246 posts categorized "Reggio Emilia"

Willow Tree Preschool has a Last minute space for fall

July 21, 2015

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 10th 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.

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

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Wildflowers Preschool Open House

July 18, 2015

Our Reggio-inspired preschool has openings for the fall of 2015!  We will be holding an open house on Thursday, July 23rd from 9-10.  If you are interested in checking out our school please stop by 4520 SE Center St. in SE Portland.

Our school has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep both our teacher turnover rate and our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you'd like to learn more about our school-check out our website at www.wildflowerspreschool.com or email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com.

 

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Preschool Openings: Small Wonders School

July 01, 2015

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Located in NE Portland near the Hollywood District and Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program is open and enrolling for some select preschool schedules. Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 5:30 we serve children ages 24 months to Kindergarten. While we are accepting waitlist applications for our Toddler room we do have a few 3, 4, 5 day schedules for potty children children ages 3 and older. Contact us today at Enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to join a tour and learn more!

Our days include exploratory projects, freeplay indoors and out, art experiences, song circle and much more! We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio inspired setting and we look forward to sharing it with you! Visit www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more.

Rowanberry School has an unexpected opening for the upcoming school year!

June 29, 2015

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool for 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 10th year of operation.

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We have a last minute opening for the upcoming school year!

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015

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Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood Development is currently enrolling in our Pre-K program for the school year of 2015-16. We are an in-home school that focuses on community within staff, parents and children, social and emotional growth and exploration with a strong desire for learning with preschoolers aged 3-5 yrs. We have a strong set of staff with low ratios, a large back yard, engaging Pre-K lessons, and daily trips to Irving Park. Please visit our website for more information and join us for a tour in the coming weeks!

www.oakandroseschool.com

Best,

O&R mgmt

oakandroseschool@gmail.com

Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

June 02, 2015

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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Air/Plane Cottage School in Kenton (N Portland) has FT openings!

May 19, 2015

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Air/Plane Cottage School is an experiential learning community located on a quiet, residential street in the Kenton neighborhood in North Portland. We serve children ages 3 through 6, and their families, by providing the highest quality daytime childcare available, at competitive prices. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Early childhood educators Crystal Siltman and Joseph Bryan have, combined, over 25 years professional teaching experience. Goals and Philosophy At APCS we help the children to develop, physically, socially and cognitively. We do this by engaging in creative work that is meaningful to both the children and the adults in our community. We feel our 5:1 ratio make these rich experiences possible. Our studio is experiential and child-directed. We are living our lives together, making beautiful work together, and asking truly meaningful questions. We work together with children and their families to develop positive self-identity and deeply supportive community, for all. At APCS we help young children to: Become agents in the formation of community, Practice conflict resolution strategies in real-life situations, Develop critical thought, including divergent and convergent problem solving, Develop language skills, including spoken and written language, Identify, label, and communicate complex emotion in a productive way At APCS we help parents to: Better understand the needs of young people, Develop actionable plans for dealing with challenging behavior, Better manage transitions to and from school, and throughout our busy family lives! (503)888-5572 www.airplanecottageschool.com Image

Toddler Summer Day Camp at Portland Baby School

May 15, 2015

 

 

 

Summer camp 2015

 

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Prepare for preschool in a small and patient setting. Children will learn the basic skills of being in a group setting while doing fun activities, playing outdoors, and making new friends. Groups are limited to 6 children so that new skills can be practiced in a relaxed environment. There will be lots of time for free play everyday.

Summer camp is Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 to 2:00.

$175 per week. Organic vegetarian lunch is included.

Week 1 (July 21-24): Food--Growing, Cooking, and Eating

Week 2 (July 28-31): Stories and Theater Games

Week 3 (August 4-7): Superheroes

Week 4 (August 11-14): Music

Week 5 (August 18-21): Water

 

Portland Baby School Has 1 Opening Left For September

May 11, 2015

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Portland Baby School is currently accepting applications for a new class of infants. We currently have 1 space left for our fall cohort. We are looking for a child born between December 2014 and March 2015.

We are a very small in-home school in NE Portland in the Beaumont neighborhood. For more information please visit our website at portlandbabyschool.com.

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Preschool Openings: new Small Wonders School center

May 04, 2015

Opening June 15th, 2015 our new Small Wonders School center offering has some remaining preschool vacancies for a summer or September start date. Located in the Hollywood neighborhood at 37th and Sandy Blvd this new center space is undergoing a complete renovation--we cannot wait to share our new, built to suit, Reggio-inspired space with you! Open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 we offer a high quality preschool program with the convenience of childcare hours to children 2 to Kindergarten qualifying age.Visit us at www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more!

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We have select 3, 4 and 5 day schedules available for potty trained children 3 years and older. While our toddler classroom is enrolled to capacity we are accepting waitlist applications for children 24 months to 36 months. Our days are filled with creative art experiences, thematic projects, outdoor play, free play, song circle and much more! Find us on Instragram to see some of our recent happenings and find out why we were voted Metro Parent's Family Favorite Preschool & Childcare! https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

Contact us today at enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org for information session dates, we look forward to laughing and learning with you!

Petunia Preschool - Now Enrolling for Fall 2015!

April 21, 2015

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Petunia Preschool is now enrolling for fall of 2015!

Affordable, full-day care at our state-certified, Reggio-inspired preschool in NE Portland. We focus on social-skills, creativity, self-reliance and friendship lessons with our play-based approach to child development. Our Petunia community is family-run and welcomes all types of families.

Jessie & Mandy have over two decades of combined experience teaching preschool/Pre-K, and our class size is big enough to make lots of friends while small enough for plenty of one-on-one attention. Your child will feel safe, comfortable and excited to go to school every day!

For more information, check out our website. Also feel free to email us at petuniapreschool@gmail.com or give us a call at 503-288-5177. We can arrange a time to meet up at the school and give you a tour and orientation to our program.

Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

April 13, 2015

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

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Creative, experienced, and joyful Nanny available in SE

April 06, 2015

My name is Katy and I am a 28 year old, college educated, creative and FUN nanny living in the Mt. Scott/Arleta neighborhood of SE. One of the mothers I  worked for is reducing her work schedule to spend more time with her  awesome kiddos, so I am searching for another lovely family to work for.  
 
I have great references! All will attest to my honest, strong work ethic, excellent childcare skills and easygoing, warm personality. I have over 10 years of childcare, teaching, and tutoring experience.  3+ years of gymnastics and theater teaching experience has made movement and creativity the crux of the childcare I provide! I speak Spanish very proficiently and would be more than happy to incorporate the Spanish language into my care, as well. Children in my charge with enjoy nature walks, creative outdoor play, games and songs. In my spare time, I am studying herbalism. I intern 4 hours a week at the Hawthorne Herb Shoppe. I love sharing my love for plants with children. We always stop and smell the roses!
 
I have the most experience caring for and teaching toddlers. I would prefer to work with one or two toddlers, but am open to any age if it's the right fit :) I love caring for children of all ages. A typical day with me and a toddler would look like Story time at the library, followed by adventures at the playground, singing improvised songs about plants and animals, movement based and creative games, and consistent nap schedule. I am also experienced with potty training toddlers and am very attentive, always positive and encouraging. I am very invested in supporting and fostering children's natural creativity, curiosity and brilliance! 
 
I am very happy to work for all varieties of families and as a queer person, I welcome and celebrate LGBTQ families. I would love to work for a family that celebrates diversity, culture and natural healthy living.
 
I would prefer to work for a family relatively close to my neighborhood, as I love to ride my bike to work! I have a drivers license, vehicle, and squeaky clean driving record.  I'd  prefer to drive my employer's vehicle if driving is part of my work responsibilities.  I'd be more than happy to hitch a trailer on my bicycle! I'm an excellent, highly experienced and safe city cyclist. That is more my style of transportation :)  
 
I am ideally looking to work 3-4 full weekdays/week, but am open to other options for the right fit. I work on a sliding scale depending on the number of children and responsibilities of the position.  Feel free to contact me about rates and other details. I hope to get the opportunity to meet you and your family soon! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posting :) 
 
Feel free to email me at Katylaurel22@gmail.com

Portland Baby School Fall Infant Openings

April 03, 2015

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Portland Baby School is currently accepting applications for a new class of infants. Children will grow and learn together through age 3. We are a very small in-home school in NE Portland in the Beaumont neighborhood. Applications will be accepted through April 30. For more information please visit our website at portlandbabyschool.com.

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Woven Hearts Preschool has Openings in North Portland

March 12, 2015

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Located in St. Johns, Woven Hearts Preschool is an in-home, arts and nature focused program. We follow a simple, consistent rhythm that helps support the healthy growth and development of children with a play-based philosophy. Wholesome Organic snacks and lunch are provided, and children participate in the preparation and clean-up of these daily activities. Outside play will occur everyday, rain or shine. We have a fully-fenced in yard, where children can play in the garden or in our digging pit. 

Curriculum is fostered with an emphasis on practical life skills, along with vigorous healthy play and sensory stimulation which provide fertile ground for higher learning in the child's life, which include language development, dexterity, math skills, social skills, and creative thinking. In addition, songs, craft activities, baking, painting, gardening, sewing, cooking, washing, and story-telling will be woven into our days!

Care is provided from 8:30 am-2:30 pm, on Wednesdays,Thursdays, & Fridays, and a half-day option is also available from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Children who stay for the longer day with also have a time of rest. Children ages 2-5 are welcome. 

I have over 15 years experience nurturing, teaching, and caring for children in both public and private school settings. I am a Lifeways Certified Childcare provider, and I am also a mother of 3 children. I have been engaged in supporting families in childbirth as a labor doula since 2009. My passion for building relationships with parents and their children is a foundation in the work I carry to our community.

Please contact Jennifer for more details and to schedule a visit, at 971-409-5968 or email wovenheartspreschool@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

 

Portland Baby School Open House

March 05, 2015

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Portland Baby School will have an open house on Sunday, March 29 from 2-4 PM. We are now accepting applications for our fall 2015 infant cohort. RSVP here for our address.

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We are located in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood. We provide nurturing, family-like care for children 12 weeks to 3 years old. For more information about our program, check out our website at portlandbabyschool.com.

New NE Center Location: Small Wonders School

January 22, 2015

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We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Small Wonders School early childhood center this coming June 15, 2015. We are now accepting applications and enrolling for our 2015 Summer Session or our 2015-16 school year. Currently undergoing a complete renovation this new center sized program will ultimately serve 60 children daily ages 24 months to 6. Conveniently located in Hollywood and Laurelhurst  along the commuting routes of Sandy, Broadway and I-84 this new offering provides the NE Portland community with an accessible, central childcare location at 3634 NE Sandy Blvd. For more information please visit us at smallwondersschool.org and contact us today at enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to have your questions addressed!

Reggio-inspired, custom designed and built to our specifications the new early learning space is a delight with an abundance of natural light. Entering into our grand and open Welcoming Room you will spy our studio space or Atelier, accessible for small group use for art experiences and exploratory projects. The Welcome Room houses art materials, custom project tables, a reception space to greet you and gathering benches for you and your child to say goodbyes or share hellos and stories! Off this central gathering place are our three classrooms, the toddler room to the right divided into two separate zones for small intimate groups with low ratios—perfect for the littles. And to the left: our mixed-age preschool rooms. Large yet warming and inviting the preschool rooms provide an open flow between the indoor and outdoor classrooms. SmallWonders Logo Banner

Small Wonders School, voted Metro Parent’s Family Favorite for 2014-15, offers a high quality preschool program with the convenience child care hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30. Following the children’s interest we explore a variety of themes with our lesson plans incorporating all of the Multiple Intelligences. Our days are filled with freeplay, exploratory projects, song circle and quality art experiences where children are exposed to a variety of art materials, styles and techniques. 3, 4 and 5 day schedules are available--additional enrollment and program information can be found at www.smallwondersschool.org

At the center children 3 and older will participate in a Mixed age classroom. We feel this structure provides more flexibility for preschoolers and their particular stage of learning. Not all 3-year-olds are in the same place developmentally, socially or academically, and just as highlighted by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences learning styles, readiness for such can vary widely. Mixed age classrooms are more attuned to these differences and offer children a more varied approach as they can be grouped or gathered for play with other children on their level. This lessens the likelihood of frustrations or performance stressors. Having your child in a mixed-age group classroom gives them the opportunity to master needed skills and concepts before moving on to additional levels. They also give children deeper relationship with their teachers and peers, with less transitions to deal with. Older children have the opportunity to be role models to others, and younger child can get to see that their friends have mastered what they are working on, which can grant them confidence. Parents also have the opportunity to build a longer relationship with their child’s teacher. This partnership benefits children greatly.

Outfitted with high quality materials and furnishings the new program space will be a delightful learning center. As a Reggio-inspired program we have an Atelier or studio space located in our Welcoming Room as the heart of our program. Each class has daily use of this creative art environment for small group exploration and project time. It was designed to offer children and teachers a space to extend and support projects and experiences in the classroom, and to explore and combine many types of materials, tools, and techniques. Our Atelier is to be a beautiful, useful arts space that models the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Contact us today to join our learning community!

Rowanberry School Open House ~ Saturday January 31st, 2015

January 18, 2015

Your family is warmly invited to the annual open house at Rowanberry School on Saturday, January 31st from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Our open house provides an opportunity for prospective families to meet the teachers, learn about our philosophy and explore our rich environment.

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based Preschool and Early Kindergarten program for 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 10th year of operation.

Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Please R.S.V.P. with your child's name, age, and desired schedule.

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

Woodsong Preschool is Now Enrolling for Fall 2015!

January 07, 2015

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.  140915_Jens_School_03






ChildRoots new NE center

December 17, 2014

ChildRoots Center for Young Children will open a new NE Center April 2015.  Located at 2401 NE Fremont St. in NE Portland, this 4 classroom site will have a total enrollment capacity of 50 children per day.   As the former "Perry's on Fremont" restaurant, this building will have extensive renovations over the next 3 months.  The school is spacious with tons of natural light and skylights in every classroom.  We will feature a large outdoor playground, and an art and science lab.

We have just begun enrolling for this new location.  For more information, please contact Christina at christina@childroots.com

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.

 

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

November 30, 2014

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There are still two openings for children between the ages of 3 through 5. 

Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland (N Greeley and N Killingsworth), 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.  

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 www.littleimprintspdx.com  

littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

971-678-2685

 

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

November 25, 2014

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. 140915_Jens_School_13_1

Bubbles Preschool--Now Enrolling Ages 2.5 - 5 years in North Mt. Tabor Area

November 03, 2014

Portland's newest home-based state certified preschool is now enrolling for immediate openings. 

Located in a mid-century home near I-84 & I-205 on/off ramps,

between NE Glisan & E Burnside, just off NE 67th Ave …

  114 NE Gilham Ave.  PDX  97213   (entrance on NE Davis)

971.269.8325

www.bubblespreschoolpdx.com

 

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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

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