596 posts categorized "SE"

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)

Seeking a Fun-loving Family (and Nanny) for Nanny Share

January 26, 2016

We are a new-to-Portland family with two little ones looking for an experienced full-time nanny to care for our kiddos. We just came out of a fantastic nanny share situation back east, where we employed a nanny for over two years with our neighbors and are in search of a similar set-up here in Portland. At present, we are interested either in joining an existing nanny share (with an immediate opening) OR finding a family that is in a position similar to ours to jointly hire and employ a nanny.

A little bit about us: We just relocated from Washington, DC, and have a 2.5 YO and 3 month old (both girls). We have a 65 lb. yellow lab with a lot of energy and love for humans (especially ones that drop food when they eat) and snoozy cat that keeps to himself. We lead an active lifestyle by running, cycling, and hiking, and enjoy good food and drink (hence, the move the Portland!). We are both professionals with full-time jobs (although I am currently still home on maternity leave) with backgrounds in public policy, education, and consulting.

What we’re looking for in a nanny: We are seeking a kind, caring, interactive, and playful caregiver who possesses strong references and a desire to work with both infants and toddlers. The We would like caregiver to have Infant First Aid & CPR training and ideally some background (formal or informal) in early childhood education.  We are only interested in a non-smoking caregiver. 

The schedule: M-F from 7:30am or 8am to 5pm but we are open to slightly different hours if needed. And we would be open to taking on a larger “share” of the nanny if there is a family seeking a share but not full-time like we are.

The location: We are open to a combination of our house and your house if they are close enough together; happy to host ourselves or have you host. We are in Buckman on 15th Ave just a south of Belmont--walkable to Colonel Summers Park, Laurelhurst Park, Buckman Elementary, OMSI, the Children’s Gym, and a wide array of kid-friendly activities. We have a separate room in the house where your child can sleep in a pack and play.  Our preference is that our nanny does not drive the kids anywhere during the day; however, if that’s a sticking point, we’re open to discussing other options.

If you are a caregiver interested in a FT nanny position OR a family interested in sharing a nanny with us, please contact Sara at sara.e.kerr@gmail.com. 

Thanks!
Sara

Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

January 22, 2016

Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including twice monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy, and monthly sessions with Echo Theater, and Yoga Motion), are state licensed, and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, storytime, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child.  All at an affordable cost of only $140 a month.

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have. 

located in inner SE at 33rd and Woodward

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MWF Nanny Share--Sellwood

January 18, 2016

We have a wonderful nanny for our 2 1/2 year old. She is kind, caring, interactive, playful, and professional--she graduated from NW Nannies Institute so has professional training and her first aid and cpr certifications. She has been working with our family since 2012 first caring for our 10 month old daughter who has now moved on to preschool and now for our 2 1/2 old. For years now, we’ve shared with 1 to 2 other families but one family just had a change in employment so it’s time for us to find a new family to join us.

The share currently has two little girls including my daughter who is 2.5 and another little girl from the neighborhood who is 22 months and they are dear friends :-)

The schedule: MWF from 7:30am or 8am to 5pm but we are open to slightly different hours if needed.

The location: We are open to a combination of our house and your house if they are close together. We are in Sellwood on 15th Ave just a few blocks south of Tacoma--walkable to Sellwood Park, the Community Center, the library, New Seasons. It’s a great place for the kids to have some activities outside of the house regularly without having to drive somewhere. We will have a separate room in the house where your child can sleep in a pack and play.  We do not have the nanny drive the kids anywhere and that remains important to us but she is happy to do drop off or pick up for your little one if that is something you feel comfortable with.

The rate: $6.00/hour though we do request that you have the flexibility to increase to $8.00 if the share drops down to two children while we look for a 3rd.   We convert the $6.00/hour into a flat weekly rate and pay the same each week regardless of whether there are holidays, sick days, etc--this is so that the nanny has a predictable living wage. 

About us: We have our two wonderful daughters and a 60 lb dog named Meg who mostly keeps to herself. We make efforts to be green--from eating a vegan diet to using cloth diapers and natural products. My husband is a teacher and I work in renewable energy. Please get in touch if you are interested in discussing more! amandamortlock [@] gmail.com

Happy Toddler and Enthusiastic Nanny in SE looking for PT Nanny Share!

January 08, 2016

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I currently nanny two days a week for a wonderful family and their giggly 17-month-old daughter. We're looking to have even more fun by finding another great family to nanny share with, starting in January! If you have a child of similar age and you're looking for care TUESDAYS and/or FRIDAYS, we'd love to hear from you!

Our days are full of toddler-led play, with lots of time for self-directed learning and exploring. We're currently spending our days at their house, near Woodstock Park and just a ten minute walk from the library. We have a fun, safe area to play and lots of toys and books to share. If you have a similar setup, we're also happy to come to you!

ABOUT ME: I've been caring for children for eight years, and have spent four years as a full-time nanny. I have cared for a range of ages, from infants to pre-teens. I've probably played a hundred games of Candy Land, have finger-painted way more than the average 24-year old, and know that spit-up won't ruin an outfit!

I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and am currently exploring my post-grad options. I have a reliable car, a great driving record and have lots of experience with kids in the car (I know my way around a car seat!). I personally consider cleaning up after the kids, washing the dishes we dirty, and general tidying up as part of the job, and am open to more general household help if desired. I am also glad to provide professional references to exemplify my previous experience as a sitter.

I believe that every child deserves to see themselves as a valued and valuable individual, and that it is much easier to help a child want to cooperate with you rather than to try and make them. I also believe in having lots (and lots) of fun.


If it sounds like we'd be a good fit, please contact me at se.nannyshare@gmail.com.

Best,

Alyssa

Seeking nanny share -- Join our nanny and 3.5 yr old son

January 07, 2016

We are a family in the Hawthorne area in SE Portland seeking another family to share our wonderful nanny, Suzanne. Suzanne is very caring and reliable, and has several years experience with preschool age children. She primarily cares for our 3 1/2 year old son, with occasional after school care for our 6 year old daughter. We'd like to find another 3-4 year old to join in their adventures and play, which include games, art, baking, reading, fort building, and frequent outings to parks, OMSI, the Zoo, Messy Art, etc. No screen time, and lots of creative, active play. We are interested in more regular play and social opportunities for our son, and can accommodate another child joining any part of our current schedule:
 
Mon and Wed, 8:00-5:00
Tues and Thurs, 1:00-5:30
Possibly some Friday hours
 
If you are interested, contact Emily at 503-516-9552 or moore.emily@comcast.net to talk about schedule, rates and other details.

Seeking a Nanny-Share to Join in SE Starting March 2016 (or sooner!)

January 02, 2016

We are seeking a great nanny-share to join for our 19-month-old daughter starting March 2016, or sooner. We are seeking regular care for 2-3 days/week (Mon-Tues, Mon & Wed, or Mon-Wed) for about 9.5 hours per day, typically from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.  We live in SE Portland near SE 47th Ave and Division Street and we work downtown. 

What we’re looking for:  We’re seeking a family in SE Portland who already has a nanny and who would like us to share with you Mon-Tues; Mon & Wed or Mon-Wed and host.  Ideally we would like to share with 1-2 other toddlers. 

Why:  My husband and I work full-time in Portland Mondays-Wednesdays, but because we live in a small studio apartment these days, we are seeking a nanny-share situation that our daughter could join in on.  We live in Hood River the remainder of the week.  We are currently taking part in a wonderful nanny-share situation, but sadly our nanny is moving from Portland!

About us: My h IMG_8974_smallerusband and I are active individuals in our late 30s. We spend our free time outdoors - surfing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and running rivers.  We’re delighted to be parents of one very happy and spirited young girl, Piper Mae (she’ll be 2 in May).  We have demanding jobs and are therefore looking for a highly dependable situation. We’re clean, organized and we care about the environment.  What that means for our daughter’s care is that we use cloth diapers, glass bottles and we feed her organic, fresh cooked foods when possible. 

Ideal caretaker:  We’re seeking a dynamic, energetic, healthy and attentive individual with multiple years of experience caring for toddlers. We would expect a caregiver to create a loving and safe environment and to engage with our daughter to foster learning and development appropriate for her age through play, music, art, movement, conversation and time outdoors.  We would like caregiver to have Infant First Aid & CPR training and ideally some background in early childhood education.  We are only interested in a non-smoking home with a caregiver that does not smoke. 

Thanks for your consideration!  If you think you have a situation that might be a good fit, please email me, kristin.dahl@gmail.com 

Babysitter/Nanny Available

December 21, 2015

My name is Anna, I am a 25 year old college student looking to be a babysitter or nanny for a caring family.

I am available full time and my schedule is flexible. However I am hoping to find a more part time position a couple days a week. I am also available for date nights and babysitting last minute.

I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I have a great driving record and Proof of Insurance. I have a reliable  car with child seat features to keep your children safe. 

I have 7 years of previous experience working in childcare as a nanny, I also have 2 years of experience in a Foster Care Home as a Child Care Counselor. 
I have previously been a nanny for children of all ages. (Infants to teenagers) I have also spent some time overseas as a live in Au Pair in New Zealand. I volunteered at my church nursery for over two years and I am also very flexible with my hours.
 
My rate is $16 an hour for one child and $1 an hour per additional child
 
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at AnnaMariePhotographs@gmail.com or (503) 957-9361
Thanks for reading!
-Anna
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Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

December 03, 2015

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Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including twice monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy, and monthly sessions with Echo Theater), are state licensed and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, story time, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child.  

All at an affordable cost of only $130 a month.

 

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have.

 located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.     Efc4square2.efc
 

 

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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Looking For Family To Join SE Portland Nanny Share

November 06, 2015

We are looking for a family interested in joining our SE Portland nanny share with our amazing nanny and 10-month-old daughter.  We would like to find a family close by with a child around the same age.  We are interested in hosting or alternating homes. 

 

Location

We live in the Richmond neighborhood between SE Hawthorne and Division.

 

Schedule

Tuesday - Friday 8:30am-6pm starting the first week of January 2016. We are flexible around the days.

 

Our Family

We have a 10-month-old girl named Lily (she’ll be 12-months in January) and a mellow three-year-old yellow lab who adores children of all ages. We love the outdoors, music, family and friends.

 

Our Nanny

Julie is a 24-year-old college graduate with more than 10 years of babysitting and nannying experience especially with infants and toddlers.  She loves to read, draw, play music, go to the park or library, play games and do crafts with the kids. She has her own transportation, lives in the neighborhood and her rate is $18/hour, which would be split.

If you feel that we would be a good fit for your family we would love to chat. Email us at nicolewright11@gmail.com or call Nicole at 503-349-9120.

Happy Valley Family Needs Awesome Nanny PT/FT

November 05, 2015

Family in Happy Valley looking for a nearly full time nanny. We are a family with two working parents and have one awesome little girl who  will be 3 in February (and is still a power napper 2.5-3 hrs per day) and are in the process to adopt an infant or toddler later this year.  Duties will include infant/toddler care, driving to local activities (zoo, OMSI, museums, library etc) as well as pick-up/drop-off at pre-school starting in March, simple meal prep, and 3 loads of laundry per week (basically one each day you are here).  

Pay is negotiable depending on experience. We have also done nanny shares in the past and currently have one going one day per week which allows the nanny to make some extra income and the kids to interact with each other.  Approx 30-40 hrs per week, 7 – 4ish pm.  Depending on your availability, occasional weekend, evening and vacation support are an added bonus that come with additional pay and are preferred but not required.  To apply, please send an email to Melissa at thurmanfamily09@gmail.com with an introduction statement about yourself and your childcare practices, preferred pay for one, two and three children (to account for nanny share days).  Requirements: Experience with infants and toddlers; CPR/First Aid training; clean driving record; ability to provide references; punctuality, reliability and willingness to go with the flow are critical.   Thank you!

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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SE Family Seeking Full-time Nanny for 2

October 28, 2015

 

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Hello! We are a family who is moving to the Reed neighborhood next week (in November), and seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) nanny for our two children-- a baby and a 2-year-old.  The full-time position would start in January, but we may want some trial part-time care in December to ensure a good fit. 

We'd love someone who can care for the baby (and isn't afraid to wear her-- we have a Beco Gemini, a size 6 woven wrap, a Moby wrap, and a ring sling) while also providing engaging adventures and learning experiences for our toddler.

Training or experience with Montessori or Waldorf approaches to education would be great!  All-weather outdoor play is also encouraged. Nanny must be able to provide his/her own transportation. 

Please contact Michelle at michelleLgolden@gmail.com or (404)317-0302 to set up an interview if you are interested. 

Warmly,

Michelle

SE Family Seeking Full-time Nanny for 2

 

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Hello! We are a family who is moving to the Reed neighborhood next week (in November), and seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) nanny for our two children-- a baby and a 2-year-old.  The full-time position would start in January, but we may want some trial part-time care in December to ensure a good fit. 

We'd love someone who can care for the baby (and isn't afraid to wear her-- we have a Beco Gemini, a size 6 woven wrap, a Moby wrap, and a ring sling) while also providing engaging adventures and learning experiences for our toddler.

Training or experience with Montessori or Waldorf approaches to education would be great!  All-weather outdoor play is also encouraged. Nanny must be able to provide his/her own transportation. 

Please contact Michelle at michelleLgolden@gmail.com or (404)317-0302 to set up an interview if you are interested. 

Warmly,

Michelle

Manos Unidas Montessori Enrolling for January 2016

October 19, 2015

 

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Manos Unidas Montessori is new to the Lents neighborhood in Southeast Portland. We are located between Woodstock and Foster Blvd on 87th Avenue, right down the street from the Lents Max Train. We offer educational programs for children six weeks to six years old.

Manos Unidas Montessori, or 'MUM' focuses on the whole child, low impact environmental practices, food, peacemaking, and community building.  We offer Spanish-English bilingual programs as we believe Spanish is an extremely important language to know, and offering children other languages at a young age is the most effective way to build a bilingual community, opening doors for children as they grow into adults.

We currently have openings in our Primary Program for children mostly toilet independent, and openings in our Toddler Program (children walking to age three) for January 2016.

Learn more about us at our website here-

http://manosunidasmontessori.org/

and schedule a visit or a parent observation today!

Sellwood Family Seeks Nanny Share for Infant April 2016

October 14, 2015

Sellwood family looking to join or start a nanny-share for our baby boy, due Feb 1, 2016 and ready for a loving nanny in April 2016. 3-4 full days per week (8-10 hours). Looking for a patient, responsible, sweet person with a driver's license, references, experience and long-term availability. Contact Rachael at tskili2003@yahoo.com. 

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

SE family seeking a nanny weekdays for our 9 month old girl

September 28, 2015

Hello! I'm looking for a great nanny for my 9 month old daughter. I'm hoping to find an upbeat, easy going person to work Monday - Friday from about 10-2. The hours are somewhat flexible. Her dad and I are both business owners with varying schedules so one of us will be home sometimes. 

I would love to find someone who likes to engage with our baby and go out and do fun things like story time at the library, play in the park, hit farmers markets, or whatever sounds fun that day. 

I'm hoping to find a cool person without a major child-rearing agenda. I think all the philosophies have their good points, but most of them are too extreme. We believe in having fun and learning through experience and taking things one day at a time. 

Occasional help with baby related chores would be great. 

$15-$20/hour

Please contact me if you're interested! 

elizad.fabrizio@gmail.com

 

Nanny looking for a new family

My name is Jenny, I am a Professional Nanny with 28 years of experience and I am looking for a new family to nanny for. The little girl that I am currently caring for is starting preschool in November so I am hoping to find a new family by November 1st. I enjoy playtime, storeytime, and going on outings. (I love going to the library). I love animals and have a dog myself so if you have pets thats great. I am also happy to help out around the house with laundry, grocery shopping and household organizational projects. I have my own car and I am certified in CPR and First Aid. My current family would like to have me continue to do after school care for their daughter so I am looking for either part-time mornings or a full-time position.  

Please contact Jenny at jstorey430@gmail.com

 

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!

Experienced Nanny Available

September 16, 2015

My name is Kit and I am a 31 year old nanny, artist, and musician with 13 years of childcare experience. I have cared for children ages 0-13 and specialize in infant and toddler care, though I am very comfortable with all age groups, including twins and multiples, and enjoy spending time with older kiddos too! I am looking for a stable position (a contract for 1 year+ would be ideal) and am available to start immediately. I am currently available from 8am until 2:30 or 4:30pm on Tuesdays (depending on some logistical things—we can discuss further if interested) and anytime after 8am on Thursdays. On MWF I am available from 8am until approximately 2:30pm. I would prefer to work 6-8 hours per day and I am able to offer a sliding scale of $14-17/hour for one child, with my scale increasing from there for two or more. I have a safe and reliable vehicle and drive children several times a week on outings, to camps, and other activities like athletic practices, etc. Preference given to families in NE/NoPo or close-in SE.

 

I am especially excited to work with other GLBTQ families and/or folks who are open to the wonderful diversity of people that exists here in Portland.

 

A bit more about me: I am originally from the Midwest and have nannied in Minneapolis and Baltimore before moving to Portland in 2011. I was a live-in nanny for two years in my early 20s and even went on tour with a punk band as a “road nanny” a few years back. I’ve worked in both a preschool and in-home setting and have knowledge of early childhood development as well as many different child-rearing philosophies. I use this knowledge and experience to create a safe, happy, fun, and nurturing environment for growing children to learn and explore. I am also available to help with sleep training and other challenges that may come up! I also have infant CPR and first-aid training.

 

I am available for occasional babysitting as well—please feel free to get in touch if that is of interest!

 

I have an extensive resume and several excellent references that I would be happy to forward if it seems like it could be a good fit. email: leahkitkogan @ gmail dot com

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Kit

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 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! 

 

Little Hands Garden School has one spot left for Fall!

August 28, 2015

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Little Hands Garden School will be offering an expanded schedule for preschoolers beginning in October.  Please visit us at www.littlehandsgardenschool.com for details about our fabulous play-based nature-centered program or email us at littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com for more information!

sitter/nanny needed in SE

August 27, 2015

Hello! We are looking for a part time babysitter/nanny for September and October. We live in the Richmond neighborhood in SE Portland.

The minimum schedule is Wednesday afternoons/evenings (starting at around 3pm) and a few hours on Thursdays (around 10am-2pm). A few more hours are possible, but these are the times we need.

We have two children, ages 7 and 1. Our 7 year old attends school and wouldn't be present for the Thursday shift.

We would love to hear from you! Hopefully you have recent childcare/parenting experience, a reference we could contact, recent CPR training, and are able to prepare simple meals and get children to bed when needed.

Thanks for considering!

amandabirdy@gmail.com

LOOKING FOR FAMILY TO JOIN INNER SE NANNY SHARE

August 23, 2015

Hello, we are looking for a family interested in joining our inner SE nanny share with our experienced, reliable nanny and our 10-month old daughter. Ideally, we are looking for another child between the ages of 6 mo. - 2yrs. Here are the details:

Location: The nanny share would be located in our home in the Buckman neighborhood, which is a good drop off location for downtown employees (~10 minute commute).

Our Family: We are an active vegetarian family with no pets, no smoking. We encourage reading and music and have a no screen policy for our daughter, who is a very smiley, outgoing and easy-going baby.

Schedule: Our current schedule is Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm, but we have some flexibility in the hours and are open to someone that only needs part-time care.

Nanny: Our nanny has her own transportation, is patient and has almost 10 years of experience. The total pay rate is $16/hr, which would be split.

Please contact kateandterry2014@gmail.com if you are interested or have further questions. 

 

Seeking Family for Nanny Share in SE Porltand (Woodstock Area)

August 15, 2015


We are looking to start a nanny share in September with our 3 month old daughter. We need care 4 days a week, flexible on exact hours and days.  Open to sharing with one other family with a child in similar age range. We are located in Woodstock near Holgate. We keep a clean smoke free home, we have a small dog and cat who are both good with the baby, and a small backyard. Ideal situation would involve splitting time between two homes.

Please contact me at karena97206@gmail.com if you are interested.

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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Seeking nanny for infant SE Portland

August 13, 2015

Hello my husband and I are seeking a nanny for our son, Henry. he will be 4 months old in October, which is when I will be returning to work. Our hours needed at this point could become adjusted as my work is helping me change my hours so we can find help easier. 7:30am-4:30pm 4 days a week (within m-f) day off is open to choice as my work is again helping me out.. Once we have all the hours & days set it will be set for the next year. We live in the SE Woodstock neighborhood very close to a park and library. Our house was built in 1926, has lots of character and a big back yard. We have been here for 11 years and are well established with neighbors and have friends close by for emergencies. We also have our first "fur baby" his name is Dutch and he's a silly corgi (3years old) he's very easy going and great with Henry. We are not the family that tossed the dog aside when our son was born, he still does it all with us. Most of his day involves sleeping and I usually take him on one small walk in the morning with the baby. A little about us: I'm a lead cook up at OHSU. I specialize in a wide range of foods from pork roast to vegan specialties (I cook it all!) I feed mostly other workers and students up on the hill but not patients. My old schedule was 4:30am-3 but this is why my boss is working with me to change my hours up. We are closed every holiday and every weekend so our nanny will not have to plan for those days. My husband works in NW at a sheet metal business and also goes to school one week out of the month. He's studying to be a journeyman and stay in the business he's at. He works 6-4 mon-fri. We are simple, fun, easygoing people. We enjoy old cars, the beach is our favorite place on earth, taking the dog to the park, listing to music, antique shopping and laughing everyday. Must have: Drivers license A working car that's reliable Infant CPR Let us background check you Sound like something your interested in? Send resume to: Email me at Mrsrobineubanks@gmail.com We look forward to meeting you!!!

Springwater Montessori Children's House on Mt Scott has openings for the fall!

August 09, 2015

Springwater Montessori Children's House is an in-home Montessori preschool for children ages 3-5 located on the north side of Mt Scott. We offer an intimate preschool experience and are currently enrolling 3-year-olds for the fall. Our guide (teacher), Denée, has 20 years of experience working with children, with the past 10 years of experience working with children in a Montessori setting. She holds her Bachelors, AMI Montessori Diploma and Masters in Education.

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We offer activities in practical life, sensorial, art, music, language and math. Lessons in these areas are given individually and in groups.

The classroom space has a deck attached that is right off the backyard, so outside work and play can happen organically.

For more information, please visit www.springwatermontessori.com, email info@springwatermontessori.com or call 503-479-7555.

Openings at Eastside Family Coop for 18mo-3yrs

August 03, 2015

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Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy), are state licensed and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, story time, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child. Efc4square2.efc All at an affordable cost of only $130 a month.

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have.


located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.  

Experienced Nanny Available

My name is Kit and I am a 31 year old queer nanny, artist, and student with 13 years of childcare experience. I have cared for children ages 0-13 and specialize in infant and toddler care, though I am very comfortable with all age groups and enjoy spending time with older kiddos too! I am looking for a temporary but stable position that will end (or reduce hours) when my Fall term starts at PSU towards the last week of September. I am currently available until 4:30pm on Tuesdays and anytime on Thursday and Friday until the end of August and then my availability on Fridays will change to mornings until 2pm when my current childcare position switches back to the school year schedule. Tues and Thurs will remain the same until my term starts. I would prefer to work 6-8 hours per day and I am able to offer a sliding scale of $14-17/hour for one child, with my scale increasing from there for two or more. I have a safe and reliable vehicle and drive children several times a week on outings, to camps, and other activities like athletic practices, etc. Preference given to families in NE/NoPo or close-in SE.

I am especially excited to work with other GLBTQ families and/or folks who are open to the wonderful diversity of people that exists here in Portland.

A bit more about me: I am originally from the Midwest and have nannied in Minneapolis and Baltimore before moving to Portland in 2011. I was a live-in nanny for two years in my early 20s and even went on tour with a punk band as a “road nanny” a few years back. I’ve worked in both a preschool and in-home setting and have knowledge of early childhood development as well as many different child-rearing philosophies. I use this knowledge and experience to create a safe, happy, fun, and nurturing environment for growing children to learn and explore. I am also available to help with sleep training and other challenges that may come up!

I am available for occasional babysitting as well—please feel free to get in touch if that is of interest!

I have an extensive resume and several excellent references that I would be happy to forward if it seems like it could be a good fit. email: leahkitkogan @ gmail dot com

PT SPANISH TODDLER PLAYGROUP/ PRESCHOOL LIGHT (INNER SE/NE)

August 02, 2015

We are looking for a few more toddlers to join our Spanish home-based toddler playgroup. The wonderful teacher is a native Spanish speaker who has been running the same ‘escuela’ for the last seven years.

The playgroup provides the kids significant Spanish exposure with a play-based focus. As some of the older kids are moving on to formal preschools and we do not want to lose the fantastic teacher and this great resource, we are on the lookout for new families to join us (otherwise the group will not be continuing after August). 

The ‘escuela’ meets from 9:30 to 12:30 Wednesday and Friday mornings. There will be at least four, but no more than five, kids aged between 1.5 and 3 years old. The teacher speaks to the children almost exclusively in Spanish. Their day consists of outdoor play, arts and crafts, music and dancing, and parent packed snack and lunch times.  The weekly cost per child is $40. We are still trying to determine which family’s home the group would be located beginning in September but the existing two families live in Hollywood and Mt Tabor/Hawthorne.

Please email Sarah for more information at Sarah.Figliozzi@gmail.com.  We look forward to meeting interested families. 

Seeking Family for Nanny Share in SE Portland - Fall 2015

July 26, 2015

Hello! My husband and I are looking for another family to share a nanny with starting in the Fall (October). Our son will be 5 months old in October. We need care 3 full days/week (M, W, Th from 7:15 am - 5:30 pm) and are interested in sharing with a family that also needs either part-time or full time care. We live in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood in SE Portland and ideally would like to find a family in the area with a child in the same age range. 

If this sounds like it might be a good fit for your family we'd love to chat with you! I can be reached by email at lucy_corbett@yahoo.com.

Lucy 

 

 

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

July 23, 2015

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering an active Waldorf inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature immersion, free play, crafts, storytelling and plenty of healthy movement.

I am a certified Waldorf teacher with years of experience and have a true
passion for fostering healthy growth and development in children.

Ages 2.5 - 7 years old. Flexible hours and locations, preferably NE/SE.

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* CPR cert.

SPILT MILK NANNIES - CARE AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON

July 21, 2015

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you click. we search. they sit. simple as that.

 

Modern family life is hectic. We get it. Balancing work, family, and activities is a lot of work. Everyone needs a break from time to time. Now you can relax knowing you'll always have access to great sitters. Spilt Milk Nannies is a subscription service that recruits and maintains a community of babysitters so parents have free time when they need it. 

Our nannies are highly qualified, reliable and experienced. They are intelligent, driven and kind people who are capable and caring childcare providers. Scheduling is hassle free on our secure and personalized website. At the click of a button you'll have access to top notch care when you need it. Let the free time begin! Check us out at www.spiltmilknannies.com

*Special Urban Mamas Offer* - mention you're from Urban Mamas for an exclusive offer! Get your first five booking fees waived.

If you have any questions about Spilt Milk or our nannies feel free to contact us at: nicolette@spiltmilknannies.com

Come play with us! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5.

July 20, 2015

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5 full time ( 4-5 days per week) or part time ( three days per week). I am state licensed, nine years in business, awesome references, small group so each child gets all the attention they need, and I offer a fun based preschool program. Hours are M-F 6:30am -5:30pm. Bring your little one over to join the fun! Please contact Sheila to schedule a tour 503 771-2575 ( home line, please leave a message) or 503 341-6703 ( text me).  Feel free to email me for more info sheilaalbin71@gmail.com  thank you.100_2162 100_2312

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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Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

July 16, 2015

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Song Garden is a small Waldorf-inspired preschool school located in inner SE Portland. We are seeking an assistant teacher with an interest in Waldorf education who enjoys children. Experience with young children is helpful but not essential. Must have the ability to be cooperative, follow direction and support the lead teacher in all classroom duties. P/T 10 hrs wk / Th-Fri / Salary approx. $12 hr. with paid vacation. For more information contact Nina or Bryan  @ (503) 740-1459 / 503 239-4759. Our website is songgarden.org. We look forward to talking with you!

Cheerful, Loving, Experienced Nanny and Occasional Babysitter for Hire

July 06, 2015

Hi, I'm Natalie!  

Starting in September, I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I'm currently available for babysitting jobs on nights and weekends.  

About me:

- Master's Degree in Art Therapy with children

- Former Preschool Teacher

- Former Children's Museum Educator

- Education in Child Development

- CPR and First Aid Certified

- Alot of Nanny Experience

For the past 5 years I've been the nanny to a wonderful little boy.  In September he'll be going to school full time and I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I have extensive experience working with children of all ages, from infancy to middle school.  I love this work!

Feel free to email me about full time nanny jobs or occasional babysitting at Natalierenehunt@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you soon, 

Natalie 

SE family looking for part-time nanny

June 15, 2015

We are a inner SE (sunnyside neighborhood) family looking for a part-time nanny for our 3-month old.  We have set schedules and need help Friday and Saturday from 2-9:30p, possibly an extra weekday every now and then.  The pay is $12 a hour, the only housework would be baby related, like washing and making bottles.  Email Rebecca if interested at emrickrebecca@gmail.com

25-40 hours per week for a 10-14 month old available Sept. 2015 – SE Woodstock

June 06, 2015

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?

Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?

Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability (and not in your house)?

I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son.  Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny.  I love spending time with children!

Our group is very much like a little family; with just a few children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is now in preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son and two other boys, their ages will range from 10-14 months come September.  We are looking for one more friend to join our group!   Ideally, I would love to find a family who is looking for 25-40 hours per week of care for their child who is of similar age to my current group.  This opening is available September 8 (an earlier start date might be negotiable), and I provide care Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.  My full-time rate is $7.50 per hour.

My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th.  Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV!  We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.

As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next.  I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized.  I even have separate sleeping areas for each child!  I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning.  I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler's license.  While I don't adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.

If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!

~ Annie

Simple Traditions Child Care

simpletraditionspdx@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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The Nest Playschool Infant-Toddler Community -- Open House 6/20

May 28, 2015

Join us for our upcoming open house Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, at The Nest Playschool. This is the perfect opportunity to view our space, specifically designed for infants and toddlers. Meet our amazing teachers, and learn more about our gentle, RIE-inspired and relationship-based approach to your young child's natural development. 

We are enrolling for our next cohort, starting September 2015. We have spaces for children who will be 4-8 months old in September 2015. 

What can you find at The Nest?

* Primary caregivers, with a 1:4 ratio, supporting the strong relationships essential to the early years. A total enrollment of just 8 children in the program allows for an intimate and individual experience for all.

* Reflective and thoughtful teachers, experienced with supporting each child and family.

* Daily photo documentation of children's discoveries.

* Organic, unprocessed, freshly-prepared vegetarian menu -- whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.

* Support for breastfeeding mothers, organic formula available upon request.

* Cloth diapers provided through diaper service, included in tuition.

Visit www.nestplayschoolpdx.com for more information.

School phone: (503) 933-0238

email: nestplayschoolpdx@gmail.com

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Open House Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM to 1PM. RSVP via email or phone.

 

Heidi's House August Care

May 26, 2015

Openings for month of August at Heidi's House

Need infant or toddler care during August? I can accommodate one or two, full or part-time children, M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Come join our happy little group! Heidi's House provides dependable, warm, and tender care for infants and toddlers in a Waldorf/Lifeways-inspired home environment. I provide all fresh, organic meals and snacks, and eco-friendly diapers, as well as highly individualized care.

Daily, we explore our lovely Eastmoreland neighborhood, cook together (age depending), and have art experiences. And, of course, stories, poems, songs, and lots of imaginative play!

 A little miracle everyday.

 503.774.8998 or levy.heidi@gmail.com

 Happy parent references available.

 

Seeking PT Nanny for infant in SE Portland

April 15, 2015

Seeking a loving, reliable nanny for our three-month old in our home.  We are looking for someone to come in 2-3 days per week, mostly for mornings and early afternoons.  We'd like someone for 15-20 hours per week.  Someone with availability for some babysitting on occasional evenings would be ideal, but not a requirement. 

We work from home, so need someone comfortable with that and our two lovely cats.  We'd like someone also comfortable with very light housework.   We're not too fussy, and will value someone with a great attitude and able to be flexible with us within reason.  

Please have your own transportation.  Contact nlarace@gmail.com if you're interested.

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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Manos Unidas Montessori Enrolling for Summer & 2015-2016 School Year

April 11, 2015

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Manos Unidas Montessori (previously Merry Montessori) offers eco-conscious educational programs for children six weeks to six years old. Located in the southeast neighborhood of Lents, Manos Unidas Montessori strives to give children positive social skills through joyful work and community building. Spanish-English bilingual language offered with lots of opportunities for parent education and volunteering. Enrolling now for eight week summer programs and 2015-2016 school year. Learn more about us at manosunidasmontessori.org