Open House Friday Feb. 17th 9:30 - 11:00

February 14, 2017

You are invited to observe our Montessori classroom and join in the fun! Once each month we open our classroom to visitors and families interested in Montessori education. If you are unable to come during the open house time, please contact Shin'yu to schedule a tour.

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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. We are accepting applications for fall 2017.

Summer 2017 we will have five, one week sessions, of nature themed summer camp. 

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

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Located on 14 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 a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

Please visit our website: Frog-song-montessori-preschool-header-mobile

frogsong.dharma-rain.org

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

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

20th Birthday Specials! Creative Minds Celebrates 20 years!

Creative Minds Learning Centers has been serving families in Portland for 20 years! We currently operate seven eco-friendly schools throughout 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! Join us at our Open House on February 25th from 10am-1pm at our Tualatin and Happy Valley schools. Please visit our Facebook page for more information! This is a great opportunity to bring your kiddo to the school to get a private tour of our facility and to take as much time as you need asking questions or playing in one of our classrooms. We look forward to meeting you! 

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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, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Bring your resume the Open House on the 25th for immediate consideration!**

NOW ENROLLING: Blooming Rose Preschool in Arbor Lodge

February 11, 2017

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Blooming Rose Preschool in the charming Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland is now enrolling for 2017-2018! First day of school is June 14 2017!

 

We offer quality, full day schooling and childcare for littles ages 2-5 in a cozy in-home setting! Families may choose from 3day/wk, 4day/wk, or 5day/wk schedules. We are open M-F, 8:00am-5:30pm. We are close to Arbor Lodge Park & Harper's Playground, community gardens, and are nestled on a quiet street perfect for neighborhood walks and exploring! 

 

It is our mission to value children, their families, and the environments in which they come from! Our days are filled with art projects, free play, outside exploration, music, instruments, dancing, naptime, school provided organic snacks, and much, much more! :) 

 

Located near: Adidas Campus, Kaiser Interstate, New Seasons, Green Zebra, and Chief Joseph Elementary School. 

 

Please take a look at our website for more information and pictures! To set up a school tour or for questions, please email us at bloomingrosepreschool@gmail.com ! We look forward to hearing from you and your family! 

Website: bloomingrosepreschool.com 

 

Check us out on:

Instagram: @bloomingrosepreschool

Facebook: Blooming Rose Preschool 

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

February 10, 2017

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Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2.5-5 years old. We're looking for a couple of new friends to join our year-round program!

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 philosophies. We believe in holistic, hands-on education as well as continuously honoring each child's uniqueness. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
We are especially convenient to the Roseway/East Cully/Madison South neighborhoods, but our families commute from all parts of town to be a part of our sweet community.
For more information about our program, please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

 

Olive Branch School Montessori 4 Spaces Open

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Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018 waitlist (4 guaranteed spaces open, availability now), for ages 2.5 years -6 years. Children must be in pull-ups for September 1 2017.

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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.

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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 IMG_5043Registry, 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 olivebranchschool.com, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life. See our days
in action on our OBS FaceBook Page. and view our ad on PDXChildCare

Small Wonders: Enrolling for Summer and Fall Starts

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And more tours coming March 3rd and March 14th! We are presently hosting tours for those looking ahead to summer 2017 and the 2017-18 school year. Now enrolling for summer and fall starts toddlers with birthdays 12/15/16-11/1/17. We have select limited preschool openings for those 3 and older. Located in NE Portland we serve families at our Hollywood location and are pleased to announce our NEW LOCATION opening August 2017 at Grant Park one block off of 33rd along Knott.  Please visit our website to learn more about this new offering and connect with us at enrollment@smallwondersschool.org to RSVP to an upcoming tour and information session--all sessions to be hosted at our Hollywood location.

Enrollment packets are presently being distributed, tour now and secure your fall option! We look forward to sharing the school with you!

 

WARM AND FRIENDLY PRESCHOOL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

Creative Minds Learning Centers has been serving families in Portland for 20 years! We currently operate seven eco-friendly schools throughout 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! 

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Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary by enrolling before February 28th! You could be eligible to receive $100 off full time tuition for three months! We also are offering 20th Anniversary Registration Specials and Part Time Specials! Call us today for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits!**

Portland Play Project - Open House - March 11

February 09, 2017

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Enrolling now! Please check out our Reggio-inspired, play based and ecologically focused NE Portland Preschool. Our Open House is Saturday, March 11. 10-11am and 3-4pm.

RSVP info@portlandplayproject.com 

www.portlandplayproject.com 

Childcare Openings

Hi all! My name is Charlene Adams and I'm an in home childcare provider in North Portland. I'm located between Morgan St and Buffalo St. I've been doing childcare out of my home for about 8 years now, but before this, I was a childcare teacher at Legacy Emanuel's Childcare center. I worked there for a little over 21 years, but after they closed down due to lack of funding, I was forced to find another job. In home childcare has been a perfect fit! I'm a licensed childcare provider and I have my food handler's card, my recognizing child abuse certification, CPR, first aid, and an approved background check. In my care, we have a set schedule which consists of sign language lessons, learning their ABC's and numbers, story time, and a daily walk (if the weather is nice). Meals are provided. My hours are 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday -Friday. Currently, I have two full time children (age 2 and 4 months). I like to keep my group small by not going over 6 kids. I have one opening for an infant and 3 openings for other ages (up to age 3). If you'd like more information, you can shoot me an email at adamscharlene1965@yahoo.com OR you can give me a call at (503) 891-6838. Thanks! I hope to hear from you!

AlderWood Preschool now enrolling!

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AlderWood Preschool is now enrolling for fall, with the possibility of starting sooner if space allows! 

We are a small, unique program that focuses on social/emotional development. 

Email to set up a tour: alderwoodpreschool@gmail.com

Check out our website for more information www.alderwoodpreschool.com

Nanny needed for Mon-Fri evening work

Amazing nanny sought for evening work 5 days a week, long term job in Sabin neighborhood.

Your evenings with us will look like this:
Starting around 4pm, prepare food and do a quick tidy up, then collect our two girls (18 months and 3 1/2) from 2 nearby daycare locations around 5pm in our family car, feed them, hang out and play, bathe the kids every other day and get in pjs ready for parents getting home around 7pm. 
 
Key qualities in the person we are looking for: 
Warm, fun, level-headed personality with excellent, upfront communication skills and a flexible attitude. 
Be excited about joining in with imaginative play, dance parties and telling stories, have strategies for encouraging picky kids to enjoy their food and be skilled at diffusing fraught tempers and games that get too rough. Humor and the ability to keep your cool will be critical tools in your armory for our energetic girls! 
 
Nuts and bolts: 
Experience caring for siblings/ multiple children; experience with young toddlers to pre-schoolers; clean driving license; first aid trained; great references. Pay is $15 hour. 2 weeks off over Christmas, one week off at the end of July, most national holidays off, other holidays negotiable. 
 
We would love to find someone who likes keeping their space generally tidy, is happy to throw on a load of laundry a few times a week, and if you enjoy cooking enough so that mom and dad can skip having to make our own supper a couple nights a week that would be a huge bonus!
 
We don't yet have a start date locked down but it will be within the next 2-4 months. We're starting our search early in the hope of finding a mega star who will become part of our family for years to come.
If this could be you please get in touch - alice.bird@gmail.com
 
Alice, Matt, Bonnie and Eloise.

Creative Minds Learning Center is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Call for 20th Anniversary Specials!

February 08, 2017

Creative Minds has been serving families in Portland for 20 years! We currently operate seven eco-friendly schools throughout 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! 

 

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Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary by enrolling before February 28th! You could be eligible to receive $100 off full time tuition for three months! We also are offering 20th Anniversary Registration Specials and Part Time Specials! Call us today for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits!**

Blooming Rose Preschool in Arbor Lodge !

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Blooming Rose Preschool in the charming Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland is now enrolling for 2017-2018!!! 

 

We offer quality, full day schooling and childcare for littles ages 2-5 in a cozy in-home setting! We are close to Arbor Lodge Park & Harper's Playground, community gardens, and are nestled on a quiet street perfect for neighborhood walks and exploring! 

 

It is our mission to value children, their families, and the environments in which they come from! Our days are filled with art projects, free play, outside exploration, music, instruments, dancing, naptime, school provided organic snacks, and much, much more! :) 

 

Located near: Adidas Campus, Kaiser Interstate, New Seasons, Green Zebra, and Chief Joseph Elementary School. 

 

Please take a look at our website for more information and pictures! To set up a school tour or for questions, please email us at bloomingrosepreschool@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you and your family! 

Website: bloomingrosepreschool.com 

 

Check us out on:

Instagram: @bloomingrosepreschool

Facebook: Blooming Rose Preschool 

Looking for babysitter for 6mo and 2 yr old- loving family in SW Portland

Hello UrbanMamas community! We're a loving family located in SW Portland with a 6mo old boy, 2yr old girl, dog and cat, in search of a reliable, fun and equally  loving babysitter for occasional needs. We're hoping to build a long term relationship with a babysitter or several, in the hopes we can work together for many years to come. Due to  changing work schedules and sometimes late evening or very early morning work hours, we're occasionally in need of babysitting help on weekdays. Additionally, we're hoping to find a sitter who can help with weekend date nights as well, and comfortable doing bed time with two kids.

Our children are currently enrolled in full time daycare; however, our work schedules occasionally demand early morning and late evening care, which could offer an opportunity for babysitting care for one or both kids during a full week day.

We'd love to find the right fit for our family and hope to hear from you!

Adam and Anne

abranf@gmail.com

617.447.3512

SAHM hoping to watch 1-2 babies in cozy/kid friendly home!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Alaina, I am a 29 year old Portland native, looking to help out a couple families in need. I have posted on here before, and I think this time I have finally figured out what will work best, and am very excited about the future as a nanny and mom! I have a 5 month old named Leo, he is such a happy sweet little guy, and being his mom has been my favorite job yet! With that said, its time for me to get back to work after these 5 months of quality time and add a couple more babies into the mix! My ideal situation is to watch one to two babies in my home.

ABOUT ME.

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. I have 10+ years experience with multiples, every single full time nanny job I have had in the past has been with 2+ children at a time, when I worked in the daycare it was a 4-1 ratio, of ages 3mon-1 year. I love to stay active with the children I care for, from going to the zoo, children museum, nature walks, cooking parties, library, and silly dance times throughout day, I am always trying to stay energetic and engaged. I am hands on, and interactive, but also respect the Montessori teachings and think its important children know how to play and use their imaginations on their own at times also.  A little glimpse into my day as a nanny watching your child would be something like this.

MORNING: Warm welcome! Breakfast (if needed) followed by floor time (i.e..tummy time, crawling, sitting up, sharing toys, and books) I have a johnny jump up, bumbo, walkers, and play mats to keep us active. This will be a time to interact with one another, sing songs (a record player with lots of fun music, Harry Belafonte seems to be one of Leo's favorite to bounce along to!) nursery rhymes, read books, scream and yell, chat, and play with lots of energy. Working on fine motor skills, and getting lots of one on one attention.


SNACK/BOTTLE TIME/quiet story with lullabies.

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AFTERNOON: Daily walks to the library or to the park (5 minute walk). Being outside is very important to me, fresh air makes everyone happier! Followed by more play time, books, music, and art projects (once they are of age) to get creative with some paints and crayons!
I don't follow any schedule EXTREMELY closely, but I like to incorporate some structure, with those main activities during the day. Of course on sunny days we can picnic outside, play longer on the grass, and dance outside instead of inside! My main focus is on the children, and making sure they feel safe, loved and cared for throughout the day.
(Of course as the children get older, activities and daily routines would change to fit age and interests)

As of right now we are currently in a one bedroom. (Plans of a two bedroom are within a couple months, same location just waiting on one to open up) so in the very near future there will be more room for everyone. In the meantime I don't see our current living quarters as space issue. We have Leo's area of toys, books, changing table, rugs to play on, and a rocking chair. We have a crib and can easily set up a couple Pack N plays for nap time in the bedroom. I am located in Raleigh Hills area, just down the road from Raleigh park and the Library. Lots of great neighborhood to walk around in, and a nice big from lawn for run around play time.

I know leaving your kid during the day is extremely hard, that is why as a mom and a nanny I want to make you feel as comfortable as possible with knowing your child is in good care. We can stay in touch throughout the day by texting, and I will certainly keep track of your child's day with notes of eating, sleeping, activities, and other fun things that were don't throughout the day. With dropping your child off with me during the day you can be assured they will get one on one attention, other interaction with kids of close to the same age, and lots of play time! I think this is a fun, unique setting for a child to not feel overwhelmed in a daycare setting, but also have other kids their age to interact with and grow close with. I am not claiming to be an in-home daycare, I am a new mom who loved being a nanny and is hoping to get the opportunity to combine my two loves and create my dream job.

My rate would be $9hr per child.

I am open and willing to work with different schedules and times during the day. I hope to at the least have 25hrs a week per kid, and no more then 35hr (but again, open for discussion) Also open to nanny share.

Location is SW Portland, Raleigh Hills. Near the Fred Meyer and New Seasons off Beaverton Hillsdale.

I have a list of great references that would love to talk to you, I am CPR certified, and am willing to send my resume.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Alaina

Alainadindia@gmail.com
503-789-5288

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Peace Tree School, a community Montessori school, is enrolling children 3 months to 5 years!

February 07, 2017

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 We are a Montessori community with locations in NE & N Portland. Our environments are beautifully prepared for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe that quality childcare and early education is a collaboration between caregiver, family, child and classroom. The children at Peace Tree School benefit from trained and experienced caregivers, a partnership with families and a environment that fosters discovery and exploration. Our individualized and nurturing approach to early education is supported by the Montessori method and Magda Gerber's concept of educaring, also referred to as Resources for Infant Educareres or RIE. At Peace Tree, children are given the opportunity to thrive at their own pace and in their own way. Environments are designed to reflect the child's home environment with ample space for freedom of movement and many opportunities for children to gain the skills they need to be independent. 

What we provide: (included in tuition)

  • Home cooked snacks & lunch.
  • Weekly yoga lessons from Honey Heart Yoga.
  • Weekly Art Curriculum catered to each group's development. 
  • Daily music exploration and study as well as live music performances.

We are currently enrolling infants and toddlers for April-May and preschoolers for September.

We have an open house scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at 10:00am. Please email us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to RSVP and to inquire about our program. 

You can also visit our website peacetreeschool.com for more information about us! 

Seeking nanny or nanny share for 6 month old

January 07, 2017

Hi there,

we are looking for a nanny or nanny share beginning mid-February for our daughter Artemis, who is going to be 6 months old by then. We live in NW Portland and we are open to many options. 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 would like to start with 3 days a week and then switch to full time. We are pretty flexible location wise as it is not more than 20 min drive, alternatively we could host at our place.

Looking fwd to hearing from you.

Best,

Christina

Pls contact us @ e-mail: chatzi@ohsu.edu or phone: 858-337-3506

Creative Preschool is Now Enrolling! New Year Enrollment Specials

January 06, 2017

Serving infants through kindergarten 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 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, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits!**

WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS!

January 04, 2017

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Four Portland Locations

Our Wilsonville location opens in April 2017!

503.575.5654

http://www.mybundleofjoy.com/

Our Purpose:

"To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being."

  

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW!

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

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

 

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

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

January 03, 2017

Start off the New Year at Portland's Favorite Preschool! We have been serving infants through private kindergarten 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 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!**

Creative, caring nanny looking for Full/Part time Position!

January 02, 2017

Hello and Happy New Year!

My name is Alaina, I am a 29 year old Portland native looking for my next family to Nanny for! My ideal position would be three 10-12 hour days, doesn't matter what days of the week, if the days switch off each week, or if they are consecutive week days off together. I am just hoping to find something around 30-35 hours per week, also open to a nanny share situation. I am a new mom to a 4 month old boy, named Leo. I absolutely love being a mom, he's such a sweet little guy and has been nothing but a joy in our life. My mother has graciously offered to watch Leo 2 days a week, but I would love to be able to bring him one day a week to work. This can be discussed in greater detail of course. I know this may not sound ideal to some families, but I can assure you it would have no negative effect on me being a nanny to your family. I would give equal attention to each child, and I love the thought of my son growing up with other children, and forming lasting friendships. 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, so here I am!
I live in SW Portland in the Raleigh Hills area, so keeping it within a 20-30 min drive at most would be helpful (especially with this growing Portland traffic!)
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, which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, I also have great references that are more then willing to chat with you, and 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.

In my last few positions I was getting paid $16 hourly for two children. I am willing to go down to $15 for one child. If its a Nanny share situation I would charge $9 an hour per family.

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

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Flexible Drop-in Childcare by a 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. We are happy to provide back-up care, temporary care, or last minute slots. We currently have open availability for children over 2 and limited availability (mostly afternoon slots) for children under 2. 
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

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

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

One opening available for the 2016-2017 school year.

We are a community based preschool that believes in instilling a love of learning, play, and exploration to the children in our care. Our school is designed with the intent of teaching children to become confident and effective communicators. We achieve this aim by having a low child to teacher ratio, while providing a safe, comfortable environment for the children to practice all the important life skills they will need to prosper.

Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, engaging art, nature, and music activities, and healthy organic snacks. We believe that less is more in the preschool environment, and the materials and objects within the school are tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child. We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school. Indoor and outdoor play are equally important, and we go outside each day rain or shine.

We are located near the New Seasons in North Portland (close to the intersection of N Rosa Parks and N Interstate), Little Imprints is a certified, in-home preschool. We offer care Tuesday through Friday, from 8:30 until 3:00. Half days are available from 8:30 until 12:30. Care is available for preschool aged children, between 3 and 5 years old. We follow the Portland Public School schedule for all major holiday and seasonal closings.


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

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Happy Days Preschool Now Enrolling

December 31, 2016

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, and so much more.

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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Lambert Street Playschool is Looking For One More Explorer!

December 30, 2016

IMG_4778Hello everyone! For the last year, I have nannied for a wonderful family and their giggly two-year-old daughter in Sellwood. 
Four days per week, we are joined by neighborhood friends for an informal, hands-on play school emphasizing creative, imaginative, child-directed play in her home. If you’re interested in a gentle, home-based, highly customizable childcare situation for your toddler, please read on!

A bit about the program: We have a great space to play, learn, and explore, just a block from the library and two blocks from Sellwood Park. We plan to meet Monday - Thursday from 8:30 - 4:30, but have a bit of flexibility, so please let me know what you need! We have space for one more child (ideally 18 - 30 months old) to join us.

A bit about me: I have extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I’ve been caring for children for ten years, and have spent five years as a full-time, professional nanny. I have stellar references to exemplify this experience, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and have taken a wide variety of child-centered courses. I’m also certified in Pediatric First Aid and CPR.

I have had the pleasure of working with several highly-regarded preschool centers in the area, including ChildRoots, Tumbleweed, Tiny Revolution Montessori and Chestnut Grove Montessori. The play school will combine all of the best aspects of my experiences there with the flexibility and personalization of a very small group. My personal philosophy when working with children has been drawn from those of Magda Gerber and Janet Lansbury (RIE), Loris Malguzzi (Reggio), and Maria Montessori. We spend our days working with sensory and open-ended materials, developing the focus that comes with working on an activity that is freely chosen. I’m a big believer in social curiosity and exploration, natural consequences, discipline without shame, and the inherent wonder of childhood. When working with children, I follow a child-led daily rhythm, taking time when working on new skills (like learning to feed and dress yourself) and making room for the big emotions that come with ever-increasing independence.

If this sounds like something that would work for you, please contact me at se.playschool@gmail.com. Please include the number of days you're looking for, any days that won't work for you, and the age of your child. Looking forward to talking with you! 

PORTLAND PLAY PROJECT - NOW ENROLLING!! - A REGGIO-INSPIRED, ECOLOGICALLY BASED AND FAMILY CENTERED PRESCHOOL IN THE CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD

December 28, 2016

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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. 

We are having an Open House on Saturday, March 11. 10-11am and 3-4pm. 

To learn more please:

Visit our website at www.portlandplayproject.com

Email Meg Neal at info@portlandplayproject.com 

Green Tulip Peace and Nature School has openings-SE Portland

The Green Tulip Peace and Nature School currently has openings!!
We are a nature based Montessori/Reggio inspired preschool operating in SE Portland. We are a 100% organic farm to table school.  We learn, we love, we create, we garden, we grow, we nurture, and thrive.

We offer a 3 day preschool program on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We also offer homeschooling for children ages 6-10 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We are currently offering a 50% off registration fees promotion and sibling discounts. 
Please contact us or visit website:www.greentulipschool.com

Email: Greentulippreschool@gmail.com

Tel: 503-310-5772

 

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Childcare Openings

December 26, 2016

Hi all! My name is Charlene Adams and I'm an in home childcare provider in North Portland. I'm located between Morgan St and Buffalo St. I've been doing childcare out of my home for about 8 years now, but before this, I was a childcare teacher at Legacy Emanuel's Childcare center. I worked there for a little over 21 years, but after they closed down due to lack of funding, I was forced to find another job. In home childcare has been a perfect fit! I'm a licensed childcare provider and I have my food handler's card, my recognizing child abuse certification, CPR, first aid, and an approved background check. In my care, we have a set schedule which consists of sign language lessons, learning their ABC's and numbers, story time, and a daily walk (if the weather is nice). Meals are provided. My hours are 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday -Friday. Currently, I have one full time child (age 1) and two part time children (ages 2.5 and 2). I like to keep my group small by not going over 6 kids. I have one opening for an infant and 3 openings for other ages. if you'd like more information, you can shoot me an email at adamscharlene1965@yahoo.com OR you can give me a call at (503) 891-6838. Thanks! I hope to hear from you!

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.
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> 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
facebook.com/olivebranchschool

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