900 posts categorized "Preschool"

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW

June 23, 2016

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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/

 

 

Garden Home Montessori School

June 14, 2016

We are currently enrolling at our home-based Montessori inspired school for ages 3-6 years, located in SE PDX. 

We provide a Montessori and Garden education for both hearing and deaf children.

Our program includes: 

Gardening        Music

Cooking            Excursions

Art                    ASL Program

 

Our program hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

Also offering:

            Morning care: 7:30am-8:30am

                   Aftercare: 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Check out our website for more information and pictures.

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com 

**Open House for parents this Saturday June 18th @ 10:00am-11:30am.**

Follow our website or Facebook page for updated event information as we will have more Open House events.  

Call/Text: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com 

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gardenhomemontessori

 

 

 

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

June 08, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

NOW ENROLLING!! Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori Preschool enrolling for children 3-5 years old

May 26, 2016

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

We offer full-time schedules at two beautifully prepared Montessori preschool homes. Please visit our website at www.peacetreeschool.com to learn more about our school! We can also be reached at peacetreeschool@gmail.come and by contacting Breanne at 503-750-0952

Open House Information coming soon! 

Mighty Oaks Preschool Now Enrolling!

May 21, 2016

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Mighty Oaks has one 2 day and one 4 day space coming available!

Mighty Oaks is beginning its 5th school year in the Grant Park neighborhood.  At Mighty Oaks, children engage in a student-interest led, play-based curriculum which encourages creativity, independence, and problem solving strategies while incorporating academic skills.  The curricular inspiration comes from a variety of constructivist theorists including Maria Montessori and John Dewey. Mighty Oaks believes that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.  

At Mighty Oaks students have the opportunity to create art, engage in dramatic play, get dirty, get inspired, discover favorite books, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together.  Children have the opportunity to explore their natural environment on nature walks, digging in the organic garden beds, and interacting with the school’s three chickens; Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose.  A typical day at Mighty Oaks follows a predictable daily rhythm which serves as a guide so that students benefit from the stability of a schedule while maintaining the flexibility necessary to thrive with a play and discovery-based curriculum.  

Mighty Oaks’ Founder & Director, Brittany Smith, is a licensed teacher with over a decade of experience working with young children, as well as a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education.  Smith is passionate about providing quality education to a diverse population of learners and learning styles.

As a non-profit, Mighty Oaks has the opportunity to delve more deeply into supporting the community and the whole family unit.  Smith has cultivated a number of relationships in the community that help to refine and focus Mighty Oaks’ holistic educational and familial support goals.  In addition to Smith, the Mighty Oaks board of directors includes:  David Cannon, an AMI certified Montessori school teacher/director and owner of Montessori Children’s House; Ann Summers, a Reading and Math Intervention Specialist, who serves on a committee to advise the Department of Education on measuring school readiness for preschool and kindergarten students; Amanda Fitzpatrick, a SE mother of twins currently attending Mighty Oaks, who is a graduate student studying family health and family systems; Tara Carmichael, a NE Portland mother of a Mighty Oaks alum with a wealth knowledge and experience in art education and working with diverse populations.   Additionally, Smith collaborates with local elementary school teachers to ensure that Mighty Oaks offers a nurturing, developmentally appropriate, educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning.

For more information visit our website: www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook at: 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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Open House Friday June 10th 5-7pm

May 16, 2016

Frog Song Montessori Preschool enrolling for Fall!

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

Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.

Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year.

Summer Camp

We are offering five one-week nature themed camps this summer, from July 11th to August 12th.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

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Contact us!

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

www.frogsong.dharma-rain.org

8500 NE Siskiyou St.

FOR SALE: Awesome House for Child Care Business

May 11, 2016

Greetings, I am a childcare provider in Beaverton. I recently closed my daycare and we are now selling our home. It is an awesome opportunity for someone. The child care area (over 400 sf) has a hardwood floor, is separated from the rest of the house (joined only by the kitchen), has its own extremely child-friendly bathroom, has its own separate entry around the side of the house, and a fully fenced yard.  AND NO HOA!

More information and photos available at: http://www.bhhsnw.com/Home/16275924/RTR/11275-SW-BLAKENEY-ST-Beaverton-OR-97008   If you happen to know anyone that you think might be interested in this opportunity, please let them know about it. Thank you!  Warmly, Grace  (grace@gracespreschool.com)
 

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall 2016

April 27, 2016

May 20, 2015 033The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development.

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall 2016

April 05, 2016

October 23 2015 044We are currently enrolling for summer camp as well as the fall 2016 school year.

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

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

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Woodsong Preschool (Reggio-inspired) in SE Portland has Openings!

March 30, 2016

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

www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com

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NOW ENROLLING! Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori community for Infants, Toddlers & Preschool.

March 28, 2016

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

Our Preschool and Infant & Toddler locations are currently enrolling for May 2016 for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. 

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

Open House Dates:

Preschool - Wednesday, March 30th at 6:00pm (844 NE Simpson) 

Please RSVP to peacetreeschool@gmail.com

SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY NOW ENROLLING FOR JUNE! NE PDX

March 12, 2016

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

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

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


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

Space is limited. Our program launches in N.E. (currently in the S.W.) on Monday, June 6th. Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program including tuition rates will be provided via email at your request. 


Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

March Open Houses at Global Friends Language School!

March 01, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.  We will have open houses on Sunday, March 6th  from pm,1-3 pm and Saturday, March 12th from 2-4 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 an 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 2.5-5 year olds for full- time or part-time care.  Come explore, share, play,  learn, laugh, grow and speak Chinese with us!

Cooperative Playschool for 15 months-2 years

February 22, 2016

The Pea Pod is now enrolling children 15mo-2 years old for our newest program, a 2-day cooperative playschool. The program is held tuesday and thursdays from 9am-12pm. Cost is $140/month. This is an entirely parent run program. Parents work 2-3 shifts per month and drop off their child 6 times per month. The program is structured with a schedule for the day and is play based that focuses on socialization and building community among families. For more info or to schedule a visit, please visit pea pod programs or call 503-516-4680 or email peapodpdx@gmail.com. We are located at 4911 NE Couch Street in the North Tabor Neighborhood.

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NE Portland Pre-School Parents Come Check out Your Local Community Preschool!

February 16, 2016

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AlaniaHummingbird Preschool is a space  where children are encouraged to  explore, interact, create, image and express themselves. The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried , loving and secure. Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed. Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop. A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

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  •  Established School
  • Experienced Teachers
  •  Free Play Foundation
  • Art & Music Focused
  • Daily Outdoor Activities
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

Flexible Scheduling and Flexible Offerings Based on the attending Families

Visit us at www.hummingbirdschool.com

5254 NE 18th Ave 503-750-0500 Kelly Wild


Here what parents have to say
https://www.facebook.com/Hummingbird-Preschool-368350029956830/reviews

 

 



 

Willow Tree Preschool Enrolling for Fall

February 15, 2016

May 20, 2015 033The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made. At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development.

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Woodsong Preschool Now Enrolling for Fall of 2016

February 05, 2016

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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New Spanish Immersion Preschool in Inner Portland Opening in Spring 2016

January 31, 2016

We're a brand new Spanish Immersion Preschool opening in Spring 2016. Now accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2016!

Nuestro Jardín Academy's mission is to provide a high-quality, research-based program that fosters the acquisition of children's first and second language with a focus on developing the “whole child.” Nuestro Jardín believes in making this a unique language and cultural immersion experience for children, where students not only get a first-hand experience of the language but also of the many different Spanish-speaking cultures in a nurturing, challenging, stimulating, and playful environment.

We're centrally located at 1545 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland

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For more information on our program and location of our upcoming off-site Open Houses, visit our website:

www.nuestrojardinacademy.com

You can also contact Claudia at (408) 499-5620 or nja.contact@gmail.com

Rowanberry School Open House Saturday, January 30th 10 a.m. - noon

January 28, 2016

Your family is warmly invited to the annual open house at Rowanberry School on Saturday, January 30th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Our open house provides an opportunity for prospective families to meet the teacher, learn about the school philosophy and explore the rich environment with your child.

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based Early Childhood Community of ten 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 11th year of operation.

Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.

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For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com
Please R.S.V.P. with your child's name and age to Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

January 22, 2016

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 twice monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy, and monthly sessions with Echo Theater, and Yoga Motion), are state licensed, and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, storytime, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child.  All at an affordable cost of only $140 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 SE at 33rd and Woodward

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CONCORDIA MONTESSORI (NE) has one rare, immediate opening for a student aged 3.5-6 years old

January 08, 2016

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Concordia Montessori in NE Portland is an enriching community for students aged 2.5 - 6 years old.  We are proud to offer an affordable, high quality, in-home educational childcare option for working families in our NE neighborhood. 

We feature

Yoga practice

A year-round, all-weather outdoor play area with chickens and
organic gardens

Flexible and affordable full-day schedules

Nutritious, organic meals and snacks

Full AMS membership, state and eco-certification

An AMS credentialed Montessori guide 

A full range of authentic Montessori materials

A dynamic art curriculum

Please visit our website for more information on our program and to learn more about this rare opening.

www.concordiamontessori.com

TWO OPENINGS AT OUR PLAYGARDEN!

January 05, 2016

We have two openings coming up in our play based preschool. This is an in-home small group program with no more than 8 children under the care of two loving adults. We bake, watercolor paint, play in our local Baltimore Woods, plant in our organic garden, feed chickens, and have free play indoors and out everyday regardless of weather. Basically, we have a lot of fun! Come for a visit. We'd love to meet you and your little one (ages 3 and up). Located in the Cathedral Park neighborhood, very close to St. Johns. 

Contact us at 503-544-3996

littlerootchildren@gmail.com

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January Open Houses at Global Friends Language School!

January 03, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Chinese Preschool in NE Portland, will have open houses on Monday, Jan 11th from 5-7 pm, Sunday, Jan 17th from 2-4 pm, Sat, Jan 23rd from 11-2 pm and Thursday, Jan 28th from 5-7 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 an open house, contact us via email at info@globalfriendslanguageschool.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 study Chinese with us!

Free Preschool Openings for Qualifying Families!

December 29, 2015

Friendly House Preschool offers a half-day educational program for children ages 3-5. Children participate in age-appropriate and engaging activities in a beautiful, child-centered space that includes indoor, outdoor, and gym areas.  Children learn and play together with experienced and warm teachers.  The preschool program includes healthy meals and snacks, parent-teacher conferences, and family social gatherings.

Friendly House Preschool believes that all children need an individualized early childhood education program, focused on each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We provide an environment for children’s growing social interactions, and promote cooperation, and problem solving skills, as well as kindergarten readiness.

Visit www.friendlyhouseinc.org/preschool for more information, email Ida Lombardozzi, Children's Programs Director: ilombardozzi@friendlyhouseinc.org or call (503) 228-4391.

 
 

Babysitter/Nanny Available

December 21, 2015

My name is Anna, I am a 25 year old college student looking to be a babysitter or nanny for a caring family.

I am available full time and my schedule is flexible. However I am hoping to find a more part time position a couple days a week. I am also available for date nights and babysitting last minute.

I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I have a great driving record and Proof of Insurance. I have a reliable  car with child seat features to keep your children safe. 

I have 7 years of previous experience working in childcare as a nanny, I also have 2 years of experience in a Foster Care Home as a Child Care Counselor. 
I have previously been a nanny for children of all ages. (Infants to teenagers) I have also spent some time overseas as a live in Au Pair in New Zealand. I volunteered at my church nursery for over two years and I am also very flexible with my hours.
 
My rate is $16 an hour for one child and $1 an hour per additional child
 
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at AnnaMariePhotographs@gmail.com or (503) 957-9361
Thanks for reading!
-Anna
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Montessori Parent-Infant Classes in NE Portland

December 08, 2015

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Peace Tree School is a Montessori infant, toddler and preschool early education community run by two experienced Montessori professionals. Starting in January 2016 we will be offering Parent-Infant classes for children under 2 years old and their families. 

We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our community! Parent-infant classes offer an amazing opportunity to observe your child in a child-centered environment, ask specific developmental questions and discuss parenting topics within a nurturing and supportive group. Classes will be tailored to each group's individual interest and needs, resources and discussions will center around what is important to you, your family and your child. 

Topics can include: Montessori philosophy, child-centered environments, discipline (setting limits, love & logic), toilet learning, motor skills, developmental milestones, Educaring approach (RIE), sleeping, eating, challenging behaviors, emotional intelligence, language development.

Our first class series will be an introductory series: $90 for 3 weeks. Classes will be held on Fridays starting in January, specific dates are 1/8, 1/15 & 1/22. Each session is 90 minutes starting at 4:00pm.

More information will soon be available on our website: peacetreeschool.com

Email peacetreeschool@gmail.com to register, please provide your name, child's name and child's age. 

 

Little Lights Playschool

December 04, 2015

Hello Portland area families! Little Lights Playschool is a home based preschool for children ages 3-5 located in the heart of Woodlawn in NE. Our program is rich in arts with a strong emphasis on free play and the building of social skills all while enjoying the natural world around us. Class size is small and lead by experienced Waldorf trained teacher, Kristin Luce and assistant. Our program is affordable and our community vibrant and happy!! We are now offering tours for the 2016-2017 school years. Please email kristinluce@gmail.com or call 503-515-8799
Thank you!

Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

December 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 twice monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy, and monthly sessions with Echo Theater), 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.  

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.     Efc4square2.efc
 

 

Preschool Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

December 01, 2015

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Growing Up Roses, a registered in-home child care facility located in the Roseway Neighborhood of North-East Portland, currently has two openings for children ages 2-5.  

At Growing Up Roses children receive attentive and devoted care in a safe and stimulating environment. Children are given the opportunity to learn from open ended play and close interactions with other children and adults. Children thrive when they are connected to their caregivers and their surroundings. At Growing Up Roses we foster the best possible environment for rapidly growing minds by forming meaningful and long-term connections with your children and your family.

Please check out our website at www.growinguproses.com and call or email to set up a tour.  rylee@growinguproses.com 503-927-3136

Creative Minds Learning Centers🌲7 locations🌲 Child care

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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.

Brand New Tualatin School- 6480 SW Nyberg Lane
Don't miss out on Holiday specials: Creative Minds website

Other locations:
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

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

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Little Hands Garden School January openings!

November 04, 2015

Little Hands Garden School is pleased to announce we have a few openings for children  ages 2.5 to 5 ready for a January preschool start!  We have morning sessions available at both locations (5829 SE Hawthorne Blvd. and 7802 SE Woodstock Blvd. in Portland) and some afternoon availability.  We now have Spanish enrichment curriculum included at both schools.  Please visit our website www.littlehandsgardenschool.com or view our Instagram photos (littlehandsgardenschool), and email us (littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com) to set up a tour!20151011_100131
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Manos Unidas Montessori Enrolling for January 2016

October 19, 2015

 

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Manos Unidas Montessori is new to the Lents neighborhood in Southeast Portland. We are located between Woodstock and Foster Blvd on 87th Avenue, right down the street from the Lents Max Train. We offer educational programs for children six weeks to six years old.

Manos Unidas Montessori, or 'MUM' focuses on the whole child, low impact environmental practices, food, peacemaking, and community building.  We offer Spanish-English bilingual programs as we believe Spanish is an extremely important language to know, and offering children other languages at a young age is the most effective way to build a bilingual community, opening doors for children as they grow into adults.

We currently have openings in our Primary Program for children mostly toilet independent, and openings in our Toddler Program (children walking to age three) for January 2016.

Learn more about us at our website here-

http://manosunidasmontessori.org/

and schedule a visit or a parent observation today!

OPEN HOUSE AT NEW CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL THIS SUNDAY!

October 16, 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, Oct 18th and next Sunday, Oct 25th, from 3-5 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 an open house, contact us via email at info@globalfriendslanguageschool.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 study Chinese with us!

Visit www.globalfriendslanguageschool.com for more info.

Openings in Friendly House Preschool

October 12, 2015

Friendly House, a nonprofit social service & community center has some openings in our Preschool.

Friendly House Preschool offers a half-day educational program for children ages 3-5. Children participate in age appropriate and socially stimulating activities. Children learn and play together under the supervision of experienced staff. The program offers a meal and snack during each class session, developmental screenings and assessments, and parenting support.

Friendly House Preschool is based on the belief that children need an individualized early childhood education program that focuses on each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We provide an environment for children’s growing social interactions, and promote cooperation, and problem solving skills, as well as kindergarten readiness.

Sliding-scale tuition, scholarships available! www.friendlyhouseinc.org/preschool

Email Dan: dhupala@friendlyhouseinc.org or call (503) 228-4391

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Waldorf Inspired Teacher Guided Nanny Share/Adventure Group Has Wednesday Morning Openings!

September 30, 2015

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My name is Sara pronounced (Sahra) and I am a Waldorf inspired teacher with over 17 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. My time with children has taught me how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving, and kind. I have created a sweet little spin off of my former preschool, Sweet River bamboo, that I created and taught at for 3 years in the form of a nanny share. If I were asked to describe in one word the quality of the relationships I cultivate with children, it would be... Magical. There is space available for 1-2 children in my play group on Wednesdays from 9a-1p/3:30p. This nanny share arrangement is ideal for families who want their children to socialize and explore creativity and nature weekly, and who want to gently introduce/or continue offering their child a small group of children to engage with in a warm and loving environment. This childcare group is well established and a high quality group with extremely mindful care and thoughtful parenting.  

Your child will be playing with 2 year old Macy and 4 year old Seamus for the day. We are in Macy's home until 1p and then at Seamus's home after that for nap/rest time. Macy is kind and strong. She loves filling up her back packs for adventures, and playing dress up. Seamus is an energetic tender spirit who loves to build polar bear dens and play chase. Both children love to make art, cuddle, and read books. Our rhythm is filled with playtime, song circles, and craft making that celebrate the seasons and infuse our time together with rich, collaborative activities. There is a lot of silliness and laughter too! If our group size allows, we visit playgrounds and venture out to the local gardens around town. There is a lot of silliness and laughter too! Our days are media free aside from world music that  accompanies our dance jams. I would like to bring our new group together as soon as possible so we can all get to know each other and settle into our rhythm. I have excellent references to share with you so please contact me at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com to learn more about this arrangement. Above all, I truly see children as whole beings of love and light, and I deeply enjoy getting to know each and every little one who joins my path and shares their magic with me. Please check out my former preschool's facebook page, Sweet River Bamboo and extended childcare post to get a sense of the quality of care I provide children.

Thank you!

Sara

Mighty Oaks Preschool has fall openings

September 25, 2015

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Mighty Oaks Preschool has two-day, half-day spaces available for Mondays & Wednesdays beginning October 5th. 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 

To see kiddos in action and to read articles in line with our philosophies, 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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OPEN HOUSE AT NEW CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL EVERY SUNDAY!

September 24, 2015

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house every Sunday, from 3-5 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!

Creative Minds Learning Center Schools are celebrating Fall!

September 21, 2015

Come see the difference Creative Minds Learning Center schools can offer your family! Seven locations in Tualatin (brand new!), Happy Valley, Westmoreland, Sellwood, Gateway, Broadway and Woodstock! Offering exceptional child care for Infants through Private Kindergarten since 1997! Programs offered are: Reggio Inspired Art Program, Creative Curriculum, Healthy, organic Dairy and meat free meals, media free creative environments, Creative Outlets 4 Kids and last but not least, Professional, Love and Logic trained teachers! 

Please visit our website to schedule a tour: Creative Minds Learning Center Website

Or call Brittany for more information: (503) 780-8960

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Limited spots available, come visit us today!

OPEN HOUSE AT NEW CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL THIS WEEKEND!

September 17, 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, September 20th, from 3-5 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!

Experienced Nanny Available

September 16, 2015

My name is Kit and I am a 31 year old nanny, artist, and musician 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, including twins and multiples, and enjoy spending time with older kiddos too! I am looking for a stable position (a contract for 1 year+ would be ideal) and am available to start immediately. I am currently available from 8am until 2:30 or 4:30pm on Tuesdays (depending on some logistical things—we can discuss further if interested) and anytime after 8am on Thursdays. On MWF I am available from 8am until approximately 2:30pm. 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 also have infant CPR and first-aid training.

 

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

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Kit

A Few Remaining Preschool Schedules

September 15, 2015

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Located in NE Portland in the Hollywood District by Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program has kicked off the school year. 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 day, 4 day, and one full time option left in each preschool room. For these openings friends must be potty trained and 36 months or older. We presently have more schedule options available for girls.

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: 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 activities https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio-inspired custom 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!

Wildflowers Preschool Open House

September 12, 2015

Wildflowers Preschool will be holding an open house on Fri, Jan 29th from 9-11.  All are welcome to drop in during this time frame and check out our school!  We will also have a short tour Tue, Feb 16th for those who can't make the open house.  

Our Reggio inspired preschool has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you have any questions, we can be reached via email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com or phone at 503-774-1207.

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We're in the final enrollment push for preschool. Help me to fill my class with kiddos!

September 10, 2015

Multnomah Early Childhood Program will run a preschool program at Vernon Elementary and Applegate School starting August 31st.  Classes are 4 days per week, morning or afternoon sessions.  Cost starts at $32/month with free or reduced tuition to those who qualify.  Call 503-261-5535 to enroll your 3-5 year old child!  Click on the link below and scroll down to 'peer program' for more info!

http://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/departments/multnomah-early-childhood/mecp-parents/

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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!

 

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

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