278 posts categorized "Waldorf"

Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden and Playopolis has openings

May 23, 2014

State-Certified, Eco-Friendly and Waldorf-Inspired, Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden has rare openings for a few 2 year olds, full or part time. We offer year-round, full day care in a sweet cottage that honors the practices of attachment parenting.

Experienced and loving teachers. Daily outside play. Gardening. Baking. Yoga.  Art. Music and French are part of our days. Most important is our love of laughter and the value we place on the children's work..PLAY! We serve organic snacks and meals and visit a local organic farm weekly where we learn about animals, permaculture and caring for Mother Earth.

Wow and Fluterville is also opening our preschool, Wow and Flutterville Playopolis in the Mississippi District in June and we have a few spots left for sweet ones ages 3-5. Our gentle program is also full day and year-round and is a cottage for play and fostering curiousity in our children.

Visit our website at www.playopolis.wowandflutterville.com to learn more or contact Miss Deanna and deannacohen2013@gmail.com for a chat and a tour.

Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny seeking a stellar family to work with.

May 12, 2014

Greetings!

I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience looking for a part time to full time gig with
a great family. I have the most experience with little ones 5 months to 3 years of age. I have a background in teaching (pre-K - 12th grade), from language classes to special education to outdoor education. My experience in pre-K included Waldorf and Montessori modalities. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid and plan to become recertified asap. I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check). I recently relocated from the Bay Area and have many solid references with families I became very close to. I live in North Portland and would prefer to work in the neighborhoods surrounding, although for the right fit I'd be willing to travel to farther away neighborhoods.

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Wild Lilac is now enrolling infants through early kindergarteners for fall 2014

April 29, 2014

Wild Lilac Child Development Community is now enrolling!

Wild Lilac offers Reggio and waldor-inspired, child-centered and developmentally appropriate early care and education to young children from six weeks to six years of age as well as a range of support services for families. We are open 7:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday.

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Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about us please visit our website: www.wildlilac.org or give us a call: 503-236-3240 or email: enrollment@wildlilac.org

3829 SE 74th Ave

Portland, OR 97206

Woodhaven School, A Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in SW Portland

April 23, 2014

Screen shot 2014-04-23 at 11.09.55 AMWoodhaven’s Waldorf-inspired and nature-based preschool program is dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning in our children. The school strives to nurture the whole child. Children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, peers and the natural environment. The curriculum emphasizes child choice rather than highly structured, teacher- directed lessons and is inspired by the elements of Waldorf education. Our program emphasizes oral story telling, natural toys, outdoor learning, organic food, and a soothing environment. A good portion of our daily school routine is spent learning and exploring nature’s wonders in our outdoor classroom. Located in in SW Portland’s Garden Home neighborhood, Woodhaven is a secular and independent school. Also, Woodhaven is a media-free school, where children are encouraged to exercise their own imaginations and creativity through art, music, dramatic play and hands-on exploration of simple toys and natural objects. As a cooperative, Woodhaven emphasizes family involvement. The preschool is operated by professional teachers and parents who choose to actively participate in their children’s education. At Woodhaven, the parents and teachers work together to instill a sense of wonder and genuine enthusiasm for learning in our children.

Continue reading "Woodhaven School, A Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in SW Portland" »

Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny seeking a stellar family to work with.

April 16, 2014

Greetings!

I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience looking for a part time to full time gig with a great family. I have the most experience with little ones 5 months to 3 years of age. I have a background in teaching (pre-K - 12th grade), from language classes to special education to outdoor education. My experience in pre-K included Waldorf and Montessori modalities. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid and plan to become recertified asap. I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check). I recently relocated from the Bay Area and have many solid references with families I became very close to. I live in North Portland and would prefer to work in the neighborhoods surrounding, although for the right fit I'd be willing to travel to farther away neighborhoods.

Continue reading "Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny seeking a stellar family to work with." »

Fun-loving, Reliable, and Nurturing Nanny / Artist

Hi! My name is Shannon and I am a babysitter and nanny here in Portland. I have been babysitting for the past ten years and a nanny for the past five years, working with ages newborn through 8 years old, with extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I currently work full time as part of a nanny share for two families that each have two children, ranging in ages from 15 months through 5 years old. I have been with one family for a year and a half since their littlest was 10 weeks old! Schedules are changing for both families, as our my needs, so we are sadly going to be ending the share at the end of April. ----- I would like to be able to spend more time on my art and photography businesses and therefore I am hoping to find a new position 3 full days/week (8-10 hour days) and am flexible on which days those are. I am open to working more than 3 days per week on occasion and date nights as well. I am also open to another nanny share situation. 

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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

Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling Now!

April 02, 2014

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Golden Apples is a certified preschool located just off Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. We have created this school to provide nurturing education to children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age in a hand made volition based environment. Our curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of children by drawing upon the best aspects of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Our space is stewarded by Scott and Shannon with an unprecedentedly low student to teacher ratio, 7 to 2! That means that Golden Apples children receive our best focus and enable us to provide a dedicated education experience.

We welcome families to come and visit our school during hours of operation or by special appointment. We are currently enrolling immediate vacancies for Monday through Friday and making plans for future enrollment for children interested in joining us in the coming school year. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.goldenapplespdx.com

Also you can like us at facebook.com/goldenapplespdx

For inquiries and appointments you may call or text Scott at 503-915-9957 or email scott@goldenapplespdx.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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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SE PDX site #2 open and welcoming in friends Feb. 2014

February 05, 2014

 

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We are offering a few spaces in our " 4 &5 year olds" program!

Located on Mount Tabor at 6415 SE MORRISON street

One block North of Belmont

Call T Candace 503 933 0139  for your visit today! See you soon1535505_579202018837987_1255362111_n-1T. MartaTabortotspreschool.com

Golden Apples Learning Place: A New NE Portland Preschool Enrolling Now

December 18, 2013

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Golden Apples is a new preschool with a small classroom setting for ages 21/2  through 5. We embrace the best aspects of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio methods to reach the diverse needs of modern children.  

Our curriculum includes:

  • Socialization
  • Pre-Reading
  • Early Literacy
  • Emerging Math
  • Rich Arts and Music
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Fairness, Ethics, and Social Graces

 

We are excited to open our doors on January 6, 2014.  Call now about our Grand Opening Early Enrollment Special!  Enroll anytime between now and February 2014 and receive %20 off enrollment for the first 6 months and pay no enrollment fee.  You may also try out our school for 3 days prior to your first payment.  This offer provides a cost effective and risk free way to become a member of our wonderful little school.

Find out more about this special school at 

www.goldenapplespdx.com

 

 

or contact Scott Allen at

503.915.9957

or

scott@goldenapplespdx.com   

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Open House- Rising Song Preschool (NE)

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Open House: Please Join us Friday January 17th or 31st from 5-6 

Where:  Rising Song Preschool, 3912 NE 36th Ave.  Portland OR

We invite families interested in applying for Summer/Fall 2014 to come to an open house to meet our teachers and explore our environment. Children are welcome to attend.  Space is limited, please call or email to reserve a spot (503-954-3235, risingsong@yahoo.com)

Rising Song Preschool is a certified home-based preschool in NE Portland.  We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-5 with the low teacher/child ration of 1:6. Half and full-day care is available 2-5 days a week.

In our classroom children participate in baking, gardening, painting and handwork. Songs, stories and puppet shows provide rich material for the imagination and teach about the natural world. Children develop problem solving skills through cooperative activities and guided conflict resolution.

At Rising Song parents participate in their child’s school experience through weekly journal entries.  Family gatherings are scheduled throughout the year to foster community and celebrate the seasons.  For more information please visit our (soon to be updated!) website at:  www.risingsongpreschool.org

 

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 31, 2013

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Marigold is a brand new, part-time, in-home preschool opening in NE (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood) Portland. Tues/Wed, 9am-12:30pm, ages 2-4 years old. 

Marigold Preschool is a safe, creative, loving space where young children are encouraged to explore, gain independence and make new friends. Days will be filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. Marigold is a Waldorf and Reggio Emilia-inspired school. 

For more information please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

 

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/

http://www.facebook.com/AppleBlossomSchools

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling last spaces for fall

October 03, 2013

Rare spaces available for the 2013 – 2014 school year.    

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The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools 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, with an emphasis on art, nature and seasonal cycles.  In an atmosphere which encourages both active exploration as well as quite time to reflect, your child might choose to bake with the group, engage in dramatic play with a friend, drape herself in silk and dance around the room, paint, or build with a variety of materials…as well as caring for our organic garden, and the bunny.

Weekly visits from the yoga 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.

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

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

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

 

 

 

LGBTQ families! Welcome to The Pink House!

September 07, 2013

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Portland's first infant & toddler community exclusively for LGBTQ families!
http://pinkhousecommunity.blogspot.com

We are currently accepting enrollment applications for September 2014.

Contact us!

pinkhousecommunity@gmail.com / 503-914-6555

Fall Opening at Rising Song Preschool (NE Portland)

September 06, 2013

Rising Song Preschool is a Waldorf-inspired, certified, home-based preschool in NE Portland.  We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-5 with the low teacher/child ration of 1:6. 

                          We currently have one remaining opening for Fall,  with an option of:

  DSCN25752  days:  Tues/Thurs full day (8:30-5:00)

 3 days:  Tues, Thurs (full or half day), Friday (half  day) 

  Interested families should call or email to schedule a tour:  risingsong@yahoo.com, 503-954-3235

 In our classroom children participate in baking,      gardening, painting and handwork. Songs, stories and puppet shows provide rich material for the imagination and teach about the natural world. Children develop problem solving skills through cooperative activities and guided conflict resolution.

At Rising Song parents participate in their child’s school experience through weekly journal entries.  Family gatherings are scheduled throughout the year to foster community and celebrate the seasons.  For more information please visit our website at: www.risingsongpreschool.org  

Spindlewood Preschool now enrolling for fall - Extended Care available

September 05, 2013

Spindlewood Preschool is happy to anounce we are extending our program to meet the needs of working parents in our community. We have openings 2,3,or 4 days a week half days or full time for children ages 2-5. We provide all of the snacks and meals prepared fresh daily with wholesome organic ingredients. In order to stay affordable for families, tution is reasonable and no materials fee is required for enrollment.

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We are proud to announce we have been serving the needs of our Portland Families for almost 25 years. Our classroom is sunny bright and warm and with plenty of light to nurture your children, as well as a beautiful play yard. State Certified and in the process of WECAN, Eco-friendly, biodynamic garden and all handmade beautiful toys made from all natural materials. Using Lifeways and Helle Heckman from Nokken as inspiration.

 



Please call veteran Waldorf teacher Miss Pammie to set up a time to visit and/or RSVP to our open house: 503-335-0451 or email us at misspammie@spindlewoodschool.com website: http://www.spindlewoodschool.com/ 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/spindlewood

 

Tumbleweeds Playschool Enrolling for Fall

August 17, 2013

Tumbleweeds Playschool is a small, in-home program for children ages 2-3.  At Tumbleweeds, children play, create, learn and grow in a supportive atmosphere. The children participate in songs, stories, dramatic play, gardening, baking, and art projects.  Hours are from 9:00am-1:00pm Tuesday-Friday.  Children may attend one, two, three or four days a week. Organic and homemade lunch and snack served. Licensed childcare provider, Eco-healthy certified.  Family references available.  For more information, please check our website:  www.tumbleweedsplayschool.com or email me at wintry@tumbleweedsplayschool.com

Rare spaces at Willow Tree Preschool

August 16, 2013

Avery sienna giacomo light table winter 2012We are now enrolling for the rare spaces available  2013 – 2013 school year.    

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature,
with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created
to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of
experience.

We are influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and honor and protect this magical time of childhood. 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; encouraging children to explore and build meaning through their
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The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to
5 years of age. 

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

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

 

 

Infant & Toddler Openings in Arts Based, Organic Child Care

August 11, 2013

Established in 2009, the Hillsboro Arts Preschool & Day School currently has openings for infants and toddlers in our state registered, in-home care environment!

Part time and full time options

Small teacher: child ratio

Arts based, nature inspired curriculum

RIE/Gerber approach

We welcome LGBTQ families

Eco-Healthy Childcare endorsement from the Oregon Environmental Council

Gender neutral play environments

Natural toys & materials

Organic, vegan/vegetarian snacks & meals

Child-accessible organic vegetable garden

Large, secure fenced yard

A commitment to daily outdoor play

Quiet neighborhood next to Mooberry Elementary School

Discounted rates are available for public school district staff, DHS/social workers, employees of the Virginia Garcia Medical Center and qualifying non-profits. 

For more information, to request application materials or attend an open house, please contact us via our blog page:

http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com

Our next open house will be Saturday, 9/7/13 at 5:30pm; please email to rsvp or call 503-914-6555

Violet Garden Waldorf Preschool 2 day program

August 06, 2013

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The Violet Garden Waldorf Preschool is introducing its new 2 day preschool class to compliment the 3 day program.  The 2 day program is on Thursdays and Fridays 11am - 3pm.

Please call 503 230 0089 to schedule a visit and check us out at www.violetgardenpreschool.com for more info.

Fall opening at Tender Leaf Preschool

August 05, 2013

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Tender Leaf Preschool has one opening!

Imagine your child singing throughout the day in a play based curriculum where s/he where s/he feels the intimacy of a family, finding the joy of gardening, experiencing the fun and peace of yoga, meditating!!, as well as eating healthy meals which s/he helps to make, harvest, and even grow.... and much, much more.

We want each child to feel excited about school and learning, creating a joyful foundation to the years of education to come....

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Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

July 22, 2013

 We are enrolling for the 2013 – 2013 school year.  

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature,
with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created
to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of
experience. We are influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy and honor and protect this magical time of childhood. 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; encouraging children to explore and build meaning through their
experiences.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Recommended In-Home Nanny Available July / Long-Term

June 06, 2013

We are a family looking to share our Nanny. Our Nanny has years of experience as a teacher at the highly regarded Portland Waldorf School and Childroots Center for Young Children. She has a dynamic knowledge of early childhood development and will be a warm, engaged asset to your children and family.

Our Nanny situation:

Starting mid July, our Nanny will be looking to take on 2 addition in-home shifts. She is available work Mon, Wed, Fri after 230pm and open Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will be working with our family in the SE Portland / Sunnyside neighborhood Mon, Wed and Fri from 10-2pm. She is hoping to find a family in our neighborhood to build a long term, in-home care relationship with.  Depending on the situation, she is willing to work in other locations.

We are happy to pass on her contact/rate information if our situation matches your childcare needs.

 Andrew (503) 360-8352    aelmore75@gmail.com

 

 

Willow Tree Preschool Enrolling for 2013-2014 school year

May 20, 2013

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Enrolling for summer camp as well!

 The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of experience.

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

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

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

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

 

Lead preschool teacher needed full time this starting this June

May 13, 2013

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Greetings! We are a small in home holistic state certified in home preschool & daycare looking for full time help. We will have up to 15 children a day & 3 (including you) teachers. 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.

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Tumbleweeds Playschool is enrolling for the fall

May 07, 2013

Tumbleweeds Playschool is a small, in-home program for children ages 2-4.    At Tumbleweeds, children participate in songs, stories, dramatic play, gardening, baking, and art projects.  Hours are from 9:00am-1:00pm, and children may attend one, two, three or four days a week). Organic and homemade lunch and snack served.  Licensed childcare provider, Eco-healthy certified.  For more information, please check our website:  www.tumbleweedsplayschool.com or email me at wintry@tumbleweedsplayschool.com

P/T summer work for preschool teacher

May 02, 2013

Our Waldorf-inspired preschool is searching for a part-time assistant/lead teacher for the summer (6/4-8/22).  We are a small in-home school, offering half and full day care.  The position includes working three days a week as an assistant with 12 children, and alone as a lead teacher in the afternoon with 5-6 children.  

 *There may be an opportunity to continue working with us next year, which we can discuss at the interview.

The Job:

In the morning you will be busy leading table activities and assisting the lead teacher in:  monitoring/documenting play, facilitating problem solving meetings with children, helping guide children through transitions and joining in the fun!

In the afternoon you will work alone with 5-6 children, (One of the Co-Directors will be available to help, if needed).  The afternoon program includes nap, outside play, snack, inside free play clean up and focused activities. The position also includes half an hour of cleaning at the end of the day

We are looking for someone who can commit to this schedule and is available to work the entire summer. 

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Violet Garden Waldorf Preschool Enrolment

April 25, 2013

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The accredited Violet Garden Waldorf Preschool in Sellwood is now accepting applications for the 2-day  and 3-day preschool programs, parent-child classes and "Positive Parenting" adult evening classes.  Contact for more info and to schedule a visit.  503 230 0089, honoryourchild@yahoo.com

Golden Day Nursery School has openings

   Warm and wonderful Golden Day Nursery School is now enrolling for Summer as well as the Fall 2013-2014 school year.  We are a small in home preschool program, welcoming children ages 1 1/2 to 4 years old.  We offer full or part time care, with a great ratio of six children and two teachers. Your child will feel happy and secure in this home away from home environment, with warm healthy meals, activities, circle and story time with puppetry, outdoor play rain or shine, and friends.   We are located in the family friendly neighborhood of Sellwood, at Share It Square.  Please see our website for more information at: Goldendaynurseryschool.com or call Ms. Indira at: 503-583-7349 

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Heart in Hand Preschool is enrolling for the Fall

Heart in Hand Preschool is a Waldorf certified preschool in the Alberta Arts neighborhood since 2002!

In a lovely little cottage surrounded by a native playgarden children enjoy creative play time, homebaked bread and daily puppet plays.

Please call to arrange a visit and check out Green Bean Books calendar for monthly puppet plays!

We also offer a summer camp in August and Parent Child classes during the school year!

Pay a 'pretent visit' now at heartinhandpreschool.com  

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Open house for an award winning Waldorf Preschool & Baby house

April 02, 2013

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Open house this Saturday, April 6th from 10-12. Please email for addresses & to RSVP.

CRileyteach@aol.com

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Little Lights PLayschool ~A Waldorf inspired preschool

March 18, 2013

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Hello families with young children.  Little Lights Playschool is a gentle first step from home to school.  We offer a small class size for children ages 3-5.  Each day follows a rich nurturing rhythm inspired by nature and the seasons.  We paint, bake bread, create seasonal crafts and share in fairy tales and nature stories.   Each day we explore the world we live in with long outside playtime and neighborhood walks.  We focus on the development of strong social skills always showing respect and kindness for each other and ourselves.  In Portland, we are so lucky to have such wonderful options for early childhood education.  Please consider Little Lights Playschool for your child’s first school experience.

Program hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-1. 

Please call to set up a tour.  www.littlelightsplayschool.org

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Wild Lilac is now enrolling infants through early-Kindergarteners for Fall 2013!

February 25, 2013

Wild Lilac Child Development Community is now enrolling for Fall 2013.

Wild Lilac is a reggio-inspired program that offers high quality, inclusive, culturally competent, and accessible early childhood education and comprehensive family support to the Southeast Portland community.

Colorful Laura

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Opening in vegan, arts-based day school

February 16, 2013

Hello!

We have an opening in our small, in-home day school for a young child 1 year or older. We are also accepting wait list applications for an infant slot that will become available in September of this year.

Established in 2009, we offer:

State registered family child care home

Pesticide-free yards and gardens

Natural toys and materials

Cloth diapering

Eco-Healthy certification from the Oregon Environmental Council

Guest Artist Program

Produce delivered weekly by Organics to You

We are vegan owned and operated

We are pro-family and pro-choice

We welcome GLBT families

School teacher? Social worker? Single parent? We have a tuition assistance program for qualifying families. 

Please check out our website: http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com

You may get in touch with us through the Contact page of the website or via: hillsboroartspreschool@gmail.com

We have an open house on the first Saturday of every month at 5pm. Our next open house is scheduled for 3/2/13. Please email us if you plan on attending.

Thanks & good luck in your search!

Tender Leaf Preschool has one opening left!

February 12, 2013

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Tender Leaf Preschool has one immediate PT opening and is enrolling for Summer and Fall 2013.

Imagine your child singing throughout the day, growing in a preschool where s/he feels the intimacy of a family, being surrounded by materials and activities that nurture personal interests and gifts, finding the joy of gardening, experiencing the fun and peace of yoga, meditating!!, as well as eating healthy meals which s/he helps to make, harvest, and even grow.... and much, much more.

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Lotus Heart Preschool Open House Sat Feb 9th, and Wed March 20th

February 08, 2013


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Logo2Please join us for an open house Saturday, February 9th,  from 10:00am- 12:00pm  or  March 20th from 5-7pm.

 Come and meet our teacher, see our classroom, and get your preschool questions answered.  Children are welcome to attend.  

This Saturday's open house begins the enrollment period for the 2013-2014 school year.

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based preschool located in southwest Portland, near Gabriel park, in the Hayhurst neighborhood.  We accept children ages 3-5 for our morning preschool program.

Please visit our website or call us for more details on our program.

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

503-452-6148

Have a great day!



Hawthorne Family Playschool's Annual Open House

January 28, 2013

Come play with us during our OPEN HOUSE!

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Join Teacher Susan and the HFP community for a meet and greet and tour of our wonderful school.

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 2013

10 a.m. to Noon

2828 SE Stephens Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97214

503-381-1288

Program Highlights

 Hawthornfamily Playschool is a cooperative preschool in SE Portland for children ages 3-5 that features:

- Intimate class size for optimal learning.

- Nurturing children's playfulness, compassion and connection to nature.

- Parent involvement creates community and deepens children’s sense of safety.

- Passionate, deeply engaged teacher with over 20 years experience.

Our Open House kicks off our 2013-2014 enrollment period.

Our Open House offers prospective families time to tour our school, meet our wonderful teacher, and have many of your preschool questions answered about our program! We also invite your children to join you because their reaction to HFP is important as well.

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Get an overview of our program
  • Meet our amazing teacher, Susan Eisman
  • Get inspired by our vision
  • Learn how we have created a wonderful community
  • Discover if our school is a good fit for your child–and your family

Inspired by what you see & learn during our Open House?

A co-op is a unique school model in that so much of it is parent-driven. Aside from our fabulous teacher, our strength comes from families that are eager to fully participate in the HFP community. This is particularly true of HFP, given that we keep our class size smaller than most (14 students) for greater focus on each child and to create a more intimate feel to our classroom environment.
We give enrollment priority to families who attend the Open House. Please read more about our selection process

If you cannot attend the 2013 Open House…

Please contact our membership coordinator at membership@hawthornefamilyplayschool.org to tour our school at another time.

See you there!

1.Hayride

Field tripping to Sauve Island!


2.Outside Play

Our amazing natural play yard!

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Seasonally focused yummy snack!

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Our sand lake!

5.At farm with Susan

Teacher Susan (in orange hat) , kids and pumkins!


Open House for Wild Lilac Child Development Community - Saturday Feb 2nd and Feb 12th

January 25, 2013

Wild Lilac offers a progressive Waldorf and Reggio inspired ealry childhood program for children ages six weeks through 5 years old in SE Portland!

Our homey classrooms provide children with plentiful and varied opportunities to construct knowledge about the broadening world around them using simple wooden toys, a plethora of art, building and storytelling materials, dress up clothes and silks, materials for light and shadow exploration and more!


Outside of the classroom, we explore our neighborhood and community through fieldtrips to gain a deeper understanding of the ideas we explore inside our classrooms.

 

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Our teachers hold the image of each child as capable, competent, and curious and strive to meet each individual children's interests and passions with learning opportunities that inspire. It is the teacher's role to observe the children, support their learning and to gently guide them to accept challenges and solve problems. Wild Lilac teachers document the children's experiences to make their learning visible to the whole community.

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At Wild Lilac, we see ourselves as a community of child and adult learners and we provide regular opportunities for parent/guardian discussions and community events for children staff and families.

Food is an important part of the culture of our school. Our cook prepares organic meals (breakfast, snack, lunch and afternoon snack) for the children that feature local and seasonal produce, whole grains, beans, and homemade breads.


Come join us for our February open houses: feb 2nd at 10am and Feb 12th at 3:30pm, to see our classrooms and learn more about our school!
Visit our website: www.wildlilac.org or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WildLilacCDC

Questions?

Please email us: wildlilac@wildlilac.org

Or call: 503-236-3240


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Rowanberry School Open House, Saturday January 26th

January 20, 2013

Your family is warmly invited to the annual open house at Rowanberry School on Saturday, January 26th from 10 a.m.-noon. Our open house provides an opportunity for prospective families to meet the teachers, learn about our philosophy and explore the environment.

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Rowanberry School is a unique home-based school for children ages 3-6.  We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythm of the Waldorf kindergarten and informed by over 20 years of experience in early education.    

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 8th year of operation, and are now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. 

Children are eligible to attend Rowanberry from age 3 until first grade ready.  School hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Please R.S.V.P. if you plan on attending the open house, and include your child's name, age, and desired schedule (3 or 4 days per week, see "Enrollment" page of website)

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online:

School Website: http://rowanberryschool.com/Rowanberry_School/Welcome.html

Blog: http://rowanberryschool.typepad.com/news/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowanberryschool

 

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at:

rowanberryschool@mac.com, or (503) 750-7607

WillowTree Preschool is now enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year

January 14, 2013

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 Enrolling for 2013/14 school year, call to set up a tour now. 

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools 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 meaningFall and early winter 2012 143 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, with an emphasis on art, nature and seasonal cycles.  In an atmosphere which encourages both active exploration as well as quite time to reflect, your child might choose to bake with the group, engage in dramatic play with a friend, drape herself in silk and dance around the room, paint, or build with a variety of materials…as well as caring for our organic garden, and our guinea pig!

Weekly visits from the yoga 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 children. Please contact Kim to arrange a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Addie dressed up fall 2012For more information and an application please go to our website http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/willow-tree-preschool/

New Day School Portland's Ananda Marga, Vegan Preschool & Kindergarten

January 05, 2013

 

New Day School Portland's Ananda Marga, Vegan Preschool & Kindergarten

New Day School would like to invite families interested in applying for Summer and Fall 2013 to attend an open house January 20th at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Come and explore our classrooms and outdoor environment.  Children are welcome to attend.

We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-6 with low teacher/child ratio. We are a full day program with part week options in our preschool classes. 

New Day School Neo-Humanist preschool, childcare center and private kindergarten has been serving Portland's families since 1979.  We currently have spots available in our three, four and five year old preschool classrooms. 

New Day School offers a unique learning environment with a curriculum that is based on ethical values. 

Our kindergarten is a five day program, with before and aftercare included in monthly tuition.

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New Day School offers a remarkable outdoor playscape, with a huge kitchen garden, which furnishes our garden to table program. 

We provide healthy vegan meals and snacks.

Our program features yoga and an introduction to meditation, arts and crafts, storytelling, music and lots of P L A Y.

 

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For more information on our openings, contact Atandra from 9-3 at 503-231-7425.

 

Willow Tree Preschool now enrolling for 2013-14 school year

January 03, 2013

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Now enrolling for 2013/14 school year.

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools 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 meaningFall and early winter 2012 143 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, with an emphasis on art, nature and seasonal cycles.  In an atmosphere which encourages both active exploration as well as quite time to reflect, your child might choose to bake with the group, engage in dramatic play with a friend, drape herself in silk and dance around the room, paint, or build with a variety of materials…as well as caring for our organic garden, our guinea pig!

Weekly visits from the yoga 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 children. Please contact Kim to arrange a tour kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Addie dressed up fall 2012For more information and an application please go to our website http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-tree-preschool/173664659338236

 

Rowanberry School now enrolling

November 09, 2012

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based school for children ages 3-6.  We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the Waldorf kindergarten and informed by over 20 years of experience in early education.    

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 8th year of operation, and are accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Children may attend Rowanberry from age 3 until first grade ready.

*Preschool and Kindergarten spaces currently available.


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For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online:

Blog: http://rowanberryschool.typepad.com/news/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowanberryschool

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at:

rowanberryschool@mac.com, or (503) 750-7607

 

CERTIFIED IN HOME WALDORF DAYCARE HAS TODDLER OPENINGS

October 05, 2012

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 Our little Waldorf-inspired program has space for a few toddlers to join our group of amazing friends. We bake, garden, make music, practice yoga, and enjoy nature at least twice a day. Work is our play. Kindness is our guide. We have spots opening up in October. We'd love to meet your precious one.

 We are an eco friendly, state-certified, year-round vegetarian day care with a respect for attachment parenting and a dedication to non-violence and anti-bias in our program. We provide 2 organic snacks per day and practice the principals of attachment parenting.

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Wild Lilac Child Development Community is now enrolling our infant classroom for January, 2013!

Wild Lilac CDC has been offering high quality, inclusive early childhood education programming to toddlers, preschoolers, and their families in inner SE Portland since 2006. Wild Lilac is expanding to include an infant classroom, beginning in January 2013. Wild Lilac is a warm and loving community of children, teachers, and families who value the importance of imagination, creativity, and play for early learners. We offer a beautiful, intentionally designed indoor environment to support and inspire children’s play and exploration and an outside space alive with possibilities for adventure and connection to the natural world.

At Wild Lilac, we believe that infants are naturally curious and constantly learning. We offer a nurturing, stimulating and supportive environment for our youngest children to explore with simple materials and beautiful spaces that promote each child’s unique developmental process. The philosophy for our infant classroom is based on the principles of attachment theory and the work of Magda Gerber, founder of Resources for Infant Educarers, (RIE). The RIE philosophy stresses the importance of respectful and responsive relationships between infant educators and children.  Our infant cohort will consist of three children with one infant teacher who will foster secure attachment relationships with each child and nurture each child’s development.

For more information about Wild Lilac’s infant classroom, please visit our website www.wildlilac.org or call us: 503-236-3240

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Song Garden – Waldorf Inspired Early Childhood Programs

September 26, 2012

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Winner of Natural Awakenings Magazine's Natural Choice Awards for Favorite Daycare/Playcare for 2011!

Offering 2, 3 and 5-day morning programs...

Your child will love our small classes (8 children per class) led by experienced teachers.

Song Garden offers an education for your whole child. We strive to create an optimal environment for children to imitate and explore.

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Waldorf Trained Teacher Available For Weekday Morning Childcare

Greetings!  My name is Shelly and I am a trained Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher.  I am a Mama of three bright, brilliant children ages six, seven and nine.  In addition to guiding my own children through life, I have been blessed to work with a range of children between the ages of three and a half and twelve years old the past three years.  In the aftercare program that I led, at a local Waldorf School here in Portland, I oversaw up to twenty-five children (with an assistant) which led me into a lead kindergarten teaching position in which I held ten students (mixed age 3 1/2-6 yrs.) through a rhythmical day, week and year.  I am currently taking a sabbatical from teaching in the school setting to wear my "Mama Hat" and have the availability to be more active in my own children's growing experience.  During the hours that my children are at school I am looking to extend my helping hands and love to a Mother(s) in need of some free time in the morning hours.  The window of opportunity for me to connect with your child is any weekday between the hours of 9 AM and Noon.  I am ideally looking for a family that is interested in loving, reverent, rhythmical care including exploring nature, playing in the elements and child led imaginative play.  I would prefer coming to your home/neighborhood and would be open to families wanting to combine playtime for their children's growing social experience.  I will travel with age appropriate nature based "toys".  This includes:  silks, building "blocks" made from branches of trees, soft knitted wool animals, hand sewn baby dolls, sea shells, pine cones, bean bags, wool balls, beeswax and other "gems" from my basket of treasures.  My hopes are to form some lasting relationships, build community, give peace of mind and time to families to accomplish necessary daily needs plus to share ideas, for those wanting them, on how they can incorporate rhythm (which equates to strength, security and safety to the growing child) into their daily lives.  My children attend a Waldorf School in SW Portland.  I am ideally looking for a family in this vicinity, but I am open to talking with any family in the Portland Metro area.  Please feel free to call at 503-704-4630 and leave a message with a time and day that would work best for us to meet.  My email address is shellystewart74@gmail.com if you do not have a phone.  I do, however, prefer verbal communication.  I am looking forward to our destinies meeting.

Many Blessings,

Shelly 

Inspiring & Experienced Waldorf Teacher Available For Full/Half Day Wednesday/Thursday Nanny Position

September 24, 2012

Hi there,

My name is Sara and I am a former preschool teacher and director. I have taken a break from teaching to make time to pursue other talents and interests but would still love to spend part of my week with children.

I am currently available for 1 full day or two half days a week. My preferred day is Thursdays but I can make Wednesdays work for the right family if needed.

I am looking for a family who needs an experienced, responsible, creative, adventurous, and loving caregiver for their child.

I am very holistic in my approach to caring for children and offer a balance of both calm and adventerous activities. Spending time out in nature is a must for children and I really enjoy going on nature walks and exploring our beautiful local gardens with them.

I have extensive experience working with children of all ages, from birth through the later teenage years. Aside from opening and running my own mixed age preschool program for 3 years, I have 16+ years of direct hands on childcare experience. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Arts and love to do creative art projects with children.  I have a photography business that is just picking up so it is a guarantee that you will recieve beautiful images of your children if wanted. In the spring of 2010 I completed a year long Waldorf Teacher Training in Boulder, Colorado through LifeWays North America. This training focused on holistic childcare for children from birth through age 7. I learned a lot from this program and grew immensely in the process. I am happy to share what I have learned with families if they are interested.

I have a safe car fully equipped with car seats and a clean driving record.

I am enrolled in the Central Background Registry (its better than a background check) and have all the certifications necessary to care for children safely.

If you feel like we may be a good fit please feel free to  contact me. You can reach me at saralizadeh@hotmail.com or at 503-432-6414

In the meantime please visit my Preschool and Photography facebool pages to get a sense of the quality of care I provide children.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-River-Bamboo-Preschool-and-Nursery/129614819823

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sara-Alizadeh-Inner-Light-Photography/204247029660768