859 posts categorized "Preschool"

WeVillage NEW location OPEN NOW!

August 31, 2015

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WEVILLAGE OPENS FOURTH FLEXIBLE CHILDCARE LOCATION IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND

Portland, Or.  WeVillage founder Karen Beninati opened her innovative, flexible childcare facility at Northeast 19th and Broadway. The beautiful, 2,000 square foot space is designed as a unique play and learning area with a custom built play structure emulating some of the surrounding homes in the neighborhood, a preschool area, and a separate area for the infants and toddlers to explore.

The Northeast Broadway location was created by Beninati and a team of experts from Andersen Construction, the company that also designed and constructed Ibarre, WeVillage’s neighbor next door.  The vision was to use materials leftover from various larger commercial projects done by Andersen Construction.  The result, 96 per cent of the materials is reclaimed from existing wood saved from the original space.  The ceiling is a reclaimed concrete shoring form.  “We used LOW VOC adhesives, the panels are reclaimed from a high-tech industry project, the doors and windows were left over from some of Andersen’s larger commercial jobs”, said Beninati.  “Our mission of providing exceptional flexible childcare spaces that are beautifully designed for discerning parents has been achieved and we’re very excited to show our concept off in our newest location,” she added.

A special grand opening celebration will be held SEPT 24TH 4-9pm BIG PARTY! with BOUNCE HOUSE, FOOD,COCKTAILS AND FACE PAINTING,  ICE CREAM BAR!

IBARRE IS ALSO CELEBRATING 1 YEAR IN BUSINESS

 

“We also look forward to many events, birthday parties, and celebrations creating special memories with our WeVillage families at each of our WeVillage locations in the Pearl, Orenco Station (Hillsboro), Happy Valley Town Center and our newest here on Northeast Broadway,” she added.

About WeVillage

WeVillage is a state licensed provider for flexible childcare with convenient hourly options.  The concept developed by founder Karen Beninati is award winning.  The flexible childcare concept is for children ages six weeks to 12 years old.  WeVillage offers fulltime, preschool, after school care, winter and summer break camps and

CHECK OUT HAPPY VALLY LOCATION

WWW.WEVILLAGE.COM

Willow Tree Preschool has space for fall

August 28, 2015

 

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 10th 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.

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

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

 

Woodlawn Community Playschool has openings!

August 27, 2015

Woodlawn Community Playschool is thrilled to be sharing a space with Alberta Early Learning Center and offering care on Monday and Friday. Woodlawn Community Playschool is a play based, child-centered preschool. We share the same philosophy and similar policies to AELC. Woodlawn Community Playschool will start up August 28th. Between the two schools, there are openings for both part and full time care. We will be accepting potty trained kids (or kids making some progress) through age 5. The school is in the Woodlawn neighborhood. For more info contact April Sandoval at aprils_us2000@yahoo.com or 503.358.3563. Untitled

Open House at New Chinese Immersion Preschool this weekend!

August 26, 2015

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house this Sunday, August 30th, from 2-5 pm.   Come join us to tour our space and learn more about our program.   We are located at 4505 NE 82nd Ave (on the corner of 82nd and Prescott).

If you can't make it for the open house, contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a tour.

We are currently enrolling 3-5 year olds for full- time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, grow and speak Chinese with us!

 

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW FOR SEPTEMBER

August 18, 2015

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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/

 

 

CHILDROOTS NE FREMONT - Enrolling Preschool for Sept 2015

August 17, 2015

Child Roots Fremont located at 2401 NE Fremont is now enrolling in our preschool room for September 2015. 

Openings for children born between September 2011 - August 2012!

Please RSVP for our upcoming tours on 8/24 and 9/8 at 6:30 pm by emailing fremontdirector@childroots.com

ChildRoots - Center for Young Children, is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years. ChildRoots features organic meals and snacks, locally-sourced food, non-toxic wooden toys, creative spaces, a Preschool Atelier Program, and play-based learning. 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.We see each child as an authentic, powerful individual.

For more information please feel free to visit our website: www.childroots.com

Marigold Preschool NE Portland

August 16, 2015

Marigold Preschool is a safe, creative, loving,  in-home preschool where young children (2.5-4 years old) are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and make new friends. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. We serve organic snacks and provide a media-free environment. We are inspired by Waldorf and Reggio-Emilia philosophies. Our sweet school is convenient to Roseway, Sumner, Hollywood, and Montevilla neighborhoods and located near the Gregory Heights Library.

Please direct questions to Krista Wheeler at kkwheeler23@gmail.com

http://www.marigoldpreschool.com/

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Grand Opening of Preschool in Tualatin! Open House 8/15!

August 14, 2015

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

 

Grand Opening of our Tualatin School on 8/31!

Don’t miss out on: 8/15/15 Open House 10am-12pm!

And- 8/22/15 Ribbon Cutting and Open House 10am-1pm!

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

 

*Creative Minds is also HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, please email your cover letter and resume to megan@mycmlc.com today!

 Creative Minds Website

Childcare, Preschools, Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher, Jobs, Early Childhood Education, Tualatin, Sellwood, Westmoreland, Woodstock, Gateway, Stark, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tigard, West Linn, Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Parkrose, Broadway, NE, SE, Portland, Johnson Creek, Mt Scott 65 Creative Minds (.50)

Willow Tree Preschool has a space for fall

August 11, 2015

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 10th 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.

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

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

New Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland Now Enrolling

August 10, 2015

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Global Friends Language School is now open and enrolling 3-5 year olds for the Fall!  

Our mission:
To provide a high quality learning environment that encourages children to be excited about learning and exploring the world around them and grow into confident, caring, and multilingual individuals with a love for culture, language, diversity, and service.

Our state-certified, home-based preschool/daycare offers a child-oriented, developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Our unique approach draws from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Language Immersion philosophies.  

Daily routines at Global Friends Language School motivate children to engage in many active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Throughout the day, children are free to choose from age-appropriate activities including art, music, language development, puzzles, math, science and nature, and dramatic play, helping them to develop self-esteem, independence, and problem-solving skills.

We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 to 5:30. Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, and grow with us!

Join us for an open house on Sunday, August 23rd from 2-4 pm, or contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool(at)gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to inquire or schedule a tour.  You can also find us on Facebook to see more photos.

4505 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220

Tuition: $800 per month (including healthy, organic, meat-free snacks and lunch)

Springwater Montessori Children's House on Mt Scott has openings for the fall!

August 09, 2015

Springwater Montessori Children's House is an in-home Montessori preschool for children ages 3-5 located on the north side of Mt Scott. We offer an intimate preschool experience and are currently enrolling 3-year-olds for the fall. Our guide (teacher), Denée, has 20 years of experience working with children, with the past 10 years of experience working with children in a Montessori setting. She holds her Bachelors, AMI Montessori Diploma and Masters in Education.

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We offer activities in practical life, sensorial, art, music, language and math. Lessons in these areas are given individually and in groups.

The classroom space has a deck attached that is right off the backyard, so outside work and play can happen organically.

For more information, please visit www.springwatermontessori.com, email info@springwatermontessori.com or call 503-479-7555.

Fall Openings: Small Wonders School

August 07, 2015

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Located in NE Portland in the Hollywood District by Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program is open and we are enrolling! Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 5:30 we serve children ages 24 months to Kindergarten. Are you looking for a fall start? We have a few remaining 3, 4, and 5 day schedule options available for a September or October start for friends. And we always welcome tours for those interested in joining the waitlist! Contact us today at Enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to join a tour and learn more.

Our days include exploratory projects, freeplay indoors and out, art experiences, song circle and much more! Our themes are child directed and take us many directions from oceans to space, famous artists to animal homes. Play choices and projects incorporate learning and Kindergarten-readiness in a fun, authentic way. What really makes us stand out is our dedicated teaching teams, they bring their special skills and passions and playful spirits to make each day fun.  Find us on Instagram to get a peek at our recent fun https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio inspired setting indoors and out and we look forward to sharing it with you! Visit www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more about our program, offerings, and teaching teams!

Openings at Eastside Family Coop for 18mo-3yrs

August 03, 2015

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Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy), are state licensed and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, story time, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child. Efc4square2.efc All at an affordable cost of only $130 a month.

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have.


located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.  

Experienced Nanny Available

My name is Kit and I am a 31 year old queer nanny, artist, and student with 13 years of childcare experience. I have cared for children ages 0-13 and specialize in infant and toddler care, though I am very comfortable with all age groups and enjoy spending time with older kiddos too! I am looking for a temporary but stable position that will end (or reduce hours) when my Fall term starts at PSU towards the last week of September. I am currently available until 4:30pm on Tuesdays and anytime on Thursday and Friday until the end of August and then my availability on Fridays will change to mornings until 2pm when my current childcare position switches back to the school year schedule. Tues and Thurs will remain the same until my term starts. I would prefer to work 6-8 hours per day and I am able to offer a sliding scale of $14-17/hour for one child, with my scale increasing from there for two or more. I have a safe and reliable vehicle and drive children several times a week on outings, to camps, and other activities like athletic practices, etc. Preference given to families in NE/NoPo or close-in SE.

I am especially excited to work with other GLBTQ families and/or folks who are open to the wonderful diversity of people that exists here in Portland.

A bit more about me: I am originally from the Midwest and have nannied in Minneapolis and Baltimore before moving to Portland in 2011. I was a live-in nanny for two years in my early 20s and even went on tour with a punk band as a “road nanny” a few years back. I’ve worked in both a preschool and in-home setting and have knowledge of early childhood development as well as many different child-rearing philosophies. I use this knowledge and experience to create a safe, happy, fun, and nurturing environment for growing children to learn and explore. I am also available to help with sleep training and other challenges that may come up!

I am available for occasional babysitting as well—please feel free to get in touch if that is of interest!

I have an extensive resume and several excellent references that I would be happy to forward if it seems like it could be a good fit. email: leahkitkogan @ gmail dot com

PT SPANISH TODDLER PLAYGROUP/ PRESCHOOL LIGHT (INNER SE/NE)

August 02, 2015

We are looking for a few more toddlers to join our Spanish home-based toddler playgroup. The wonderful teacher is a native Spanish speaker who has been running the same ‘escuela’ for the last seven years.

The playgroup provides the kids significant Spanish exposure with a play-based focus. As some of the older kids are moving on to formal preschools and we do not want to lose the fantastic teacher and this great resource, we are on the lookout for new families to join us (otherwise the group will not be continuing after August). 

The ‘escuela’ meets from 9:30 to 12:30 Wednesday and Friday mornings. There will be at least four, but no more than five, kids aged between 1.5 and 3 years old. The teacher speaks to the children almost exclusively in Spanish. Their day consists of outdoor play, arts and crafts, music and dancing, and parent packed snack and lunch times.  The weekly cost per child is $40. We are still trying to determine which family’s home the group would be located beginning in September but the existing two families live in Hollywood and Mt Tabor/Hawthorne.

Please email Sarah for more information at Sarah.Figliozzi@gmail.com.  We look forward to meeting interested families. 

Woodlawn Community Playschool has openings!

July 31, 2015

Woodlawn Community Playschool is thrilled to be sharing a space with Joanne Cavill at Alberta Early Learning Center and offering care on Monday and Friday. We share the same philosophy and similar policies to AELC.Woodlawn Community Playschool will start up August 28th. Between the two schools, there are openings for full time as well as part time care. We will be accepting potty trained (or in progress) kids through age 5. The school is in the Woodlawn neighborhood. For more info contact April Sandoval at aprils_us2000@yahoo.com or 503.358.3563.

6 WEEKS - 6 YEARS + MANDARIN CHINESE @ Little Pandas Preschool

July 29, 2015

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Little Pandas Preschool

has two unique Oregon State Certified day care and preschool homes that allow your child to grow from birth until kindergarten in one program.  Visit our website to learn more about everything our program offers!

Our Preschool:

  • Play-based Multicultural Preschool Curriculum
  • Mandarin Chinese Language Instruction (4 Chinese teachers on-site)
  • Music and Movement
  • Library Field Trips
  • Science Projects
  • Zoo Phonics
  • Great Facility with a GYM for rainy day play


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Our Baby Home:

  • Small Groups
  • Personal Loving Care for each Baby (We hire more teachers than state mandated minimums)
  • Separate Age Appropriate Infant & Toddler Spaces
  • Warm, Peaceful, Home Atmosphere
  • Exposure to Mandarin Chinese

 

Pauline, 971-506-8911

E-mail Little Pandas Preschool

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Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

July 28, 2015

Located in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, we are a licensed, in-home preschool. 

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 littleimprintspdx.com or visit our facebook page at littliemprints.

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Broadway Children's Center Enrolling for Preschool!

Broadway Children's Center ENROLLING for Fall
PRESCHOOL (3 spaces available)

Broadway Children's Center is located in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood. We understand there is no greater decision than whom we trust our children with and the care they receive.   Our teaching team consist of educated, passionate early childhood professionals who strive each day to nurture and guide children as they grow and discover the world around them.  Our goal is to help parents build a strong foundation in their children through respect of self and others, appreciation of culture and awareness of our environment and community. The center is excited to incorporate a curriculum rich in  music, art, and natural sciences. We offer care from infancy through 5 years old with full and part time schedules.

We are currently enrolling in our 2 Preschool classrooms with 1 space available in our Captains Room for a child 4 to 5 years old and off to Kindergarten next Fall and 2 spaces available in our Willow Room for children between the ages of 3 to 5.  Each class has structured activities as well as plenty of outdoor and free choice time.   Contact us today to schedule a tour!

You will enjoy saving $100's without compromising on quality.
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Hours of care offered are 7:00 am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday

Visit us at bccportland.com for more information

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Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

July 23, 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 an active Waldorf inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature immersion, free play, crafts, storytelling and plenty of healthy movement.

I am a certified Waldorf teacher with years of experience and have a true
passion for fostering healthy growth and development in children.

Ages 2.5 - 7 years old. Flexible hours and locations, preferably NE/SE.

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

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

Willow Tree Preschool has a Last minute space for fall

July 21, 2015

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 10th 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.

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

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Come play with us! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5.

July 20, 2015

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5 full time ( 4-5 days per week) or part time ( three days per week). I am state licensed, nine years in business, awesome references, small group so each child gets all the attention they need, and I offer a fun based preschool program. Hours are M-F 6:30am -5:30pm. Bring your little one over to join the fun! Please contact Sheila to schedule a tour 503 771-2575 ( home line, please leave a message) or 503 341-6703 ( text me).  Feel free to email me for more info sheilaalbin71@gmail.com  thank you.100_2162 100_2312

Wildflowers Preschool has openings for fall of 2015

July 18, 2015

Our Reggio-inspired preschool has 2 unexpected openings for the fall of 2015!  Email us if you would like to set up a private tour.

Our school has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep both our teacher turnover rate and our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you'd like to learn more about our school-check out our website at www.wildflowerspreschool.com or email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com.

 

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Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

July 16, 2015

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Song Garden is a small Waldorf-inspired preschool school located in inner SE Portland. We are seeking an assistant teacher with an interest in Waldorf education who enjoys children. Experience with young children is helpful but not essential. Must have the ability to be cooperative, follow direction and support the lead teacher in all classroom duties. P/T 10 hrs wk / Th-Fri / Salary approx. $12 hr. with paid vacation. For more information contact Nina or Bryan  @ (503) 740-1459 / 503 239-4759. Our website is songgarden.org. We look forward to talking with you!

Cheerful, Loving, Experienced Nanny and Occasional Babysitter for Hire

July 06, 2015

Hi, I'm Natalie!  

Starting in September, I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I'm currently available for babysitting jobs on nights and weekends.  

About me:

- Master's Degree in Art Therapy with children

- Former Preschool Teacher

- Former Children's Museum Educator

- Education in Child Development

- CPR and First Aid Certified

- Alot of Nanny Experience

For the past 5 years I've been the nanny to a wonderful little boy.  In September he'll be going to school full time and I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I have extensive experience working with children of all ages, from infancy to middle school.  I love this work!

Feel free to email me about full time nanny jobs or occasional babysitting at Natalierenehunt@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you soon, 

Natalie 

Rowanberry School has an unexpected opening for the upcoming school year!

June 29, 2015

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool 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.

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We have a last minute opening for the upcoming school year!

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

Trusted Babysitters

June 23, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 2.46.05 PM    Two decades ago Wondersitter was founded on a belief in WONDERFUL caregivers.  To this day, we carry this belief with us and let it guide our daily decisions. We employ an industry leading 7 Step Recruiting and Vetting Process and maintain real-time sitter ratings to ensure only the best quality of care for your little ones.

 

No more spending your valuable time interviewing babysitters.

We take care of that for you.  

  

We’ve made WONDERFUL childcare a 3 step process.

1. Simply create a profile.

2. Post a job.

3. And often within minutes, receive a confirmation that Wonderful care is on its way.

 

Learn More About Wondersitter and Our Wonderful Babysitters Here.

 

Have any questions? We're available 24/7 via phone @ 415.912.8300 or via email @ booking@wondersitter.com.

 

We look forward to serving you.

Laura Terril

Portland Wondersitter Partner

laura@wondersitter.com

 

 

 

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

June 22, 2015

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Located in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, we are a licensed, in-home preschool. 

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 littleimprintspdx.com or visit our facebook page at littliemprints.

ONE SPOT AVAILABLE FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015

Hello!

Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood Development is currently enrolling in our Pre-K program for the school year of 2015-16. We are an in-home school that focuses on community within staff, parents and children, social and emotional growth and exploration with a strong desire for learning with preschoolers aged 3-5 yrs. We have a strong set of staff with low ratios, a large back yard, engaging Pre-K lessons, and daily trips to Irving Park. Please visit our website for more information and join us for a tour in the coming weeks!

www.oakandroseschool.com

Best,

O&R mgmt

oakandroseschool@gmail.com

Little Green Schoolhouse Has A Few Spaces Left For Summer Session!

June 09, 2015

Little Green School House (PDX)Little Green Schoolhouse Is Open For Enrollment for Summer Session

You DO NOT have to be currently enrolled

We are a play-based preschool for 2.5 - 5 year olds in the Sabin Neighborhood

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Here is what we will be doing:

  • Exploring our ocean theme with various ocean art, songs and activities
  • Outdoor garden investigations in our beautiful outdoor fruit, vegetable, fairy and flower gardens
  • Water play
  • Ceramic art
  • Yoga and other indoor and outdoor movement activities
  • Tye dye t-shirts and other rainbow art

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The rate is $41/day and days are flexible 

Please contact Lori Soltys if you are interested

littlegreenschoolhousepdx@gmail.com

971-285-1106

http://www.littlegreenschoolhousepdx.com/

 

 

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Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

June 02, 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

www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com

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Preschool Open House Saturday June 6 2015, 10 AM to 12 PM

May 27, 2015

Come to Open House Saturday June 6 from 10 AM to 12PM.

Blue Frogs Jump is a private nationally accredited Oregon QRIS 5 star program preschool housed in a separate unit of space in a NW Portland home. We offer a warm, inviting, stimulating environment. Michele is an experienced highly educated teacher who cares about offering high quality for the young child.

Blue Frog's program subscribes to a balanced eclectic, philosophy, drawing strengths from play based, structured, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio philosophies into its own program. Our goal is to envelope those strengths into this unique program. Imagination, Creativity, Problem Solving, Language Development, Math and Reading Readiness, Large, Fine Motor Skills and Socialization are considered when preparing our daily environment.

Meals are a part of our day and as such are offered to be of the highest quality. Meals are served with cloth napkins, stainless steel utensils, and tempered glass. We use balanced meals that follow and surpass USDA Guidelines. Our foods are freshly prepared using fresh foods. As much as possible they are local and organic foods.

Rest Time is a part of our day and as such children have individually labeled cots as well as sheets and blankets available.

Our environment is safe, offering private entry for enrolled families, as well as a fenced yard. Indoors we have a maple play structured loft, wooden blocks and animals, art supplies, easels, puzzles, puppets, dramatic play, library, games, science exploration, light table, dramatic play areas, musical instruments, large motor toys. We have a large collection so we rotate or couple toys to vary the experience. Outdoors we offer nature, a marimba, large motor blocks, a large climbing structure with slide, a tricycle track, trucks, tricycles with helmets, outdoor toys, garden boxes, and a sandbox. We also have a full library.

Our goal is to communicate regularly regarding the program, menu, and your child's growth.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

2 (T/TH), 3 (M/W/F), and 5 (M-F) day schedules available

Visit our website to learn more http://www.BlueFrogsJump.com

Call (503)925-3919 or email Michele@BlueFrogsJump.com to schedule a tour or Come to Open House Saturday June 6 from 10 AM to 12PM.

Free Children's Yoga Class

May 26, 2015

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Frog Song Montessori Preschool invites you and your family to a free children's yoga class on Saturday, May 30th! The class is being led by MoveYoga's Kym Sproule and begins at 1:30pm. Children of all ages are welcome to attend!

We are located on 14 acres of property that can be entered at NE Siskiyou and NE 85th. Check out our website for more details!

http://frogsong.dharma-rain.org/

Families are welcome to come early to meet us at our open house that begins at 1:00pm, or simply to come explore the beautiful 14 acre property and all of the nature it has to offer!

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.

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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.