601 posts categorized "Preschooler"

ChildRoots is Enrolling!

September 26, 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 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 Center - Receive $100 off each month for the first three months when you enroll today!*

September 23, 2016

*Some Restrictions Apply. Please contact us for more information! We have spots available in our Pre-School, Pre-K and Kinder classrooms! 

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Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth.

Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music, and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

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Creative Minds Learning Centers Now Enrolling!

September 20, 2016

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Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth.

Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

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  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music, and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

ChildRoots is Enrolling!

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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 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

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

September 19, 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.

Sweet Day Community School Openings

September 16, 2016

Sweet Day is a State Certified, in-home childcare located in SE Richmond. We believe children should be given time and space to express themselves; art, music, dance, yoga and imaginative play are all big parts of our day. We follow an emergent curriculum and encourage children to think scientifically, to ask questions, experiment and work collaboratively to problem solve. We offer care for children 18 months to 5 years old. We separate children into groups based on age, and social and physical development. Each group operates within the Oregon state guidelines for ratios and class sizes. By dividing children into groups we are able to offer your child a primary caregiver and the consistency of staying with their cohort during their entire time at Sweet Day. We currently have openings in our 2 and 3 year-old cohort. Sweet Day operates year-round, our hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5:30pm. Visit us at www.sweetdayschool.com for more information and to schedule a tour. Sweet Day

ENROLL WITH CREATIVE MINDS TODAY! Open House 9/17!

Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. 12366490_10153223124446641_6170325904362916935_n

Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

If you missed the Open House last weekend, don't worry! We are having another Open House at our Broadway Location on Saturday, September 17th, from 10am-Noon!

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music, and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests

 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

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WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW!

September 13, 2016

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

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

 

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

A Few Spots Left at Our Locations - Enroll with Creative Minds Today!

Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Metropolitan Area. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth.14064255_10153740401301641_1544078877002069363_n

Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

If you missed the Open House last weekend, don't worry! We are having another Open House at our Broadway Location on Saturday, September 17th, from 10am-Noon!

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music, and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests

 

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.  

Woodstock | Westmoreland | Sellwood | Happy Valley | Tualatin | Broadway | Gateway

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Humming Hive has openings! Nature-immersion programs for preschool-age children - just across the river from St. Johns

September 12, 2016

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Humming Hive has openings for children ages 3-5 years old for a 3 day/week Waldorf-inspired nature-immersion program.  We sing, tell stories, make plant medicine, garden, do art and crafts, learn wilderness skills, and spend part of every day exploring the magic of the forest.  We offer wholesome snacks cooked on our rocket stove and in our cob oven.  We are outside every day, rain or shine, and have covered areas to eat and work on crafts, including a woodstove-heated yurt. 

Please visit our website and our facebook page for more information, and e-mail Christy at humminghiveforest@gmail.com for enrollment.  We meet Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-1pm, September through June.  We look forward to hearing from you soon - only 2 spots left!



CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTER: VISIT US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW, 9/10!

September 09, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and 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.  

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We will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 10th from 10am-12pm! Come by to get a tour of the school, meet the staff, and learn more about our amazing curriculum! 

The Open Houses will be at two of our locations:

Tualatin School 
6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Happy Valley School 
12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

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

We have locations in the following areas! 

Tualatin

Happy Valley

Broadway

Gateway

Sellwood

Westmoreland

Woodstock

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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Broadway Children's Center

September 07, 2016

Broadway Children's Center is now enrolling in our Preschool program AND 1 space available in our 2 year old classroom. 

Our center offers the right balance of structured activities and free play opportunity.  A healthy organic lunch is provided.  Our hours of care are realistically set for the working family at 7am to 6pm and offer full day schedules from 3 to 5 days a week.  A very intentional decision and effort to represent the diversity of Portland is reflected in our center.  Our goal is to get to know your family on a more personal level, work with your unique circumstances and work in partnership with you as the parents to provide you and your little one a great experience.  

We welcome you to quality early childhood education at rates hundreds less than many of those in the immediate area.   If you are looking to be a part of an amazing community of local parents give us a call today and tour B.C.C. ! 

For more information visit our website at www.bccportland.com .facebook_1465145420610

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTER: Visit us at our Open House 9/10!

September 06, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and 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.  

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We will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 10th from 10am-12pm! Come by to get a tour of the school, meet the staff, and learn more about our amazing curriculum! 

The Open Houses will be at two of our locations:

Tualatin School 
6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Happy Valley School 
12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

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

We have locations in the following areas! 

Tualatin

Happy Valley

Broadway

Gateway

Sellwood

Westmoreland

Woodstock

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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Flexible Drop-in Childcare by Certified Teacher

September 05, 2016

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is a new in-home childcare run by a certified teacher with a master's degree in early childhood and special education and nine years experience as a public school teacher. 
  • We offer flexible or regular care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years with no commitment necessary. Just sign up online for an open slot, anywhere from one hour to a full day. 
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

www.papercranelc.com
papercranelc@gmail.com
503-974-4181

Creative Minds Learning Center: Now Enrolling for Fall!

September 01, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and 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 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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We are now enrolling for fall! Please call us at (503) 252-0004 ext. 0 to hear more about our available spots at a location near you! 

 

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

We have locations in the following areas! 

Tualatin

Happy Valley

Broadway

Gateway

Sellwood

Westmoreland

Woodstock

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Humming Hive has openings! Nature-immersion programs for preschool-age children - just across the river from St. Johns

August 31, 2016

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Humming Hive has openings for children ages 3-5 years old for a 3 day/week Waldorf-inspired nature-immersion program.  We sing, tell stories, make plant medicine, garden, do art and crafts, learn wilderness skills, and spend part of every day exploring the magic of the forest.  We offer wholesome snacks cooked on our rocket stove and in our cob oven.  We are outside every day, rain or shine, and have covered areas to eat and work on crafts, including a woodstove-heated yurt. 

Please visit our website and our facebook page for more information, and e-mail Christy at humminghiveforest@gmail.com for enrollment.  We meet Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-1pm, September through June.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Woodsong Preschool in South Tabor has Fall 2016 Openings!

 

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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

Woodsong Preschool on FB

 

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL

August 30, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and 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.

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We are preparing for our 2016 Fall Program and are excited for all of the fun and exciting learning opportunities and activities ahead for our kiddos! Sign up now and receive 50% off registration and 5% off tuition for first three months!! 

For Teachers:

*Our Schools are growing! Creative Minds is NOW HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with infants and young children, please apply online

Locations:

Tualatin School

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

 

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.  

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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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 27, 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.

Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori community, is now enrolling!

August 24, 2016

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We are a Montessori 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. We specialize in providing quality Montessori education and care to the smallest citizens of the world. Our infants benefit from Montessori and RIE philosophies and above all we believe that young children should spend their days exploring, discovering and thriving. We consider early childhood education to be 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 3 months 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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Marigold Preschool has openings/NE Portland

August 22, 2016

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood). Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2.5-5 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We believe in holistic and hands-on education.  Our days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
For more information about our program please contact Miss Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com DSC_2151-2

Garden Home Montessori School Now Enrolling in SE Portland

 

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Currently have a few Full time or Part time openings, we also offer before care and aftercare.

We provide a year round home-based Montessori environment for both hearing and deaf children, ages 2.5-6 years, utilizing learning opportunities such as: Urban farming, Seed to Plate curriculum, Cooking, Art, Music, Excursions, Reading program and ASL program.

Hours of operation: 7:30-4:30

Location: SE Portland * SE 66th Ave/ Foster Rd

 

Contact us to schedule a tour!

Phone: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com

 

Located in SE Portland ¤ SE 66th Ave/ Foster Rd

Check out our photos to see our current projects:

www. facebook.com/gardenhomemontessori/

For more details, events and open house:

www.gardenhomemontessori.com

Little Hands Garden School

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We have a little bit of space left for new friends at our preschool Little Hands Garden School.  We have two locations- one on Se Hawthorne Blvd. and one on SE Woodstock Blvd.  We offer a 9-1 schedule at our Woodstock school and full days 9-5 at our Hawthorne school.  We also offer a new low cost afternoon preschool session at our Hawthorne school 1-5 for non-nappers.  Please visit our website www.littlehandsgardenschool.com for more information or email Erin littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com to set up a tour!  Please specify which location you're inquiring about... Thanks!

Willow Tree Preschool has openings for fall

August 16, 2016

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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.

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 tourkim@willowtreepreschool.com

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Woodsong Preschool (Reggio-inspired) in SE Portland has Three Fall 2016 Openings!

August 10, 2016

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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

Woodsong Preschool on FB

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 09, 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.

Little Seeds Farm School has one opening for a 3-4 year old this Fall!

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LiTTLE SEEDS FARM SCHOOL Hello Parents! Our small community of farming students is looking to add a friend this Fall! On any given day you'll find us caring for our animals, working on homestead projects, cooking fresh from the garden or farming away! Our open space is for a 4 or 5 days a week half or full day. Our school hours are: 8:30am-12:30pm (half day) 8:30am-3:30pm (full day) Please see our website at www.littleseedsfarmschool.com for more information. Also our Instagram link Instagram.com/littleseedsfarmschool for a look at what we've been up to! Call Miss Brittany at 971-998-7672

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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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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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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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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.

Part Time Infant Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

May 27, 2016

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Growing Up Roses, a registered in-home child care facility located in the Roseway Neighborhood of North-East Portland, will have one part time opening for an infant (6 weeks - 2 years) or toddler as of June 27th.  This is a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday opening.

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

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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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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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!

Willow Tree Preschool Enrolling for Fall

February 15, 2016

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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