811 posts categorized "Toddler"

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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Experienced, warm and adventurous Nanny seeking long-term family

March 25, 2017

Hello Parents and Families!

I am an experienced, warm, adventurous and conscientious nanny and mother seeking a family for an extended mutual commitment. Interested in a single-child household of infant/toddler/preschool age on Portland's west side or near surrounding suburbs. Flexibility on scheduling, but ideally seeking 20-36 hours per week, within a 2-4 day period, during Monday-Friday.

I have worked as a childcare provider for the last 22 years with the last 8 as a private caregiver and in classroom settings. I am enthusiastic and well informed about early child hood development. I greatly enjoy working with families to create consistent, safe and enriching environments where children thrive. I am passionate and energized about engaging with neighborhood assets like parks programming, play spaces, natural areas and libraries during our weekly routines.  I love creating games, crafts and other activities to keep little minds busy during inclement weather. I even own a big colorful parachute!

I authentically communicate with children, speaking to them with confidence and respect while creating clear boundaries in a safe and loving way. I treat each individual as their own special and unique self, to foster trust and cultivate emotional life skills through consistency and emotional acknowledgment.

My husband and I welcomed our sweet, smart little girl in August of 2013 and she joins me on my workday; it has been a joyful and rewarding experience for our family as well as the families we care for. We are looking to work with a family who is excited about the co-developmental benefits of a built-in buddy and the ability to socialize their child in a small and caring environment. We have our own transportation, an extra car seat and a carrier hiking pack for our next adventure pal!

I would love to share more about my childcare philosophies, our extensive work history and the positive life-long relationships we have formed through our nanny relationships. I look forward to learning more about your family and what you are looking for in a caregiver!

*Email Laura at: PDXmodernpoppins@gmail.com

*Extensive resume, excellent references and letters of recommendation upon request. 

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Seeking toddler to join our nanny share in SE

Hi families! We are looking for another toddler to join our sweet 2.5 year old and wonderful nanny on MWF from 8am-4pm. Our nanny is very trustworthy, attentive and loves children! We feel lucky that our daughter is in her care. We'd be open to hosting the share every week, but we prefer to trade off houses so the kiddos can play in different environments. Please contact me if interested. We are looking for a child to join us asap. Thank you! ctmappel@gmail.com 

Creative Minds Learning Center is Now Enrolling and Now Hiring!

March 21, 2017

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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! 

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!

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

 

WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS!

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Five Portland locations and opening in Wilsonville in June 2017

Our newest daycare in Concordia opened March 1st. Apply today for a tour!

503.575.5654

www.mybundleofjoy.com

Our Purpose:

"To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being." 

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

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling at all 7 Schools!

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! 

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

Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! 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 Learning Center- Now Enrolling and Now Hiring!

March 14, 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! 

We are now hiring at our Happy Valley, Tualatin, and Sellwood Schools! If you have a love of children and want to get back into a career, apply to work with us today! Visit our website for more information! We are hiring Pre-K, Toddler, and Infant teachers! 

 

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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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! 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! Ask about our Preferred Employer Program!

March 10, 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! 

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! 

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Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

Join me in creating a playschool for 2-3 year olds!

March 06, 2017

Cyndi Perczek is a creative play specialist who leads co-op preschools for 2-4 year olds. For the past 11 years, she's provided out-of-the box education that allows her and other families the freedom to create early childhood experiences that are both intimate and adventurous. With a BA in theatre and an MS in education, she combines the two to make stories and make- believe the driving force of her curriculum. Interactive storytelling keeps the class on their feet by acting every moment with their voice and body. Cyndi has worked with organizations like Story Pirates, Music Together, Brooklyn Beanstalk, and Spellbound Theatre as a teaching artist and has worked at Montessori schools, daycares, and mommy and me classes as a Spanish teacher. During the summers she leads a detective camp for 5-8 year olds that solve mysteries by finding hidden clues and letters in the outdoors. She is moving to Portland in July and her Brooklyn co-op community is happy to give recommendations and tell you about their experiences with Cyndi. 
 
If you're interested in creating a cooperative playschool with me for the 2017-2018 school year please email me at cyndi.perczek@gmail.com. Thank you! 20160926_105421

Creative Minds Learning Centers Is Now Enrolling!

March 03, 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! 

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

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Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

Licensed Mama offering Evening and Weekend Daycare in SW, Multnomah Village, Garden Home area (Also open to sitting in your home)

March 02, 2017

Small in-home daycare has space available for children who need EVENING and WEEKEND care! I do have a wonderful group of daytime kiddos but am currently full for days (as of 3/2/17, that will change in time though!).

Current availability (in my home):
*Monday through Friday availability is from 2:30 pm until Midnight
*Saturdays and Sundays I am available from 8:00 am until Midnight.

(In the past when I have posted this ad on CL, I have gotten requests to see if I could babysit in people's homes. The answer is yes! I would be happy to! Though the catch is that my 11 y/o daughter would need to accompany me. Availability would be weeknights after 6, (my last daycare kiddo leaves at 5:30) and weekends anytime. But back to the original reason for this post...)

A little about us:
*State registered
*Licensed business
*Excellent references
*CPR/First Aid certified for the past 12 years
*Clean background check
*Passed health and safety inspection, and unannounced monitoring visit from CCD
*Tax ID # for your taxes and dependent care plans
*Spacious dedicated playroom
*Fenced yards--both back and front
*Over 300 children's books
*Clean, happy home
*Healthy meals
*Lots of outside time
*Coloring, music, singing, blocks, forts, and all kinds of fun!

I am a kind-hearted provider who will treat your child with kindness and respect. I will listen to you and respect your wishes for your child. I am experienced with all ages and stages, and absolutely love caring for children. I strive to offer a warm, nurturing home-away-from-home environment to the little ones who come here. We are mellow and positive here, and choose to take our days slowly.

Location:
*I am 5 minutes from the Southwest Community Center
*I am 5 minutes from the Hall/Oleson intersection near the Washington Square Mall
*I am 5 minutes from Multnomah Village
*I am 5 minutes from the Allen/Scholls Ferry Rd. intersection
*I am 5 minutes from the Oleson/Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. intersection
*I am 10 minutes from PCC Sylvania 

Please email elizabeth_stenerson@hotmail.com  or call/text 503-310-6535  Thank You!

Step by Step CDC is now Enrolling!

Step by Step is Enrolling NOW!

We are now taking enrolling for FT and PT children.

Step by Step has been caring for children for over 30 years. We recently opened a second location on NE 29th and Dekum and we are enrolling children now!  It is a wonderful space, with great natural lighting and a spacious backyard! We keep with a 3:1 ratio which is great for babies, toddlers and preschool age children. We do cloth diapers to help with early potty training and we also serve 3 meals a day for your children! The philosophy we follow at Step by Step is one of allowing the children to explore and learn from their surroundings, in a loving and relaxed atmosphere. First and foremost, we strive to nurture a child's spirit, a strong and health self-esteem is the foundation for future learning. We believe in mutual respect and love with the children. 

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We always look forward to developing strong relationships with new families. We feel that it is very important for parents and caregivers to maintain open communication. 

Please email Bre at info@stepbystepcdc.com to set up a tour and get enrolled today!  

Creative Minds Learning Centers is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations!

March 01, 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! 

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

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Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by a Certified Teacher

February 21, 2017

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is an in-home childcare run by a certified teacher with a master's degree in early childhood and special education and nine years experience as a public school teacher. 
  • We offer flexible or regular care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years with no commitment necessary. Just sign up online for an open slot, anywhere from one hour to a full day. We are happy to provide back-up care, temporary care, or last minute slots. We currently have open availability for children over 2. For children under 2, we generally have openings only on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, but anticipate spots opening up in April. 
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

www.papercranelc.com
papercranelc@gmail.com
503-974-4181

Creative Minds Learning Centers Open House 2/25!

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! Join us at our Open House on February 25th from 10am-1pm at our Tualatin and Happy Valley schools. Please visit our Facebook page for more information! This is a great opportunity to bring your kiddo to the school to get a private tour of our facility and to take as much time as you need asking questions or playing in one of our classrooms. We look forward to meeting you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Bring your resume the Open House on the 25th for immediate consideration!**

ChildRoots is Enrolling Now!

February 20, 2017

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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.

ChildRoots has three locations in the heart of Portland, and we currently have just a few openings for wobblers, toddlers, and preschoolers at our Northwest location.

Take a look at our website, and get in touch with any questions or to schedule a tour!

Creative Minds Learning Centers: Open House 2/25!

February 17, 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! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Join us at our Open House on February 25th from 10am-1pm at our Tualatin and Happy Valley schools. Please visit our Facebook page for more information! This is a great opportunity to bring your kiddo to the school to get a private tour of our facility and to take as much time as you need asking questions or playing in one of our classrooms. We look forward to meeting you! 

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Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Bring your resume the Open House on the 25th for immediate consideration!**

Pea Pod Playschool and Baby Cafe

February 16, 2017

Looking to spend some quality time with your child?

Want to build community and foster relationships for your family?

Do you have a flexible schedule and need a little time to yourself?

Committed to staying home with your child but need some adult brain stimulation?

Pea Pod Playschool, a family cooperative childcare program, is an opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their kids, while forming meaningful relationships with others outside their immediate family. Because there is no teacher, parents are required to work a shift alongside two other parents, which allows them to form community and learn from each other. The program also provides parents some much needed time away from their children when they drop them off on the days that they are not working shift.

The program is for children ages 15 months to 3.5 years, or whenever they graduate into preschool. Each day follows a set schedule, which includes an art activity, circle time, a healthy snack, outdoor play, lunch-time and unstructured play. The program is play-based and focuses on socialization skills and building emotional intelligence, such as empathy. Pea Pod provides new families with educational support including an orientation, training sessions, and access to on-going parenting workshops and resources within the field of child development. Visit www.peapodpdx.org for more info. Email membership@peapodpdx.org to schedule a visit.

Location: 4911 NE Couch Ave, Portland, OR 97213

Program Details:

2 day program for children 15-24 mo. on TU/TH, 9am-12pm, $140/mo

3 day program for children 2-3.5 yrs. on M/W/F, 9am-1pm, $200/mo

Baby Cafe is for caretakers and children 0-2 yrs. held on 1st and 3rd thursdays, 3-4:30pm/ 2nd and 4th thursdays, 9-11am. This is a free open play drop-in program, but we do appreciate donations of $2-5 to help cover costs.

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Peace Tree School, a NE Montessori Community, is enrolling Infants & Toddlers!

February 15, 2017

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We are a Montessori community with locations in NE & N Portland. Our environments are beautifully prepared for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe that quality childcare and early education is a collaboration between caregiver, family, child and classroom. The children at Peace Tree School benefit from trained and experienced caregivers, a partnership with families and a environment that fosters discovery and exploration. Our individualized and nurturing approach to early education is supported by the Montessori method and Magda Gerber's concept of educaring, also referred to as Resources for Infant Educareres or RIE. At Peace Tree, children are given the opportunity to thrive at their own pace and in their own way. Environments are designed to reflect the child's home environment with ample space for freedom of movement and many opportunities for children to gain the skills they need to be independent. 

What we provide: (included in tuition)

  • Home cooked snacks & lunch.
  • Weekly yoga lessons from Honey Heart Yoga.
  • Weekly Art Curriculum catered to each group's development. 
  • Daily music exploration and study as well as live music performances.

We are currently enrolling infants and toddlers for April-May and preschoolers for September.

We have an open house scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at 10:00am. Please email us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to RSVP and to inquire about our program. 

You can also visit our website peacetreeschool.com for more information about us! 

20th Birthday Specials! Creative Minds Celebrates 20 years!

February 14, 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! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Join us at our Open House on February 25th from 10am-1pm at our Tualatin and Happy Valley schools. Please visit our Facebook page for more information! This is a great opportunity to bring your kiddo to the school to get a private tour of our facility and to take as much time as you need asking questions or playing in one of our classrooms. We look forward to meeting you! 

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Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Bring your resume the Open House on the 25th for immediate consideration!**

Small Wonders: Enrolling for Summer and Fall Starts

February 10, 2017

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And more tours coming March 3rd and March 14th! We are presently hosting tours for those looking ahead to summer 2017 and the 2017-18 school year. Now enrolling for summer and fall starts toddlers with birthdays 12/15/16-11/1/17. We have select limited preschool openings for those 3 and older. Located in NE Portland we serve families at our Hollywood location and are pleased to announce our NEW LOCATION opening August 2017 at Grant Park one block off of 33rd along Knott.  Please visit our website to learn more about this new offering and connect with us at enrollment@smallwondersschool.org to RSVP to an upcoming tour and information session--all sessions to be hosted at our Hollywood location.

Enrollment packets are presently being distributed, tour now and secure your fall option! We look forward to sharing the school with you!

 

WARM AND FRIENDLY PRESCHOOL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

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! Join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary by enrolling before February 28th! You could be eligible to receive $100 off full time tuition for three months! We also are offering 20th Anniversary Registration Specials and Part Time Specials! Call us today for more information and to schedule a tour! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits!**

Creative Minds Learning Center is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Call for 20th Anniversary Specials!

February 08, 2017

Creative Minds 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! Join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary by enrolling before February 28th! You could be eligible to receive $100 off full time tuition for three months! We also are offering 20th Anniversary Registration Specials and Part Time Specials! Call us today for more information and to schedule a tour! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits!**

Peace Tree School, a community Montessori school, is enrolling children 3 months to 5 years!

February 07, 2017

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 We are a Montessori community with locations in NE & N Portland. Our environments are beautifully prepared for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe that quality childcare and early education is a collaboration between caregiver, family, child and classroom. The children at Peace Tree School benefit from trained and experienced caregivers, a partnership with families and a environment that fosters discovery and exploration. Our individualized and nurturing approach to early education is supported by the Montessori method and Magda Gerber's concept of educaring, also referred to as Resources for Infant Educareres or RIE. At Peace Tree, children are given the opportunity to thrive at their own pace and in their own way. Environments are designed to reflect the child's home environment with ample space for freedom of movement and many opportunities for children to gain the skills they need to be independent. 

What we provide: (included in tuition)

  • Home cooked snacks & lunch.
  • Weekly yoga lessons from Honey Heart Yoga.
  • Weekly Art Curriculum catered to each group's development. 
  • Daily music exploration and study as well as live music performances.

We are currently enrolling infants and toddlers for April-May and preschoolers for September.

We have an open house scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at 10:00am. Please email us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to RSVP and to inquire about our program. 

You can also visit our website peacetreeschool.com for more information about us! 

Creative Preschool is Now Enrolling! New Year Enrollment Specials

January 06, 2017

Serving infants through kindergarten since 1997! 

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the 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! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits! Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits!**

WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS!

January 04, 2017

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Four Portland Locations

Our Wilsonville location opens in April 2017!

503.575.5654

http://www.mybundleofjoy.com/

Our Purpose:

"To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being."

  

Creative Minds Learning Center is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations in Portland, Clackamas, and Tualatin!

January 03, 2017

Start off the New Year at Portland's Favorite Preschool! We have been serving infants through private kindergarten since 1997! 

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the 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! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Creative, caring nanny looking for Full/Part time Position!

January 02, 2017

Hello and Happy New Year!

My name is Alaina, I am a 29 year old Portland native looking for my next family to Nanny for! My ideal position would be three 10-12 hour days, doesn't matter what days of the week, if the days switch off each week, or if they are consecutive week days off together. I am just hoping to find something around 30-35 hours per week, also open to a nanny share situation. I am a new mom to a 4 month old boy, named Leo. I absolutely love being a mom, he's such a sweet little guy and has been nothing but a joy in our life. My mother has graciously offered to watch Leo 2 days a week, but I would love to be able to bring him one day a week to work. This can be discussed in greater detail of course. I know this may not sound ideal to some families, but I can assure you it would have no negative effect on me being a nanny to your family. I would give equal attention to each child, and I love the thought of my son growing up with other children, and forming lasting friendships. I started my last nanny job in January 2016, which I was with full time until September when I went on maternity leave. The plan was to return to work at the start of January 2017 and bring Leo with me, but things changed with the families work schedule and they can no longer guarantee a set amount of hours anymore, since the mom will be home more often, so here I am!
I live in SW Portland in the Raleigh Hills area, so keeping it within a 20-30 min drive at most would be helpful (especially with this growing Portland traffic!)
A little about me, my work history, and teaching style.

I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend. Eating locally and as healthy as possible is very important for me. Which is why staying active, and eating fresh is definitely incorporated as much as possible when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover, and no better place to do that then the great outdoors. I grew up in a large family, with my parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. I now have 4 nieces, and the family keeps growing. I feel very lucky to have them all live close by so Leo can grow up surrounded by his grandparents and cousins.

I have been working with children for the past ten years, from being a full time nanny, preschool teacher, and teacher assistant in the Beaverton School District. Even though all my jobs have been working with children, each job has proved different from the last. I have learned so much in each position, with the different types of teaching styles, parenting styles, ages, sibling behavior, and children with special needs, my passion for being a teacher/caregiver only grows stronger.

Being a Nanny has always been my favorite job of them all. The bond and relationships you form are extremely rewarding and irreplaceable. I have nannied children ranging from 4MO-14years old. As a parent I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your children everyday for work, that’s why as a nanny I make sure the children know they are loved and cared for everyday, I am there for any questions and concerns they have, and am there to teach them and help them grow. I love to stay positive and active. From working in school environments in the past I have taken to implementing some things into my nanny life. Making sure each day has time for reading, crafts, down time, dance/play, and outdoor learning/activities. I know every family is different, some are more structured and scheduled, others may not follow a schedule, with that said I am open to whatever makes the family feel most at ease and comfortable.

As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, food intake, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well.

I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, I also have great references that are more then willing to chat with you, and we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other!

I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light housekeeping, and running errands. I don't smoke.

In my last few positions I was getting paid $16 hourly for two children. I am willing to go down to $15 for one child. If its a Nanny share situation I would charge $9 an hour per family.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you!

Email: Alainadindia@gmail.com Phone: 503-789-5288

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Flexible Drop-in Childcare by a Certified Teacher

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is an in-home childcare run by a certified teacher with a master's degree in early childhood and special education and nine years experience as a public school teacher. 
  • We offer flexible or regular care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years with no commitment necessary. Just sign up online for an open slot, anywhere from one hour to a full day. We are happy to provide back-up care, temporary care, or last minute slots. We currently have open availability for children over 2 and limited availability (mostly afternoon slots) for children under 2. 
  • Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 - 6:00.
  • We are conveniently located at SE 93rd and Salmon in the Montavilla neighborhood with close access to I-205 and I-84 as well as shopping, gyms, and other amenities.
  • Our low child to adult ratio allows us to offer personalized care in a comfortable home setting. We strive to engage children in developmentally appropriate, fun, and educational learning activities while you take care of other things. 
  • Call or email today to set up a meet and greet so we can discuss your family's needs and learn more about your child. This first visit is free with no obligation to use our services.

www.papercranelc.com
papercranelc@gmail.com
503-974-4181

Creative Minds Learning Centers is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations!

December 22, 2016

Serving Infants through Kindergarten aged Children since 1997!

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the 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! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability at a school near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you love children? Have you ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

BROADWAY CHILDREN'S CENTER

December 20, 2016

Availability: *1 space in our 2 year old room starting in January  *1 space in our Willow Room Preschool 3-4yrs 

Are you looking for something slightly different? The warmth of a small community, the structure and piece of mind of a licensed center, the enrichment of diversity, a reasonable rate?  Check out Broadway Children's Center.

*Don't compromise on quality of care over sky rocketing childcare tuition.  We are kicking off the new year with a new enrollment tuition special!
* We have reasonable rates, hours of care that make sense for working families at 7am to 6pm and experienced educators.
Contact us today! 503-282-1644
www.bccportland.com

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High Quality Nannies Whenever You Need Them!

December 13, 2016

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Hi UrbanMamas!

I started an on-call nanny agency a few months ago, Portland Nanny. We specialize in emergency, back-up and intermittent childcare needs. I started this company because I am a stay at home mom who needed quality care irregularly and had trouble finding QUALITY care exactly when I needed it. So, I started Portland Nanny. 

 

Child home sick from school? Regular childcare fell through? Need a date night sitter? That is where we can help! We do it all. I essentially have 3-5 nannies on call at all times. 

 
ALL of our nannies are EXCEPTIONAL. I would trust them all with my children, and do! They are thoroughly background checked, infant and child CPR trained, have years of experience in childcare (with references to back up that they were exceptional!), and are seriously just awesome. 

 

Let us help you when life happens! Everyone deserves quality childcare, no matter how last minute or how infrequently you need it!

www.portlandnanny.com

503-586-4775

nicole@portlandnanny.com

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! 7 Locations in Portland, Clackamas, and Tualatin!

Serving infants through private kindergarten for 20 years! 

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the 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! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Creative Minds Is Now Enrolling- Holiday Tuition Specials!

December 09, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers is now enrolling for all ages! 

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We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We have been serving infants through children aged 6 for nearly 20 years! 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! 

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Step by Step is Opening a Second Location! We are ENROLLING FOR BOTH LOCATIONS!

December 07, 2016

Step by Step CDC is opening another location!

The new location is 2929 NE Dekum. (right next to Corncordia)

Open House: Sunday, December 18th 10am - 2pm

We are opening this new location in January 2017, and are currently enrolling children for this location.  We are enrolling children from 3 months - 5 years old.  Our current location is currently enrolling as well, it is on 32nd and Klickitat and has been open for over 30 years!

 

Our schools are happy to offer complete organic and local foods for meals. We also create a nurturing and respectful environment for young children.  We follow the philosophy that allows children to explore and learn from their surroundings, in a loving and relaxed atmosphere, that follows the child's interests their specific ways of learning. First and foremost, we strive to nurture the child in a strong and healthy self-esteem driven environment which is a great start the foundation of  future learning. 

Please come check out our Open House at our new location, 2929 NE Dekum St. from 10am - 2pm. We have toys and snacks for the little ones. We look forward to hearing from you, meeting you and your little ones and answering any questions. 

Also feel free to email the director, Bre Murphy, for any specific questions at info@stepbystepcdc.com

Please check out our website to learn more. Step by Step CDC

 

Private Preschool and Learning Center Now Enrolling - 7 Locations!

December 06, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers is now enrolling for all ages! 

We locally operate seven eco-friendly schools and learning centers in the SE Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. We have been serving infants through children aged 6 for nearly 20 years! 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! Call us today to learn more about our tuition rates and availability near you! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004

Email: Info@mycmlc.com

www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

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

**Do you have a love of children? Ever considered working with kids? Apply to join our dynamic team today! We are now hiring Teachers and Aides. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions!**

Portland Nanny Looking for FT (Nanny share/my home/your home)

December 01, 2016

Hello! My name is Alaina and I am 28-year-old Portland native, who's hoping to find a 30-35 hour a week nanny position starting in January. I am available M-F, and open to many options! Nanny share, my home, your home, switching off throughout the week. Whatever is easiest for the family can be discussed. 

 I am a new mom to a soon to be 12 week little boy named Leo. He is the sweetest, most even tempered, curious, happy baby and I feel very lucky to be his mom. I started my last nanny job in January 2016, which I was with full time until September when I went on maternity leave. The plan was to return to work at the start of January 2017 and bring Leo with me, but things changed with the families work schedule and they can no longer guarantee a set amount of hours anymore, since the mom will be home more often.  I am going to miss them, they were a great family and we all got along really well. With that said, I am looking forward to my next nanny adventure! 

I have a couple options I am open to, and would be equally thrilled to be apart of. 

 The first being a nanny share with 2 babies at someone's house. Since I would be bringing Leo with me, I think it would be awesome to have other babies close to his age or even up to 1 year old. I've had friends in this scenario and they loved it and said it worked or great! Plus, Leo doesn't have many friends yet and I'm almost certain he would love some. :) 

The second being dropping off 1-2 babies with me. I live in SW Portland, although my place is very cute and perfect for my little family of 3 at the moment, it would sadly be too small to entertain multiple babies, so my parents has graciously offered their home to me. My parents live in Tigard, in the Morning Hill neighborhood. Very close to Summer Lake Park, and the new Progress Ridge developments. They have 5 grandchildren who love visiting because of their warm environment and lots of toys! There would be a designated play-room with cribs, age appropriate toys, and anything else needed for the babies. A clean kitchen for eating and snack time, and an awesome backyard with a new large deck for endless outdoor activities! 

For both of these scenarios I would charge $9.00 per child and would need to be guaranteed no less then 27-28 hours per week and not exceeding 35-38 hours. If only one child, pay would need to be increased but for the sake of each family and payment costs, I am really hoping for two children to cut costs for everyone! 

A little about me, my work history, and teaching style. 

I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend. Eating locally and as healthy as possible is very important for me. Which is why staying active, and eating fresh is definitely incorporated as much as possible when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover, and no better place to do that then the great outdoors. I grew up in a large family, with my parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. I now have 4 nieces, and the family keeps growing. I feel very lucky to have them all live close by so Leo can grow up surrounded by his grandparents and cousins. 

I have been working with children for the past ten years, from being a full time nanny, preschool teacher, and teacher assistant in the Beaverton School District. Even though all my jobs have been working with children, each job has proved different from the last. I have learned so much in each position, with the different types of teaching styles, parenting styles, ages, sibling behavior, and children with special needs, my passion for being a teacher/caregiver only grows stronger. 

Being a Nanny has always been my favorite job of them all. The bond and relationships you form are extremely rewarding and irreplaceable. I have nannied children ranging from 4MO-14years old. As a parent I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your children everyday for work, that’s why as a nanny I make sure the children know they are loved and cared for everyday, I am there for any questions and concerns they have, and am there to teach them and help them grow. I love to stay positive and active. From working in school environments in the past I have taken to implementing some things into my nanny life. Making sure each day has time for reading, crafts, down time, dance/play, and outdoor learning/activities. I know every family is different, some are more structured and scheduled, others may not follow a schedule, with that said I am open to whatever makes the family feel most at ease and comfortable. 

As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, food intake, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well. 

 I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, and references which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

 I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light housekeeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you! 

Email: Alainadindia@gmail.com   Phone: 503-789-5288

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Now Enrolling! You could work with your Child Each Day!

November 29, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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We offer our teachers the rare ability to work with their children each day. Creative Minds teachers receive a generous Childcare Discount and have the ability to spend some time each day with their child. It is a rare opportunity that few parents receive! If you are interested in working for us, visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!

Visit us at our Open House during Decemberville on December 3rd at our Sellwood School! Located at 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 from 1-3pm! 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

 

Need Amazing Preschool? ChildRoots is Enrolling!

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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 atelier 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

Winter Atelier: 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

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. 

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Portland's Voted Best Preschool Now Enrolling for All Ages! 7 Locations!

November 22, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

 

Our program received the most votes in the Preschool and Daycare category in Red Tricycle's 2016 Totally Awesome Awards! We are so honored to have received this award!

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Every Day Counts
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special, in-house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for a Variety of Ages! Call to learn more about our enrollment specials!

November 18, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, and Every Day Counts
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special, in-house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

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

November 15, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! Send your resume to humanresources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration!**

 

Creative Mins is Now Enrolling for Children of All Ages! 7 Locations around Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin!

November 10, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We offer a very competitive childcare discount for the teachers at our schools, providing an opportunity for you to work in the same pace as your child is enrolled! We look forward to meeting you!**

ChildRoots is Enrolling Toddlers and Preschoolers!

November 09, 2016

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This is 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 schools provide exceptional care for children ages 6 weeks - 6 years. Our preschool program promotes language, literacy, math, and kindergarten readiness through a holistic, child-led approach. Our on-site art studios spark creativity. Our atelier program offers children the opportunity to delve deep into such fascinating topics as engineering, history, physics, kinetic art, printmaking, and drama. Open-ended, natural toys and loose parts inspire wonder and enliven curiosity. The loving relationships that children build with teachers and friends over their years here shape their community.

They say that it takes a village to raise a child. Welcome to ChildRoots -- we’re here for you. We’d love to be a part of your village.

For more information, please visit our website, or give us a call. We’re here to help.

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-School

November 07, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

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Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! Contact us For Enrollment Specials Today!

November 04, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

 

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Creative Minds is Now Enrolling at all 7 Locations!

November 01, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

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Now Enrolling for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kinder! Call today!

October 28, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Centers operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. Visit our website for more information and to schedule a tour! 

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CMLC Programs Offer:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Love and Logic Certified Teachers, most with Masters or Bachelors Degrees
  • Healthy, organic, vegetarian menu prepared on site by professional cooks and included in tuition. 
  • The Creative Curriculum, Reggio Inspired Art Program, Everyday Counts, and Starfall Curriculum
  • Science, music and dance enrichment programs
  • Field trips and special in house educational guests
  • Cooking and gardening classes 

Contact us for more information and to schedule your tour today! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions! We are having a JOB FAIR on November 9th from 6-7:30pm at our Westmoreland and Happy Valley Schools! We look forward to meeting you!**

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