827 posts categorized "Preschool"

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

May 19, 2015

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

Toddler Summer Day Camp at Portland Baby School

May 15, 2015

 

 

 

Summer camp 2015

 

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

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

$175 per week. Organic vegetarian lunch is included.

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

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

Week 3 (August 4-7): Superheroes

Week 4 (August 11-14): Music

Week 5 (August 18-21): Water

 

ENROLLING FOR FALL NOW

May 14, 2015

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

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Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

Last Fall opening at Little Hands Garden School!

May 07, 2015

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Preschool Openings: new Small Wonders School center

May 04, 2015

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

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

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

Petunia Preschool - Now Enrolling for Fall 2015!

April 21, 2015

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Petunia Preschool is now enrolling for fall of 2015!

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

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

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

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

April 16, 2015

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

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

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

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

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

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

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

Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

April 13, 2015

Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.
Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour: 
email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com

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

April 11, 2015

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


Frog Song Montessori School

April 04, 2015

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

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

 Open houses will be held:

Monday April 13th 6-8pm

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

Monday April 27th 6-8pm

Saturday May 2nd 1-3pm

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

Monday may 18th 6-8pm

Saturday May 30th 1-3pm

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

Contact Us

Email: frogsongpreschool@gmail.com

Phone: 503-475-9257

Clover Montessori accepting applications for fall 2015

March 25, 2015

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

March 23, 2015

ENROLLING NOW!!
Misty's Little Ones Daycare is a Licensed home daycare located near 78th & St. John's in NE Hazel Dell. Come join our wonderful community of mixed aged children where we enjoying being outdoors, learning, meeting new friends, and having a lot of fun! We belong to the Early Achievers program through the State of Washington striving to provide quality child care for children 0-12 years old.

We also offer a Preschool program through Funshine Express as well as supplementing lessons with what the children are currently interested in to bring in learning opportunities to all children that also includes fun arts & crafts activities!! We help with Kindergarten readiness skills and also help with homeschooling families.

We are open Monday-Friday 6am-6pm.

Some of the benefits of our preschool/daycare:

~Healthy snacks & meals
~Organized & clean environment~Smoke-Free
~Fenced backyard with lots of outdoor space to run and explore
~No TV
~Mixed age group
~Preschool Curriculum
~Gardening, walks to the park, field-trips
~Teachers are CPR & First Aid certified, Montessori Trained & have worked in the Early Childhood Field for many years.
~We participate in the Early Achievers Program

Please call now for more information and to see if this would be a good fit for your family! Have a great day!

 

Misty

www.mistyslittleonesdaycare.com

Email: Mistyslittleonesdaycare@gmail.com or 360-773-4272

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FT Loving, Patient, Reliable Nanny Available 3/23

March 16, 2015

 

Hello Portland Families! 

 My name is Alaina and I am 27 year old, Portland native, who's hoping to find a full time nanny position. I am available M-F and hoping to work at least 30 hours per week, 35 would be a plus but not required. I am available to start as early as March 23rd. My most current job was working at a Pre-school/Daycare called West Hills Learning Center, in Multnomah Village. I started out as the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K classroom, when I decided to start looking for a nanny job I moved to part time as a floater, which had me working in all of the classrooms 8 months- 5 years old. West Hills was a great place to work, and I learned so much there, with all of the different ages, to teaching styles, and large number of children in each class, I really soaked up as much knowledge as I could to help me in my future child care positions. With that said, I have realized I thrive more in a smaller group setting. I like the intimacy and attention you are able to give each child. I like growing close with the families, and having the time to be able to give updates to the parents about how the day went, and what new fun things we did during the day. 

 In the past I have worked for the Beaverton School District as a Substitute Teacher's Assistant, I worked in mostly special ed classrooms, and children with behavioral issues, ranging for K-12, I have worked in after school art programs, and I have been a Nanny to multiple families, which I have grown to have great relationships with. Kids age ranging from 3 months-8 years old. Of course I have babysat throughout every job I have had starting at a very early age. With all my past experience I have always gone back to wanting to be a Nanny, I believe it truly is my passion to care for children, and there is no greater feeling then leaving a days work actually feeling like you have made a difference in someones life. 

 A little about me, and my teaching style. Like I said before, 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 and the Mountain, trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend, eating locally and as healthy as possible. Its very important for me to be active, and healthy, and that is definitely incorporated in 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. Letting the child know they are loved and cared for on a daily basis, making sure they are comfortable and knowing you are there for them with all of their questions and concerns, helping them when they need help, but also letting them try new things on their own, and learning together is the most important thing I can provide as a Nanny and caregiver. 

 As a Nanny, I would make sure each day we would go outside, hopefully incorporate arts and crafts on a daily basis (because I love art projects as much as the kids do!) read books, prepare healthy snacks, listen and dance to music, explore new parks, and honestly just try to learn and play as much as we can, and have a great time doing it! 

 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 in January, and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. Thank I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light house keeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

 Even though I myself am not a mother yet, 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, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

 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! 

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Alaina

Alainadindia@gmail.com 

PART-TIME NANNY FOR TABOR / SE FAMILY NEEDED

March 15, 2015

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We are a busy family looking for the perfect fit to help raise our kiddos and keep our household running smoothly. We would like to find someone interested in a long term commitment that can help us streamline our daily routine and maximize our family time.

About the family: We have two fun children (6 yr old girl and 3 yr old boy) who like to play at the Children's museum, OMSI and the park. We need help getting to / from school, getting homework done each day and all day Tuesday for our youngest (25 hours/per week)

We would prefer someone who could help out with light housekeeping. Duties would include pick ups and drop-offs. Some help preparing meals would be ideal. It is important to us that you have your own car.

Thank you for considering this position. We are very excited to find the right fit - in hopes that this will be a long-term relationship!

Lisa

Please, contact me directly at lkrois@hotmail.com.

Woven Hearts Preschool has Openings in North Portland

March 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

RARE mid-year openings at Mighty Oaks Preschool

March 05, 2015

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

For more information visit our website: http://www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MightyOaksPreschool

To schedule a tour, email: brittany@mightyoakspreschool.com or give us a call at (503) 922-2869

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Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

March 01, 2015

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Now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Over The Rainbow Family Learning Center

February 16, 2015

Hello everyone! I am working on opening a preschool and drop-in play center for children with unique learning needs. ALL children will be welcome, but the program may be of particular interest to parents of children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, behavioral challenges, sensory processing issues, or just high levels of energy! I am hoping to start a list of people who would be interested in updates and who might be interested in any of our programs. Please visit http://angelsrainbow.weebly.com to learn more, and fill out the WANT MORE INFO form.

A little  about what I am planning:

WHAT WE ARE
- A flexible program that allows you to choose which, and how many, days you child will attend.
- A preschool that allows your child to learn in his own style, at his own pace. 
- A program where staff members understand that many children have different needs for movement and sensory input.
- A relaxed, fun environment where your child can feel welcome and accepted. 
- A program where, as a parent, your knowledge about your child and the things that you want for him or her are important and respected.

WHAT WE ARE NOT
- A full time day care center
- A therapy center

We will also be offering "Tot School" for children under 3 and their parents, drop-in play hours for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers, monthly respite care events, family events, and more! 

I am hoping to make this place a home away from home for parents and kids, so I would be interested in hearing your opinions, thoughts, questions, etc. I don't yet have a location, either, so I am open to suggestions for that as well. Thanks for your help!
- Angel

OTRLearningCenter@zoho.com

http://angelsrainbow.weebly.com

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Preschool Openings at the Living Wisdom School

February 06, 2015

Dedicated to an education centered in the heart, the Living Wisdom School Portland-Beaverton supports children’s blossoming mental, emotional, & physical development in a joyful, spiritually uplifting environment. As an Education for Life school, we teach meditation, compassion, & mindfulness to our students beginning in preschool. Living Wisdom School has been serving children & families preschool to 8th grade since 1997. 

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Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

January 25, 2015

 

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When: Saturday, February 7th,2015, 10 AM - 12 PM

Where: 2828 SE Stephens Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Hawthorne Family Playschool is a Co-operative preschool in SE Portland for children ages 3-5. Join Teacher Susan and the Hawthorne Family Playschool community for a meet and greet and tour of our wonderful school.

Susan takes great satisfaction in influencing young people and their parents, as evidenced by her professional stance on early childhood education:
In an age in which teachers are pressured to teach academics, stripping learning from any meaningful context, HFP values play at the heart of our curriculum.
In an age in which face-to-face time diminishes along with the increase of screen time, we nourish children’s social learning as we assist them in gaining skills to build valuable relationships.
In an age of extreme individualism, we believe in the value of a caring and engaged learning community.
In an age in which parents of young children are exhausted and isolated, we bring families together for meaningful work, social engagement and support.
In an age of oppression, we challenge narrow gender scripting, biased language, and stereotyped portrayals, providing children with more expansive notions of what it is to be human.
At a time when there’s a growing awareness of the disregard for our planet, we take seriously our role as stewards of the earth, nurturing children’s connections to the natural world.
HFP safeguards childhood so children may learn joyfully.

For more information, please visit our website: hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Honoring Play. Safeguarding Childhood.

New NE Center Location: Small Wonders School

January 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Contact us today to join our learning community!

Rowanberry School Open House ~ Saturday January 31st, 2015

January 18, 2015

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

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based Preschool and Early Kindergarten program for children ages 3-6. We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the natural world, and informed by over two decades of experience learning alongside young children.

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 10th year of operation.

Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

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

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

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

Open House at Brooklyn Preschool Feb 7th 9:30-11:30

January 14, 2015

Save the Date, Spread the Word!
Our Annual Open House is Saturday, February 7.

Families are invited to play in our classrooms and talk to parent members from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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http://www.brooklyncooppreschool.org/

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Brooklyn Cooperative Preschool
Located at 2901 SE Steele Street
For more information contact Lea Barozzi at LeaBarozzi@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

Woodsong Preschool is Now Enrolling for Fall 2015!

January 07, 2015

Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com.  140915_Jens_School_03






ChildRoots new NE center

December 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

 

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

December 12, 2014

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

Little Seeds Farm School has one opening left for January 5th!

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We are an urban farm located in Sellwood near the Westmoreland natural park. We take from both Montessori and Waldorf methods of learning and collaborate with our agrarian lifestyle to provide a loving and safe environment to educate children ages 3-6. Our days are filled with stimulating self-directed play to ignite a passion for learning while growing individually and gaining independence. Our curriculum is diverse and provides an opportunity to thrive. On any given day you'll find us practicing meditation or yoga, in our science lab, writing our next puppet show, tending to our organic garden grow room, naming planets in our solar system, beating drums in music class, observing our ant farm, chopping fresh veggies for a seasonal pot pie, or maybe digging in a cranberry and cinnamon sensory tub. We start at 8:30am Monday-Thursday Morning class is 8:30-12:30 with extended hours to 3:30pm. Contact Miss Brittany for more information at 971-998-7672 Image
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Toddler Spaces for January at Manos Unidas Montessori in Southeast Portland

December 10, 2014

 

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

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

Learn more about our program at manosunidasmontessori.org

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

November 30, 2014

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

Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland (N Greeley and N Killingsworth), Little Imprints is an in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool.   Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, intriguing art activities, healthy organic snacks, and is tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child.  We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school.  

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 www.littleimprintspdx.com  

littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

971-678-2685

 

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

November 25, 2014

Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com. 140915_Jens_School_13_1

The Meadow Day School in St. Johns has preschool openings!

November 05, 2014

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We currently have space available for our Toddler and Preschool Program. We except students ages two through five years old. For more information, feel free to give the school a call and we would be happy to schedule a tour for families interested in starting soon! 

The Meadow Day School focuses on experiential learning and hands on activities including curriculum infused with art, music, science, and play.  We believe in empowering students to solve problems, resolve interpersonal issues, and express their own ideas.

The Meadow Day School

8444 N Ivanhoe Street

Portland, Oregon 97203

971-284-7592

info@meadowdayschool.com

Bubbles Preschool--Now Enrolling Ages 2.5 - 5 years in North Mt. Tabor Area

November 03, 2014

Portland's newest home-based state certified preschool is now enrolling for immediate openings. 

Located in a mid-century home near I-84 & I-205 on/off ramps,

between NE Glisan & E Burnside, just off NE 67th Ave …

  114 NE Gilham Ave.  PDX  97213   (entrance on NE Davis)

971.269.8325

www.bubblespreschoolpdx.com

 

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 21, 2014

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Marigold is a part-time, in-home preschool in NE Portland located near the Gregory Heights Library and convenient to Roseway, Hollywood, Montevilla, Cully, and Alberta neighborhoods. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1:00pm, ages 2-4 years old. 

Marigold Preschool is a safe, creative, loving space where young children are encouraged to explore, gain independence and make new friends. School days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. Marigold is a Waldorf and Reggio Emilia-inspired school. 

For more information please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

 

Little Imprints Preschool Now Enrolling (North Portland)

October 16, 2014

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Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland, Little Imprints is an in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool.   Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, intriguing art activities, healthy organic snacks, and is tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child.  We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school.  Our hours are from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  For more information, please visit our website at www.littleimprintspdx.com or send us a message via e-mail or phone.

 

littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

971-678-2685

Open Spot at Stumptown Kids Preschool

October 13, 2014

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Stumptown Kids Preschool has an opening for a 2.5-5 year old beginning this fall.

Stumptown Kids is a small, arts-based preschool in South Tabor.   We teach an emergent, Reggio based curriculum with an emphasis on community, communication skills, and social and emotional growth.  We offer a full day program (8:00-5:30pm) five days a week. 

Enrollment is limited, but we have a space coming available in the next month.  Please check out our website for more information (www.stumptownkids.com) and feel free to call or email with any questions or to schedule a tour. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

Jennifer Loring, Director

Stumptown Kids Preschool

503-957-4593

Stumptownkids@yahoo.com

Step by Step FT/PT Enrolling NOW!


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Located between Alameda school and Grant Park, on 32nd and Klickitat. We offer care from children 3 months to 5 years old, and are open from 7:30-5:30. Since Step by Step is a home, we like to give the feeling of being a home away from home. We have FT and PT positions and offer low teacher-child ratios. We center our program on the interests of the children; this allows the children many different options of activities. We also have a beautiful fenced in backyard with a great covered sandbox! Check out our website www.stepbystepcdc.com for pictures and more information. To set up a tour please contact us at 503.287.9206 and ask for Bre or feel free to email info@stepbystep.com .   


One opening left! We are a child care w/ a fun based preschool program, now enrolling age 2-5 full time.

October 07, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse located in the SE Portland - Woodstock area has one opening left for age 2-5 ( full time). I offer a fun based preschool program, provide all meals  and snacks, lots of outside time, and plenty of TLC!! 

I am state licensed, eight years in business, awesome references, and I keep my group small ( six or less) so each kiddo gets all the love and attention they need. Hours are M-F 6:30am - 5:30pm.

Please contact Sheila to set up a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave me a message and I will get back to you) or 503 341-6703 ( text me). Please feel free to email me with any questions sheilaalbin71@gmail.com  thank you. 100_2206 100_2312

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

October 05, 2014

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Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com.

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis Has 2 Openings for 2-5 year olds

September 30, 2014

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Our State-certified, Waldorf-inspired playgarden in Alameda has spaces available for a few children ages 2-5. We offer weekly Spanish, guest musicians, daily home cooked organic vegetarian meals, monthly farm field trips to a local organic farm, baking, music, art and mostly play! We honor the principals of attachment parenting, offer low child-teacher ratios and foster a community of kindness, compassion and silly fun!

Please contact us soon to arrange a visit for you and your child.

Miss Deanna deannacohen2013@gmail.com

www.wowandflutterville.com

 

 

New Certified Childcare Home in Beaverton - Now Enrolling!

Cedar Hills Explorers and Friends In-Home Childcare is now open and enrolling for children age 18 mths to 5 yrs.

Born out of a desire to combine my love of being at home with my son and my passion of being an early childhood teacher, I decided to start my own State Certified In-home Child Care Program: Cedar Hills Explorers and Friends.

At Cedar Hills Explorers and Friends, we offer a safe, creative, nurturing and loving environment where children are encouraged to explore, learn, and develop friendships. The heart of the program is a play-based curriculum that inspires creative expression and values relationships, respect and community. We believe in supporting children's interests and providing them with hands-on opportunities to explore them further and more deeply. Days will be filled with art, baking, projects, literature, music, imaginative play, and outdoor time.

More Highlights:

  • Professional Program run by Early Childhood teacher with a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years experience working with young children, including teaching overseas.

  • Small group size and low ratios
  • Play-based and intentional curriculum with daily circle time, project work, art exploration, storytimes,  music and movement, and outside play rain or shine. Reggio Emilia inspired.

  • Dedicated and creative space for children with large fully fenced back-yard

  • Quality and natural resources

  • Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Half day (7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)  or full-day ( 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) options

  • Rates: $30 for half day program and $45 for full day program

  • Nutritious and organic food provided

  • Family Friendly Neighborhood and Convenient Location close to Hwy 217 and 26 freeway on-ramps, Nike campus and Intel.

Contact Information:

Alexandra (Alex) Sparnon

541-921-1320

alex@explorersandfriends.com

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Small Wonders School: Now touring 3 day vacancy and waitlist

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Voted Family Favorite for 2014 Small Wonders School offers a high quality preschool program with the convenience of childcare hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30. We serve children 24 months until Kindergarten age at our two NE Portland locations.  Housed in Reggio-inspired settings we offer creative art experiences and projects drawing our themes from child interests. Visit smallwondersschool.org for further program information or email Allison directly at Allison(at)smallwondersschool.org to have your questions addressed, inquire about future vacancies, or to RSVP for an upcoming tour. We have a three day schedule available for a fall start!

Metro Parent has brought back Family Favorites for 2014 and we are so excited to have been chosen as the Winner in the Preschool/Daycare Education ResourceCategory.
http://pdxkidscalendar.com/business/small-wonders-school/) Interested in what has our small community so excited and happy? Contact us today to participate in a tour and to join our waitlist!

Playopolis has rare openings for 2-5 year olds in our Waldorf-inspired Playgarden.

September 28, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool- Spanish, Sign, cooking, gardening, art, sing, play!

September 27, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool is a cozy home based program located directly across from Pendleton Park and Hayhurst Elementary in SW Portland. ( This is in the Gabriel park neighborhood- easily accessible from SW, downtown, Sellwood/SE, and Beaverton.)

Our school is a play based program, which believes that for the preschool child, learning and play are one. We have a warm, rich environment with natural materials that offers a variety of activities and experiences to nurture the whole child. Our curriculum pulls from the best of many teaching philosophies, including Waldorf and Reggio Emilia. We are committed to environmental education and practices in our program and we have our Eco Healthy Childcare Certification.
Our teacher is an Early Childhood Professional and has been teaching for over 18 years. Please visit our teacher bio page on our website for more info.

Our daily rhythm includes a mix of active play, creative play, art activities, and circle time. In our circle time we sing, chant, play games, read stories, do creative movement and yoga, and become familiar with Spanish as well as American Sign Language. We have school provided snack, lunch from home,  and daily outside play at Pendleton Park located just across from our location. We also have a monthly soup day, a regular visiting yoga instructor from Yoga Playgrounds, and a community garden plot to work in!

Check out our website or call us for more details on our program or to set up a visit
www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

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

September 26, 2014

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OPENINGS NOW FOR 4 YR OLDS!

September 26, 2014

Its not too late!  This year just started.  We currently have openings in the 2014-2015 SENIOR class (must be 4 yrs by September 1).  

Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.

For more information please visit our website or to apply contact the membership coordinator at 503.914.1988 or membership@mttaborpreschool.org

Junior Class (age 3 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:00 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$117 per month

Senior Class (age 4 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$185 per month

 

School Philosophy

Mt. Tabor Preschool is a developmental, play-based, cooperative preschool. We believe that each child develops at a different rate physically, socially and intellectually. We endeavor to provide a wide variety of experiences to accommodate the children’s interests and needs as individuals and as a group. Experiences are provided to stimulate socialization skills and promote self-esteem.

Parental support and education are important aspects of preschool. A cooperative preschool gives parents an opportunity to participate in activities with their child. The success of a co-op preschool depends on parental involvement.The five main responsibilities of parents involve tuition, fundraising, parent-helping, preschool "jobs", and general membership meetings.

 

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

September 19, 2014

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Marigold Preschool is on the lookout for new friends! We are a part-time, in-home program located in the Roseway/Cully/Sumner area of NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2-4 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 philosophies. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish language, gardening, lots of indoor and outdoor play, and backyard chicken feeding too! 

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

Fun based preschool - child care has two openings available October 1st! Enrolling age 2-5.

September 17, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is a fun based, in home, preschool. I am state licensed, eight years in business, have awesome references, and I love my job! Located in the SE Woodstock area ( close to 52nd & Woodstock). Hours are M-F 6:30am - 5:30pm. I am enrolling age 2-5 for full time care ( 4-5  days per week) or part time ( 3 days per week). Sorry no infant openings. I offer the highest quality care at affordable monthly rates. I supply all meals, snacks, arts and crafts supples, and fun filled days.

Please call Sheila @ The Love and Giggles Playhouse to schedule a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave a message and I will get back to you asap) or 503 341-6703 ( text me).  Please feel free to email 100_2312
me for more info sheilaaalbin71@gmail.com thank you.

Nestled In Nature School Open House - Waldorf Inspired Preschool in SE

September 07, 2014

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Woven Hearts Preschool Now Enrolling Ages 3-5

Our children are sacred, each and every one. Woven Hearts Preschool program celebrates the warmth, rhythm, and joy of childhood, in a love-filled home environment that nourishes your child. We are welcoming children ages 3-5 years old beginning in October, and we are located in St. Johns in North Portland.

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Woven Hearts Preschool is a Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in North Portland. We embrace the Living Arts and the principles of LifeWays North America. Our children enjoy spending their days living into the rhythm of the seasons and daily life. Respect, reverence, and warmth are essential elements that we cultivate in the children through

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Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014!

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014! Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.

Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour:

email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com