128 posts categorized "Summer Camp"

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall!

June 30, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs. 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

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Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations in the Portland Metro Area!

June 27, 2017

Our Live Science Butterfly Unit is Starting Soon! Enroll Today!

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Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio-Emilia inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Green Tulip Peace & Nature School Fall 2017 Open House!!

June 26, 2017

 ~ Portland's Only Free~Flowing School!
 
Who We Are:
The Green Tulip Peace and Nature School believes that children need independence and autonomy. We know that preschoolers are capable of making decisions that will impact how they learn and approach education in the future. We are a school that focuses less on academic achievements and more on whole self-development. We understand that nature and the outdoors are essential components to a happy, fulfilling childhood and are the foundation for self-awareness and self-esteem. We have seen first-hand the benefits of our work and have had great success in transforming how our children experience learning. The free flow environment has proven extremely effective in reducing stress and anxiety in children, especially children who fall on the Autism spectrum, struggle with social or general Anxiety, and children with ADHD. 
 
Our indoor/outdoor classrooms are carefully designed to provide a peaceful and safe learning space which allows the children freedom to explore knowing that their needs will be met. By doing so, our environment transforms to one less about classroom management and more about facilitating ideas and fostering creativity. It is a form play therapy that allows the children to learn at their own pace and work through challenges naturally, and over the years we’ve received numerous referrals by occupational therapists who saw the benefits of our work.
Our hope is to build connections, encourage awareness, and model acceptance.
 
We look forward to many happy years of working together and watching our children grow.
 
Philosophy & Approach:
Holistic education is based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to spiritual values such as compassion and peace. Holistic education aims to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning. This is done, not through an academic “curriculum” that condenses the world into instructional packages, but through direct engagement with the environment. Holistic education nurtures a sense of wonder.
 
What your child will experience at the Green Tulip:
The natural world as their classroom. Our outdoor classroom is set to accommodate most weather so children can be free to move about and learn in the environment the meets their needs.The outdoors is always accessible for learning, exploring, playing, or tending to our plants and animals. 
 
An outdoor classroom full of opportunities to learn including but not limited to an outdoor art station, library, sandbox, fairy garden, chicken coop, a dig pit, garden, climbing structures and more!
 
 A positive happy environment where curiosity is encouraged and nurtured.
 
 We naturally will introduce your child to delicious and nutritious foods. We serve organic, locally grown and sometimes even fruits and vegetables we grew ourselves. We believe that CLEAN preservative-free food is an essential for wellness, and cook from scratch whenever possible. 
    
Life Skills- Cooperation, relationship building, and working through emotions.
 
 A Sense of  Community
 
Independent and Free Play
 
 A Culture of  Peace; We will model and discuss peace often and will work very hard to spread it around.
 
Our goal is to create an environment that intrigues but does not overwhelm or over-stimulate the children. We offer an environment that is safe, healthy, comforting and free from chemicals. 


For more information or to RSVP to our open house, please email us at Greentulippreschool@gmail.com or visit our website at www.greentulipschool.com
 
Thank you and may you have a day filled with peace and joy!
 
 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for our Summer Program!

June 20, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio-Emilia inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and a live-science butterfly unit in our summer program! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

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We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Summer and Fall Openings at ChildRoots

June 19, 2017

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Need summer coverage? ChildRoots NW has openings!

At ChildRoots, we believe that children are capable and strong. They deserve beautiful spaces, high-quality materials, and curriculum that is built upon their interests. They deserve to be listened to and respected — their ideas are powerful. They deserve organic, whole foods; and spaces to run, jump, skip, and yell. They deserve a community that nurtures social and emotional intelligence and introduces letters and numbers. They deserve teachers that enliven their natural curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. We’re inspired by busy brains, running feet, and muddy puddles to stomp in. We ask questions, and respect each child’s innate curiosity. We look closer.

Our preschool program is influenced by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children are powerful, independent, and capable; and our program is designed to nurture these traits to build empowered, confident thinkers, dreamers, and tinkerers.

  • We’re committed to building community. Multiple school-wide and class events throughout the year bring us together for celebration, conversation, and shared experiences.
  • Our daily summer camp program offers children the chance to explore a variety of topics in small groups. See a sample atelier term schedule below.
  • On-site art studio offers each child the chance to experiment with a variety of different media, including sculpture, collage, printmaking, and textiles.

Here are just a few of our daily SUMMER CAMP choices:

  • Tie Dye, Volcano Making, Terrariums, Astronomy, Mural Painting, Wilderness Survival, Sun Prints, and Fairy Houses

ChildRoots has three locations in the heart of Portland, and we currently have just a few openings for ages 2 - 6 at our Northwest location. Interested in learning more? Check out our website, give our enrollment office a call at (503) 235-1151, or shoot us an email. We can't wait to get in touch. 

Creative Minds Learning Centers- Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall 2017!

June 13, 2017

 Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio-Emilia inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and a live-science butterfly unit in our summer program! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

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We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration

Creative Minds Is Now Enrolling for Summer and Fall!

June 09, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio-Emilia inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and a live-science butterfly unit in our summer program! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

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We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration

Children's House Montessori - SE Division

June 03, 2017

Children's House Montessori welcomes children 2.4 to 5 years of age this summer and/or fall. We are located in the SE Portland district, featured as one of the top 10 up-and-coming neighborhoods in the nation by USA Today. We offer a unique program in a Japanese-style home, surrounded by vegetable, herb, and flower gardens. Our method fosters intellectual curiosity, creativity, and joy.

The directress is certified at both the AMI Infancy and Primary levels, and has over 20 years of teaching experience in the U.S. and overseas. Her in-home program was featured by the 2013 International Montessori Congress. We believe each child develops and learns naturally through spontaneous self-directed activities.

We look forward to your call at 503-616-6948 or email laurelhurstmontessori@comcast.net. We are hosting Saturday Open Houses on June 10 and June 17 from 10 to 11.

Creative Minds Learning Centers is Enrolling for Summer!

June 02, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio-Emilia inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and a live-science butterfly unit in our summer program! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

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We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration

Need Summer Care? ChildRoots is Enrolling!

May 25, 2017

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Need summer coverage? ChildRoots NW has openings!

At ChildRoots, we believe that children are capable and strong. They deserve beautiful spaces, high-quality materials, and curriculum that is built upon their interests. They deserve to be listened to and respected — their ideas are powerful. They deserve organic, whole foods; and spaces to run, jump, skip, and yell. They deserve a community that nurtures social and emotional intelligence and introduces letters and numbers. They deserve teachers that enliven their natural curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. We’re inspired by busy brains, running feet, and muddy puddles to stomp in. We ask questions, and respect each child’s innate curiosity. We look closer.

Our preschool program is influenced by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children are powerful, independent, and capable; and our program is designed to nurture these traits to build empowered, confident thinkers, dreamers, and tinkerers.

  • We’re committed to building community. Multiple school-wide and class events throughout the year bring us together for celebration, conversation, and shared experiences.
  • Our daily summer camp program offers children the chance to explore a variety of topics in small groups. See a sample atelier term schedule below.
  • On-site art studio offers each child the chance to experiment with a variety of different media, including sculpture, collage, printmaking, and textiles.

ATELIER SCHEDULE: Motion

Week 1: Woodshop
Week 2: Horticulture
Week 3: Movement
Week 4: Animation
Week 5: Locomotives
Week 6: Chemistry
Week 7: Advanced Filmmaking
Week 8: Water Science

ChildRoots has three locations in the heart of Portland, and we currently have just a few openings for ages 2 - 6 at our Northwest location. Interested in learning more? Check out our website, give our enrollment office a call at (503) 235-1151, or shoot us an email. We can't wait to get in touch. 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling and Now Hiring!

May 16, 2017

We are now hiring Teachers and Aides at all of our schools!  We have part time and full time positions available, great summer job for a high school or college student looking into teaching! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off tuition for your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume and a brief description of your interest to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. Apply today! 

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Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months, all the way up through private kindergarten. Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio-Emilia inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and a live-science butterfly unit in our summer program! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

Ask about our Preferred Employer Program! You could receive 5% off tuition for your oldest child! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

 

Creative Minds is now enrolling for summer! Call to schedule your tour today!

May 09, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center offers a creative learning program, were we focus on learning through play and exploration! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center!

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Creative Minds Learning Centers has been serving families in Portland for 20 years! We currently operate seven eco-friendly schools throughout SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

Ask about our Preferred Employer Program! You could receive 5% off tuition of your oldest child! 

Phone: (503) 252-000 Email: Info@mycmlc.com www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

 

We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration

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Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for our Summer Program!

May 05, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center offers a creative learning program, were we focus on learning through play and exploration! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center!

18057684_10154412097106641_6708013229931617286_nCreative Minds Learning Centers has been serving families in Portland for 20 years! We currently operate seven eco-friendly schools throughout SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

Ask about our Preferred Employer Program! You could receive 5% off tuition of your oldest child! 

Phone: (503) 252-000 Email: Info@mycmlc.com www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

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We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration

New Italian Kindergarten Offers One-of-a-Kind Program in Portland Metro

April 12, 2017

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Throughout Portland, kindergarten programs abound.  However, there is none quite like the new Scuola Italiana Kindergarten program which is slated to open next fall.  This unique program offers both Italian and English language instruction by fusing Italian language and culture together with the necessary English language kindergarten skills to create well rounded, world citizens equipped to enter any first-grade classroom.

Did you know that providing foreign language opportunities to kids is truly a gift that keeps on giving?  There are plenty of studies that illustrate the truly amazing and lifelong benefits associated with learning a foreign language.  Better problem solving skills, higher test scores, greater overall academic success are just a few of those advantages.  Now who doesn’t want that for their child?!  Additionally, children im
mersed in second language at an early age have the very real possibility of becoming native-fluent in that language.

It is not necessary to have Italian language experience yourself to enroll your child in kindergarten.  Our teachers understand that most parents will not know Italian, and they are prepared to share tried and true tips, fun and educational resources, and other helpful information that empowers you support your child’s progress.  For parents who might wish to learn the language simultaneously, we offer a comprehensive adult program

If your child is not yet ready for kindergarten, Scuola Italiana has several other wonderful opportunities available for you and your child.  We can begin by sharing Italian language with you and your child as early as 18 months through our free Mommy and Me Playgroup.  Playgroup is designed for toddlers aged 18 – 42 months old.  We also have an excellent Reggio Emilia inspired preschool program and after school and weekend classes too.   Summer culture camps are open between June and August when regular classes are not in session.

If you’d like to learn more about our new, one-of-a-kind kindergarten program or any of the other children’s classes, please join Scuola Italiana teachers and staff for an open house on Saturday, April 29th from noon to 2:00 pm.  The open house is at 1542 NW 14th AVE, Portland, OR 97209 (14th & Quimby).

Can’t make our open house?  Please email questions or arrange a visit at info@scuola.us.

Since 2006, Scuola Italiana has operated with a mission to promote the Italian language and culture to children and adults in a student-centered environment; nurturing responsible, global citizens by providing cross-cultural understanding and fostering a deep appreciation for world civilizations that intersect with the Italian culture.

Enrolling Infants through Kindergarten- 7 Locations!

March 28, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Centers has been serving families in Portland for 20 years! We currently operate seven eco-friendly schools throughout SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We offer a Reggio-inspired art program, the Creative Curriculum, Every Day Counts, weekly Sign Language and Spanish, and supplemental enrichment programs including Dance, Yoga, and Creative Movement. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich the children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs! 

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Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center!

Ask about our Preferred Employer Program! You could receive 5% off tuition of your oldest child! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!

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Little Pines Preschool in Inner SE now enrolling!

March 20, 2017

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Little Pines Preschool is an in home preschool with a montessori influence and a devotion to art, play and outdoor education.

 Located in the Buckman-Kerns neighborhood. Mother- Daughter founded.

Little Pines is a mixed age school ranging from ages 2-5 with a low child- teacher ratio. fostering self awareness relationships with others and connecting to the natural world. We believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow, and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is our desire to help children meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.  

Take a look at our website for more information! we look forward to hearing from you! 

https://www.littlepinespreschool.com/

instagram: littlepinespreschool123

phone number: 503-380-5776

 

The Hummingbird Nursery School in Sellwood

March 17, 2017

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NOW ENROLLING for Fall!!!

A warm home away from home environment.

For children ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Class is led by a certified Waldorf early childhood teacher in the heart of Sellwood.  

Relationship based care with a strong emphasis on bonding and continuity.  

Focus is on nutrition, warmth, rhythm, rest and activity.  Outside activity everyday rain or shine!

Class size is limited to 7 children.

School Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:00

Full and Part time programs available.

Summer school option available.

Warm vegetarian meals provided.

Daily rhythms include:

painting, coloring, baking, seasonal crafts

www.hummingbirdnurseryschool.com

Facebook.com/Hummingbirdnurseryschool

"Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves.” 

― Rudolf Steiner, Rhythms of Learning

Open House Friday Feb. 17th 9:30 - 11:00

February 14, 2017

You are invited to observe our Montessori classroom and join in the fun! Once each month we open our classroom to visitors and families interested in Montessori education. If you are unable to come during the open house time, please contact Shin'yu to schedule a tour.

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Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30 during the regular school year. We are accepting applications for fall 2017.

Summer 2017 we will have five, one week sessions, of nature themed summer camp. 

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers an education that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

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Located on 14 acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

Please visit our website: Frog-song-montessori-preschool-header-mobile

frogsong.dharma-rain.org

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact Shin’yu Vitells:

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

Olive Branch School Montessori Now Enrolling

December 08, 2016

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4 Openings for January 3, 2017.

Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018 waitlist, for ages 2.5 years -6 years. Children must be self-toileting or working on achievement in pull-ups.

We love our work with children and view every day as an opportunity to see the best that humanity has to offer. We are delighted when we glimpse the compassion of a child rubbing another's back during story-time or asking another if she needs
a hug, and we are joyed at the independence of a three year old setting up a tea party and inviting his friends. Each day is something new and amazing at Olive Branch School, a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old and their families.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage resourcefulness (critical thinking), support the building of self-control, discipline and decision making skills (cognitive and executive functioning) and nurture the emotional and spiritual growth of each child through positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience 5 days a week. Our class size is small and responsive with a 7:1 ratio, 14 child maximum. A Montessori education truly gives a child the keys to the world and sets them on the road to loving learning.

Certified In-Home CF502413.

To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750) attendance. We are a year round program and also offer optional weekly themed Summer Programming.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com
facebook.com/olivebranchschool

Olive Branch School Montessori in NoPo Space for Jan 2017 & Waitlist

October 17, 2016

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Now Accepting enrollment for January 2017 and waitlist for September 2017-2018, ages 2.5 years -5 years (must be self-toileting or in pull-ups on the way to self-toileting). A space on the waitlist guarantees your child placement in the program.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old (preschool- 12038711_1680951092128110_2831906448133791129_okindergarten), and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413, 7:1 ratio, vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym on premises, gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child.


To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750 monthly)attendance. We do accept ERDC.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state. We also offer tutoring services for older children.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com

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Accepting Children for 2017-2018 Olive Branch School Montessori North Portland

August 29, 2016

 

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Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old, and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop. Children will be exposed to Art, Music, Language, Mathematics, Practical Life skills, Sensory education and more.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive 12028807_1680952082128011_7800016722865023303_o functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413.  At OBS a 7:1 ratio, organic non-gmo vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym (on premises), gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child. Our preK-kinder school offers a small, responsive class size for families who want the best in early childhood education.

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To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($650 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($900) attendance. We accept ERDC and offer in house scholarships. We offer optional weekly summer programming and private tutoring for all ages.

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

June 28, 2016

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Enrolling for summer camp and fall.

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

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

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age.

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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Garden Home Montessori School

June 14, 2016

We are currently enrolling at our home-based Montessori inspired school for ages 3-6 years, located in SE PDX. 

We provide a Montessori and Garden education for both hearing and deaf children.

Our program includes: 

Gardening        Music

Cooking            Excursions

Art                    ASL Program

 

Our program hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

Also offering:

            Morning care: 7:30am-8:30am

                   Aftercare: 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Check out our website for more information and pictures.

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com 

**Open House for parents this Saturday June 18th @ 10:00am-11:30am.**

Follow our website or Facebook page for updated event information as we will have more Open House events.  

Call/Text: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com 

Website: gardenhomemontessori.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gardenhomemontessori

 

 

 

Open House Saturday July 23rd 10:00-12:00

May 16, 2016

Frog Song Montessori Preschool enrolling for Fall 2016!

Join us on Saturday to learn more about our preschool program; our campus is located at 8500 NE Siskiyou Street Portland, OR  97220

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers a Montessori education in a warm, caring environment that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.  Frog Song is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year. Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

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Contact us!    info@frogsongpreschool.org

 

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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

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

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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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.

Little Green Schoolhouse Has A Few Spaces Left For Summer Session!

June 09, 2015

Little Green School House (PDX)Little Green Schoolhouse Is Open For Enrollment for Summer Session

You DO NOT have to be currently enrolled

We are a play-based preschool for 2.5 - 5 year olds in the Sabin Neighborhood

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Here is what we will be doing:

  • Exploring our ocean theme with various ocean art, songs and activities
  • Outdoor garden investigations in our beautiful outdoor fruit, vegetable, fairy and flower gardens
  • Water play
  • Ceramic art
  • Yoga and other indoor and outdoor movement activities
  • Tye dye t-shirts and other rainbow art

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The rate is $41/day and days are flexible 

Please contact Lori Soltys if you are interested

littlegreenschoolhousepdx@gmail.com

971-285-1106

http://www.littlegreenschoolhousepdx.com/

 

 

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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

 

Spanish for little ones! Parkrose Montessori School.

April 20, 2015

IMG_6818Parkrose Montessori School is a certified bilingual in-home program for infant and toddler (3 month to 3 years) at Parkrose district. We believe each child is unique and special and they have different needs. We combine three important elements: Montessori method, bilingual environment, and diversity. We have spaces available for Infant and Toddler for next month and few more for September 2015.

In our school your kid will be care with love and respect and he/she will have the opportunity to develop his/her skill during the sensitive period. If you are interesting in our program, please feel free to call us and set a tour or ask for our Parent Handbook if you would like to know more about our program. Also we are offering a fun Spanish Immersion Summer Camp during 6 week this year (July 13 to August 21) for kids from 3 to 8 years old. In our summer camp your child will explorer the outdoors, singing songs, playing games, and enjoying a lot of art and craft. No previous Spanish experience is required. The Lead Guide is Yosuany Guerra. He is a native Spanish speaker from Cuba with more than 8 years experience working with kids. He was certified as a Montessori Lead Guide focused on Infant and Toddler from AMS. He also was MD for 8 years in his native country. We will be so happy to answer any question or show your our facility, just call us: 503-780-1649 or visit our website www.parkrosemontessorischool.com

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        


Clover Montessori accepting applications for fall 2015

March 25, 2015

Clover Montessori's mission is to provide families with an affordable, high quality, authentic Montessori experience.  Our goal is to plant the roots for lifelong tendencies towards independence, creativity, holistic well-being, respect for others, and a deep love of learning.
 
We are located in the Wilshire Park neighborhood of NE Portland.  Most of the first floor of our home and outdoor space has been designated and thoughtfully prepared to meet the developing needs of our students.  We are a licensed family child care home and an authentic Montessori school.  
 
Please visit www.clovermontessori.com for more information
 
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Scuola Italiana Preschool - A Language and Learning Jewel in the Pearl District

June 05, 2014

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Portland, OREGON May 30, 2014 – Portland’s premier Italian language preschool is accepting registration for the 2014 – 15 school year. The Reggio Emilia, Italian immersion program is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Children ages 3 to 5 years may enroll from one to five days per week.  The preschool is located at 1542 NW 14th Ave in the Zimmerman Community Center, in the Pearl District.  

Scuola Italiana Preschool is taught using one of the most respected approaches to education worldwide, the Reggio Emilia approach.  This approach fosters children’s intellectual development using the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. The program is led by Lara Carnovali, an experienced, native Italian teacher who came to Scuola Italiana from Milan, Italy.  To create the very best learning environment, Scuola Italiana preschool maintains a 4:1 student teacher ratio and limits class size to no more than 12 students.  This allows the teacher to focus closely on students and maximize learning.  Time is running out to visit the preschool before it closes for the summer on June 12th.  To arrange a visit, meet the teacher, and learn more about this excellent program, please email info@scuola.us or call 971-270-0471.

 

 

Openings in SE daycare for 2-3 year olds (Summer only)

May 26, 2014

Spots available for summer only (June-August) in Montessori inspired, home-based daycare.  Close knit group of sweet toddlers.  Daily art projects, story time, outside play, free play, structured play, and silliness.  Lunches and snacks provided, mostly organic and homemade.  Also regular time exploring music, nature, movement, and conversation.  

I am a 39yo stay-at-home mom with a degree in Social Work, specializing in child welfare.  I approach children as being fully their own people deserving of respect and sincere listening, while understanding that they need lots of reassurance, love, and support as they navigate the often bewildering and frustrating experiences of growing up.  Have passed extensive background checks.  Will have adorable niece (high school student) working as my assistant all summer.  Children are crazy about her.

$70/day, available Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

 SE 30th and Brooklyn St.

 Mercy Pozgay

503-680-0656

mercyblue@gmail.com    

Openings at New Farm Montessori

May 12, 2014

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New Farm Montessori is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2014-2015 term.

New Farm Montessori serves a mixed-age group of children age 2.5-6 years in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. We offer an authentic Montessori program in a safe, nurturing, peaceful home environment. 

The following enrollment options are available beginning *September 1, 2014:

Morning Montessori (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 12:30)

Extended Day Montessori (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 3:00) 

*Contact us regarding availability of summer enrollment beginning in July.

 

Please visit us online at NewFarmMontessori.com for more information and to download an application, or contact us at info@newfarmmontessori.com or (503) 358-1932.

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for 2014-2015

April 07, 2014

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

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

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

Check out our website and Facebook. We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

SUN FERN MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE IN SOUTH TABOR HAS OPENINGS FOR FALL 2014/15!

March 28, 2014

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Our South Tabor home sits in a lovely residential neighborhood. This intimate classroom space inhabits our entire main floor of the house with hardwood floors, lots of plants, beautiful materials and parent-made shelves/tables/chairs.  The children have continual access to our outdoor organic gardens as well as a room designated for movement, yoga, music and laughter. We’ve designed the space to be completely child-centered, warm, inviting, and stimulating.  Our environment fosters independence, concentration, community building, respect for all life while always encourageing the individual child's interest and curiosity.

Sun Fern Montessori’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, fun and carefully-prepared environment founded upon the principles of AMI Montessori education that attends to the total development of the child's social, emotional, intellectural, physcial, and spiritual growth.

Call or email me with any questions!

Tara Cunningham  (503)-775-1011

info@sunfernmontessori.com    www.sunfernmontessori.com

Little Lights Playschool

March 02, 2014

 

Hello Portland area families!   Little Lights Playschool is a home based Waldorf preschool located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland.   We operate Tuesday - Thursday from 9-1.  Our program is rich in the arts with strong emphasis on free play, social development, the natural world around us and respect of each other and our things.   Class size is small loving lead by seasoned teacher Kristin Luce.  We accept little ones ages 2.5-5.   Our program affordable and our community vibrant!

Please go to our website for all the information.    www.littlelightsplayschool.org

Thank you for considering our sweet school! 

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Creative Minds Learning Centers- Six Locations!

February 26, 2014

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

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

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

Blessings!

CRIleyteach@aol.com

*All understanding begins with wonder. -- Goethe

http://www.appleblossomschool.com/

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New Day School- Vegan preschool

September 15, 2011

New Day School, Portland's Ananda Marga preschool, childcare center and kindergarten has  two part week openings, in our preschool program. 

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New Day has been serving Portland families since 1979-

Offering a unique Neo-Humanist curriculum, along with gardening, vegan meals, music and art. 

We are blessed with  an amazing outdoor space, that features a natural playscape, with a beautiful custom, cedar playsturcture, with a climbing wall, bridges and tree house.

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Our program is  based on ethical values-   

simple living, service and kindness which are  relflected  throughout our program with green practices and gentle loving interactions with our children.

We value & embrace diversity and welcome DHS families. 

New Day School offers sliding scale tuition.

 

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For enrollment information & tours contact Heidi at 503-231-7425  e-mail us at newdayschool@gmail.com

 

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New Day School- Vegan preschool

August 22, 2011

New Day School Portland's Ananda Marga preschool, childcare center and kindergarten

 

has two part week,  openings for 3 & 4 year olds

 

New Day School offers a unique Neo-Humanist curriculum based on core ethical values

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New Day has a huge natural outdoor play-scape, fruit trees and vegetable gardens. 

 

We are outdoors rain or shine all year round, enjoying focused and free play nature study.

 

New Day School offers an introduction to yoga and meditation, focused garden classes, as well as arts & crafts and lots of  P L A Y Our days are full of routine, whimsy, wonder and community.

 

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New Day School has been serving children since 1979

We offer sliding scale tuition, which included before and after care, wholesome vegan meals and  beautiful classroom materials.  

 

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For enrollment information, please contact Heidi (503-231-7425) M-F from 8:00-Noon.

Lotus Heart Preschool in SW Portland Now Enrolling

August 06, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based preschool located in SW Portland.

We are Eco Healthy certified, and our philosophy is inspired by Waldorf and the schools of Reggio Emilia.  Sign Language and Spanish are part of our daily curriculum.  We provide morning tea with organic healthy snacks, children bring lunch from home.

Our day is from 9am-1pm for children ages 3-5 years old.
We are currently enrolling for summer and fall 2011. 
Our Summer Session will run through the second week of August.  Please contact us if you would like to visit before the summer session closes.  Our school year program will begin Wednesday September 7th.

Please visit our website or call for more information on our teacher, tuition, and school year program.

www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

have a wonderful day!

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Preschool opening & infant opening at other location. NEW HOURS!

July 18, 2011

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Apple Blossom Nursery School (ABNS) offers a beautiful and peaceful home setting in southeast Portland, Oregon. We balance our program with activities that support your growing child’s gross and fine motor development, with plenty of time to explore their ever-expanding world. Here at Apple Blossom Nursery School, your child is surrounded with environmentally stimulating and enriching activities balanced with nutritional foods and a sense of community.

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** Apple Blossom has expanded its hours this year!

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8-5 for full day

 8-12:30 ½ day

 After care available until 5:30.


We offer full & part time care in inner SE & NE


ABNS is inspired by Waldorf education and specializes in working with children age two and a half to six years of age. Carrie Riley, director, founder and lead teacher of Apple Blossom Nursery School, is a state - and Waldorf - certified teacher with over 20 years experience in child care and 15 years as a lead teacher. She is also state registered. Carrie is mother to three grown children & 4 grandchildren.

Apple Blossom is an ECO certified school. All teachers take yearly continuing education courses to keep up to date on child development knowledge.  AB far exceeds the state mandated 15 hours per year. The average annual training is over 50 hours each!

Of course, all teachers have completed their child CPR & first aide, and a criminal history background check, reference checks & go through a trial 90 day trial period with AB before being hired.

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Apple Blossom offers year-round school including aftercare Monday through Friday. We observe the same break schedule as Portland public schools; this includes holidays and inclement weather days.

During the school year we offer delicious homemade organic and vegetarian meals with a focus on nutrition. As the children arrive for school they are welcomed with warm herbal tea and a light breakfast of warm cereal & fruit.

We are state certified. Childcare options in Oregon include exempt family, registered family, certified family, or center care. There are over 5300 child care homes in Oregon. Of that number just 225 are certified homes. There are about 1020 centers. Certified homes are regulated like centers and have many of the same requirements. Every certified home goes through an annual certification process, unannounced visits and is inspected by the childcare division and the county health department. The certifier also observes the staff working with children. Staff in certified homes must have at least one full year of previous childcare experience or college training in early childhood education, child development, or in a related field.

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When making your choice, know that going with a certified and licensed home, you are making a best choice there is! It’s a lot of work, but I feel it's worth it for you and your child’s well being.

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Waldorf education is about teaching your child to learn through imitation and action. We recognize each child's unique spirit and strive to be worthy of their imitation. Simply put, learning through the head, heart & hands.

We invite you to come see the school and experience the magic!

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“We just love, love, LOVE Apple Blossom! The staff, the home, the warmth & love reaches far above what we ever dreamed about for our daughter! She is thriving in their care and we have been with them for over a yr now. She sings happy songs all day long now & that warms our hearts.” JB

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“I highly recommend this beautiful program!” RL

“My son loves playing in their beautiful back yard and calls it the “kid jungle”. I like knowing the food he eats there will be thoughtful and nutritious. I have even learned a few new recipes.” MO Abns lady bugs 7-08 047

Interview with Miss Carrie about Waldorf in the home

 

Apple Blossom Web Site

 

*All understanding begins with wonder. – Goethe

Childswork Learning Center has a few openings left for summer camps and Fall classes

July 17, 2011

 

Childswork Learning Center

www.childswork.org

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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

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Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement:

Childswork Learning Center is a community dedicated to excellence in developmentally appropriate early childhood education, where each child and family is respected in an environment that supports lifelong learners.

Our Philosophy:

Play is a child’s work. Play is a child’s response to life. It is the way children discover themselves and the world around them.

Our Core Values:

  • We appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of human development.
  • We believe in aligning curriculum and practices with current child development research.
  • We value and support the bond between the child and family.
  • We recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community and society.
  • We respect the dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual.
  • We embrace diversity in children, families and colleagues.
  • We believe that children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust and respect.
  • We recognize all members of the community as lifelong learners.
  • We engage in direct dialogue and problem solving in our community.

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Curriculum

Our curriculum is a natural extension of our community’s view of children. We view children as unique and competent learners, capable of investigation and problem solving. As such, we provide a play-based, developmentally appropriate environment in which we build an emergent and constructivist curriculum with our students.

In an emergent curriculum, investigation topics “emerge” from our students. We observe children in order to identify interests and select topics as a class. In supported small and large group settings, we explore concepts in a hands-on manner. Our investigations are shaped by the students’ decision making; children truly learn how to learn.

Our teachers use their strong knowledge of child development to support children’s learning and play. Teachers observe and structure the environment to encourage wonder, discovery and meaningful learning.

Childswork’s curriculum was also founded on the inspirational work of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Reggio Emilia. Their influence is still alive and well in our classrooms today.

Childswork adheres to the Oregon Early Childhood Foundations (PDF), which are woven into our curriculum.

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Classes

Parent-Child Twos Class

The Parent-Child Twos class is a gentle introduction to the routines of preschool with the reassurance of a parent close by. The two-hour class is structured to include playtime with parents and other children, snack time, story time, choice time and circle time. During part of the class parents gather in one area of the room to discuss parenting issues and challenges with a positive support group. Each class will have a Parent Coach to lead discussions with the adults and a Toddler Teacher to work with the children. There will be a maximum of 10 children/parents in the class. To register, please fill out the Parent-Child Registration form.

2.7 - 3 Year Old Classes (children who turn 3 by December 31st)

What a wonderful beginning to your child’s preschool experience! This class for our young learners has a ratio of 6:1 with two teachers. Our play-based philosophy is balanced with introducing children to some of the routines of a typical school day with circle time, choice time, snack time and outdoor time. This class supports the transition from parallel to beginning cooperative play. Self-help skills are taught as the children learn how to become more independent. This class is available MWF or TTH.

3 Year Old Classes

Our three year old class provides a fabulous opportunity for children to explore, investigate and create. The world is a big adventure at this age. Our teachers follow their student’s lead in developing a curriculum that embraces their needs and interests. This class also guides children with their social-emotional development and helps lay a foundation for success. This class has a ratio of 8:1 with two teachers. This class is available MWF or TTH

4-5 Year Old Classes

In this age group there is a greater ability for children to work together, to create a community and to cooperate. These skills are incorporated into our emergent curriculum as we work on projects together that meet their interests. At this age literacy and numeracy are also woven into the play-based curriculum as a means, not an ends to achieving their goals. Social-emotional development and conflict resolution skills are essential at this stage, especially as children are developing new skills for group interaction. This class has a ratio of 9:1 with two teachers. Classes are offered three, four or five days a week.

Mixed-age class

Mixed-age interaction among young children can offer a variety of developmental benefits to all participants. Blended-age groups can have unique benefits, facilitating and enriching children's development. Just as with our other groups, our emergent curriculum guides our daily exploration. Our mixed age classes are offered two, three, four and five days a week with a ratio of 8:1 or 9:1, depending on the mix of students, and two teachers.

Rowanberry School now enrolling for fall

July 16, 2011

We are looking for a girl to round out our little community for the upcoming school year.

Rowanberry School is a home based mixed-age kindergarten for children ages 3-6. Children may attend Rowanberry School from age 3 to first grade ready.  Our school is inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and is influenced by Waldorf early education practices. We are a thriving and diverse community in our 7th year of operation.

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For more information about Rowanberry School, or to learn about our summer Art Camp please visit our website: http://rowanberryschool.com/

Rowanberry School is a state certified school. Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed., is the director and can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com. or at 

(503) 750-7607

 

 

 

 

Rowanberry School now enrolling for fall

July 06, 2011

 

We are looking for a girl to round out our little community for the upcoming school year.

Rowanberry School is a home based mixed-age kindergarten for children ages 3-6. Children may attend Rowanberry School from age 3 to first grade ready.  Our school is inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and is influenced by Waldorf early education practices. We are a thriving and diverse community in our 7th year of operation.

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For more information about Rowanberry School, or to learn about our summer Art Camp please visit our website:

 http://rowanberryschool.com/

Rowanberry School is a state certified school. Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed., is the director and can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com. or at

(503) 750-7607

 

 

 

Summer camp & fall enrollment at Apple Blossom-a Waldorf inspired pre school & daycare options

June 29, 2011

Welcome! Come on in & enjoy this special space

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Hello, I have availability for enrollment now. This is for children ages 2.5 to age 6.

We are a Waldorf in home preschool & day care. Hours are from 8:30 – 4:30 M-F

Click to see Miss Carrie in an interview about Waldorf education in the home

 


We enjoy our meals, circle time, art & craft activities outsideall summer & go outside daily in all weather all year.

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Food

We use fresh, local organic food.

 

We will also enjoy water play, sand box & an organic garden. Children will help tend to our bunnies, kitties, dog, fish & our chickens! We are a cozy, fun & nurturing environment for your child to spend their days in.

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* Apple Blossom is one of only 3 other Waldorf in home pre schools that is recognized by AWSNA & WECAN in the whole North West. http://www.waldorfearlychildhood.org/ & http://www.whywaldorfworks.org/

*We are state registered & certified

* Apple Blossom is a certified Eco friendly Daycare (no pesticides, harmful, chemicals or cleaners, & use only organic food).

* We have a registered dietitian on staff, with over 11 years of experience, to help in creating the healthiest & delicious meals offered anywhere!

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*We are a media free space with only Mother Nature as our greatest source of inspiration & your child's natural curiosity. Your child will be surrounded by natural beauty, gentle hands, warm hearts & soothing daily rhythm.
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*We will sing, play, & explore each day.

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* Your child will enjoy simple songs & games in Spanish along with English

*The surroundings are inspiring & open ended with toys like, silks, wooden toys felted animals, & home made toys. IMAG0641

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*We will bake, clean, garden & play our day away!

*We will go outside (rain or shine) daily as well.

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*We provide the most nutritious & organic foods only! We cook snacks & lunch each day & the children help as well.

 

*We will also lovingly potty train your child when they are ready.

*We are enrolling right now.

* We are a year round program.
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Please check out the web site.


www.appleblossomschool.com

I also have an infant & toddler opening at my other location. Please email me for a tour

Crileyteach@aol.com

(Pics below are from the other location "Apple Blossom Beginnings")

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