270 posts categorized "Reggio Emilia"

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall 2016

April 27, 2016

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

Weekly visits from the yoga, music and art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall 2016

April 05, 2016

October 23 2015 044We are currently enrolling for summer camp as well as the fall 2016 school year.

The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 11th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development.

Weekly visits from the yoga, music and art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

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

March 30, 2016

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014! Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.

Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour:

email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com

www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com

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SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY NOW ENROLLING FOR JUNE! NE PDX

March 12, 2016

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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of children in this age group.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:45a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we live right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by Nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited. Our program launches in N.E. (currently in the S.W.) on Monday, June 6th. Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program including tuition rates will be provided via email at your request. 


Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

Willow Tree Preschool Enrolling for Fall

February 15, 2016

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Woodsong Preschool Now Enrolling for Fall of 2016

February 05, 2016

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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Looking for After School Nanny to start in March

January 29, 2016

Hello!  We are looking for an after school nanny to pick up our almost 5 year old and our 4 month old from Tiny Revolution Montessori School beginning in March.  The schedule would be 10 hours per week - from 3:30-6pm, Monday - Thursday.  Tiny Revolution is on MLK between Tillamook and San Rafael, and we live on SE 46th Avenue between Stark and Belmont.

You must have experience taking care of two kids and previous infant care is required. We would love someone with an appreciation for Montessori and RIE principles. We try to create a certain amount of predictability for our kids while also allowing them to choose what they want to play, explore, and learn. Assistance with light housework such as unloading the dishwasher, getting a simple dinner started, putting in a load of laundry, or tidying the kitchen or play areas would be great.  You will need your own car and a clean driving record.
 
We have previously participated in a nanny share and absolutely loved the experience! We are open to chatting about what works best for all parties and are happy to provide further details about our family and the schedule in person or over the phone. Pay is $14 per hour. Please send any questions or a cover letter and a resume outlining your experience to Ashley Cartmel (ashleycartmel@gmail.com)

Rowanberry School Open House Saturday, January 30th 10 a.m. - noon

January 28, 2016

Your family is warmly invited to the annual open house at Rowanberry School on Saturday, January 30th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Our open house provides an opportunity for prospective families to meet the teacher, learn about the school philosophy and explore the rich environment with your child.

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based Early Childhood Community of ten children ages 3-6. We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the natural world, and informed by over two decades of experience learning alongside young children.

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 11th year of operation.

Now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.

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For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com
Please R.S.V.P. with your child's name and age to Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

January Open Houses at Global Friends Language School!

January 03, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Chinese Preschool in NE Portland, will have open houses on Monday, Jan 11th from 5-7 pm, Sunday, Jan 17th from 2-4 pm, Sat, Jan 23rd from 11-2 pm and Thursday, Jan 28th from 5-7 pm.  Come join us to tour our space and learn more about our program.   We are located at 4505 NE 82nd Ave (on the corner of 82nd and Prescott).

If you can't make it for an open house, contact us via email at info@globalfriendslanguageschool.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a tour.

We are currently enrolling 3-5 year olds for full- time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, grow and study Chinese with us!

Creative Minds Learning Centers🌲7 locations🌲 Child care

December 01, 2015

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Brand New Tualatin School- 6480 SW Nyberg Lane
Don't miss out on Holiday specials: Creative Minds website

Other locations:
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:
*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs

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Little Hands Garden School January openings!

November 04, 2015

Little Hands Garden School is pleased to announce we have a few openings for children  ages 2.5 to 5 ready for a January preschool start!  We have morning sessions available at both locations (5829 SE Hawthorne Blvd. and 7802 SE Woodstock Blvd. in Portland) and some afternoon availability.  We now have Spanish enrichment curriculum included at both schools.  Please visit our website www.littlehandsgardenschool.com or view our Instagram photos (littlehandsgardenschool), and email us (littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com) to set up a tour!20151011_100131
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OPEN HOUSE AT NEW CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL THIS SUNDAY!

October 16, 2015

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house this Sunday, Oct 18th and next Sunday, Oct 25th, from 3-5 pm.   Come join us to tour our space and learn more about our program.   We are located at 4505 NE 82nd Ave (on the corner of 82nd and Prescott).

If you can't make it for an open house, contact us via email at info@globalfriendslanguageschool.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a tour.

We are currently enrolling 3-5 year olds for full- time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, grow and study Chinese with us!

Visit www.globalfriendslanguageschool.com for more info.

Waldorf Inspired Teacher Guided Nanny Share/Adventure Group Has Wednesday Morning Openings!

September 30, 2015

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My name is Sara pronounced (Sahra) and I am a Waldorf inspired teacher with over 17 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. My time with children has taught me how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving, and kind. I have created a sweet little spin off of my former preschool, Sweet River bamboo, that I created and taught at for 3 years in the form of a nanny share. If I were asked to describe in one word the quality of the relationships I cultivate with children, it would be... Magical. There is space available for 1-2 children in my play group on Wednesdays from 9a-1p/3:30p. This nanny share arrangement is ideal for families who want their children to socialize and explore creativity and nature weekly, and who want to gently introduce/or continue offering their child a small group of children to engage with in a warm and loving environment. This childcare group is well established and a high quality group with extremely mindful care and thoughtful parenting.  

Your child will be playing with 2 year old Macy and 4 year old Seamus for the day. We are in Macy's home until 1p and then at Seamus's home after that for nap/rest time. Macy is kind and strong. She loves filling up her back packs for adventures, and playing dress up. Seamus is an energetic tender spirit who loves to build polar bear dens and play chase. Both children love to make art, cuddle, and read books. Our rhythm is filled with playtime, song circles, and craft making that celebrate the seasons and infuse our time together with rich, collaborative activities. There is a lot of silliness and laughter too! If our group size allows, we visit playgrounds and venture out to the local gardens around town. There is a lot of silliness and laughter too! Our days are media free aside from world music that  accompanies our dance jams. I would like to bring our new group together as soon as possible so we can all get to know each other and settle into our rhythm. I have excellent references to share with you so please contact me at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com to learn more about this arrangement. Above all, I truly see children as whole beings of love and light, and I deeply enjoy getting to know each and every little one who joins my path and shares their magic with me. Please check out my former preschool's facebook page, Sweet River Bamboo and extended childcare post to get a sense of the quality of care I provide children.

Thank you!

Sara

Mighty Oaks Preschool has fall openings

September 25, 2015

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Mighty Oaks Preschool has two-day, half-day spaces available for Mondays & Wednesdays beginning October 5th. Mighty Oaks Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, Montessori-inspired, Eco-Healthy certified preschool in the Grant Park/Hollywood neighborhood. We believe that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.  At Mighty Oaks we get our hands dirty in the garden, care for chickens, create art, engage in dramatic play, make music, practice yoga, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together.  Founder, Brittany Smith, M.A.T. – supported by four experienced board members – has cultivated a nurturing educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning through a foundation of play and discovery.  

For more information visit our website: http://www.mightyoakspreschool.com 

To see kiddos in action and to read articles in line with our philosophies, check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MightyOaksPreschool

To schedule a tour, email: brittany@mightyoakspreschool.com or give us a call at (503) 922-2869

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OPEN HOUSE AT NEW CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL EVERY SUNDAY!

September 24, 2015

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house every Sunday, from 3-5 pm.   Come join us to tour our space and learn more about our program.   We are located at 4505 NE 82nd Ave (on the corner of 82nd and Prescott).

If you can't make it for the open house, contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a tour.

We are currently enrolling 3-5 year olds for full- time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, grow and speak Chinese with us!

Creative Minds Learning Center Schools are celebrating Fall!

September 21, 2015

Come see the difference Creative Minds Learning Center schools can offer your family! Seven locations in Tualatin (brand new!), Happy Valley, Westmoreland, Sellwood, Gateway, Broadway and Woodstock! Offering exceptional child care for Infants through Private Kindergarten since 1997! Programs offered are: Reggio Inspired Art Program, Creative Curriculum, Healthy, organic Dairy and meat free meals, media free creative environments, Creative Outlets 4 Kids and last but not least, Professional, Love and Logic trained teachers! 

Please visit our website to schedule a tour: Creative Minds Learning Center Website

Or call Brittany for more information: (503) 780-8960

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Limited spots available, come visit us today!

OPEN HOUSE AT NEW CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL THIS WEEKEND!

September 17, 2015

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house this Sunday, September 20th, from 3-5 pm.   Come join us to tour our space and learn more about our program.   We are located at 4505 NE 82nd Ave (on the corner of 82nd and Prescott).

If you can't make it for the open house, contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a tour.

We are currently enrolling 3-5 year olds for full- time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, grow and speak Chinese with us!

A Few Remaining Preschool Schedules

September 15, 2015

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Located in NE Portland in the Hollywood District by Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program has kicked off the school year. Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 5:30 we serve children ages 24 months to Kindergarten. Are you looking for a fall start? We have a few remaining 3 day, 4 day, and one full time option left in each preschool room. For these openings friends must be potty trained and 36 months or older. We presently have more schedule options available for girls.

And we always welcome tours for those interested in joining the waitlist!  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! Our themes are child directed and take us many directions from oceans to space, famous artists to animal homes. Play choices and projects incorporate learning and Kindergarten-readiness in a fun, authentic way. What really makes us stand out: our dedicated teaching teams, they bring their special skills and passions and playful spirits to make each day fun.  Find us on Instagram to get a peek at our recent activities https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio-inspired custom setting indoors and out and we look forward to sharing it with you! Visit www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more about our program, offerings, and teaching teams!

Seeking NE Family for Nanny Share

September 14, 2015

We are seeking another family to work with a nanny - we may have found someone wonderful whom we'd be happy to share with the right family.

A little about us:

We are musical, love the outdoors and good, nourishing food.

We have a 6 month old son who is the light of our life. He is very easy going and is easily delighted.

We have a small home and can host the nanny share here or are open to alternating homes.

We are seeking a like-minded family to overlap days and who might also be needing more days solo for the right nanny.

Our current needs are Tuesday-Thursday 9:30-5:30pm with some flexibility. 

We are currently speaking with a nanny with child development training and excellent qualifications.

Please contact me to see if it's a good fit - I'd be happy to chat on the phone or meet in person to introduce our kids and connect about possibilities.

Thank you!

Abby - (503) 896-6852 or abby.fammartino@gmail.com 

Wildflowers Preschool Open House

September 12, 2015

Wildflowers Preschool will be holding an open house on Fri, Jan 29th from 9-11.  All are welcome to drop in during this time frame and check out our school!  We will also have a short tour Tue, Feb 16th for those who can't make the open house.  

Our Reggio inspired preschool 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 our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you have any questions, we can be reached via email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com or phone at 503-774-1207.

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Seeking Nanny Share in SE Portland

September 06, 2015

We are looking for a nanny share starting in October or November for our six-month old son, 3 to 5 days a week (potentially flexible).

 In general, we would be looking for hours of around 7am-5pm, but open to some modification. It would be ideal if the other family was in the same neighborhood for general commute and convenience for both sides. We live in SE near Woodstock (SE Holgate/52nd).

 General Nanny responsibilities/criteria:

  • Previous nanny experience required
  • REI/Magda Gerber method experience a plus
  • Montessori or Waldorf method experience a plus
  • Provide structure around nap and play schedules
  • Significant experience taking care of newborns
  • Non-smoker
  • Vegetarian nanny a plus
  • Feline-friendly (if we host at our house)
  • Must have a car

 Share Family:

  • Prefer family with child under 1 year
  • Live in/near Woodstock, Foster-Powell, or Tabor neighborhood
  • Vegetarian family a plus

 Nanny candidates should be able to provide a resume, cover letter, and references.

If you are another family and interested in potentially sharing, please email Andrea if interested:alkcomm@gmail.com. Thank you! 

 

CHILDROOTS NE FREMONT - Enrolling Preschool for Sept 2015

August 17, 2015

Child Roots Fremont located at 2401 NE Fremont is now enrolling in our preschool room for September 2015. 

Openings for children born between September 2011 - August 2012!

Please RSVP for our upcoming tours on 8/24 and 9/8 at 6:30 pm by emailing fremontdirector@childroots.com

ChildRoots - Center for Young Children, is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years. ChildRoots features organic meals and snacks, locally-sourced food, non-toxic wooden toys, creative spaces, a Preschool Atelier Program, and play-based learning. 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.We see each child as an authentic, powerful individual.

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

Marigold Preschool NE Portland

August 16, 2015

Marigold Preschool is a safe, creative, loving,  in-home preschool where young children (2.5-4 years old) are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and make new friends. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. We serve organic snacks and provide a media-free environment. We are inspired by Waldorf and Reggio-Emilia philosophies. Our sweet school is convenient to Roseway, Sumner, Hollywood, and Montevilla neighborhoods and located near the Gregory Heights Library.

Please direct questions to Krista Wheeler at kkwheeler23@gmail.com

http://www.marigoldpreschool.com/

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Grand Opening of Preschool in Tualatin! Open House 8/15!

August 14, 2015

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

 

Grand Opening of our Tualatin School on 8/31!

Don’t miss out on: 8/15/15 Open House 10am-12pm!

And- 8/22/15 Ribbon Cutting and Open House 10am-1pm!

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

 

*Creative Minds is also HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, please email your cover letter and resume to megan@mycmlc.com today!

 Creative Minds Website

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Willow Tree Preschool has a space for fall

August 11, 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

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 has openings for fall of 2015

July 18, 2015

Our Reggio-inspired preschool has 2 unexpected openings for the fall of 2015!  Email us if you would like to set up a private tour.

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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Enrollment Opportunity at Rowanberry School

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 11th year of operation.

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We have an opening for the current 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 or (503) 750-7607

Thank you!

Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015

Hello!

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