Toddler Play Group in NE
Calling all mamas seeking to join a play group in NE. Andrea is starting one. She writes:
Hi! My son is just over 2 (27 months) and I would like to find or start a play group for 2-3 year-olds in NE Portland. I have a few friends with older kids who have started them, and I'd love for my son to have more time to play with kids his age and to get used to some time without me.
This group would include 4+ families who would split the cost of a teacher (to be hired by the group). The group is hosted at different people's houses based on their preference, but the teacher is consistent. Each child comes 1 or more mornings per week, but we work out the schedule so each day the teacher has no more than 4 children (or for more than 4 children a parent helper could be present to help out). The group structure is pretty flexible and should serve the parents and kids participating in it. The group would provide play and socialization opportunities and some preschool readiness with reading, singing, crafts, music and anything else the kids enjoy.
The number of people involved will determine the number of mornings the group will be offered and the cost to each family (but I think it usually works out to $5/hour for the hours your child attends the group).
If you're interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can get together to work out the details.