1283 posts categorized "Preschool"

Fun-loving, Reliable, and Nurturing Nanny / Artist

April 16, 2014

Hi! My name is Shannon and I am a babysitter and nanny here in Portland. I have been babysitting for the past ten years and a nanny for the past five years, working with ages newborn through 8 years old, with extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I currently work full time as part of a nanny share for two families that each have two children, ranging in ages from 15 months through 5 years old. I have been with one family for a year and a half since their littlest was 10 weeks old! Schedules are changing for both families, as our my needs, so we are sadly going to be ending the share at the end of April. ----- I would like to be able to spend more time on my art and photography businesses and therefore I am hoping to find a new position 3 full days/week (8-10 hour days) and am flexible on which days those are. I am open to working more than 3 days per week on occasion and date nights as well. I am also open to another nanny share situation. 

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for 2014-2015

April 07, 2014

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The Willow Tree Preschool is 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. Play is at the core of everything we do, 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 and Facebook. We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

CPR Certified Nanny Available

April 03, 2014

My name is Anna, I am looking to be a nanny for a caring family. I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I also have a great driving record and Proof of Insurance. I have a reliable 2006 Pontiac 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.
 
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at Annamsmoot@gmail.com or (503) 957-9361
Thanks for reading!
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Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling Now!

April 02, 2014

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Golden Apples is a certified preschool located just off Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. We have created this school to provide nurturing education to children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age in a hand made volition based environment. Our curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of children by drawing upon the best aspects of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Our space is stewarded by Scott and Shannon with an unprecedentedly low student to teacher ratio, 7 to 2! That means that Golden Apples children receive our best focus and enable us to provide a dedicated education experience.

We welcome families to come and visit our school during hours of operation or by special appointment. We are currently enrolling immediate vacancies for Monday through Friday and making plans for future enrollment for children interested in joining us in the coming school year. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.goldenapplespdx.com

Also you can like us at facebook.com/goldenapplespdx

For inquiries and appointments you may call or text Scott at 503-915-9957 or email scott@goldenapplespdx.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

SUN FERN MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE IN SOUTH TABOR HAS OPENINGS FOR FALL 2014/15!

March 28, 2014

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Our South Tabor home sits in a lovely residential neighborhood. This intimate classroom space inhabits our entire main floor of the house with hardwood floors, lots of plants, beautiful materials and parent-made shelves/tables/chairs.  The children have continual access to our outdoor organic gardens as well as a room designated for movement, yoga, music and laughter. We’ve designed the space to be completely child-centered, warm, inviting, and stimulating.  Our environment fosters independence, concentration, community building, respect for all life while always encourageing the individual child's interest and curiosity.

Sun Fern Montessori’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, fun and carefully-prepared environment founded upon the principles of AMI Montessori education that attends to the total development of the child's social, emotional, intellectural, physcial, and spiritual growth.

Call or email me with any questions!

Tara Cunningham  (503)-775-1011

info@sunfernmontessori.com    www.sunfernmontessori.com

Heartwood Preschool with Music Together

We have two spaces for the 2014-2015 school year.  One scholarship available.

At Heartwood Preschool, children learn in a safe, small, nurturing environment where they can develop independence, find out about other people and their cultures, and learn to accept and appreciate the similarities and differences among us. We encourage the children to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning while participating in a structured play-based environment.

  • Heartwood Preschool has been state certified since 2003
  • We are an Eco-Healthy Child Care facility
  • We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Community Garden plot 2 blocks away
  • Exposure to Spanish
  • Great ratio!  2 dedicated, loving teachers with a maximum of 14 children a day
  • A close-knit community of families who maintain friendships long after their Heartwood years!
  • An amazing art specialist
  • We are a Licensed Music Together Preschool!  Tuition includes weekly visits from a Music Together Specialist, CD's and songbooks, as well as Music Together gatherings for the whole family.


Please visit our website for more information about our wonderful program:

http://www.heartwoodpreschool.com/

Our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heartwood-Preschool/233456916668288

 

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Summer Preschool- Little Hands Garden School

March 23, 2014

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 Join us this summer for some dirty fun- Mt. Tabor field trips, gardening, outdoor music and games, mud-pie baking, messy art and sprinkler fun!  We have a few spaces left in our summer programs for some fabulous 3-5 year olds. 

Summer session 1 June 30-July 17, M-Th 9-1

Summer session 2 August 4-21, M-Th 9-1

The cost for each 3 week session is as follows:

2 days/week = $240       3 days/week = $360        4 days/week= $480

We also currently have one opening for the remaining school year (April through June 19) and one opening for a Fall spot.  Thank you! www.littlehandsgardenschool.com

Now Enrolling ~ Preschool and Pre-K

March 17, 2014

Johns Landing and SW Portland

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NO POTTY TRAINED REQUIREMENT

MEDIA FREE * HEALTHY, HOME COOKED MEALS

M-F 7- 5:30 

503.550.4444

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MISTY'S LITTLE ONES DAYCARE IN VANCOUVER!

March 11, 2014

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Misty’s Little Ones Daycare is a licensed home-based community of children who are between the ages of 0-12 years old.  We are located in a quiet neighborhood near Mill Plain & Andresen.  We are open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Our child care community supports an attachment, natural parenting philosophy (babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc) as well as other similar philosophies & will be used with your children while in care.  With older children we encourage positive social interactions, becoming positive role-models for the younger children, lots of physical activity, homework help, and encouraging them to use their imaginations & be creative.

We use cloth diapers with all children enrolled and cloth training pants once they are in the toilet learning stage.  We eat non-processed, home cooked healthy meals & snacks and are able to help with special dietary accomidations including: Gluten/Dairy/Nut/Egg/Corn Free.  We play outside daily and go on walks around the neighborhood on occasion. 

We have current full-time as well as part-time openings for children 0-12 years old and serve the King & Marshall Schools here in Vancouver.  Looking for great families to add to our community who want long-term child care. 

Check out our website!!  Misty's Little Ones Daycare or call Misty @ 360-773-4272

Day Care Spots Available for Toddlers (Inner SE Portland)

March 04, 2014

I have a small (3-4) group of wonderful toddlers I care for in my SE Portland home (near Division and 30th).  I have an immediate opening for Tuesdays, and full-time spots opening in the summer.  Hours are 8am - 5pm, with earlier and later hours available by prior arrangement.  We eat healthy and delicious organic meals, enjoy daily time in the fresh air, and laugh a lot.  Daily activities include painting and drawing, several story times with books and songs, dance parties with balloons and scarves, bubble chasing, exploring music, walks to Piccolo Park, and free play.  I keep the group small so that I can give plenty of individual attention, encouragement, and reassurance they still so need at this age.    

I have a degree in Social Work, am trained in infant and child first aid and CPR, and am a mature mother of a sweet, goofy 2-year old (who is part of our group).  I am heavily influenced by Montessori philosophy, by which I mean that I focus on independence in children and create a child-based, beautiful and calm environment.  My rate is $70/day, which includes all meals and snacks.  Please email with any questions.  I look forward to chatting with you!  Mercy Pozgay (mercyblue@gmail.com)  

Au Pairs seeking Portland host families

March 02, 2014

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Hello my name is Danielle and I am the Portland Au Pair Coordinator for CHI Au Pair USA (www.chiaupairusa.org).  I would love to help your family find the perfect nanny/au pair for your childcare needs in the Portland metro area.

CHI Au Pair USA (Cultural Homestay International) provides quality live-in childcare for busy families by legally sponsoring carefully screened au pairs from around the world.  You can welcome an experienced and well-trained au pair into your family and your children will experience the rich traditions of another culture!

Au Pairs provide up to 45 hours a week of childcare, light housekeeping, cooking and driving. You screen and choose the au pair that fits your family best.  Their schedule is determined by you.  With an au pair you can work during the week and go out on a Saturday night while your children are in good hands.  All of this for less than $350 a week!

For more information and to learn more about our available au pairs, contact me, Danielle, at 971.263.2525 or portlandapc@gmail.com.

You can also visit us on the web at www.chiaupairusa.org.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

Danielle Black Zimmerman

CHI Au Pair USA

Portland Au Pair Coordinator

971.263.2525

http://aupairportland.com/

www.chiaupairusa.org

https://www.facebook.com/CHIAuPairUSA

 

 

Little Lights Playschool

 

Hello Portland area families!   Little Lights Playschool is a home based Waldorf preschool located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland.   We operate Tuesday - Thursday from 9-1.  Our program is rich in the arts with strong emphasis on free play, social development, the natural world around us and respect of each other and our things.   Class size is small loving lead by seasoned teacher Kristin Luce.  We accept little ones ages 2.5-5.   Our program affordable and our community vibrant!

Please go to our website for all the information.    www.littlelightsplayschool.org

Thank you for considering our sweet school! 

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Escuela Viva: Openings for Summer and Fall 2014

February 27, 2014

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Escuela Viva
Community School
Offering a Dual Language Learning Environment
1111 SE Pine St. Portland, OR

Escuela Viva, has openings available in our Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms for the 2014-2015 school year.  Escuela Viva was developed with two main goals in mind.  The first is to provide an enriching environment that supports the spiritual, academic and humanistic needs of our children. The second is to support the development of both English and Spanish language skills.

The Learning Process:  Children, at Escuela Viva, are viewed as competent active learners where Teachers are but one means by which the children learn. Learning occurs in collaboration between the classroom environment, the adult teachers, parents and the children.

Escuela Viva, founded in 2004, will soon be celebrating their 10th year in business, and each day our team brings compassion and enthusiasm to the classroom.

Please read more about our educational philosophies and program at Escuela-Viva.com.  You can complete a waitlist application on the 'Enrollment' page of our website, and direct any questions towards admin@escuela-viva.com. 

PS: We have two upcoming Open Houses on March 3rd and March 31st at 5:30 p.m, hope to see you there!

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS PRESCHOOL ~ Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall 2014

February 10, 2014

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First Impressions Preschool LLC is a small home based Preschool founded and directed by Robyn Bodin, M.ED.  We are a Licensed and Eco-Healthy Certified Family Child Care Home in the beautiful Alberta Park Neighborhood of NE Portland, Oregon. We offer quality care for children ages 2.5 to 6, Monday through Friday 8:30~12:30 with after care available until 5:00. 

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At First Impressions Preschool, we provide a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for children to develop a love of learning through exploration, imagination, self-discovery, collaboration, and creativity. We have a small 6:1 child to teacher ratio and two teachers in the classroom everyday. Children are seen and valued for their amazing gifts and abilities to do meaningful work, wonder, and play. We celebrate the growth and development of the whole child while building a community of learners who practice respect for oneself, each other, and the environment. We encourage children to be active in their learning and provide them with the tools to be responsible, independent, and successful.

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At First Impressions Preschool, we believe children learn best by doing! We implement a play-based, emergent curriculum while incorporating Montessori components. Our integrative approach focuses on the process of learning while fostering the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. We provide rich materials and experiences that match children's individual interests and understanding. By meeting their individual needs, interests, and abilities and by celebrating their growth we help build a positive self-esteem so children can feel good about themselves and the world around them.
  


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For more information and to set up a school tour, contact Robyn Bodin

 email: firstimpressionspreschool@gmail.com      

 phone: (503)~384~2443

www.firstimpressionspreschoolpdx.com

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Wildwood Nature School Open House

February 05, 2014

Families are invited to join us on Saturday, February 8 from 10:30 - 12:30 to play, learn, meet the teachers, and tour the facility.

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Our play and nature-based preschool in rural NW Portland currently has openings for children ages 3-5. Wildwood Nature School is close to Forest Park, Bethany, St. Johns, and Sauvie Island but provides gardens, animal care, 4 acres of open and forested land, and a calm, peaceful atmosphere that seems miles away from city bustle.


We are a state registered preschool, with highly qualified staff offering:

  • Play-based interdisciplinary curriculum to develop the whole child in art, science, language, literacy, emotional growth, math, and movement.
  • Outdoor gardening, animal care, and hiking on 11 rural acres abutting the Wildwood Trail.
  • Indoor environment inspired by child-focused methods of Waldorf, Montessori, and the schools of Reggio Emilia.
  • Knowledgeable and caring teachers with over 15 years experience in Early Childhood and Museum Education, Master’s degree in education, and bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Multiage setting where children learn from and about each other while following their own interests at their own pace.
  • Flexible scheduling options include classes that meet 2, 3, or 5 days per week.


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A Great Preschool and Pre-K in SW Portland

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SE PDX site #2 open and welcoming in friends Feb. 2014

 

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We are offering a few spaces in our " 4 &5 year olds" program!

Located on Mount Tabor at 6415 SE MORRISON street

One block North of Belmont

Call T Candace 503 933 0139  for your visit today! See you soon1535505_579202018837987_1255362111_n-1T. MartaTabortotspreschool.com

Brooklyn Preschool's Open House February 8th 9:30-11:30

BrooklynopenhouseflyerOpen House. Saturday, February 8th, 9:30-11:30am. 

Reedwood Friends Church 2901 SE Steele

Please join us for our Open House, for families interested in 2014-2015 school year enrollment. It's a great time to see our 3 preschool rooms, large playground, meet our teacher, as well as talk with current parents. You'll have the opportunity to see our classrooms, playground, rainy day indoor play area, nursery for younger siblings, as well as meet and speak with our teacher. Parents of current students will also be present to answer questions, while your child explores our fun environment. We will begin accepting applications for new families Feb 9th and after. For more information, please see our membership page.
http://www.brooklyncooppreschool.org/membership.htm

Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

February 04, 2014

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Open House Saturday February 15 10 AM to 12 PM

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Blue Frogs Jump Preschool is holding an open house, Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10 Am to 12PM. 

We are located at 11865 NW Vaughn Court Portland OR 97229.  

Please come see what its all about. We have openings today.

Here is a link to our website: http://www.BlueFrogsJump.com

Phone number is (503)925-3919 and my email is michele@BlueFrogsJump.com

Searching for NE Nanny/Au Pair for April 2014 Start

January 26, 2014

In April 2014, we'll need a nanny or au pair to provide childcare in our NE Pdx/Alberta Arts area home to our then-6 month old baby girl, and occassional care to our 3 year old big sister.  The schedule will be at a minimum Monday - Thursday from 8AM until 2 or 3PM, when Grandma will take the baton for the afternoon shift.  Ocassionally, the schedule may extend to 5:30PM.  We are looking for someone who has experience with babies and early childhood, and can adjust activities accordingly.  Hoping for experience handling breastmilk, prepping organic homemade babyfood, and comfort with a friendly large dog.  Compensation can be purely hourly, and/or may include accomodations in converted garage apartment.  Please contact Celia at howesandersen@gmail.com

Open House: The Peanut Gallery Playschool

January 10, 2014


Please join us at The Peanut Gallery Playschool for our annual open house on

February 22nd, from 10-12pm.


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Located in NE Portland, The Peanut Gallery Playschool is a unique certified in-home program accepting toddlers and young preschoolers 18 months to not-yet-four as of September 1st.  For more information about our school, please visit us atwww.thepeanutgalleryplayschool.com or find us on facebook .

 

 

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Our open house will provide an opportunity for families interested in joining us for the 2014/2015 school year to explore the school, meet the teachers and ask questions about our program. This is an informal event and you are welcome to drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Children are welcome to attend. For families interested in summer or fall enrollment, information will be available about our wait list and our enrollment process.  



 

 

 

 

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For more information, including our location, please email Elena at e.marie@mac.com.  If you would like to R.S.V.P for our open house, please include your child’s name, date of birth and scheduling needs. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Heartwood Preschool....Plus Music Together!

January 01, 2014

 

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.

 At Heartwood Preschool, children learn in a safe, small, nurturing environment where they can develop independence, find out about other people and their cultures, and learn to accept and appreciate the similarities and differences among us. We encourage the children to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning while participating in a structured play-based environment.

  • Heartwood Preschool has been state certified since 2003
  • We are an Eco-Healthy Child Care facility located in NE Portland
  • We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Community Garden plot 2 blocks away
  • Exposure to Spanish
  • Great ratio!  2 dedicated, loving teachers with a maximum of 14 children a day
  • A close-knit community of families who maintain friendships long after their Heartwood years!
  • An amazing art specialist
  • We are a Licensed Music Together Preschool!  Tuition includes weekly visits from a Music Together Specialist, CD's and songbooks, as well as Music Together gatherings for the whole family.


Please visit our website for more information about our wonderful program:

http://www.heartwoodpreschool.com/

Our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heartwood-Preschool/233456916668288?sk=wall

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Blue Frogs Jump Preschool NW Grand Opening Open House 2014 FT PT Specials

December 29, 2013

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Come to our Grand Opening Open House event and take 50% off first month's standard tuition plus an extra 10% off the standard monthly tuition for the entire 2014 year.

Open House is Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10 AM to 12 PM.

http://www.BlueFrogsJump.com

email: Michele@BlueFrogsJump.com

(503)925-3919

1/2 DAY CHILDCARE (SE Portland)

December 23, 2013

Need a little break once or twice a week?

Your child gets to play in a safe, clean, and super child-friendly home with an attentive and educated caregiver-mom.  You get a few hours every week to do something (or nothing!) without a child climbing up your leg.   

Rate:  $30/day

Hours:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm, child brings own lunch

Location:  Woodstock neighborhood

Email:  Aubree at adavendonis@yahoo.com for more information

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Open House- Rising Song Preschool (NE)

December 18, 2013

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Open House: Please Join us Friday January 17th or 31st from 5-6 

Where:  Rising Song Preschool, 3912 NE 36th Ave.  Portland OR

We invite families interested in applying for Summer/Fall 2014 to come to an open house to meet our teachers and explore our environment. Children are welcome to attend.  Space is limited, please call or email to reserve a spot (503-954-3235, risingsong@yahoo.com)

Rising Song Preschool is a certified home-based preschool in NE Portland.  We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-5 with the low teacher/child ration of 1:6. Half and full-day care is available 2-5 days a week.

In our classroom children participate in baking, gardening, painting and handwork. Songs, stories and puppet shows provide rich material for the imagination and teach about the natural world. Children develop problem solving skills through cooperative activities and guided conflict resolution.

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ChildRoots Annex's Enrolling PT

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

 

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

 

The ChildRoots Alberta Annex is located at 5133 NE Alberta St. in NE Portland. This Annex is a large remodeled home with two floors and a large fenced yard for children to spread out and explore. The Alberta Annex is a preschool and enrolling children born between June 2010 and April 2011. Two and three day a week spots available. Please contact Madison (albertaannex@childroots.com)


The ChildRoots Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School. This Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden. The Ainsworth Annex is enrolling children born between October 2011 and April 2012. Two and three day spots available. Please contact Laura (ainsworthannex@childroots.com)

 

Unique Reggio Inspired Childcare Experience

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Unique Reggio Inspired Childcare Experience - Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna opened our doors in September 2013 and our goal was to support the north portland community with their early childhood education needs by creating a small preschool in North Portland. Well we have listened to our community’s needs - families shared they needed a small affordable full time childcare center. So we are now offering full time childcare for children the ages of 12 months- 5 years of age. At Flora & Fauna, with the environment as the third teacher, we facilitate the development of a child's social and academic skills through interactions with the natural world. Imaginations ignite as we offer beautiful materials and introduce creative discovery, while surrounded by our opulent classroom environment and quiet neighborhood. The important connection a child makes with nature is priceless for their development and growth. Visit our website: www.floraandfaunapreschool.org or contact us at 503-686-5435 and schedule a tour!

FT Childcare Needed - SW PDX/Garden Home

December 08, 2013

Our family is looking for PT or FT childcare for our two sons, aged 4.5 and 2, starting immediately. 

We are open to following options:

1. PT (25-30 hrs) or FT Nanny (40+ hrs).

  • PT nanny would need to pick up from daycare/preschool 
  • FT nanny would need to engage our older son in group activities regularly
  • Fun personality, responsible and have a sense of humor
  • Daily outdoor time with the kids when weather permitting, healthy snacks, creative play and light clean-up after play are required
  • We live near a major bus line and are willing to work with nannies using public transportation if there's a fit

2. Full-time daycare /preschool who can accomodate both boys on a full-time basis

  • Location in Beaverton, Tigard, SW PDX area near our home
  • Great outdoor play area, healthy food if provided and caring, experienced teachers
  • Montessori desirable
  • We haven't had much luck on this front and would appreciate any tips from fellow parents and care providers!

Please get in touch if you are a nanny looking for a family or have other childcare resources to share. Thanks! Email me directly here: cecilyauatgmaildotcom.

 

 

 

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New FT and PT Enrollment Preschool & Pre-K Available

December 04, 2013

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New Space, new group, be part of the beginning of something special, you won’t be disappointed!

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 31, 2013

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Marigold is a brand new, part-time, in-home preschool opening in NE (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood) Portland. Tues/Wed, 9am-12:30pm, ages 2-4 years old. 

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

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

 

Need part and full time teacher to work with preschoolers & Infants

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We are a small in home holistic state certified in home preschool & daycare looking for full & part time help. It is a fun, joyful & peaceful environment. If you have had experience working with young children & feel it is a “calling” please consider working here. It is in a beautiful home, dedicated to serving the needs of young children & their parents. Please know about Waldorf/LifeWays education & RIE methods. We are looking for someone with good energy, joy to share & a peaceful attitude, honest, and very stable. You will also have to have strong leadership skills, be able to communicate well with co-workers & parents, be punctual & work hard. You must be in good health & able to lift up to 50Lbs. as well.

Thanks for reading this! Pass this on to someone else if you think it would fulfill both our needs.

Blessings!

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*All understanding begins with wonder. -- Goethe

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Tumbleweed Preschool House in SE Portland

October 30, 2013

Our Eco-Healthy, Reggio-Inspired, Progressive, State-certified, In-home program has PT or FT openings for children 2-5yrs old.

Join our community of teachers, families, and children who model (by our actions) and support (for each child's actions) the ability to
In this way, we support children who are
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Global Citizens!

Email amy@tumbleweedinfanthouse.com to schedule a visit!
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Join the fun!! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age one - five ( full time care).

October 14, 2013

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The Love and Giggles Playhouse has one opening left! We have one opening for age one - five for full time care. I am located in the SE Portland- Woodstock area ( close to 52nd & Woodstock). We are a state licensed  childcare with a preschool curriculum. I have seven years' experience, spotless record, great references, and I love my job!!

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling last spaces for fall

October 03, 2013

Rare spaces available for the 2013 – 2014 school year.    

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The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools 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, with an emphasis on art, nature and seasonal cycles.  In an atmosphere which encourages both active exploration as well as quite time to reflect, your child might choose to bake with the group, engage in dramatic play with a friend, drape herself in silk and dance around the room, paint, or build with a variety of materials…as well as caring for our organic garden, and the bunny.

Weekly visits from the yoga 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.

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

 

 

 

Little Adventurers Day Home ~~ NOW OPEN

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Little Adventurers Day Home is a Christian family child care located in outer SE Portland. We are seeking two toddlers and two preschoolers to complete our small group and we would be happy to welcome you aboard!

LADH is not just about child care; we give and encourage whole-family care. This is why we offer pre-enrollment counseling, tutoring and homework assistance, flexible payment and financial assistance* options, quarterly parenting and family workshops, transportation to/from home/school, and, of course, quality child care and preschool. LADH is a proud participant in Oregon's QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) Study, where we strive to meet and exceed the state's standards of quality child care for the benefit of our client families. 

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Energetic Reggio nanny seeking 35+hr/wk with new family

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Hello families!
I am a 22-year-old nanny who, after an office stint, is looking to get back to my childcare roots. I am looking to start in the next few weeks, and would prefer to give my current place of employment 2 weeks notice. In January I plan on returning to school part-time so I am looking for a family with a bit of flexibility in the future, but would give at least a month's notice before needing to change my work schedule.

Prior to my current job, I worked with toddlers and preschool-age children for three years in a Reggio center. I have also worked with infants in a Montessori school. Most recently I was a nanny for a year and a half for toddler twins. I tend to integrate several educational philosophies but we can, of course, work together on this. I am experienced with cloth diapers, potty training, infant sign language, and conversational Spanish. I also have some special needs experience. I'm more than happy to help clean up around the house and I love to cook. I have all certifications and paperwork in order (RCAAN, cpr/first-aid, criminal history registry, food handler's).

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Rose City Cooperative Preschool Has A Rare Opening!

Rose City Cooperative Preschool is located in NE Portland and has been in operation for 40 yrs with an excellent reputation. We currently have one opening in our 4yr-old class (Rainbow Class). We are a play-based, media free, cooperative preschool within a great community of families.

Our Raibow class meets M W F from 9am - 11:30am and for an additional cost we offer Lunch Bunch from 11:30 until 1pm.

If you are interested in having your child join our wonderful cooperative preschool with experienced and talented teachers contact us today! We are happy to provide a tour and have you meet with the Rainbow teacher to help make your decision.

Email our Membership Chair at ivesterb@gmail.com or check our our website www.rosecitycoop.org for more details. We are located at 5830 NE Alameda in Portland.

Rose City Neighborhood Playgroup which is open to the public is also located in our building and is  open M W F from 9am to 11:30. A great way to meet other parents and let the little one's play. Please email rosecityplaygroup@gmail.com for more information.

 

Looking for a Unique Childcare Experience??

NEW small in-home Preschool and all-day care has opened in north Portland and is now accepting applications and enrolling children that are 18 months to 5 years of age. Flora and Fauna is a Reggio Emilia influenced school that uses the environment as the third teacher. At Flora and Fauna, the surroundings are abundant with opportunities for the child’s innate love of learning and discovery to unfold. The materials, offered with beauty and intention, the rich classroom environment, and the organic garden and school location all invite exploration. Our goal is to facilitate the development of a child's social and academic skills through interactions with the natural world. We feel the importance of a connection with nature presents is priceless for the development and growth of a child.
Please feel free to look at our website: www.floraandfaunapreschool.org
Contact us at 503-686-5435 and schedule a tour!


Flora and Fauna
4216 N Colonial Ave.
Portland, OR. 97217

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Creative Minds Learning Centers for Infants- Kindergarten!

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Final Vacancies: Small Wonders School-Hollywood

September 19, 2013

 
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Due to a change in care needs two schedule have become available, claim these remaining vacancies today!
Small Wonders School – Hollywood is located on 42nd Avenue, right around the corner from the library! We offer a preschool program with the convenience of a full day format for children ages 2 to 5 (pre- Kindergarten). We are presently enrolling for our remaining vacancies for the 2013/14 school year and invite you to schedule a tour by contacting Allison at
allison(at)smallwondersschool.org or Quinlyn at quinlyn(at)smallwondersschool.org.  

To learn more about our program and offerings visit our website to meet our teachers, read about our program and philosophy, or check out our tuition and hours.


LGBTQ families! Welcome to The Pink House!

September 07, 2013

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Portland's first infant & toddler community exclusively for LGBTQ families!
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We are currently accepting enrollment applications for September 2014.

Contact us!

pinkhousecommunity@gmail.com / 503-914-6555

Music & Art based Joyful Learning has an opening!

September 06, 2013

Joyful Learning is a creative arts, non-religious, all–day preschool and home
child care in NE Portland (near Rose City Golf Course). www.joyfullearningchildcare.com.  Joyful Learning is a play based school that promotes children’s development
in a unique way. Two of the 3 classrooms have specialized ‘Dramatic Play’ areas, such as Animal Shelter, Ocean Explorations, Farmers Market, and more.
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The school is for children 2-and-a-half through 5 years old,
and runs M-F, 7:30 to 5:30. Children can come 3, 4, or 5 days a week. The best of both worlds; a small and loving home-like environment,
with excellent teachers.

Excellent Nanny Available

I'm in search of a great family or families to work for. Ideally I'd like between 25-30 hours a week. I live in SE and am looking for a job in NE, SE, or possibly close-in NW Portland. 

I have over 15 years experience with children in daycares, after school programs, art based summer camps, and as an art teacher at a local Montessori school. I’ve worked with children (from infancy to age 12) from a variety of cultural backgrounds and family situations. I also have experience with twins and some experience with special needs children. I’m a non-smoker and have no pet allergies.

Email me at nepdxnanny@yahoo.com and I can provide you my resume and several references. I look forward to speaking with you and seeing if I might be the right match for your family.

Fall Opening at Rising Song Preschool (NE Portland)

Rising Song Preschool is a Waldorf-inspired, certified, home-based preschool in NE Portland.  We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-5 with the low teacher/child ration of 1:6. 

                          We currently have one remaining opening for Fall,  with an option of:

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 3 days:  Tues, Thurs (full or half day), Friday (half  day) 

  Interested families should call or email to schedule a tour:  risingsong@yahoo.com, 503-954-3235

 In our classroom children participate in baking,      gardening, painting and handwork. Songs, stories and puppet shows provide rich material for the imagination and teach about the natural world. Children develop problem solving skills through cooperative activities and guided conflict resolution.

At Rising Song parents participate in their child’s school experience through weekly journal entries.  Family gatherings are scheduled throughout the year to foster community and celebrate the seasons.  For more information please visit our website at: www.risingsongpreschool.org  

Opening in fall 2013 - New preschool in North Portland

September 05, 2013

New Preschool in North Portland

 Flora and Fauna Preschool   

Open House on 8/31/13 @ 10 am to 2 pm

Come and visit our preschool located @ 4216 N. Colonial PDX

Or visit us at www.floraandfaunapreschool.org

Free Clay Art Class from 1pm - 2pm on 8/31/13!  Check us out on Facebook

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Spindlewood Preschool now enrolling for fall - Extended Care available

Spindlewood Preschool is happy to anounce we are extending our program to meet the needs of working parents in our community. We have openings 2,3,or 4 days a week half days or full time for children ages 2-5. We provide all of the snacks and meals prepared fresh daily with wholesome organic ingredients. In order to stay affordable for families, tution is reasonable and no materials fee is required for enrollment.

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We are proud to announce we have been serving the needs of our Portland Families for almost 25 years. Our classroom is sunny bright and warm and with plenty of light to nurture your children, as well as a beautiful play yard. State Certified and in the process of WECAN, Eco-friendly, biodynamic garden and all handmade beautiful toys made from all natural materials. Using Lifeways and Helle Heckman from Nokken as inspiration.

 



Please call veteran Waldorf teacher Miss Pammie to set up a time to visit and/or RSVP to our open house: 503-335-0451 or email us at misspammie@spindlewoodschool.com website: http://www.spindlewoodschool.com/ 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/spindlewood

 

Fall opening at Little Hands Garden School (SE Hawthorne @59th)

September 04, 2013

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                          www.littlehandsgardenschool.com

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