224 posts categorized "Reggio Emilia"

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 21, 2014

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Marigold is a part-time, in-home preschool in NE Portland located near the Gregory Heights Library and convenient to Roseway, Hollywood, Montevilla, Cully, and Alberta neighborhoods. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1:00pm, ages 2-4 years old. 

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

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

 

Little Imprints Preschool Now Enrolling (North Portland)

October 16, 2014

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Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland, Little Imprints is an in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool.   Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, intriguing art activities, healthy organic snacks, and is tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child.  We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school.  Our hours are from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  For more information, please visit our website at www.littleimprintspdx.com or send us a message via e-mail or phone.

 

littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

971-678-2685

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com.

 
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Open Spot at Stumptown Kids Preschool

October 13, 2014

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Stumptown Kids Preschool has an opening for a 2.5-5 year old beginning this fall.

Stumptown Kids is a small, arts-based preschool in South Tabor.   We teach an emergent, Reggio based curriculum with an emphasis on community, communication skills, and social and emotional growth.  We offer a full day program (8:00-5:30pm) five days a week. 

Enrollment is limited, but we have a space coming available in the next month.  Please check out our website for more information (www.stumptownkids.com) and feel free to call or email with any questions or to schedule a tour. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

Jennifer Loring, Director

Stumptown Kids Preschool

503-957-4593

Stumptownkids@yahoo.com

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

October 05, 2014

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Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com.

New Certified Childcare Home in Beaverton - Now Enrolling!

September 30, 2014

Cedar Hills Explorers and Friends In-Home Childcare is now open and enrolling for children age 18 mths to 5 yrs.

Born out of a desire to combine my love of being at home with my son and my passion of being an early childhood teacher, I decided to start my own State Certified In-home Child Care Program: Cedar Hills Explorers and Friends.

At Cedar Hills Explorers and Friends, we offer a safe, creative, nurturing and loving environment where children are encouraged to explore, learn, and develop friendships. The heart of the program is a play-based curriculum that inspires creative expression and values relationships, respect and community. We believe in supporting children's interests and providing them with hands-on opportunities to explore them further and more deeply. Days will be filled with art, baking, projects, literature, music, imaginative play, and outdoor time.

More Highlights:

  • Professional Program run by Early Childhood teacher with a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years experience working with young children, including teaching overseas.

  • Small group size and low ratios
  • Play-based and intentional curriculum with daily circle time, project work, art exploration, storytimes,  music and movement, and outside play rain or shine. Reggio Emilia inspired.

  • Dedicated and creative space for children with large fully fenced back-yard

  • Quality and natural resources

  • Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Half day (7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)  or full-day ( 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) options

  • Rates: $30 for half day program and $45 for full day program

  • Nutritious and organic food provided

  • Family Friendly Neighborhood and Convenient Location close to Hwy 217 and 26 freeway on-ramps, Nike campus and Intel.

Contact Information:

Alexandra (Alex) Sparnon

541-921-1320

alex@explorersandfriends.com

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Small Wonders School: Now touring 3 day vacancy and waitlist

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Voted Family Favorite for 2014 Small Wonders School offers a high quality preschool program with the convenience of childcare hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30. We serve children 24 months until Kindergarten age at our two NE Portland locations.  Housed in Reggio-inspired settings we offer creative art experiences and projects drawing our themes from child interests. Visit smallwondersschool.org for further program information or email Allison directly at Allison(at)smallwondersschool.org to have your questions addressed, inquire about future vacancies, or to RSVP for an upcoming tour. We have a three day schedule available for a fall start!

Metro Parent has brought back Family Favorites for 2014 and we are so excited to have been chosen as the Winner in the Preschool/Daycare Education ResourceCategory.
http://pdxkidscalendar.com/business/small-wonders-school/) Interested in what has our small community so excited and happy? Contact us today to participate in a tour and to join our waitlist!

Lotus Heart Preschool- Spanish, Sign, cooking, gardening, art, sing, play!

September 27, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool is a cozy home based program located directly across from Pendleton Park and Hayhurst Elementary in SW Portland. ( This is in the Gabriel park neighborhood- easily accessible from SW, downtown, Sellwood/SE, and Beaverton.)

Our school is a play based program, which believes that for the preschool child, learning and play are one. We have a warm, rich environment with natural materials that offers a variety of activities and experiences to nurture the whole child. Our curriculum pulls from the best of many teaching philosophies, including Waldorf and Reggio Emilia. We are committed to environmental education and practices in our program and we have our Eco Healthy Childcare Certification.
Our teacher is an Early Childhood Professional and has been teaching for over 18 years. Please visit our teacher bio page on our website for more info.

Our daily rhythm includes a mix of active play, creative play, art activities, and circle time. In our circle time we sing, chant, play games, read stories, do creative movement and yoga, and become familiar with Spanish as well as American Sign Language. We have school provided snack, lunch from home,  and daily outside play at Pendleton Park located just across from our location. We also have a monthly soup day, a regular visiting yoga instructor from Yoga Playgrounds, and a community garden plot to work in!

Check out our website or call us for more details on our program or to set up a visit
www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

September 19, 2014

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Marigold Preschool is on the lookout for new friends! We are a part-time, in-home program located in the Roseway/Cully/Sumner area of NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2-4 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 philosophies. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish language, gardening, lots of indoor and outdoor play, and backyard chicken feeding too! 

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

Woven Hearts Preschool Now Enrolling Ages 3-5

September 07, 2014

Our children are sacred, each and every one. Woven Hearts Preschool program celebrates the warmth, rhythm, and joy of childhood, in a love-filled home environment that nourishes your child. We are welcoming children ages 3-5 years old beginning in October, and we are located in St. Johns in North Portland.

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Woven Hearts Preschool is a Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in North Portland. We embrace the Living Arts and the principles of LifeWays North America. Our children enjoy spending their days living into the rhythm of the seasons and daily life. Respect, reverence, and warmth are essential elements that we cultivate in the children through

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Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014!

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

Reggio Emilia Preschool in Bethany

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood).  Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2-4 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 philosophies and includes Spanish and English dual immersion. We believe in holistic and hands-on education as well as continuously honoring each child's uniqueness. 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 Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com  

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We Still Has Couple Fall Openings - Reggio Emilia Approches, Chinese Immersion Bilingual Preschool - Downtown Beaverton

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We are now enrolling for the Fall 2014-2015 at our two-day morning preschool and after school Chinese lessons program.  Rising Star Chinese School, just inside the Beaverton First United Methodist Church "The Church By the Park" on 4th street.  Our schedules are T & TH 8:00 -available for the new school year, we encourage you to visit us our website today to schedule a tour and more info on our open house events!

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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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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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ISO Family to Join Nanny Share (Irvington/NE PDX)

We have hired a fantastic nanny to care for our nine month-old daughter, and are looking for another family to become part of a nanny-share.

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Willow Tree Preschool has a couple of spaces for fall

August 01, 2014

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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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Discovery Gardens Now Enrolling

July 28, 2014

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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Portland Baby School has toddler opening at new Beaumont location

July 15, 2014

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Portland Baby School recently moved to the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, and we now have space for one more baby born between April 2012 and December 2012. 

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At Portland Baby School, we offer:

  • Respectful and loving care
  • No teacher turnover
  • Program from infancy to age 3
  • Reggio and RIE-inspired philosophies
  • Organic, vegetarian food
  • Lots of outdoor time
  • Musical environment
  • Caregiver with Masters degree in early childhood education
  • Holistic education--ensures healthy development of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills
  • Group limited to 4 children 

Our curriculum is:

  • Play
  • Loving relationships
  • Active co-participation in caregiving routines, such as feeding, diapering, and dressing

4 day schedule, Tuesday through Friday, 8 to 5

For more information visit portlandbabyschool.com

 

Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling For Fall!

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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!

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.

 

 

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    

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

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

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

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!

 

 

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)  

Little Lights Playschool

March 02, 2014

 

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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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.

 

Searching for NE Nanny/Au Pair for April 2014 Start

January 26, 2014

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

Open House: The Peanut Gallery Playschool

January 10, 2014


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

February 22nd, from 10-12pm.


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

 

 

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



 

 

 

 

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

We look forward to meeting you!

January 04, 2014

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 New Unique Childcare Experience

We have listened to our community’s needs and are so excited about the new inquiries we have received! We still have one preschool spot open, ages 3-5!

We are a small in-home Preschool and All-Day Care in North Portland that is Reggio Emilia influenced. We use the environment as the third teacher and have goals that facilitate the development of a child’s social and academic skills through interactions with the natural world. Imaginations ignite as we offer beautiful materials and introduce creative thematic units, while surrounded by our opulent classroom environment and admirable neighborhood. We feel the important connection a child makes with nature is priceless for their development and growth. Please feel free to look at our website . Contact us at 503-686-5435 and schedule a tour!

Flora & Fauna
4216 N Colonial Ave.
Portland OR 97217

Golden Apples Learning Place: A New NE Portland Preschool Enrolling Now

December 18, 2013

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Golden Apples is a new preschool with a small classroom setting for ages 21/2  through 5. We embrace the best aspects of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio methods to reach the diverse needs of modern children.  

Our curriculum includes:

  • Socialization
  • Pre-Reading
  • Early Literacy
  • Emerging Math
  • Rich Arts and Music
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Fairness, Ethics, and Social Graces

 

We are excited to open our doors on January 6, 2014.  Call now about our Grand Opening Early Enrollment Special!  Enroll anytime between now and February 2014 and receive %20 off enrollment for the first 6 months and pay no enrollment fee.  You may also try out our school for 3 days prior to your first payment.  This offer provides a cost effective and risk free way to become a member of our wonderful little school.

Find out more about this special school at 

www.goldenapplespdx.com

 

 

or contact Scott Allen at

503.915.9957

or

scott@goldenapplespdx.com   

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ChildRoots Annex's Enrolling PT

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

Unique Reggio Inspired Childcare Experience

December 09, 2013

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Unique Reggio Inspired Childcare Experience - Flora & Fauna

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

FT Childcare Needed - SW PDX/Garden Home

December 08, 2013

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

We are open to following options:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Creative Minds Learning Centers- Six Locations!

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1 toddler space available in January at Portland Baby School

November 12, 2013

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Located in North Portland in the Mississippi neighborhood, Portland Baby School has a 4 day opening for a child born between May 2012 and December 2012. We offer:

  • Respectful and loving care
  • Small class size
  • No teacher turnover
  • Program from infancy to age 3
  • Reggio and RIE-inspired philosophies
  • Organic, vegetarian food
  • Musical environment
  • Caregiver with Masters degree in early childhood education
  • Holistic education--ensures healthy development of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills

For more information, visit our website pdxbabyschool.com

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 31, 2013

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Blessings!

CRIleyteach@aol.com

*All understanding begins with wonder. -- Goethe

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Tumbleweed Preschool House in SE Portland

October 30, 2013

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

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

Email amy@tumbleweedinfanthouse.com to schedule a visit!
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Lovely, Play Based, Certified Family Childcare in Beaveton

September 21, 2011

Dear Families,

My name is Bethany, and I am the owner of Lullaby Days, a state certified family childcare, tucked back in a quiet neighborhood near Allen and 170th.

At Lullaby Days...

Children feel safe and loved

Relationships are nurtured in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Children are seen as capable human beings who deserve to be listened to.

The need for quality care with at an affordable tuition rate has been carefully taken into account
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About our days:

The group I care for, and learn alongside with, are inquisitive, active and creative toddlers. We have room for another friend who is two or three years old to join our play-based learning community on Tuesdays through Fridays. We would love to find a child who is part of a family that believes that play is at the center of a child's learning and ultimately is the heart of childhood.



We have joyous days, full of spontaneous laughter, hugs, and music making. We sing and dance together. We enjoy time in our cozy area reading stories and having conversations together. Outdoors, in our big backyard the children run, jump, swing, slide, dig, explore bugs and plants, and play ball.

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The children are engaged in projects throughout the year that reflect their questions, thoughts and interests. Right now we are engaged in a study of light, as well as interesting construction projects in the building area. All the children contribute to the curriculum, and families are always welcome here!
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Teacher Qualifications:
Over 200 hours of training specific to early childhood care and education
Step 7 on the Oregon Registry
6 years of experience working with children ages newborn to 5 years old
Certified Family Child Care provider with the state of Oregon
CPR/First Aid Certified
Personal Member of National Association for Family Child Care and North American Reggio Emilia Alliance

If Lullaby Days sounds like the right school to meet your childcare needs, feel free to contact me at lullabydays@live.com, and I would be happy to answer your questions and set up a time to meet your family.

Thank You,

Bethany Cirlincione

Lotus Heart Preschool Now Enrolling

September 14, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings. 

Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 -5 years old. We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

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Beautiful, Play-Based, Certified In-Home Childcare in Beaverton

September 13, 2011

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Dear Families,

My name is Bethany, and I am the owner of Lullaby Days, a state certified family childcare, tucked back in a quiet neighborhood near Allen and 170th.

The goal of Lullaby Days is to have a place where children feel safe and loved, a place where relationships among children, parents and teachers are nurtured in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

I believe children are capable human beings who deserve to be listened to, and that when we listen and really hear what the child wants to learn, it will amaze us, because it so often surpasses any preconceived notions about what we think the child needs to learn.

The group I care for, and learn alongside with, are inquisitive, active and creative toddlers. We have room for another friend who is between 2-3 years old to join our play-based learning community. We would love to find a child who is part of a family that believes that play is at the center of a childs learning and ultimatly is the heart of childhood.

Feel free to email me with your questions at Lullabydays@live.com

Thank You,

Bethany C.



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Growing Seeds, now enrolling twos and preschool

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Located in North Portland off of MLK & Rosa Parks, Growing Seeds offers a Reggio based preschool program that focuses on child-lead, inquiry-based learning. Children are encouraged to bake, garden, explore movement and music, and investigate the world around them. Our lessons are based off of their questions, as we seek to stimulate their natural inclination to learn. 

Children are joyous, curious, full of wonder, experimenters, and explorers, and we want them to stay that way. We aim to keep this way of being at the core of the work that we do at Growing Seeds. 

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We are currently enrolling twos and preschool-aged children in our program for fall 2011.  Our school offers full-day care 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week.  If you are interested please e-mail us at kristialyn.growingseeds@gmail.com and we can set up a tour for you to see our facility. Or you can visit our website at www.growingseeds.net to get more information.