826 posts categorized "Preschooler"
June 07, 2013
Offering a Dual Language Learning Environment
1111 SE Pine St. Portland, OR
Escuela Viva, has 5 openings available in our Preschool classrooms for the 2013-2014 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 (constructivism). 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 (Reggio Emilia).
Escuela Viva, founded in 2004, is OPQ (Oregon Program of Quality) certified and is leading the movement to professionalize early childhood education. 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 email@example.com.
PS: We have two Open Houses on July 8th and July 29th at 5:30 p.m, hope to see you there!
June 06, 2013
Mighty Oaks is currently accepting applications for immediate enrollment as well as the 2013-14 school year. Limited spaces are available. Contact us to schedule an informational tour! Visit our website at: www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on facebook at: www.facebook.com/mightyoakspreschool
- We offer 2, 3, 4, or 5 day options from 9-12:30
- Beginning in September we will offer an extended day option Mon-Thurs from 9-4
- 6:1 student/teacher ratio
- Experiential play & discovery based curriculum with strong Montessori influences
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”-Montessori
Our Nanny situation:Starting mid July, our Nanny will be looking to take on 2 addition in-home shifts. She is available work Mon, Wed, Fri after 230pm and open Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will be working with our family in the SE Portland / Sunnyside neighborhood Mon, Wed and Fri from 10-2pm. She is hoping to find a family in our neighborhood to build a long term, in-home care relationship with. Depending on the situation, she is willing to work in other locations.
We are happy to pass on her contact/rate information if our situation matches your childcare needs.
Andrew (503) 360-8352 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 03, 2013
TWO PORTLAND LOCATIONS (SW & JOHNS LANDING)
SERVING AGES 2-4 PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE * MEDIA FREE
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M-F * 7-5:30 * 503.550.4444
Join the fun!! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age two - five ( full time and part time care)
The Love and Giggles Playhouse has a few openings left! We have a couple of openings for age two - five for full time care ( four - five days per week), or part time care ( three days per week. I am located in the SE Portland- Woodstock area ( close to 52nd & Woodstock). We are a state certified childcare with a preschool curriculum. I have seven years' experience, spotless record, great references, and I love my job!!
We are a certified in-home preschool in NE Portland for children 18 months to four years (3.9 in September). We have spots for children 24 months and older as of July 1st.
For more information about our school, please visit us at: The Peanut Gallery Playschool
or come visit us on facebook
One Tribe is a unique Montessori in-home school for children ages 2.5-6. Our program is highly individualized and hands-on. In addition to traditional Montessori curriculum we have created a program rich with arts and crafts and Musik Garten gatherings. We keep our group small (10 children) to allow for an intimate relationship between the children and our guide.
Jesse Krill has been working in Montessori schools for over a decade, with experience in special needs and art therapy. She has created a beautiful classroom enriched with areas of natural science and imaginitive play. The students help to make thier lunch daily and enjoy gardening and worm composting in our outdoor space. Jesse has created a curriculm that encompases geographical studies as well as following the children in their interests.
We offer many different schedules to fit our families needs and highly competitve tuition rates to aid those whom may otherwise not be able to afford a quality Montessori education.
May 22, 2013
My name is Ashley. I am 26 years old and recently graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in Texas back in December. I am looking for a full-time position, at least 35 hours a week, or even occasional babysitting- I am available anytime! While I was in school, I was a nanny for three children (ages 2-5) and was an occasional babysitter for a 4 & 10 year old. I have excellent references that I can provide for you and I have been babysitting on and off since I was 14. I love kids! I'm really big into reading (I absolutely love Fancy Nancy, Harry Potter and Eloise!), making music, dancing, eating healthy snacks, science experiments, going to parks, arts and crafts, adventure, imagination, silliness and sidewalk chalk. I like to create games and scavenger hunts. I am open to doing cleaning and meal preparation, and any other household chores that need to be done. I rely on public transportation so I will need a family close to the MAX or buslines. Please email me: where you found my posting, a little bit about your family, your rate, and your requirements at email@example.com if you would like to to meet to see if your family and I are a good match!
May 20, 2013
Enrolling for summer camp as well!
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.
We are influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and honor and protect this magical time of childhood. 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; encouraging children to explore and build meaning through their experiences.
The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.
Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com
We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come visit Merry Montessori's new Primary House for our Open House Saturday, June 1st from 9am to 12pm.
Located at 4225 SE Woodward St. & 43rd in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Southeast Portland, our new space will house a foundational group of children ages 2 1/2 to 4 to begin our new Primary Program.
We will follow traditional AMI Montessori curriculum but are excited to also include Spanish language throughout the day with our children through songs, language works and through speaking Spanish with our classroom assistant.
Our primary program will be in an intimate home setting for the 2013-2014 school year with two guides and ten children, then grow out to a larger space for the following year with space for a larger group of children, eventually 20 to 25 children in total.
Come meet the guide and administrator and learn more about this exciting new community beginning this fall.
Visit our website at merrymontessori.com for more information!
Hillsboro Arts Preschool & Day School
Toddler & Preschooler openings available!
Our program is for children ages 0 to 4.5 years and is inspired by RIE/Gerber and Reggio Emilia.
- An all organic, vegan menu
- State registered in home child care
- Eco-healthy certification from the OEC
- Pesticide-free, secure yards & child-accessible gardens
- Theme-based projects and activities
- Crib-free nap and rest periods
- Natural toys and materials
- A commitment to outdoor play
- Quarterly parent potlucks
- LGBT families welcome
* * *Discounts available for employees of public school districts, DHS/social services & qualifying nonprofits. Tuition assistance program available for families that may not otherwise be able to afford care.* * *
In our teeny tiny program (slots are limited to 4!), we listen to Syrian pop music, classic Soul, early British psychedelia, Small Faces, Roxy Music...
We make art every day, from drawing, painting and sculpting to printmaking, mixed media and collage.
Toddlers & Preschoolers:
5 days per week: $880.00 per month
4 days per week: $730.00 per month
3 days per week: $580.00 per month
2 days per week: $400.00 per month
These rates include an all-organic, vegan menu, cloth diapers (for those not yet trained), wrappers and art supplies.
For more info, please visit our website: http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com
You may use the fillable form through our "Contact" page or email us: email@example.com
May 13, 2013
Greetings! We are a small in home holistic state certified in home preschool & daycare looking for full time help. We will have up to 15 children a day & 3 (including you) teachers. It is a fun, joyful & peaceful environment. If you have had experience working with young children & feel it is a “calling” please consider working here. It is in a beautiful home, dedicated to serving the needs of young children & their parents. Please know about Waldorf/LifeWays education & RIE methods. We are looking for someone with good energy, joy to share & a peaceful attitude, honest, and very stable. You will also have to have strong leadership skills, be able to communicate well with co-workers & parents, be punctual & work hard. You must be in good health & able to lift up to 50Lbs. as well.
May 08, 2013
Mighty Oaks is currently accepting applications for our summer sessions (offered week by week) and for the 2013-14 school year. Limited spaces will become available June 18th. Contact us to schedule an informational tour! Visit our website at www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on facebook at:www.facebook.com/mightyoakspreschool
May 07, 2013
Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool
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
Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused
Daily Outdoor Activities
Spanish & Sign Language
For more information visit our website at www.hummingbirdschool.com
or contact Kelly at 503-750-0500 to schedule a visit
May 02, 2013
We have two remaining spots for two more fabulous preschoolers to join us for the next school year! We are a small home-based school on Mt. Tabor, focusing on outdoor and garden education. We are open 9-1 Mondays through Thursdays, year round. Please visit our website at www.littlehandsgardenschool.com to learn more about us. Visitors are welcome Wednesdays at 10:15 to view the school. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erin Cowan, MA Ed. at 503 481-5189 to schedule your visit!
April 29, 2013
I am a 22 year old college student looking for part-time employment (25ish + hrs/wk) with a new family. I am currently a nanny for preschool-age twins, but still have a lot of free time in my schedule. I have been committed to this family for over a year. I am available Mon. anytime after 12:30, 7:30-12:30 on Wed. and all day TTHF. There is room for this position to become full-time through September, but would require further discussion.
April 25, 2013
Warm and wonderful Golden Day Nursery School is now enrolling for Summer as well as the Fall 2013-2014 school year. We are a small in home preschool program, welcoming children ages 1 1/2 to 4 years old. We offer full or part time care, with a great ratio of six children and two teachers. Your child will feel happy and secure in this home away from home environment, with warm healthy meals, activities, circle and story time with puppetry, outdoor play rain or shine, and friends. We are located in the family friendly neighborhood of Sellwood, at Share It Square. Please see our website for more information at: Goldendaynurseryschool.com or call Ms. Indira at: 503-583-7349
April 24, 2013
CHESTNUT GROVE MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE IN SELLWOOD HAS ONE REMAINING SPACE FOR FALL 2013 (for a 2 year old only)
April 02, 2013
The best of both worlds - a cozy, nurturing, small, at-home setting, and an authentic Montessori experience for your child. Our program serves children from 24 months through their Kindergarten year. A.M.I trained guide with a Master's degree in Montessori Education. Fresh , seasonal, mostly organic snacks and lunch served. Gardening and other outdoor experiences are a focus, along with Practical Life skills, Sensorial refinement, Language and Math development, Music and Movement.
Please see our website for more information: http://chestnutgrovemontessori.com/
Mighty Oaks is currently accepting applications for our summer sessions (offered week by week) and for the 2013-14 school year. Limited spaces are available. Contact us to schedule an informational tour! Visit our website at www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on facebook at: www.facebook.com/mightyoakspreschool
- We offer 2, 3, or 5 day options in the AM (9-12:30)
- We offer 2 or 4 day options in the PM (1-4)
- 6:1 student/teacher ratio
- Play & discovery based curriculum
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”-Montessori
Hillsboro Arts Preschool & Day School
* * *The only vegan, holistic early childhood community in the suburbs!* * *
* *Perfect for Portlanders who want Portland's approach to child care but commute into the Beaverton/Hillsboro area!* *
We have reopened our doors! Infant & Toddler openings available!
Our program is for children ages 0 to 3.5 years and is inspired by RIE/Gerber and Reggio Emilia.
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 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 are located in the SE Portland - Woodstock area ( close to 52nd & Woodstock).
We are currently enrolling age two - five for full time care ( four - five days per week), or part time care ( three days per week).
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.
March 18, 2013
Hello families with young children. Little Lights Playschool is a gentle first step from home to school. We offer a small class size for children ages 3-5. Each day follows a rich nurturing rhythm inspired by nature and the seasons. We paint, bake bread, create seasonal crafts and share in fairy tales and nature stories. Each day we explore the world we live in with long outside playtime and neighborhood walks. We focus on the development of strong social skills always showing respect and kindness for each other and ourselves. In Portland, we are so lucky to have such wonderful options for early childhood education. Please consider Little Lights Playschool for your child’s first school experience.
Program hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-1.
Please call to set up a tour. www.littlelightsplayschool.org
March 11, 2013
A kinesthetic preschool
Nurture by Nature provides high quality preschool with a developmentally appropriate teacher to student ratio. ( 1:5 ) We promote learning through Exploration, Music, Art, and Kinesthetic activities while supporting your child's natural curiosity for life. Nurture by Nature encourages children to become aware of their feelings and helps them voice their thoughts.
Hummingbird School Alberta Arts Area Morning Preschool 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
~Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
~Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused
~Daily Outdoor Activities Spanish & Sign Language
For more information and/or a tour contact Kelly Wild 503-750-0500 or visit the website at www.hummingbirdschool.com
Reggio-inspired, affordable, state-certified, full-day preschool in NE Portland. Petunia Preschool has the happiest kids and parents in town, and we are now enrolling for ages 2-5!
We welcome all types of families into our community - come take a tour of our awesome little school.
For more information, visit our website: http://petuniapreschool.com/
To schedule a tour, call Jessica at 503-288-5177 or email us at email@example.com
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We have an opening in our small, in-home day school for a young child 1 year or older. We are also accepting wait list applications for an infant slot that will become available in September of this year.
Established in 2009, we offer:
State registered family child care home
Pesticide-free yards and gardens
Natural toys and materials
Eco-Healthy certification from the Oregon Environmental Council
Guest Artist Program
Produce delivered weekly by Organics to You
We are vegan owned and operated
We are pro-family and pro-choice
We welcome GLBT families
School teacher? Social worker? Single parent? We have a tuition assistance program for qualifying families.
Please check out our website: http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com
You may get in touch with us through the Contact page of the website or via: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an open house on the first Saturday of every month at 5pm. Our next open house is scheduled for 3/2/13. Please email us if you plan on attending.
Thanks & good luck in your search!
Contact us if you'd like more information or would like to schedule a private tour.
February 12, 2013
Tender Leaf Preschool has one immediate PT opening and is enrolling for Summer and Fall 2013.
Imagine your child singing throughout the day, growing in a preschool where s/he feels the intimacy of a family, being surrounded by materials and activities that nurture personal interests and gifts, finding the joy of gardening, experiencing the fun and peace of yoga, meditating!!, as well as eating healthy meals which s/he helps to make, harvest, and even grow.... and much, much more.
February 08, 2013
Come and meet our teacher, see our classroom, and get your preschool questions answered. Children are welcome to attend.
This Saturday's open house begins the enrollment period for the 2013-2014 school year.
Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based preschool located in southwest Portland, near Gabriel park, in the Hayhurst neighborhood. We accept children ages 3-5 for our morning preschool program.
Please visit our website or call us for more details on our program.
Have a great day!
February 07, 2013
Creative Minds Learning Centers are family owned child care centers serving the community since 1997. They have opened their sixth school in the Happy Valley/ Clackamas community and are accepting applications for Infants - Kindergarten children. This school is beautifully designed with murals and creative interest areas which are sure to delight your child. Creative Minds are Oregon Program of Quality, State and ECO certified and winners of Red Tricycle's Child Care. Check out their website to learn more about their philosophy and story: Creative Minds Website
February 06, 2013
Looking for a great Montessori experience for your child, complete with Music Together, Spanish Immersion, and a flexible schedule? Community Montessori in Lake Oswego is now enrolling for children to 12 months to 6 years old for the 2013 - 2014 school year!
February 02, 2013
Hi there. We are looking for a PT Nanny for our 2 little girls, ages 5 and almost 3. Those with the ability to play dinosaurs and barbies, color, paint nails, and read the same book multiple times are strongly encouraged to apply :) Fine Print: We are also looking for someone who is mature, responsible, has previous childcare experience with similar ages, safe car and clean driving record, and CPR certified.
We are a professional couple and I work as a graphic designer on a freelance basis. Hours we definitely need are: Wed afternoons (12:45-4) and Fri mornings (9:30-1:30). If you have additional availability, that would be great as I frequently have a need for more hours as my workload fluctuates.
We live just up the hill from the NW 23rd area, right next to a great community center with a large park, playground and preschool. Our girls attend school there and you will need to pickup (on foot) on one day. Our girls also love to go to the zoo, children's museum, etc.
We are also looking for someone who is comfortable pitching in around the house (unloading dishwasher, folding clothes) as time allows. And we have a very slow, but sweet 13 year old lab who occassionaly likes to walk across the street to the park with the girls.
Please contact me if you might be interested.
Thanks so much!
January 28, 2013
Come play with us during our OPEN HOUSE!
Join Teacher Susan and the HFP community for a meet and greet and tour of our wonderful school.
Saturday, Feb. 9th, 2013
10 a.m. to Noon
2828 SE Stephens Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214
Hawthornfamily Playschool is a cooperative preschool in SE Portland for children ages 3-5 that features:
- Intimate class size for optimal learning.
- Nurturing children's playfulness, compassion and connection to nature.
- Parent involvement creates community and deepens children’s sense of safety.
- Passionate, deeply engaged teacher with over 20 years experience.
Our Open House kicks off our 2013-2014 enrollment period.
Our Open House offers prospective families time to tour our school, meet our wonderful teacher, and have many of your preschool questions answered about our program! We also invite your children to join you because their reaction to HFP is important as well.
This is a great opportunity to:
- Get an overview of our program
- Meet our amazing teacher, Susan Eisman
- Get inspired by our vision
- Learn how we have created a wonderful community
- Discover if our school is a good fit for your child–and your family
Inspired by what you see & learn during our Open House?
If you cannot attend the 2013 Open House…
Please contact our membership coordinator at email@example.com to tour our school at another time.
See you there!
Field tripping to Sauve Island!
Our amazing natural play yard!
Seasonally focused yummy snack!
Our sand lake!
Teacher Susan (in orange hat) , kids and pumkins!
January 24, 2013
Hi! My name is Meg, I am a 24-year-old graduate student at PSU working on a double masters in Education and Counseling. I have a BA in education, and many years experience working with children and youth of all ages! I have worked for several elementary schools, summer camps, and youth outreach programs. My past experiences include working as a substitute kindergarten and pre-school teacher, running a before-an-after school program, teaching environmental education, and being a youth advocate at domestic violence shelter.
In particular, I am passionate about the arts and outdoor education. I love music, dancing, exploring, crafting, cooking, playing outside, making stuff. I have worked as a professional house keeper and would be happy to take on some cleaning and cooking tasks as well. I have current CPR/First Aid certifications, a clean driving record, and a smooth running, kid-friendly mini van.
I am currently taking some time off from school, and work staff relief for a teen crisis intervention program. Being that I work on-call, I have a very open, flexible schedule. Early mornings, late nights, and weekends are all great for me.I am looking for a regular nanny position or some date-night babysitting gigs- I would love to meet families for either.
Please contact me for a resume, references, and more information!
Monthly Parent's Night Out at Mighty Oaks Preschool! We are also currently accepting applications for enrollment!
January 22, 2013
Mighty Oaks Preschool is now hosting a monthly Parents' Night Out! This month it will be held on Friday, January 25th from 5:30-9:00pm.
PNO is a time for you to enjoy a date with your significant other, get work done, get a massage, take a nap… just enjoy some YOU time and we’ll handle the rest. Pizza and snacks will be provided! Participants will have the opportunity to play and create from 5:30-7.At 7pm we will show an appropriate movie (children will have the option to continue with their play or get cozy and watch the movie). Reservations are required as spaces fill quickly.
While priority will be given to preschool aged children and their siblings, this event is open to all children aged 2-10.
More information can be found on our webpage at: mightyoakspreschool.com/parents-night-out/The cost is $30 for the first child and $20 for siblings.
January 21, 2013
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Opening hours are 9am-7pm M-Thur, Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm
Sundays are for birthday parties!
WePreschool 9am-1pm M-W-F, $438.00 per month! Montessori and life skills based program.
1-6 ratio! No potty training required!
2700 sq feet of modern drop in playcare at its best! Intel and Nike Discounts!
1295 NE Orenco Station Pkwy, Hillsboro Oregon 97124
click here www.wevillage.com
January 14, 2013
Enrolling for 2013/14 school year, call to set up a tour now.
The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy) developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, with an emphasis on art, nature and seasonal cycles. In an atmosphere which encourages both active exploration as well as quite time to reflect, your child might choose to bake with the group, engage in dramatic play with a friend, drape herself in silk and dance around the room, paint, or build with a variety of materials…as well as caring for our organic garden, and our guinea pig!
Weekly visits from the yoga and art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.
The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.
We would love to meet you and your children. Please contact Kim to arrange a tour firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and an application please go to our website http://www.willowtreepreschool.com
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Call with any questions: (503) 780-8960
January 06, 2013
GREAT NANNY, JUST FOR YOU!
My name is Jillian M. Currently I am looking for a new position as a Nanny. I was involved in a Nanny-share for almost the duration of the year but as the contract term ended and the children turned 1 they were placed in Montessori. I am comfortable doing either another nanny-share, or working for one family. I am comfortable working with up to 3 infants, depending on their ages, 4 toddlers, or 5 children in total but this would really depend on the overall dynamic of the situation. I am also comfortable doing care in your home, or mine. Ideally the position would provide at least 36 hours a week, but this is also flexable as I explore my options.
Here's a little information about me. I have an immense amount of experience with children. I started my babysitting career at 12 years old, after I received my Oregon babysitters training, and CPR certification. Since then, I have had experience in taking care of about 25 different children, usually two or more at a time (five max), in in-home settings. My experience with children ranges from newborns to 13-year-olds. About half of my clientele has been parents of children diagnosed with Autism. I have also worked and volunteered with a school that caters to meeting the needs of children diagnosed with Autism . My tasks at the school included building a summer reading program for some of the more advanced students. I directed the students during "signing times" videos (videos that teach the children sign language). I did teacher aide duties in the classrooms working extensively with the pre-schoolers, and in the occupational therapy room. In addition to this experience, I was also a camp counselor in high-school at Camp Howard outdoor school for 2 seasons.
I love to do activities with children. I am not the type of care provider who will sit children in front of the TV and do my own thing. Just to be clear, I rather children have no screen time during my time with them. I prefer for children to have fun. If the parent permits, I like to take them on outings to the park, or maybe a day to the zoo, children's museum, library, or swimming pool depending on the child's interest. I love doing art projects, or fun cooking activities, playing board games, and will even happily partake in dress up or tea parties. As well as making sure the children enjoy the time we spend together, I firmly believe in education. I like to come up with developmentally appropriate activities that stimulate the intellectual growth of each child. For school aged children I come in great handy for help with homework.
I am a student and am working towards a degree in early childhood education. I take courses through the local community college's online program, when I transfer next year I will continue primarily with online education. I am familiar with many learning/parenting styles includingMontessori, Waldorf, Attachment Parenting, and Positive Redirection. What I am unfamiliar with, I am willing to learn. My time spent with your children is based on your needs, their needs, and your parenting beliefs. I am very flexiable when it comes to this as I understand it is your child and I enjoy learning new styles.
I have a license, car insurance, and a car for transporting needs. In addition, I know basic Spanish, and am furthering my skills incase you are interested in your child learning a second language.
I would ideally like a position that offers at least a 1 year contract.
Contact me anytime at:
(503) 750-6136 (text friendly)
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