914 posts categorized "Preschool"

Join the Friendly House Preschool Community in NW Portland!

July 28, 2016

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Friendly House Preschool has been a beloved part of the NW neighborhood community since 1940.  We hope that your family joins the Friendly House legacy!
We are NOW OPEN for registration for the 2016-17 school year for half-day morning classes (8-11:30); 3- and 4-day options available! 
Friendly House preschool offers a play-based curriculum for 3-5-year-olds, focused on kindergarten readiness and social-emotional learning.  Our welcoming learning environment includes a gym, garden, and playground.  We serve a nutritious breakfast and snack daily and offer parent-teacher conferences, family socials, developmental screenings, and referrals for additional services, as needed.
For more information: Visit friendlyhouseinc.org/preschool
To request a tour, please call 503-228-4391.  We look forward to hearing from you!
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Hawthorne Family Playschool Cooperative Now Enrolling

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Who we are:

Hawthorne Family Playschool is an exceptional mixed-age (3-5), play-based, cooperative preschool fostering self-awareness, relationships with others, and connections to the natural world.

Our teacher, Susan Eisman, draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling, and peace activism. Susan completed her masters coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990. She partners with deeply invested parents to provide a nurturing learning community in which children and families thrive.

Wheel-Group-smooth-enlarged Children are eager, capable players who learn with zest in stimulating and affirming environments. They are competent problem solvers when given support. Children find deep satisfaction in following their interests, building relationships, and making friends.

Children learn best when they are connected to nature. We provide natural materials inside and outside the classroom and help children to become good stewards of the earth. HFP is certified as an Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) provider by the Oregon Environmental Council. Our play yard is also recognized by The Audubon Society of Portland as a Certified Backyard Habitat.

We believe participating in a parent-run cooperative is deeply rewarding for the children, their families, and the teacher alike.

Web: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Contact and tours: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org/contact-hfp/

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

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

 

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

ChildRoots Center for Young Children is Now Enrolling for Preschool!

July 25, 2016

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ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland for families with young children ages six weeks to six years. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We value curiosity and creativity. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play; ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence. 

We're inspired by scientific inquiry, natural and open-ended materials, messy mud puddles, big movements and loud voices, and the question "why?". Through open dialogue and experimentation, our teachers observe, research, and guide children's discovery of the world around them. We are currently enrolling preschoolers for the 2016 - 2017 school  year at our Northwest, Southeast, and Fremont locations! Take a look at our website, and call or email us for more information or to schedule a tour. 

t: (503) 235-1151

e: enrollment@childroots.com

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - AUGUST SPECIAL!

July 22, 2016

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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

Contact us TODAY to learn about our Hot August Special! We look forward to building a future with your family!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
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 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.   13735743_10153669636221641_1328287860732586485_o (1)

Opening at Rowanberry School for upcoming school year

July 20, 2016

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

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 11th year of operation.

We have one remaining opening for the current school year. All eight children will attend school together from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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For more information about Rowanberry School, or to arrange a tour, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at:

rowanberryschool@mac.com or (503) 750-7607

Thank you!

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

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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.

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - ENROLLING FOR SUMMER!

July 19, 2016

13627154_10153638985881641_3127024168802891434_nCreative 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

Our Summer Program is in full swing and we are so excited for the learning opportunities and activities still coming up for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for the first three months!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
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 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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Mighty Oaks Preschool has two 4 day spaces!

July 18, 2016

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Mighty Oaks has two 4 day spaces coming available in August! We have four boys and one lady. We're hoping to have two more ladies join us to balance the energy.


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

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Enrollment Openings at Stumptown Kids Preschool

July 15, 2016

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Stumptown Kids is a play-based, Reggio-inspired preschool for children ages 3-5, located in the South Tabor neighborhood.  Our program emphasizes exploration, the arts, and developing social skills - such as problem solving, conflict resolution, and peer cooperation - that provide students with the foundation for a successful experience in kindergarten.  We are proud to be a QRIS Star Three Approved Program. Our aim is to foster a sense of community among students, teachers, and parents. We also engage in community-based programs each month through field trips or by inviting local performers, yoga instructors, and groups to our school for enrichment programs.

Stumptown Kids offers a full day program that runs from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm.  Our calendar loosely follows that of Portland Public Schools. Tuition rates are:

  • Five full days per week: $950 per month
  • Four full days per week: $800 per month
  • Three full days per week: $650 per month
  • Two full days per week: $500 per month

Visit our website - www.stumptownkids.com - for more information and contact Jennifer at 503-957-4593 and StumptownKids@yahoo.com with any questions or to schedule a tour.

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Sweet Day Community School Now Enrolling for Fall

July 08, 2016

Sweet Day Community School is a State Certified Child Care located in a beautiful, converted home near Clinton Park in the Richmond Neighborhood of SE Portland. We offer a play-based, developmentally-appropriate curriculum, rich in creative arts, and exploration of the natural world. 

We're open year round, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 to 5:30. Please visit our website to learn more and to schedule a visit! www.sweetdayschool.com

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Toddler Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

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Growing Up Roses, a registered in-home child care facility located in the Roseway Neighborhood of North-East Portland, has one opening for a child age 2 or older.

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

Peace Tree School, a Montessori preschool in NE Portland, is enrolling for Fall 2016!

June 30, 2016

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We are a Montessori preschool community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. Each child learns at their own pace and has the opportunity to engage with materials that open up the world of math, language, science, geography and more. We encourage play, exploration and discovery! We offer many enrichment activities such as sensorial art exploration, music lessons (rhythm, ukulele, keyboard), weekly yoga classes, field trips and opportunities for cooking a IMG_8556nd food preparation. We believe that early childhood education is a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 2.5 years to 5 years old. You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

June 28, 2016

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Enrolling for summer camp and fall.

 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.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.

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

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Broadway Children's Center

BROADWAY CHILDREN'S CENTER IS ENROLLING NOW FOR PRESCHOOL!

Broadway Children's Center is conveniently located in the heart of Portland at 12th and Broadway in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood.

We understand there is no greater decision than whom we trust our children with and the care they receive. Our goal is to help parents build a strong foundation in their children through respect of self and others, appreciation of culture and community and a love for learning. The center is excited to incorporate a curriculum which includes music, art, and science. Our daily routine includes opportunities for free play, multiple story times, circle time, time outdoors and structured learning centers focusing on tools for Kindergarten readiness.

Full and part time schedules are available so call us today to schedule your tour. You will enjoy saving money without compromising on quality.  6 spaces available!

Visit our website today for more information www.bccportland.com

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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 Saturday July 23rd 10:00-12:00

May 16, 2016

Frog Song Montessori Preschool enrolling for Fall 2016!

Join us on Saturday to learn more about our preschool program; our campus is located at 8500 NE Siskiyou Street Portland, OR  97220

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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 for children between the ages of 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year. Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

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Contact us!    info@frogsongpreschool.org

 

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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

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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

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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.

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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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