184 posts categorized "Waldorf"

Little Seeds Farm School has one opening left for January 5th!

December 12, 2014

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We are an urban farm located in Sellwood near the Westmoreland natural park. We take from both Montessori and Waldorf methods of learning and collaborate with our agrarian lifestyle to provide a loving and safe environment to educate children ages 3-6. Our days are filled with stimulating self-directed play to ignite a passion for learning while growing individually and gaining independence. Our curriculum is diverse and provides an opportunity to thrive. On any given day you'll find us practicing meditation or yoga, in our science lab, writing our next puppet show, tending to our organic garden grow room, naming planets in our solar system, beating drums in music class, observing our ant farm, chopping fresh veggies for a seasonal pot pie, or maybe digging in a cranberry and cinnamon sensory tub. We start at 8:30am Monday-Thursday Morning class is 8:30-12:30 with extended hours to 3:30pm. Contact Miss Brittany for more information at 971-998-7672 Image
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More contact information: www.littleseedsfarmschool.com brittany@littleseedsfarmschool.com

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 21, 2014

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Marigold is a part-time, in-home preschool in NE Portland located near the Gregory Heights Library and convenient to Roseway, Hollywood, Montevilla, Cully, and Alberta neighborhoods. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1:00pm, 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. School days are 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

 

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis Has 2 Openings for 2-5 year olds

September 30, 2014

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Our State-certified, Waldorf-inspired playgarden in Alameda has spaces available for a few children ages 2-5. We offer weekly Spanish, guest musicians, daily home cooked organic vegetarian meals, monthly farm field trips to a local organic farm, baking, music, art and mostly play! We honor the principals of attachment parenting, offer low child-teacher ratios and foster a community of kindness, compassion and silly fun!

Please contact us soon to arrange a visit for you and your child.

Miss Deanna deannacohen2013@gmail.com

www.wowandflutterville.com

 

 

Playopolis has rare openings for 2-5 year olds in our Waldorf-inspired Playgarden.

September 28, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool- Spanish, Sign, cooking, gardening, art, sing, play!

September 27, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool is a cozy home based program located directly across from Pendleton Park and Hayhurst Elementary in SW Portland. ( This is in the Gabriel park neighborhood- easily accessible from SW, downtown, Sellwood/SE, and Beaverton.)

Our school is a play based program, which believes that for the preschool child, learning and play are one. We have a warm, rich environment with natural materials that offers a variety of activities and experiences to nurture the whole child. Our curriculum pulls from the best of many teaching philosophies, including Waldorf and Reggio Emilia. We are committed to environmental education and practices in our program and we have our Eco Healthy Childcare Certification.
Our teacher is an Early Childhood Professional and has been teaching for over 18 years. Please visit our teacher bio page on our website for more info.

Our daily rhythm includes a mix of active play, creative play, art activities, and circle time. In our circle time we sing, chant, play games, read stories, do creative movement and yoga, and become familiar with Spanish as well as American Sign Language. We have school provided snack, lunch from home,  and daily outside play at Pendleton Park located just across from our location. We also have a monthly soup day, a regular visiting yoga instructor from Yoga Playgrounds, and a community garden plot to work in!

Check out our website or call us for more details on our program or to set up a visit
www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

September 19, 2014

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Marigold Preschool is on the lookout for new friends! We are a part-time, in-home program located in the Roseway/Cully/Sumner area of NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2-4 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 philosophies. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish language, gardening, lots of indoor and outdoor play, and backyard chicken feeding too! 

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

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

September 07, 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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Nestled In Nature School Open House - Waldorf Inspired Preschool in SE

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Woven Hearts Preschool Now Enrolling Ages 3-5

Our children are sacred, each and every one. Woven Hearts Preschool program celebrates the warmth, rhythm, and joy of childhood, in a love-filled home environment that nourishes your child. We are welcoming children ages 3-5 years old beginning in October, and we are located in St. Johns in North Portland.

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Woven Hearts Preschool is a Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in North Portland. We embrace the Living Arts and the principles of LifeWays North America. Our children enjoy spending their days living into the rhythm of the seasons and daily life. Respect, reverence, and warmth are essential elements that we cultivate in the children through

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood).  Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2-4 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 philosophies and includes Spanish and English dual immersion. We believe in holistic and 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.

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

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Fall Openings at Rising Song Preschool

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

DSCN5108We have one last spot available for fall: a three day spot  (Tues full day, Thursday 1/2 day, and Friday 1/2 day). To maintain gender balance, we are looking for two or three girls. Our tuition is sliding scale based on income. Please see our website for more details:www.risingsongpreschool.org. Or contact us at risingsong@yahoo.com to arrange a tour.

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.

phone:  503-954-3235 

  









Apple Blossom Opening for your infant, toddler or preschooler

July 28, 2014

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 We proudly include the use RIE and Waldorf/LifeWays
Philosophies in our program and are the foundation.

We will go outside each day in all weather. We also enjoy daily walks in our peaceful neighborhood and to Clinton Park. We believe it is so important for children to enjoy the outdoors & fresh air every day...

 

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Waldorf-inspired Nature-based Preschool in SE, enrolling now for Fall (Nestled In Nature School)

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With a predominantly outdoor-based curriculum, the environment of Nestled In Nature School is designed with great care to inspire creativity, wonder and love of the natural world. With daily song, story, circle and craft, we provide a gentle "nest" for your child to blossom. Our vision is to create a village for families to come and celebrate with one another.  Our teacher is a Waldorf-trained early childhood educator who has been with the Mother Earth School since 2011. Mother Earth School is an outdoor-immersion and traditional-living Waldorf-inspired school at Tryon Community Farm. In many ways, our school is like an east-side home-based/urban homestead version of Mother Earth School.  A sampling of activities include: * watercolor painting * native and medicinal plants * food harvesting and preserving * handwork, traditional skills and crafts * organic and local snacks * daily walk * bread-making (gluten-free and/or ancient grains) * seasonal festivals * family teas and potlucks

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Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny available Sept. 22nd.

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My fantastic seasonal gig with a superb family will come to an end this September. I am so sad to leave my spirited, sassy, wildly independent 9 month old. I am looking for 24 - 30 hrs/week with a great infant or toddler with equally great parents. In the perfect world, I would provide care 3 days/week for 8 - 10 hours per day. I am available to start Sept. 22 and work on a sliding scale of $14 - $17/ hour. I live in North Portland and prefer to work in the North and North East neighborhoods. However, if you feel like we are super in line with our care giving styles and may be a superb fit, contact me anyways.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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New Day School- Vegan preschool

September 15, 2011

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

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New Day has been serving Portland families since 1979-

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

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

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Our program is  based on ethical values-   

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

We value & embrace diversity and welcome DHS families. 

New Day School offers sliding scale tuition.

 

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

 

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Lotus Heart Preschool Now Enrolling

September 14, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings. 

Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 -5 years old. We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

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Rising Song Preschool Opening

September 12, 2011

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

We have one opening, two half days:  Monday and Friday  from 8:30-1:00.  Our tuition is sliding scale based on income.  Please see our website for more details:www.risingsongpreschool.org.  Or contact us at risingsong@yahoo.com to arrange a tour.

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.  Family gatherings are scheduled throughout the year to foster community and celebrate the seasons.

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Childcare share available now for 1 to 2.5 yr old with our amazing "manny" in SE PDX!

September 08, 2011

Share our fabulous "manny" (male nanny)!

We're looking for a child ages 1 to 2 1/2 to share the care of our trusted childcare provider, Rob.

Rob has been with us for more than a year and is amazing, his credentials are below. 

So, your child could be cared for from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with a lot of flexibility therein, although we'd prefer that the child be with us at least two days per week for consistency.

Our home is near 39th and Belmont. We aren't rigid followers of any particular child development philosophy, but have been influenced by Magda Gerber and her RIE approach, as well as Waldorf and Montessori. So we don't do any videos or TV and try to have mostly "open-ended" toys, which the children must interact with creatively (i.e. very few toys where you push a button and something happens).

We do lots of outside time and have a large garden with veggies, edible plants and flowers, fruit trees and native plants. Rob also takes our son on outings to the library, the swap shop, the zoo, OMSI and Laurelhurst Park.

Your child could start any time.

Please let me know if you're interested in meeting us and Rob!

Marti

503.819.4789

martifrank (at) gmail.com

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About Rob:

Education
• BA in English Literature with a minor in Education (UAF)
• MEd in Elementary, Early Childhood and Middle School (PSU)

Experience
• 5 Years working with children from 5-12 Years
• 3 Years working with children from 1 Month-4 Years

Certificates and Training
• FBI Fingerprint Clearance
• First Aid/CPR Certificate
• FFCN Training (Child Development, Challenging Behavior, etc.)
• Love and Logic Training
• OCCD in Childhood Care and Education (Step 10 of 12)
• Oregon Criminal History Registry
• Oregon Food Handler Certificate
• OSP Fingerprint Clearance
• Positive Behavior Support Plan Training
• Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Certificate
• Seminars on Children's' Literacy (elementary and early childhood)

Volunteer Work
• Multnomah County Library (2006-2008)
• Schoolhouse Supplies (2006-Present)

Skills/Hobbies
• Art (you name it)
• Geocaching (outdoor adventure)
• Cooking
• Basic construction

Keywords: nanny share, childcare, Southeast Portland child care, toddler 

Lotus Heart Preschool Now Enrolling

September 02, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings. 

Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 -5 years old. We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

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Hawthorne Family Playschool, a play-based cooperative preschool in Southeast Portland, has an opening for the upcoming school year!

August 25, 2011

www.hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

 

Hi, my name is Catherine.  My husband and I have a three-year-old daughter who, in a few short weeks, will begin her first days of preschool.  We could not be happier with our choice in Hawthorne Family Playschool. 

 

Hawthorne Family Playschool is a nature and play-based environment. The outdoor play area is a world of wonder and an extension of the indoor classroom.  From the first time our daughter visited the school, she opened up in a completely new and wonderful way.  Usually afraid to climb, she immediately scampered up and down the climbing ropes outside, jumped into the large, covered sand area and moved indoors.  She found an art table to explore, a pretend area to play, a trampoline, and the indoor tree house where she continued her newfound courage in climbing.  After comfortably exploring, she settled into a rocking chair to enjoy a book. 

 

While my daughter was enjoying her book, I had an opportunity to speak with the teacher, Susan Eisman.  Susan is a very inspiring and encouraging teacher.  She draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling and peace activism.  She completed her Master’s coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990.

“I get to give children messages about how amazing they are.  I get to encourage each child to take risks, be compassionate, and build relationships.  I get to nudge children to trust themselves, to solve problems and to resolve conflicts.  I partner with children to appreciate the natural world, to notice and appreciate differences among people and to encourage children to stand up for the best possible outcome.  In these ways, we build a healthy community of learners.”

 

We knew from watching our daughter that day, hearing from other parents and speaking with Susan, that we had found a wonderful school for our daughter.

 

As an introduction, Hawthorne Family Playschool had play-dates at neighborhood parks this summer as well as a potluck picnic.  In the coming weeks, there is an annual Ice Cream Social at the school, which should be a fun and relaxed environment for all the families to mingle and greet each other.  (I say relaxed but I also mentioned ice cream…and there will be kids…well, it will be fun!)  Shortly after, Susan will be scheduling our in-home visit, allowing for one-on-one time with our family and giving her time to get to know our daughter.

 

If you are looking for a preschool for your child, I highly recommend Hawthorne Family Playschool.  It is an amazing school with a wonderful teacher and a kind, committed group of parents.

 

If you would like to schedule a tour, meet our teacher or have any questions, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Shannon at 503-332-6530.  You may also visit our website at www.hawthornefamilyplayschool.org.

 

Thank you,

 Catherine

 

Lotus Heart Preschool SW Portland across from Pendleton Park Enrolling for Fall

August 22, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings. 

Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 and up. We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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New Day School- Vegan preschool

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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New Day School has been serving children since 1979

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

 

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

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling

August 19, 2011

 

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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). The children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, with an emphasis on art and nature as well as seasonal cycles. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, Esti painting tree drawing 2011 inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. Embracing the child in  gentle, warm, and nurturing, surroundings, cultivates a child who is confident and insightful. Supporting their social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development, in a beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Interest, inquiry and reflection guide projects that may last for a few days, weeks, months, or even the year. Weekly visits from the art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum. Kate and Zachary spring 2011

For more information visit the website http://www.willowtreepreschool.com or contact Kim at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Lotus Heart Preschool SW Portland across from Pendleton Park Enrolling for Fall

August 17, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings.  Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 and up. 

We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Waldorf-Inspired Early Childhood Programs

August 09, 2011

Song Garden currently enrolling for our 2-day program (Thurs. – Fri.) for the 2011-2012 school year. Your child will love our small classes (8 children per class) led by 2 experienced teachers. Class is held between 9am – 1pm and is $285 per month from Sept. through June.

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

To nurture the balance and wellbeing of the growing child, rhythm underlies our mornings together. Daily activities include storytelling, puppetry, art projects, music, preparing organic snacks, rest time and free play. Within our daily ‘circle-time’ the teacher shares finger-plays and songs with themes that connect the child to their natural environment, allowing the children to fully enter activities with their imagination.

Each day we enjoy outdoor free-play on five acres of Sewallcrest Park, a pesticide-free inner city green space with old growth trees.

We invite you to visit our website at www.songgarden.org for more info. Our phone # is 503-780-2948 and email is songgardenpreschool@yahoo.com.

Song Garden is conveniently located between SE Hawthorne and Division at 3240 SE Lincoln, Portland, OR 97214 (click for Map).

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PART TIME NANNY NEEDED IN SE PORTLAND FOR SWEET-TEMPERED 2.5 YEAR OLD BOY

August 08, 2011

We are losing our beloved nanny at the end of August & need to find some help pronto. I work from home (SE Foster & 70th) & am very flexible, so the hours can really be tailored around your school/work schedule. Our current nanny works Mon, Wed, Fri from 8am-1pm, but any morning would work (except for Tues). I am hoping to find someone for around 15 hours/week, but would accept fewer hours for the right candidate. A bit about my boy: he's a sweet, bookish, creative, highly verbal, very charming little fellow who loves to paint, draw, sing songs, read books, play in the sandbox & figure out puzzles. Preferred candidate must be open to attachment parenting & unconditional parenting methods. I view our situation as ideal for either a college student looking for a very flexible part time job (I am open to hours changing as your schedule changes) or a stay-at-home-mom who wants to earn a little money. If you have a child around the same age, all the better. X would love to have a playmate!

Please email or call if you think we might be a good fit:
503-231-8222 or rainylaines@gmail.com

Kindly,
Charlotte

Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for 2011-2012

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We have limited space left for the 2011-2012 school year. Contact us for information.

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy). 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 Baxter flying with silk 2011 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 wells as caring for our organic garden, the bunny, and two guinea pigs!

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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 for more information check out our website http://www.willowtreepreschool.com or contact Kim at kim@willowtreepreschool.com

Lotus Heart Preschool in SW Portland Now Enrolling

August 06, 2011

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

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

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

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

www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

have a wonderful day!

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New Day School- Vegan preschool

August 04, 2011

New Day School

Portland's Neo-Humanist preschool, childcare center and kindergarten, has a few openings left for fall! 

We havelimited  spaces for three and four year old friends to join our dynamic community.

 

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New Day School serves children 30 month - through kindergarten, with a full day, year round  program that includes before and after care in one flat rate, sliding scale tuition.

 

We offer wholesome vegan snacks and a hot, family style  lunch

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New Day School has been providng excellent childcare since 1979

We offer yoga, an introduction to meditation, gardening and a beautiful natural enviroment, that fosters personal growth and ethical values. 

NDS is a project of Ananda Marga.

 

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Please contact Heidi at newdayschool@gmail.com, for enrollment information,

or visit our website   newdayschool.org

 

Willow Tree enrolling for Fall

August 01, 2011

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We have limited space available for the 2011-2012 school year. Contact us for information.

The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies and approaches to education (including Waldorf and the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy). 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 wells as caring for our organic garden, the bunny, and two guinea pigs!Copy of fall 2010 willow tree 009

Weekly visits from the art specialist promote further exploration, enhancing our curriculum.Thomas cutting out flower 2011

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  for more information check out our website http://www.willowtreepreschool.com or contact Kim at kim@willowtreepreschool.com   Willow Tree will be featured on the katu channel 2 news broadcast Tuesday, August 2nd during the 5 pm hour. Check it out!

ChildRoots Center For Young Children has two new Annex sites opening in September

July 26, 2011

ChildRoots is pleased to announce two new Annex locations! Both locations will open on September 5th, 2011.  Our new Alberta location site is in the heart of the Alberta arts neighborhood and will care for 16 children with 4 full time teachers.  Our Burnside Annex sits directly accross the street from our main SE Center and will also care for 16 young babies with 4 full time teachers.  

NOW ENROLLING  ~ children born between 6/10 and 6/11.

Here are some of the basics:

Hours of operations:  We are open from 7:15 AM-6:15 PM Monday-Friday. We only enroll children for full day care, with a two day per week minimum. Drop-offs typically happen between 7:30-9:30 and pick-ups between 4:00-5:30. Children may be in care for no longer than 10hrs per day.

Closures: ChildRoots is closed on major federal Holidays and two additional days during the summer and winter for teacher training. 

Meals: All food served at ChildRoots is vegetarian and peanut free. We serve lunch and two snacks daily. Meals are served family style under the “take 5” plan. Each food group (grain, protein, vegetable, fruit, dairy) is served in a separate communal bowl. In this way, children are able to eat more of what they like while cutting down on the waste of what’s not eaten. Children are always encouraged to try at least one bite of everything offered.

We believe that it is important to acquaint children with a variety of foods so that they can develop their palate.

Rest: All children at our center are required to have at least one 45 minute rest period during their time here. Rest periods and patterns vary throughout the center based on age group and classroom dynamic.

Diapering: We use cotton cloth (prefold) diapers with snappable wraps for diapering during center hours. Diapers are changed every 1.5-2hrs, and within 10 minutes of poop detection.

Parents are responsible for providing wipes and”travel” diapers (those worn to and from school each day).

As soon as children are able to walk, we start to incorporate the toilet into diapering time. At first, all that this means is allowing the child to notice the toilet: “That’s the toilet, that’s where we poop and pee…” Then, as we begin to identify signs of readiness, including bladder control, interest, etc., children are encouraged to sit on the potty several times a day.

Primary Care: Each child is assigned a primary care provider – a single teacher who is primarily focused on that child. Primary care providing allows children to build trust and bond more easily with their teachers. While both teachers in a classroom will be aware of and able to meet your child’s needs at any time, knowing that your child has one teacher who is particularly familiar with and tuned into your child’s needs provides you with added security and ease with communication.

Building Cnfidence in young babies: In our infant rooms we are generally inspired by the work of Magda Gerber and her Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE). This means that we respect infants as people – speaking to and treating them as we would older children or adults. Since it is always our goal to allow children the time and space for self-discovery and self learning, we allow infants to develop mobility and other skills at their own pace, never propping them or placing them in a position into which they cannot naturally move their own bodies.

Classroom materials: We believe that children benefit from natural, open-ended, enchanting, dynamic and inspiring materials - toys and environments that intentionally scaffold learning. Toys are rotated on a regular basis to ensure that children are continually challenged by, and engaged in, their environments.

Outdoor play: All children in the center go outside at least once a day, rain or shine. Walking children are usually outside 2-3 times per day, taking walks in the neighborhood or playing in our yard. Small babies are taken on walks in strollers that seat 4.

More: Please go to our website for more details about our schools. www.childroots.com.  To schedule a tour email: creducationaldirector@gmail.com.


Outdoor Kindergarten, Preschool Open House

July 23, 2011

Come check out Woodhaven School's Preschool & Outdoor Kindergarten programs at an Open House:

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011

3-5 pm

Woodhaven School

11265 SW Cabot Street, Beaverton

Located in the basement of St. Bartholomew's Church (not affiliated)

www.WoodhavenSchool.com

Download a Flyer

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

July 18, 2011

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

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** Apple Blossom has expanded its hours this year!

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8-5 for full day

 8-12:30 ½ day

 After care available until 5:30.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“I highly recommend this beautiful program!” RL

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

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*All understanding begins with wonder. – Goethe

Rowanberry School now enrolling for fall

July 16, 2011

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

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

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

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

(503) 750-7607

 

 

 

 

Rowanberry School now enrolling for fall

July 06, 2011

 

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

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

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

 http://rowanberryschool.com/

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

(503) 750-7607

 

 

 

Wildwood Nature School in NW Portland: Limited Space Available

June 30, 2011

Wildwood Nature School, a preschool for 3-5 year-olds in NW Portland, has a few openings remaining for fall 2011.  Nicholas leaf man

Play-based interdisciplinary curriculum
Outdoor gardening, animal care, and hiking
Indoor environment inspired by child-focused methods
Knowledgeable and caring teachers
Multiage setting
Flexible scheduling options
Located Near Intersection of NW Newberry and Skyline Blvd

 

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Visit our website, call 408-656-6916 or email info@wildwoodnatureschool.com for more information.


 

 

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

June 29, 2011

Welcome! Come on in & enjoy this special space

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

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

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

 


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

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We use fresh, local organic food.

 

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

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

*We are state registered & certified

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

*We are enrolling right now.

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


www.appleblossomschool.com

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

Crileyteach@aol.com

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

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