1311 posts categorized "Preschool"

Openings in Unique Infant, Wobbler & Toddler Community!

August 20, 2014

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Established in 2009, our home-based infant, wobbler and toddler school has openings for children 0-3!

Beautiful setting facing Jackson Bottom Wetlands
Experienced, qualified teachers!  Awesome reputation!

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Opal Beginning School has spots for 4 and 5 year olds

Opal Beginning School is a private, tuition-based preschool program at the Portland Children's Museum that serves children ages 3 - 6 years old.  At Opal Beginning School we value creating a caring, learning community of children, families, and teachers where listening and relationships are at the heart of the program’s philosophy.  Teachers pay close attention to children's thinking, creative expression through the arts and sciences, and ways of learning and communicating, and offer children a supportive environment where they are encouraged to explore their ideas more deeply.  We also place a strong emphasis on nurturing and supporting children’s social and emotional intelligences and building a caring, respectful community where everyone’s voices are invited, heard and known.

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North Portland Preschool With Openings Still Available


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Quality in-home childcare provided by Teacher Nick.

Quiet Overlook neighborhood house with fenced in backyard. 

Enrolling ages 3 through 5. 

Serving organic snacks daily.

Play, art, education, music, language, exploration.

Low child to teacher ratio and use of developmentally appropriate practices. 

971-678-2685, littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

www.littleimprintspdx.com

MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL (SE) HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS IN SENIOR (4's) CLASS!

We currently have openings in our Senior 2014-2015 class. Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

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

Senior Class (age 4 by September 1st)

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

  • Tuition……….$185 per month

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Small Wonders School: 3 day schedules available

Small Wonders School, with two locations in NE Portland, has a three few vacancies for friends ages 30 months or older for our 2014/15 school year at both locations. To learn more about our program please visit us at smallwondersschool.org

Siblings? Twins?! We have matching MWF schedules available at our Hollywood space! (Call/email for alternate schedule options!)

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Run, climb, and slide with us!! The Love and Giggles Playhouse has a couple of openings left! Enrolling age two - five for full time care, or part time care.

The Love and Giggles Playhouse, located close to 52nd & Woodstock, has a couple of openings left! We are a state certified childcare with a preschool curriculum. I have  seven years' experience, a spotless record, and great references. I have a few openings for age two - five.

We love to have fun - we paint, sing & dance, play outside as much as possible, lots of arts & crafts, play dress up, act out stories, pretend we are animals, practice manners- being a good friend, beginning math - writing- fun science projects, we run through the sprinkler on sunny days, and stomp around in our rain boots on rainy days, plant seeds and watch them grow, collect pretty fall leaves and make projects out of them, and much more. Our motto is to be safe, have fun, and learn every day.

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These Schools Just Make Sense!

August 01, 2014

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2 - 5 year-olds

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/

 

 

Willow Tree Preschool has a couple of spaces for fall

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The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of experience.

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Apple Blossom Opening for your infant, toddler or preschooler

July 28, 2014

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 We proudly include the use RIE and Waldorf/LifeWays
Philosophies in our program and are the foundation.

We will go outside each day in all weather. We also enjoy daily walks in our peaceful neighborhood and to Clinton Park. We believe it is so important for children to enjoy the outdoors & fresh air every day...

 

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Meadowlark Day School is now enrolling for Fall 2014 in the heart of St. Johns!

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Meadowlark Day School is a preschool for ages 2-5 that focuses on learning through play and exploration. Children will learn and create daily through student and teacher-led projects, free play, group collaboration, art and nature exploration. Meadowlark Day School values building strong relationships between child, school and family. We strive to create a learning environment that teaches inclusion, voice, choice, self-determination, personal responsibility, and the importance of being a community member.
 
For more information, applications or to schedule a tour, please visit our website:
You can also Like us on Facebook for the latest news and updates: 
 
We look forward to hearing from you!

MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL IN SE PORTLAND HAS OPENINGS!

 

FALL 2014 OPENINGS FOR 3 & 4 YR OLDS!

July 27, 2014

We currently have openings in both the Junior and Senior 2014-2015 classes. Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

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

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SunGarden Montessori Preschool in West Linn Enrolling Now!

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SunGarden Montessori Children's House is a Montessori preschool program that provides a peaceful learning environment for children ages 2 ½ -6. We are enrolling now for the Fall! 

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Waldorf-inspired Nature-based Preschool in SE, enrolling now for Fall (Nestled In Nature School)

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With a predominantly outdoor-based curriculum, the environment of Nestled In Nature School is designed with great care to inspire creativity, wonder and love of the natural world. With daily song, story, circle and craft, we provide a gentle "nest" for your child to blossom. Our vision is to create a village for families to come and celebrate with one another.  Our teacher is a Waldorf-trained early childhood educator who has been with the Mother Earth School since 2011. Mother Earth School is an outdoor-immersion and traditional-living Waldorf-inspired school at Tryon Community Farm. In many ways, our school is like an east-side home-based/urban homestead version of Mother Earth School.  A sampling of activities include: * watercolor painting * native and medicinal plants * food harvesting and preserving * handwork, traditional skills and crafts * organic and local snacks * daily walk * bread-making (gluten-free and/or ancient grains) * seasonal festivals * family teas and potlucks

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Discovery Gardens Now Enrolling

Welcome to Discovery Gardens Family Childcare! We are an Eco-healthy certified childcare center, with a loving atmopshere. When you bring your children to Discovery Gardens, you enter into a partnership with us. We have an open door policy and we believe in maintaining a close working relationship with all of our families, in order to provide the level of care for your children that you expect and deserve. By bringing your children to our neighborhood childcare, you are giving them the opportunity to learn and interact with other children in a comfortable, safe environment.

We pride ourselves on providing a loving, safe and enriched learning environment. All of our teacher are fully dedicated and very educated when it comes to working with children. Discovery Gardens does not have a high turn over in staffing or enrollment just one quality indicator that we must be doing something right!

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Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling For Fall!

July 15, 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, activity driven 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 for a few spaces that will be opening up at the end of August.  We have both part time and full time options and a policy of making school fun for children and convenient for parents.  

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!

meadowlark preschool has openings for the fall

July 09, 2014

hi. meadowlark is a small in-home preschool in northeast portland. and i currently have a few more spots available for this fall. my school has an emphasis on the arts       ( drawing, painting, music, movement and dance. ) we make art and play outside every day!

we're located a block from oregon park and in a beautiful light-filled space. 

the hours are from 9 -1. with the option of aftercare until 3:00 on wednesdays.

feel free to check out our facebook page: facebook.com/meadowlarkpreschool  for more information ( and rates. ) 

or call me at 971-322-3271 - i'd love to hear about your child and tell you about meadowlark! IMG_3926 Meadow business card final-2

thanks, alison weaver

 

Eastside Family Co-operative Preschool Open House-This Weekend!

June 11, 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 11am-1pm, 3300 SE Woodward St (church basement)

  • * Summer treats and activities for the youngsters!
  • * Get to know members of the co-op community!
  • * Check out our indoor and outdoor play space!
  • * See if Eastside Family Co-operative may be a good fit for your family!

We are a group of families who have come together to provide high quality, part-time childcare for our children. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2.5 years and graduate by age 4. We are entirely parent run.  Each child attends 2 days "on her own" and 1 day with her "parent teacher."

Learn more at: eastsidefamilycoop.org

Contact Liz, Charity or Daniella at membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org or Desiree at dezhullsmith@gmail.com

 

Scuola Italiana Preschool - A Language and Learning Jewel in the Pearl District

June 05, 2014

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Portland, OREGON May 30, 2014 – Portland’s premier Italian language preschool is accepting registration for the 2014 – 15 school year. The Reggio Emilia, Italian immersion program is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Children ages 3 to 5 years may enroll from one to five days per week.  The preschool is located at 1542 NW 14th Ave in the Zimmerman Community Center, in the Pearl District.  

Scuola Italiana Preschool is taught using one of the most respected approaches to education worldwide, the Reggio Emilia approach.  This approach fosters children’s intellectual development using the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. The program is led by Lara Carnovali, an experienced, native Italian teacher who came to Scuola Italiana from Milan, Italy.  To create the very best learning environment, Scuola Italiana preschool maintains a 4:1 student teacher ratio and limits class size to no more than 12 students.  This allows the teacher to focus closely on students and maximize learning.  Time is running out to visit the preschool before it closes for the summer on June 12th.  To arrange a visit, meet the teacher, and learn more about this excellent program, please email info@scuola.us or call 971-270-0471.

 

 

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 through a partnership with Portland Early Learning Project
  • 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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LOOKING FOR A GREAT SCHOOL?

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TWO SW PORTLAND LOCATIONS

COMING IN JANUARY 2015 TO NE

FULL DAY ~ NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

June 02, 2014

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine 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.

  • Established School with Experienced Teachers
  • Integrated Academics
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
  • Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused
  • Daily Outdoor Activities
  • Spanish & Sign Language

Currently Enrolling for Fall * www.hummingbirdschool.com

hummingbirdschool@yahoo.com * 503-750-0500

 

 

 

Childcare Opening in SE Portland

May 30, 2014

My family is sad to leave our childcare provider of nearly a year, but we are pleased to share our positive experience with others!

Carolyn has been the ideal person to watch my daughter. She runs a small in home daycare in SE Portland/Woodstock area. She has just a couple of children at a time, a backyard with swingset and activities, and a basement full of toys for the rainy days. She takes the children on occasional outtings to places like the zoo or park and treats them as if they were her own.

Think of all of the benefits of a nanny - flexbibity and one-on-one care , but it's even better because the messes made during the day stay at her home not mine.

Shes looking to fill a spot 30/hrs a week and has flexible days/hours. Shes open to considering more part-time care as well.

I'm happy to give you a personal referral if you call me... Katie 503-438-0450

Or go ahead and contact Carolyn directly at carolyn_scherler@hotmail.com

New Farm Montessori Open House

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Open House on Saturday May 31, 1:00-4:00 

6234 N. Campbell Ave. 

You are invited to tour our schoolhouse and garden, meet our teachers and ask questions about our program for young children and Montessori education.

 Applications will be available for openings beginning in September. Please note, this open house is for parents only. If you choose to apply, we will schedule a personal visit and tour for your family. 

Please visit us online at www.newfarmmontessori.com for more information. For questions and to RSVP, please contact us at (503)358-1932 orinfo@newfarmmontessori.com

Openings in SE daycare for 2-3 year olds (Summer only)

May 26, 2014

Spots available for summer only (June-August) in Montessori inspired, home-based daycare.  Close knit group of sweet toddlers.  Daily art projects, story time, outside play, free play, structured play, and silliness.  Lunches and snacks provided, mostly organic and homemade.  Also regular time exploring music, nature, movement, and conversation.  

I am a 39yo stay-at-home mom with a degree in Social Work, specializing in child welfare.  I approach children as being fully their own people deserving of respect and sincere listening, while understanding that they need lots of reassurance, love, and support as they navigate the often bewildering and frustrating experiences of growing up.  Have passed extensive background checks.  Will have adorable niece (high school student) working as my assistant all summer.  Children are crazy about her.

$70/day, available Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

 SE 30th and Brooklyn St.

 Mercy Pozgay

503-680-0656

mercyblue@gmail.com    

Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden and Playopolis has openings

May 23, 2014

State-Certified, Eco-Friendly and Waldorf-Inspired, Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden has rare openings for a few 2 year olds, full or part time. We offer year-round, full day care in a sweet cottage that honors the practices of attachment parenting.

Experienced and loving teachers. Daily outside play. Gardening. Baking. Yoga.  Art. Music and French are part of our days. Most important is our love of laughter and the value we place on the children's work..PLAY! We serve organic snacks and meals and visit a local organic farm weekly where we learn about animals, permaculture and caring for Mother Earth.

Wow and Fluterville is also opening our preschool, Wow and Flutterville Playopolis in the Mississippi District in June and we have a few spots left for sweet ones ages 3-5. Our gentle program is also full day and year-round and is a cottage for play and fostering curiousity in our children.

Visit our website at www.playopolis.wowandflutterville.com to learn more or contact Miss Deanna and deannacohen2013@gmail.com for a chat and a tour.

ChildRoots Alberta Annex is Currently Enrolling

May 12, 2014

 

 

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ChildRoots Alberta Annex

Openings for children born between June 2010-June 2011!

Located at 5133 NE 19th Avenue

We ask you to contact us for additional information, questions and tour dates by email at albertaannex@childroots.com

Tours are being held by appointment

 

A little about ChildRoots…

ChildRoots is an Art–and–Science–based learning community dedicated to providing superior child care. We see each child as an authentic, powerful individual.

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

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

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Alberta Arts Preschool Program

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine 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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Openings at New Farm Montessori

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New Farm Montessori is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2014-2015 term.

New Farm Montessori serves a mixed-age group of children age 2.5-6 years in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. We offer an authentic Montessori program in a safe, nurturing, peaceful home environment. 

The following enrollment options are available beginning *September 1, 2014:

Morning Montessori (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 12:30)

Extended Day Montessori (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 3:00) 

*Contact us regarding availability of summer enrollment beginning in July.

 

Please visit us online at NewFarmMontessori.com for more information and to download an application, or contact us at info@newfarmmontessori.com or (503) 358-1932.

Summer Nanny Available Part/Full-Time

May 02, 2014

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Hello, my name is Rachael and I have been working with children for 15+ years, 9+ as a professional nanny.  I enjoy playing games, singing songs, arts and crafts, playing at the park, story times at the library, exploring the zoo, OMSI, Children's Museum, etc.  I have experience with children age infant-12 years old, multiple kids, mentally challenged and autistic children. CPR and First Aid certified with infant, child and adult.
 
I am currently looking for a summer position, open to either part or full-time.  I am available June 16th - September 19th.   Also, I am always open to occasional babysitting.  I am flexible with my rate and scheduling.  Please let me know if you are close to public transportation. I have a valid drivers license and am comfortable transporting children, but I am currently without my own vehicle.  I would love to share with you my resume and references after we have chatted a bit.  I look forward to chatting with you and setting up an interview at your soonest convenience. rachael.anderson1@pcc.edu  or  (530)220-5033

Unique community for infants & toddlers!

April 29, 2014

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Join our unique program!
We currently have openings for Infants, Wobblers & Toddlers!
Infants enter a small cohort integrating the RIE/Gerber philosophy
Wobblers and toddlers have cohorts integrating the Reggio Emilia philosophy
Experienced, qualified teachers
Small teacher: child ratios (1:3)
Organic, vegan & gluten free snacks & meals provided
Facebook page for parents!
2 blocks from the 12th St MAX station
On the 47 bus line
For more info, please view our blog page: http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com, email hillsboroartspreschool@gmail.com or call 503-914-6555

Thanks & good luck in your search!

Wild Lilac is now enrolling infants through early kindergarteners for fall 2014

Wild Lilac Child Development Community is now enrolling!

Wild Lilac offers Reggio and waldor-inspired, child-centered and developmentally appropriate early care and education to young children from six weeks to six years of age as well as a range of support services for families. We are open 7:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday.

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Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about us please visit our website: www.wildlilac.org or give us a call: 503-236-3240 or email: enrollment@wildlilac.org

3829 SE 74th Ave

Portland, OR 97206

Woodhaven School, A Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in SW Portland

April 23, 2014

Screen shot 2014-04-23 at 11.09.55 AMWoodhaven’s Waldorf-inspired and nature-based preschool program is dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning in our children. The school strives to nurture the whole child. Children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, peers and the natural environment. The curriculum emphasizes child choice rather than highly structured, teacher- directed lessons and is inspired by the elements of Waldorf education. Our program emphasizes oral story telling, natural toys, outdoor learning, organic food, and a soothing environment. A good portion of our daily school routine is spent learning and exploring nature’s wonders in our outdoor classroom. Located in in SW Portland’s Garden Home neighborhood, Woodhaven is a secular and independent school. Also, Woodhaven is a media-free school, where children are encouraged to exercise their own imaginations and creativity through art, music, dramatic play and hands-on exploration of simple toys and natural objects. As a cooperative, Woodhaven emphasizes family involvement. The preschool is operated by professional teachers and parents who choose to actively participate in their children’s education. At Woodhaven, the parents and teachers work together to instill a sense of wonder and genuine enthusiasm for learning in our children.

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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!
-Anna
 
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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

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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

 

Spring

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

http://avant-gardeacademy.com/

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!

Creative Minds Learning Centers- Six Locations!

February 26, 2014

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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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We spend half of each day outside, rain or shine, and combine experiential learning with more traditional preschool academics. Please contact nfravel@wildwoodnatureschool.comvisit our website or like our facebook page to find out more information about how children learn from the natural world as well as a thoughtfully designed indoor environment and for specific directions to the open house.

 

A Great Preschool and Pre-K in SW Portland

Avant-garde Academy

(Johns Landing and SW Portland)

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

 

Greetings to and salutations....

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