September 19, 2016

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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of the young  child.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we are right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited as we keep our group small.  Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program including tuition rates will be provided via email at your request. 

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Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

 

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.

Sweet Day Community School Openings

September 16, 2016

Sweet Day is a State Certified, in-home childcare located in SE Richmond. 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 5 years old. 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 and to schedule a tour. Sweet Day

ENROLL WITH CREATIVE MINDS TODAY! Open House 9/17!

Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. 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. 12366490_10153223124446641_6170325904362916935_n

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. 

If you missed the Open House last weekend, don't worry! We are having another Open House at our Broadway Location on Saturday, September 17th, from 10am-Noon!

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

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Seeking family to share care in N/NE/SE Portland

September 14, 2016

Hi! We recently hired a fantastic nanny and are looking to share care with another family; we have an almost 3 year old (November birthday) girl and a 3 month old girl (born in June). We are located in NE Portland (Rose City Park) and would be looking to share care up to 4 days a week, generally between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. 

A little about us- We are working parents- my husband is in sales and I'm a policy analyst with a local non-profit- of an active, curious and happy toddler. Our 3 month old is already an easy second- mellow and goes with the flow of her older sister! We believe in letting our toddler experience/explore without hovering  and are always ready to support/teach. We eat healthy (but are not overly organic and allow some sugar in her diet), encourage outside play, limit screen time and do maintain daily routines as much as possible. We do have a 6 year old black lab that thinks he is one of the "girls". 

We have had a nanny caring for our toddler for the duration of her life; we just started with our current nanny and do have past experience with shares with our former nanny. We are happy to share care between our homes or host the share. Our new nanny is also well versed in shares as her last family also used shared care. She is kind, very warm towards the girls, engages them in appropriate play (she brings her own bag of goodies, including books, wraps for infants etc.) and is very comfortable with our routine. She is a graduate of the NW Nannies Institute and can provide references/information as requested. 

We are looking for a family that would be looking for similar hours of care (with the possibility that could use the nanny on the 5th day if need full time care), has a toddler close in age to our toddler (may consider more than 1 child) and is willing to pay between $10-12/hour for shared care, with taxes deducted (can show you how to do that!). 

If you are interested and would like to explore sharing care with us, please email Danielle at thesobes at gmail.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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