237 posts categorized "Waldorf"

CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL IN NE PORTLAND NOW ENROLLING

June 29, 2017

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Global Friends Language School is now open and enrolling 2-5 year olds for the Summer and Fall!  

Our mission:
To provide a high quality learning environment that encourages children to be excited about learning and exploring the world around them and grow into confident, caring, and multilingual individuals with a love for culture, language, diversity, and service.

Our state-certified, home-based preschool/daycare offers a child-oriented, developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Our unique approach draws from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Language Immersion philosophies.  

Daily routines at Global Friends Language School motivate children to engage in many active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Throughout the day, children are free to choose from age-appropriate activities including art, music, language development, puzzles, math, science and nature, and dramatic play, helping them to develop self-esteem, independence, and problem-solving skills.

We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 to 5:30. Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, and grow with us!

Please contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool(at)gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to inquire or schedule a tour.  You can also find us on www.globalfriendslanguageschool.com to see more photos.

4505 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220

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

June 26, 2017

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


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

Experienced, Respectful Nanny Available!

Hello! I am an experienced nanny searching for a new position, beginning this month! I am looking for a contract lasting June through sometime in November when I am due with my own little one.  I have worked as a fulltime professional nanny since June 2013, and my partner and I just moved to Portland from Seattle this month.  While I am sad to have left all of my beloved nanny families in Seattle, I am excited to connect with some wonderful Portland families!

My childcare philosophy draws from RIE, Montessori, and attachment/gentle parenting. I've primarily worked with toddlers and infants, and I am continually amazed by their curiosity, compassion, intelligence, and energetic awareness. I believe in treating children with respect, honoring their innate wisdom, and doing my own internal work so that I can be the most compassionate and loving caregiver possible. I m a big believer in natural and unassisted motor development, supporting independent play, teaching consent early, giving children the space to figure things out on their own (you won t see me demonstrating how to use a toy!), involving even young children in daily tasks around the house such as cooking and cleaning, and holding supportive emotional containers for big toddler emotions. I am familiar with Montessori philosophies, Waldorf pedagogy, RIE tenants, baby led weaning, babywearing, cloth diapering, elimination communication, gentle sleep training, co-sleeping, extended breastfeeding, and alternative pediatric medicine. I also work as a birth and postpartum doula, although I am not taking birth clients at this time. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmly, 

Esmé

es.whrit@gmail.com

P.S. I would like to stay in Portland proper during this time! 

NEW CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL IN NE PORTLAND NOW ENROLLING

June 07, 2017

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Global Friends Language School is now open and enrolling 3-5 year olds for the Spring!  

Our mission:
To provide a high quality learning environment that encourages children to be excited about learning and exploring the world around them and grow into confident, caring, and multilingual individuals with a love for culture, language, diversity, and service.

Our state-certified, home-based preschool/daycare offers a child-oriented, developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Our unique approach draws from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Language Immersion philosophies.  

Daily routines at Global Friends Language School motivate children to engage in many active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Throughout the day, children are free to choose from age-appropriate activities including art, music, language development, puzzles, math, science and nature, and dramatic play, helping them to develop self-esteem, independence, and problem-solving skills.

We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 to 5:30. Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, and grow with us!

Please contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool(at)gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to inquire or schedule a tour.  You can also find us on www.globalfriendslanguageschool.com to see more photos.

4505 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220

 

Openings at Humming Hive -- Waldorf-inspired, Nature-immersion Programs for children 3-10 years old

May 04, 2017

We have openings in our preschool program for 3-6 year-olds for the 2017-18 school year!  We meet Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-1pm, late August through June.  We are outside every day, rain or shine, exploring the forest, gardening, making nature crafts, learning about the plants and animals, singing, telling stories, watching puppet shows, and so much more!  We have covered areas for meal-times, and a small yurt, heated by a wood stove, for the coldest days of winter.  

IMG_20170503_115718We also have a Friday program for homeschooling and unschooling children, ages 6-11.

We are located just across the river from St. Johns.  Please visit our website for more information about our programs, how to schedule a tour, and how to enroll.  We look forward to hearing from you!  

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MINI ME INFANT CARE

April 25, 2017

 
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"The first two years of a child's life help shape their future.
Consistent care is top priority!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime!"
 
Welcome to "MINI ME INFANT CARE"!
In our care you will find a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a little miracle, to miraculously curious! At Mini Me Infant Care we provide Boutique style care that is Personalized care for your child's unique personality, stage of development, and their individual needs. Children are held and rocked to sleep, we practice verbalizing throughout the day, music and sensory play are a fun exploration into the world around them! Personal, warm and consistent care is the core of the care we provide to your "Mini Me". We are focused on keeping your child happy, engaged and Learning.
 
   http://www.thekidsshopdaycare.com/?page_id=11
503-869-0715
WE ARE LOCATED IN THE MILWAUKIE AREA
 
We are an ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM, meaning we provide everything for baby! Including formula, diapers, wipes etc. Once they reach 2 years old my preschool program THE KIDS SHOP DAYCARE is the natural next step. Here they will then learn all their Kindergarten readiness skills!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime"!

 

 *    We Support Breast Feeding Moms

*FORMULA AND DIAPERS INCLUDED!

*ECO FRIENDLY

*BOTTLES SANITIZED DAILY

*SEPARATE NAP AREA

*DAILY UPDATE SHEETS

*SPACIOUS INDOOR PLAY AREA

*MONDAY - FRIDAY 7am - 6:00pm

Open House at Wow and Flutterville Global Playgarden in Sellwood

April 23, 2017

Come visit our newest Wow and Flutterville, Wow and Flutterville Global Playgarden in Sellwood this Wednesday evening, April 26th from 6-7:30 pm for our open house!  We are a State-licensed childcare serving children from 6 weeks- 6 years old, year-round from 7 am-6 pm with aftercare into evenings and weekends available.

We practice the principals of RIE, attachment parenting and Waldorf education. Our curriculum is kindness and our work is play. Daily time in mother nature, organic vegetarian world-fusion foods, bi-weekly French,  Guest Musicians, daily yoga, art and open-ended play.

All of our assistants are refugee and immigrant women through a partnership with IRCO. Multi-culturalism and an ant-bias focus makes our center a place where all children and staff are honored for their gifts.

Come meet us Wednesday evening or contact us for a visit.

8722 Se 17th Ave Potland Or 97202

Miss Deanna /Owner

wowandfluttervilleplaygarden@gmail.com

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Little Lights Playschool

April 03, 2017

Little Lights Playschool  is a thriving play and nature based preschool located in the heart of Woodlawn in NE Portland since 2009.  

Program hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9-1.  

Our school is bet suited for children ages 3-5.  Class size is limited to 12 children led by experienced Waldorf  trained teacher and assistant.  

We offer summer camps and parent child classes.    

contact: Kristin Luce at 503-515-8799 

Website:

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Each day holds the opportunity for imaginative play, arts and activity,  lots of outdoor time,  baking and soup making,  lively cirlce times, therapeutic puttetry and story telling,  seasonal celebrations and festivals and so much more!    

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Looking for a Second Child for a Private Waldorf Preschool Class

March 27, 2017

We have a very sensitive sensory girl who is 4.5 and who does not do well in preschool because of the number of children.  Her last preschool teacher (a certified Waldorf teacher) offered to host a two hour, once per week preschool session for her and one other child.  This teacher and her preschool are absolutely amazing!  We are looking for one other child between the ages of 3 and 5 who would join us for this adventure.  Maybe another sensory child like her who struggles with larger groups of children.  Or, a non-sensory child who is quiet and would like the opportunity to experience a beautiful Waldorf school once per week.

We would meet for two hours on Thursday afternoons.  The preschool is on Mt. Scott. 

Please contact Heather at hblankenheim@gmail.com if you are interested.

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

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

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

February 23, 2017

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 3-5 years old. We're looking for a new friend to join our year-round program!

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio philosophies. We believe in holistic, hands-on education as well as continuously honoring each child's uniqueness. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
We are especially convenient to the Roseway/East Cully/Madison South neighborhoods, but our families commute from all parts of town to be a part of our sweet community.
For more information about our program, please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com DSC_2151-2

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

February 10, 2017

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Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2.5-5 years old. We're looking for a couple of new friends to join our year-round program!

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio philosophies. We believe in holistic, hands-on education as well as continuously honoring each child's uniqueness. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
We are especially convenient to the Roseway/East Cully/Madison South neighborhoods, but our families commute from all parts of town to be a part of our sweet community.
For more information about our program, please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

 

Green Tulip Peace and Nature School has openings-SE Portland

December 28, 2016

The Green Tulip Peace and Nature School currently has openings!!
We are a nature based Montessori/Reggio inspired preschool operating in SE Portland. We are a 100% organic farm to table school.  We learn, we love, we create, we garden, we grow, we nurture, and thrive.

We offer a 3 day preschool program on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We also offer homeschooling for children ages 6-10 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We are currently offering a 50% off registration fees promotion and sibling discounts. 
Please contact us or visit website:www.greentulipschool.com

Email: Greentulippreschool@gmail.com

Tel: 503-310-5772

 

Very best!!

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Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next Portland family to support.

December 15, 2016

Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next family to support 12-16 hours per week, long term.

20 years of nannying experience, with stellar references. Fun, loving, communicative and thoughtful. I'm looking for a family where the care is child-led, with gentle sleep and discipline philosophies.  Not interested in a nanny share.

Available during the day 2-3 days per week or for after school care 3 days per week. $16-$18/hr. North/Northeast/Southeast.  shayneberry@gmail.com

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Now Enrolling! Portland Play Project - a Reggio-inspired, Ecologically Based and Family Centered Preschool in the Cully Neighborhood

December 09, 2016

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspired, family-centered and ecologically-based preschool in NE Portland, Oregon, serving children ages 2.5-5. We are a collaborative community that embraces diversity, nurtures each child’s innate sense of curiosity and wonder and provides children with social and emotional tools to become kind, empathic and compassionate people. 

To learn more please:

Visit our website at www.portlandplayproject.com

Email Meg Neal at info@portlandplayproject.com 

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

LEO MY BOY Leo!LEO AND ME
Leo and I! 

Need Amazing Preschool? ChildRoots is Enrolling!

November 29, 2016

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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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Marigold Preschool in NE Portland

October 27, 2016

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood) and we're looking for a couple of new friends! Our program is open Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, for ages 2.5-5 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We believe in holistic and hands-on education.  Our days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play! DSC_2151-2

For more information about our sweet program please contact Miss Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

Openings at Willow Tree Preschool

October 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

ChildRoots is Enrolling Now -- Come Tour Tonight!

October 03, 2016

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Come by for a tour of our spaces this evening (Monday, October 3rd) at 6:30 PM! RSVP here.

ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland for families with young children ages six weeks to six years. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We value curiosity and creativity. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play; ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence. 

We're inspired by scientific inquiry, natural and open-ended materials, messy mud puddles, big movements and loud voices, and the question "why?". Through open dialogue and experimentation, our teachers observe, research, and guide children's discovery of the world around them. We are currently enrolling 2, 3, and 4-year olds for the 2016 - 2017 school  year at our Northwest, Southeast, and Fremont locations! Take a look at our website, and call or email us for more information or to schedule a tour. 

t: (503) 235-1151

e: enrollment@childroots.com

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 01, 2016

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood) and we're looking for a couple of new friends! Our program is open Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, for ages 2.5-5 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We believe in holistic and hands-on education.  Our days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. DSC_2151-2

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

ChildRoots is Enrolling!

September 26, 2016

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ChildRoots is a progressive and thoughtful learning community in the heart of Portland for families with young children ages six weeks to six years. We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We value curiosity and creativity. We maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play; ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence. 

We're inspired by scientific inquiry, natural and open-ended materials, messy mud puddles, big movements and loud voices, and the question "why?". Through open dialogue and experimentation, our teachers observe, research, and guide children's discovery of the world around them. We are currently enrolling for the 2016 - 2017 school  year at our Northwest, Southeast, and Fremont locations! Take a look at our website, and call or email us for more information or to schedule a tour. 

t: (503) 235-1151

e: enrollment@childroots.com

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

September 19, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Humming Hive has openings! Nature-immersion programs for preschool-age children - just across the river from St. Johns

September 12, 2016

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Humming Hive has openings for children ages 3-5 years old for a 3 day/week Waldorf-inspired nature-immersion program.  We sing, tell stories, make plant medicine, garden, do art and crafts, learn wilderness skills, and spend part of every day exploring the magic of the forest.  We offer wholesome snacks cooked on our rocket stove and in our cob oven.  We are outside every day, rain or shine, and have covered areas to eat and work on crafts, including a woodstove-heated yurt. 

Please visit our website and our facebook page for more information, and e-mail Christy at humminghiveforest@gmail.com for enrollment.  We meet Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-1pm, September through June.  We look forward to hearing from you soon - only 2 spots left!



Humming Hive has openings! Nature-immersion programs for preschool-age children - just across the river from St. Johns

August 31, 2016

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Humming Hive has openings for children ages 3-5 years old for a 3 day/week Waldorf-inspired nature-immersion program.  We sing, tell stories, make plant medicine, garden, do art and crafts, learn wilderness skills, and spend part of every day exploring the magic of the forest.  We offer wholesome snacks cooked on our rocket stove and in our cob oven.  We are outside every day, rain or shine, and have covered areas to eat and work on crafts, including a woodstove-heated yurt. 

Please visit our website and our facebook page for more information, and e-mail Christy at humminghiveforest@gmail.com for enrollment.  We meet Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-1pm, September through June.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Marigold Preschool has openings/NE Portland

August 22, 2016

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood). Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2.5-5 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We believe in holistic and hands-on education.  Our days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
For more information about our program please contact Miss Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com DSC_2151-2

One Spot Left!

August 19, 2016

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Last minute opening! We just found out one of our families is unable to start this September giving us an opening. We are offering a 3 day slot, Tuesday-Thursday. We are located in Cathedral Park neighborhood of N. Portland. We are a play based LifeWays program inspired by Waldorf education. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about Little Root. We have 12 children and 4 teachers giving us a 4 to 1 ratio. We cook, bake, play, sing, garden, paint and eat 2 organic meals a day. www.littlerootchildren.blogspot.org. littlerootchildren@gmail.com

Little Seeds Farm School has one opening for a 3-4 year old this Fall!

August 09, 2016

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LiTTLE SEEDS FARM SCHOOL Hello Parents! Our small community of farming students is looking to add a friend this Fall! On any given day you'll find us caring for our animals, working on homestead projects, cooking fresh from the garden or farming away! Our open space is for a 4 or 5 days a week half or full day. Our school hours are: 8:30am-12:30pm (half day) 8:30am-3:30pm (full day) Please see our website at www.littleseedsfarmschool.com for more information. Also our Instagram link Instagram.com/littleseedsfarmschool for a look at what we've been up to! Call Miss Brittany at 971-998-7672

Part time PLAY care!

August 04, 2016

Do you desperately need a break, but don't need full time child care?
Grow Love could be the perfect fit!

At Grow Love we believe in PLAY!

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We have:

Slide
Trampoline
Play kitchen
Books
Open ended toys
Art & Craft materials
Sensory materials

There's also space to play outside on the balcony, AND we take trips to the park! 


HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday 8am-1pm
Wednesday 8am-1pm
Thursday 8am-1pm

TUITION (weekly):
$125

SERVING AGES:
6 months - 5 years

LOW RATIOS:
4:1 - ensure each child gets the proper attention they need throughout the day! 

We would love to get to know you! 
Please inquire via EMAIL (growlovecare@gmail.com), and I will respond by email and/or phone. 

About me: I am a child care professional, with years of first hand experience. I have been the lead teacher at 3 child care centers, and have a child of my own who is 1.5 years old! Most recently, I facilitate a respectful parenting play group Monday mornings, and worked as a nanny for a family for over 2 years. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Portland State University. I have achieved step 10 on the Oregon Child Care Registry, and have logged more than 30 hours of professional, continuing education training. I have up to date enrollment in the Oregon Criminal Registry system, CPR training, food handler's card, as well as Called to Protect certification. Resume, and professional references provided upon request. 


Have a magnificent day! 

Hawthorne Family Playschool Cooperative Now Enrolling

July 28, 2016

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Who we are:

Hawthorne Family Playschool is an exceptional mixed-age (3-5), play-based, cooperative preschool fostering self-awareness, relationships with others, and connections to the natural world.

Our teacher, Susan Eisman, draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling, and peace activism. Susan completed her masters coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990. She partners with deeply invested parents to provide a nurturing learning community in which children and families thrive.

Wheel-Group-smooth-enlarged Children are eager, capable players who learn with zest in stimulating and affirming environments. They are competent problem solvers when given support. Children find deep satisfaction in following their interests, building relationships, and making friends.

Children learn best when they are connected to nature. We provide natural materials inside and outside the classroom and help children to become good stewards of the earth. HFP is certified as an Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) provider by the Oregon Environmental Council. Our play yard is also recognized by The Audubon Society of Portland as a Certified Backyard Habitat.

We believe participating in a parent-run cooperative is deeply rewarding for the children, their families, and the teacher alike.

Web: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Contact and tours: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org/contact-hfp/

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall

June 28, 2016

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Enrolling for summer camp and fall.

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

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

FOR SALE: Awesome House for Child Care Business

May 11, 2016

Greetings, I am a childcare provider in Beaverton. I recently closed my daycare and we are now selling our home. It is an awesome opportunity for someone. The child care area (over 400 sf) has a hardwood floor, is separated from the rest of the house (joined only by the kitchen), has its own extremely child-friendly bathroom, has its own separate entry around the side of the house, and a fully fenced yard.  AND NO HOA!

More information and photos available at: http://www.bhhsnw.com/Home/16275924/RTR/11275-SW-BLAKENEY-ST-Beaverton-OR-97008   If you happen to know anyone that you think might be interested in this opportunity, please let them know about it. Thank you!  Warmly, Grace  (grace@gracespreschool.com)
 

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for fall 2016

April 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

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

March 12, 2016

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

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

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


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

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


Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

Very Part Time Nanny Available - until end of May 2016

December 07, 2015

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Hello! My name is Jenni, and I am in my late 20's, living in the NE Portland Woodlawn neighborhood. I am currently looking for some part-time (roughly 10-15 hrs a week) childcare work. I will be leaving Portland in June, so I can only commit until the end of May. I love love love working with children, and have been doing so since I was 13. I mainly have cared for 2-5 year olds, though I have experience with infants to tweens. My childcare approach is one that values loving presence, healthy attachment, emotional intelligence / healthy expression, and creative exploration. I love to play outside all times of the year. I enjoy cooking healthy, wholesome, organic meals. I am tidy, and always leave spaces better than I found them. My days and times are currently flexible, though I would love something consistent. I have a strong community of friends, and many of them nannies, so I could likely support the transition when the time comes by helping find my replacement (though no guarantees). I am currently training in Mindfulness / Body-Centered therapy and will be moving into a career as a counselor in the next couple years. I have found my work with children feeds that work and vice-versa. My background is also in yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, and I love finding subtle ways to bring that into children's lives. Activities I love to share are: going on adventures in nature, even if only to the park or around the block, making music or teaching songs, going to see fun shows or to museums, doing seasonal crafts with recycled & / or natural materials, reading or making up stories, dance parties, yoga / stretching, cooking projects, & more! I have a car available for use, it can fit two car seats. I am insured and have a clean record.

I love reading and learning about alternative childcare, so if there is a topic or a book you are particularly passionate about, I would likely be more than happy to read it in my spare time, and incorporate it in my work.

Please email me with your interest Jengold23@gmail.com - I would love to hear about you & your family, your values, what neighborhood you live in, & sending pictures is always helpful! Please do not email me for full-time work as I am not interested or available. Please note: I am in school one weekend (including Friday) a month, so if you need consistent care on those days, I am not able to meet that need.

FYI - my rates begin at $15 an hour, and increase by $2 for each additional child. I am happy to provide references upon request. 

Thank you for reading. Be well.

SE Family Seeking Full-time Nanny for 2

October 28, 2015

 

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

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

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

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

Warmly,

Michelle

SE Family Seeking Full-time Nanny for 2

 

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

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

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

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

Warmly,

Michelle

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

September 30, 2015

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

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

Thank you!

Sara

Seeking NE Family for Nanny Share

September 14, 2015

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

A little about us:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

Seeking Nanny Share in SE Portland

September 06, 2015

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

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

 General Nanny responsibilities/criteria:

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

 Share Family:

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

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

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

 

Marigold Preschool NE Portland

August 16, 2015

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

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

http://www.marigoldpreschool.com/

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Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

July 23, 2015

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

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

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

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

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

Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

July 16, 2015

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

Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015

Hello!

Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood Development is currently enrolling in our Pre-K program for the school year of 2015-16. We are an in-home school that focuses on community within staff, parents and children, social and emotional growth and exploration with a strong desire for learning with preschoolers aged 3-5 yrs. We have a strong set of staff with low ratios, a large back yard, engaging Pre-K lessons, and daily trips to Irving Park. Please visit our website for more information and join us for a tour in the coming weeks!

www.oakandroseschool.com

Best,

O&R mgmt

oakandroseschool@gmail.com

Heidi's House August Care

May 26, 2015

Openings for month of August at Heidi's House

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

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

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

 A little miracle everyday.

 503.774.8998 or levy.heidi@gmail.com

 Happy parent references available.

 

Air/Plane Cottage School in Kenton (N Portland) has FT openings!

May 19, 2015

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Air/Plane Cottage School is an experiential learning community located on a quiet, residential street in the Kenton neighborhood in North Portland. We serve children ages 3 through 6, and their families, by providing the highest quality daytime childcare available, at competitive prices. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Early childhood educators Crystal Siltman and Joseph Bryan have, combined, over 25 years professional teaching experience. Goals and Philosophy At APCS we help the children to develop, physically, socially and cognitively. We do this by engaging in creative work that is meaningful to both the children and the adults in our community. We feel our 5:1 ratio make these rich experiences possible. Our studio is experiential and child-directed. We are living our lives together, making beautiful work together, and asking truly meaningful questions. We work together with children and their families to develop positive self-identity and deeply supportive community, for all. At APCS we help young children to: Become agents in the formation of community, Practice conflict resolution strategies in real-life situations, Develop critical thought, including divergent and convergent problem solving, Develop language skills, including spoken and written language, Identify, label, and communicate complex emotion in a productive way At APCS we help parents to: Better understand the needs of young people, Develop actionable plans for dealing with challenging behavior, Better manage transitions to and from school, and throughout our busy family lives! (503)888-5572 www.airplanecottageschool.com Image

Childcare Wizard available for short-term and on-call basis in N and NE Portland.

April 27, 2015


Spring greetings! 

I am a dynamic, nature-loving nanny working part-time with a fantastic family. I am currently looking for temporary and/or on-call work to round out my schedule. If you are looking for an experienced and dependable person to help out when your nanny gets sick, when you need a date night, or when you are transitioning between childcare, I may be your guy. Since I relocated here a year and a half ago I have worked closely with three families in the Sabin and King neighborhoods. All their babies were under one year of age when I started with them and I still provide childcare occasionally. I have stellar references and love establishing rapport with the families I work with.

My trusty bicycle, Sunny, will transport me all over North and Northeast Portland in punctual and dependable style. I live in Cully and do not own a vehicle and therefore prefer not to travel outside of N and NE Portland. I work on a sliding scale basis, starting at $14 - $17 per hour. Rates vary for shares, multiple children, etc. Ask me about it!

About me: I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience. I have the most experience with little ones 3 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 am CPR and First Aid certified (June 2014) and I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check).

About my style: I am an active, creative, and unique caregiver with a good sense of humour. Spending most of my days with little ones, I like to keep it fresh. As a career nanny, parents often ask for my advice in regards to their children's mysterious behaviour. I do not have a textbook childcare philosophy, and enjoy drawing on techniques across a range of styles. With flexibility, I like to work with the parents and children to find something that suites everyone.

I like to explore nature, establish strong attachment and trust through affection, and foster creativity and personality through art, songs, and storytelling. I am a naturalist and herbalist, so most of my outdoor adventures with littles involve relating to plant life small and large. With toddlers I like to dance, garden, cook, and have curious conversations. With younger babies my care includes lots of love and touch, baby wearing, floor exploration, singing and reading practice. I have experience working with parents to establish daily rhythms, including feeding and sleep training. I really believe in none to very little exposure of technology and sugar for children under five. I have potty training experience, and love talking to kids about poop!

I have experience with a wide range of parents, children, and care styles. I am a sensitive caregiver and enjoy diversity, and have loved working with LGBTQ and alternative families and those with unique life perspectives.

Get in touch with me if you think we could be a good fit. My email is artemisia248@gmail.com and my phone is 619.995.9262.

Warmly, Sam

 

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Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

April 16, 2015

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering a Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature, working with the arts and plenty of healthy movement. 

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

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

Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

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I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering a Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature, working with the arts and plenty of healthy movement. 

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

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