Looking for Nanny Share in SE Portland

December 03, 2016

Hello, we are looking for another family to share a nanny (..and, also looking for a nanny!) for 2-3 days per week, starting in January. Our daughter will be 5 months old and we are in the SE neighborhood near Mt Tabor. We are flexible on which days of the week we could do, but we're looking for hours ~8am-5pm. Open to a variety of different situations and are also available to host. Please contact Kat at klperez at gmail dot com. Thank you!

Seeking friendly family to share a wonderful nanny

December 02, 2016

My husband and I moved to Lake Oswego in February and could not be happier. We love the outdoors, seasonal weather changes, and quality of life, friendly people and education. We moved here so that our son (now 6 months old!) could grow up with all of that and more.

We both work from home and have been very fortunate to have a fantastic nanny to care for our son during the day while we are working. Now that our son is at an age where I am able to go back to work full time, and he is ready to socialize, we are looking for the right family to join us in a nanny share in our home!

We are new to this, but know we are looking for the following:

  • Start date in January 2017
  • Full-time hours (40 per week)
  • A family that has similar parenting styles and loves the outdoors and being active
  • A similarly aged child - preferably 5-8 months

We look forward to hearing back from interested families and can’t wait to meet you! Email is best: katie.h.kent@gmail.com

Oh! And we have two wonderful cats who hang out indoors, but they sleep most of the day and will stay out of the way :-).

Creative Minds Learning Centers is Now Enrolling for All of Our Schools! Visit us at our Open House!

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

Visit us at our Sellwood School's Open House on December 3rd from 1pm-3pm! We will be offering complimentary holiday treats and will be happy to give you a tour of our school and answer any questions you may have!

Our Sellwood School is located at: 

7733 SE 13th, Portland, OR 97202

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

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

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

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! 

BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHNS

November 30, 2016

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Clairvetta's nannyshare will have an opening in February for  3 or 4 days of care per week.  I am located in North Portland not far from St Johns Bridge.  I care for a small group of 3 babies or sometimes just 2 babies from my home. Would love for a baby that is anywhere from 2 mths- 10 mths to join us. Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  I can be flexible with early drop off time being 7:45 if needed. I am closed on Friday.
 
*Breast milk friendly  *Cloth diaper friendly  * Random updates for parents(text) * Walks in the neighborhood when the weather and schedule permits * "Get to know visit" before baby starts care *Date nights for parents offered by me *Baby signing.
 
I have over 15 years+ experience as a nanny. 
 
References are available to you.
 
Email nanny_clair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in learning more about rates & to schedule a visit. Please leave a contact number to be reached.
 
Cheers!

WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS!

November 29, 2016

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Four Portland Locations

Coming to Wilsonville in 2016

503.575.5654

http://www.mybundleofjoy.com/

Our Purpose:

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

  

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW FOR JANUARY!

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

Monday-Friday 7-5:30 ~ Full-time or Part-time

 

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Need Amazing Preschool? ChildRoots is Enrolling!

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Our preschool program is influenced by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children are powerful, independent, and capable; and our program is designed to nurture these traits to build empowered, confident thinkers, dreamers, and tinkerers.

  • We’re committed to building community. Multiple school-wide and class events throughout the year bring us together for celebration, conversation, and shared experiences.
  • Our daily atelier program offers children the chance to explore a variety of topics in small groups. See a sample atelier term schedule below.
  • On-site art studio offers each child the chance to experiment with a variety of different media, including sculpture, collage, printmaking, and textiles.

ATELIER SCHEDULE

Winter Atelier: Motion

Week 1: Woodshop
Week 2: Horticulture
Week 3: Movement
Week 4: Animation
Week 5: Locomotives
Week 6: Chemistry
Week 7: Advanced Filmmaking
Week 8: Water Science

Interested in learning more? Check out our website, give our enrollment office a call at (503) 235-1151, or shoot us an email. We can't wait to get in touch. 

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Come Play With Us!

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 12.11.22 PMHello everyone! For the last year, I have nannied for a wonderful family and their giggly two-year-old daughter in Sellwood. 
Four days per week, we are joined by neighborhood friends for an informal, hands-on play school emphasizing creative, imaginative, child-directed play in her home. If you’re interested in a gentle, home-based, highly customizable, very playful introduction to preschool for your toddler, please read on!

A bit about the program: We have a great space to play, learn, and explore, just a block from the library and two blocks from Sellwood Park. We plan to meet Monday - Thursday from 8:30 - 4:30, but have a bit of flexibility, so please let me know what you need! We have space for two children (ideally 18 - 30 months old) to join us--one part-time spot and one full-time spot--to complete our small group.

A bit about me: I have extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I’ve been caring for children for ten years, and have spent five years as a full-time, professional nanny. I have stellar references to exemplify this experience, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and have taken a wide variety of child-centered courses. I’m also certified in Pediatric First Aid and CPR.

I have had the pleasure of working with several highly-regarded preschool centers in the area, including ChildRoots, Tumbleweed, Tiny Revolution Montessori and Chestnut Grove Montessori. The play school will combine all of the best aspects of my experiences there with the flexibility and personalization of a very small group. My personal philosophy when working with children has been drawn from those of Magda Gerber and Janet Lansbury (RIE), Loris Malguzzi (Reggio), and Maria Montessori. We will spend our days working with sensory and open-ended materials, developing the focus that comes with working on an activity that is freely chosen. I’m a big believer in social curiosity and exploration, natural consequences, discipline without shame, and the inherent wonder of childhood. When working with children, I follow a child-led daily rhythm, taking time when working on new skills (like learning to feed and dress yourself) and making room for the big emotions that come with ever-increasing independence.

If this sounds like something that would work for you, please contact me at se.playschool@gmail.com. Please include the number of days you're looking for, any days that won't work for you, and the age of your child. Looking forward to talking with you! 

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

November 22, 2016

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

 

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

CMLC Programs Offer:

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

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

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

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

Nanny or Nanny Share for Infant

November 20, 2016

CallahanHello! We are looking for a kind and loving nanny or a nanny share to join or create starting in January for our adorable daughter who will be 6 months old. We need care two long days a week from 6:00am to 6pm. We are still working out my schedule, so the hours may adjust slightly. Our schedule rotates during the weekdays but can work around three set days if needed. We live in the NE near Alberta Park. We are open to multiple situations:

-joining an existing nanny share or creating a new share with the same hours, some overlapping hours, or no shared hours in a situation that provides the nanny full-time work. We are open to a variety of age ranges for the kids.

-a new nanny just for us (we have a friend in the SE that needs care one 14 hour day almost every week if you're interested!)

-a stay-at-home mom that wouldn't mind an extra kiddo two days a week

We are not very well equipped to host a share (our home is pretty small and compartmentalized), so would prefer not to host the share if possible, but could if needed. We would love to find a family in the NE, but we're open to other locations as well. We are easy-going medical professionals in our early 30s
who value music, creative play, the outdoors, puddle jumping, attachment parenting, a growth mindset, and gentle discipline focusing on positive reinforcement. We prefer very little if any screen time. We would love to find a Spanish speaking situation as we hope to raise her bilingually, and will be teaching her baby sign language when the time comes. Let us know if you're interested or if you have any recommendations for us!

Thanks so much!

Erin and Erik

ebrown220@gmail.com

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

November 18, 2016

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

CMLC Programs Offer:

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

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

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

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

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Looking for nanny to start in January

November 17, 2016

I am looking for a loving, honest, reliable nanny to take care of my 2 year old son. The position will be for 4 days a week and approximately 37-40 hours a week. I also have a dog who is low maintenance but part of the family. :) I am relocating to Portland in January. I will be in Portland visiting and interviewing nannies December 8,9,10. Please contact me at rachelbauer88@gmail.com with any interest or leads. Thank you very much in advance. Happy Thanksgiving!

-Rachel

Peace Tree School, a Montessori community in NE Portland, is enrolling for Winter 2017

November 15, 2016

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Peace Tree School is a Montessori preschool for children 3 months to 5 years. We believe in holistic and personalized education for young children and that respectful care is the best care. Led by Montessori certified guides, our school strives to serve our families by forming strong partnerships between home and school. Children engage in curriculum that includes ample opportunity for exploration of music, art, movement, gardening, play and self-discovery. A love of learning begins with the confidence that comes from building independence and contributing to a community. 

Peace Tree School is currently enrolling for Winter 2017 for children 15 months to 3 years. Our Montessori houses are located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of N/NE Portland. 

Please visit our website at www.peacetreeschool.com to learn more about our school! We can also be reached at peacetreeschool@gmail.come and by contacting Breanne at 503-750-0952

Open House information coming soon! 




 

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

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

CMLC Programs Offer:

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

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

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

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

 

Openings at Willow Tree Preschool

November 14, 2016

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If you’re still searching for a sweet little preschool for your 2 1/2 to 5 year old come check us out! We’d love to expand our preschool community with a couple more kids and their families.

Willow Tree Preschool is a place for play, laughter and wonder. A place where children are invited to build meaning and make connections through playful inquiry and exploration.

We are in our 11th year as a community of learners; 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

 

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

November 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

ChildRoots is Enrolling Toddlers and Preschoolers!

November 09, 2016

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This is ChildRoots. We believe that children are capable and strong. They deserve beautiful spaces, high-quality materials, and curriculum that is built upon their interests. They deserve to be listened to and respected — their ideas are powerful. They deserve organic, whole foods; and spaces to run, jump, skip, and yell. They deserve a community that nurtures social and emotional intelligence and introduces letters and numbers. They deserve teachers that enliven their natural curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. We’re inspired by busy brains, running feet, and muddy puddles to stomp in. We ask questions, and respect each child’s innate curiosity. We look closer.

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

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

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

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

November 07, 2016

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

CMLC Programs Offer:

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

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

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

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

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Nanny needed - Wednesdays

We are in need of a nanny on Wednesdays from 9-3:00 starting early December.  We have 2 children, a 4 year old girl and 2 year old boy.  Our home is in Sellwood, we really love the community here and have made great relationships in our neighborhood.  Our home is where the nanny will be based.  Dad works full time as an engineer and mom works part time as a nurse practitioner. We both enjoy running, biking, camping, have a great social network and enjoy the outdoors.

Some things that are important to us in a nanny:

  • Open, loving, dependable and FUN nanny that likes the outdoors.

Some things about us

  • Average Oregonian parenting philosophy. We vaccinate our kids, etc.
  • No food concerns/restrictions etc.
  • It is important to us that our nanny is ok with taxes being deducted.

Josh

joshfeds@gmail.com

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

November 04, 2016

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

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CMLC Programs Offer:

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

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

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

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

 

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Wildflowers Preschool has an opening!

November 03, 2016

Wildflowers Preschool has opened up one full time spot for a child at least 2.5 and potty trained.  This opening is available starting asap for the 2016/2017 school year!  

Our Reggio inspired preschool has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you have any questions or would like a tour, we can be reached via email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com or phone at 503-774-1207.

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Nanny Share in SE Portland

November 01, 2016

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Hi Portland Families! My name is Diana and I offer an in home nanny share for up to 3 children ages 18 months to 3 years. I'm a mama, experienced nanny with excellent references and a professional artist located in SE Portland, Woodstock. My clean, safe, cozy home features plenty of bright cheery play space, an art studio and a lovely fenced yard. I practice Gentle AP parenting with my own 2.5 year old son. I'm cloth diaper, baby wearing and nursing friendly. I offer the attentiveness and all the benefits of a nanny while also offering peer socialization and the fun of playing with other similar aged children. Coming to my house is like a playdate everyday! I am not a daycare center, or a school with a strict schedule, I listen to the specific needs of you and your child. My goal is to create the same atmosphere and high standards that I would want for my own child. Feel free to contact me and let me know what your needs are. I look forward to hearing from you!

Email: dianacomstock@gmail.com

 

Nanny Share in SE Portland

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Hi Portland Families! My name is Diana and I offer an in home nanny share for up to 3 children ages 18 months to 3 years. I'm a mama, experienced nanny with excellent references and a professional artist located in SE Portland, Woodstock. My clean, safe, cozy home features plenty of bright cheery play space, an art studio and a lovely fenced yard. I practice Gentle AP parenting with my own 2.5 year old son. I'm cloth diaper, baby wearing and nursing friendly. I offer the attentiveness and all the benefits of a nanny while also offering peer socialization and the fun of playing with other similar aged children. Coming to my house is like a playdate everyday! I am not a daycare center, or a school with a strict schedule, I listen to the specific needs of you and your child. My goal is to create the same atmosphere and high standards that I would want for my own child. Feel free to contact me and let me know what your needs are. I look forward to hearing from you!

Email: dianacomstock@gmail.com

 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling at all 7 Locations!

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

CMLC Programs Offer:

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

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

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

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

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Family Education Night Wed. Nov. 2nd 6:00 - 7:00pm Frog Song Montessori Preschool 8500 NE Siskiyou St

October 31, 2016

This event is open to EVERYONE! Family members, fellow parents, neighbors and friends...are you curious about Montessori education?
 
 
Here is a little more information on the parent education night! Our lead teacher, Claire, will start with a general description of Montessori education, including how it was developed, it's characteristics, and how it supports the development of the age group. We will then delve into an area of the classroom and how the principles are applied and what that looks like on a day to day basis. 
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After that we will be choosing someone from the audience to give a lesson to! Then everyone will observe the lesson and you will get to see what your child means when they come home and say they had a lesson on something :)
 
There will be plenty of time for questions, comments and a sharing of how Montessori has affected your family!
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Child care will be provided nextdoor by our assistant teacher, Danny.
 
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Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.

Please visit our website:

frogsong.dharma-rain.org

To schedule a visit or for more information, contact Shin’yu Vitells:

Frog Song Montessori Preschool
8500 NE Siskiyou St
Portland, OR  97220

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

 
See you there!

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

October 28, 2016

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

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CMLC Programs Offer:

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

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

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

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

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In Home Daycare SE Montavilla

October 27, 2016

Infants to 4 years are my specialty. Science shows this is the most crucial time for brain development in our children and my home is an ideal setting for the education, stimulus, and care to give your loved ones.

I have over 30 years 'experience with children in my home, where they will interact with each other and learn valuable social skills, practice letters and numbers during our daily lesson time, enjoy family-style dining for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and explore the neighborhood and learn about nature in our annual garden.

My low ratios ensure that each child is given the individual attention they need to thrive. I have been the care provider for many of my families for their childhood and am now caring for their own children.

I also understand that sometimes parents need some adult time, I offer an affordable way for you to go out to dinner or have a night alone as well by extending my services later or overnight on occasion.

 I currently have 2 openings, rates start at $200/week, I'd love to give you a tour, give me a call today!

Sandy Miller

503.256.5760

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by Certified Teacher

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

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

Marigold Preschool in NE Portland

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

Now Enrolling for Select Age Groups! Contact us TODAY for more information!

October 25, 2016

Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. 

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Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

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

 

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

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

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

 

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Seeking family to join our (Spanish speaking) nanny share in SE Portland

Hello! 

We have a wonderful nanny who is caring for our 7-month old son three days a week at our home in SE Portland (Woodstock neighborhood). We are looking for another baby to join us, ideally between 4 and 10 months old but may consider other ages also. We are open to hosting at our house as well as alternating homes depending on location. We are already pretty well equipped for nanny share as far as gear goes (double stroller, extra crib and nap space, good proximity to parks and activities, etc). The schedule is currently M-W, but we may be able to flex that some, and we may also consider expanding beyond the 3 days/week. Our son is a happy, easygoing, and active fellow, and we are excited for him to have a playmate! Our nanny speaks primarily in Spanish and is very active throughout the day, going out for walks regularly and engaging in interactive, educational play. 

If this sounds like a good fit for your family please email me at kimmis@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Part-Time Nanny Needed in SE Portland

October 24, 2016

Hello! We're looking for a caring, dependable, education/play-oriented part-time nanny for roughly 25 hours a week. Our two children are 7 and 4, and love arts and crafts, music, books, and being outside.

The schedule is M/W/F after school, and all day Tues/Thurs. The location for care switches weekly between our 2 houses, dad's in South Tabor and mom's in Woodstock. Some very light housekeeping would be helpful--mainly just cleaning up after craft time, etc., and some meal prep (really just snacks and lunches).

We'd love to know a little bit about you, your child care philosophy and methods, and how you see yourself a great fit for joining our family. Compensation is negotiable, but hoping to land around local average pay. Please email Brian at bk@fatpause.com if interested.

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Preschool Open House @ CR - THIS WEDNESDAY!

Do you have a 2, 3, 4, or 5-year-old? You won’t want to miss our preschool open house! This is your chance to tour ChildRoots, meet our teachers, and experience our art and science-based preschool program. Children (and adults!) will have a chance to investigate our materials, sample our food, and check out our curriculum hands-on. Applications will be accepted on-site. Don’t miss out – spaces fill quickly!

Wednesday, October 26th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
ChildRoots Northwest
1740 NW Flanders St.
503.235.1151

 

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We believe that children are capable and strong. They deserve beautiful spaces, high-quality materials, and curriculum that is built upon their interests. They deserve to be listened to and respected — their ideas are powerful. They deserve organic, whole foods; and spaces to run, jump, skip, and yell. They deserve a community that nurtures social and emotional intelligence and introduces letters and numbers. They deserve teachers that enliven their natural curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. We’re inspired by busy brains, running feet, and muddy puddles to stomp in. We ask questions, and respect each child’s innate curiosity. We look closer.

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

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

For more information, please visit our website, or give us a call at 503.235.1151.

Seeking PT Nanny in SE Portland

Seeking an awesome and loving person to care for an adorable baby boy while his Mama works from home ~16 hours/week.

Our baby boy is currently 2.5 months old and we are seeking someone to care for him in our SE Portland home while Mama works out of the home office (Dad works outside the home).  Mama will be home 90% of the time and will be mostly sequestered in the office in the garage, though she will continue to breastfeed baby on demand and be in and out of the house for snacks, bathroom, etc.

Our parenting style mostly aligns with attachment parenting, e.g. babywearing, breastfeeding, bedsharing, following baby’s lead, etc.  We use cloth diapers and when baby starts solids we intend to follow the baby led weaning approach.

You should have experience caring for young infants and be comfortable with cloth diapers and babywearing (we have several carriers).  You will have your own transportation to our home but we don’t expect you to transport baby in your car/bike/bus, though we could revisit this as baby gets older.  You don’t need to do any housework and you’d be welcome to snack on whatever we have in our cupboards.

We live in SE Portland near 50th and Hawthorne.  We need childcare Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, starting immediately and lasting for a year, possibly a little longer (until he starts a toddler daycare program).

If interested, please contact Ali Briggs-Ungerer at alisonbriggsungerer@gmail.com

Frog Song Montessori Preschool Expanding Enrollment We’re adding two new students to our class!!

October 23, 2016

OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th
Come and visit the classroom 9:30 to 11:00am 

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Based on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life, Frog Song offers a Montessori education in a  warm, caring environment that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

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Located on 14 beautiful acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, our natural environment allows children to develop a personal relationship with the natural world, offering real-life lessons in caring for our earth.

Frog Song is open to children ages 3 to 5 and runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, during the regular school year.

Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.
To schedule a visit or for more information,

contact Shin’yu Vitells:

503-475-9257

info@frogsongpreschool.org

Please visit our website:

frogsong.dharma-rain.org 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infant/Toddler Childcare looking for Experienced Childcare Specialist

October 22, 2016

Marti's Place, a Certified home-based childcare specializing in infants and toddlers up to age three, is searching for an experienced childcare specialist to work full time. We are located in the NE Alameda neighborhood.  We are a small group and believe in a small ratio.  We are play based and love the feel of a large family.  We work closely together as a team.  You must have a comfortable and nurturing personality, enjoy playing outdoors daily, and know appropriate developmental practices.  This position can move up to a supervisory role.  

You must have at least one year's experience working with this age group in a certified setting. You must be in the Central Background Registry and have infant/toddler First Aid and CPR.  If interested, please check out our website and email your resume as well as a cover letter.  I will contact you for an interview.

Marti

Marti's Place

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SEEKING FAMILY TO SHARE CARE IN N/NE/SE PORTLAND

October 21, 2016

 

Hi! We recently hired a fantastic nanny and are looking to share care with another family; we have an almost 3 year old (November birthday) girl and a 4 month old girl (born in June). We are located in NE Portland (Rose City Park) and would be looking to share care up to 4 days a week, generally between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. 

A little about us- We are working parents- my husband is in sales and I'm a policy analyst with a local non-profit- of an active, curious and happy toddler. Our 4 month old is already an easy second- mellow and goes with the flow of her older sister! We eat healthy (but are not overly organic and allow some sugar in her diet), encourage outside play, limit screen time and do maintain daily routines as much as possible. We do have a 6 year old black lab that thinks he is one of the "girls". 

We are happy to share care between our homes or host the share. Our nanny is kind, very warm towards the girls, engages them in appropriate play (she brings her own bag of goodies, including books, wraps for infants etc.) and is very comfortable with our routine. She is a graduate of the NW Nannies Institute and can provide references/information upon request. 

We are looking for a family that would be looking for similar hours of care (with the possibility that could use the nanny on the 5th day if need full time care), has a toddler close in age to our toddler (may consider more than 1 child) and is willing to pay between $10-12/hour for shared care, with taxe s deducted (can show you how to do that!). 

If you are interested and would like to explore sharing care with us, please email Danielle at thesobes at gmail.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Creative Minds is Enrolling! Contact us today for information about available spaces at a school near you!

14642261_10153893275741641_7126534342030433023_nCreative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. 
 

Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

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

 

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

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions!**

Seeking Nanny / Nanny Share in SE (Buckman Neighborhood)

October 20, 2016

Hello!

We are seeking:

-- A like minded family to share a nanny with our 2-month-old (he will be 4 months old at the time of care)
-- A loving, dependable nanny for our child 
-- Or alternatively, to join another family who already has a care provider in place

We are parents in our early-30s who value art, nature, music, free play, and quality family and social time! We are still working on finding a nanny. If you already have a nanny and have room for one more, we'd also be willing to join you! We plan to set up nanny care Monday-Friday, full time, beginning in December or January. We'd prefer a family close by to our house (near Buckman school), but location can also be split between houses.

If you are interested, please email me at aftonhakes@gmail.com to discuss further.

Thank you!

Teacher Position at AlderWood Preschool!

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AlderWood Preschool is looking for a new Lead Teacher. Hours are 7:30am-4:30pm, the end time is somewhat flexible. Pay is salary, negotiable, and based on experience. We are located in NE Portland. 

We are a small, play-based program. We focus on social emotional development; such as building friendship skills, teaching conflict resolution, and encouraging self-motivation. The lead teacher would oversee all aspects of the day's schedule, and has 2 assistant teachers. Creating a safe, calm environment in which the children can explore freely is the number one priority. 

To apply, there is a required minimum 3 years teaching preschool, minimum 1 year as a lead teacher. 

Our program is inspired by Montessori and Reggio Emilia, so a teacher with a background in either of these methods would be ideal. 

We practice integration of children with special needs, so candidates need to be interested in fostering adaptable environments and inclusivity. 

Please read through our website to get a better idea of what our program is about: www.alderwoodpreschool.com

We welcome teachers from all cultures and backgrounds. 

If you think you would be a good fit, email your resume (no cover letter), and include in the body of the email a bit about yourself: your interests, schedule, educational philosophy. 

Thank You!

 

Pea Pod Playschool

October 19, 2016

Join us for some fun free events:

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Halloween Kid's Concert on Sunday, October 30 from 4-6pm. Indie Folk Kid's music by the Bees & the Buzz. Costumes encouraged, bring a dish to share. Suggested donation $5/family. Please park on the street or in the lot across NE Couch. Rain or shine. 4911 NE Couch Street.

Babe Cafe every Thursday from 9-11am. Open to caretakers with children 0-18 months. Check our Facebook page for updates @peapodpdx. October 20 will be hosted by Miss Michelle, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and story-teller. Michelle performs an interactive puppet show that uses simple finger games, songs and seasonal stories. She is also the founder of The Nurtured Path and the Presently Pregnant Program. $2-5 suggested donation but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Pea Pod Playschool has openings for our 2 day group for kids 15-24 months. This is a cooperative parent run program that meets Tu/Thur from 9am -12pm with a monthly fee of $140. Please visit www.peapodpdx.org for more information or email membership@peapodpdx.org to schedule a visit.

 

Now Enrolling Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten! Contact us for Enrollment Specials Today!

October 18, 2016

Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. 
 

Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

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CMLC Programs Offer:

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

 

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

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions!**

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Olive Branch School Montessori in NoPo Space for Jan 2017 & Waitlist

October 17, 2016

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Now Accepting enrollment for January 2017 and waitlist for September 2017-2018, ages 2.5 years -5 years (must be self-toileting or in pull-ups on the way to self-toileting). A space on the waitlist guarantees your child placement in the program.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old (preschool- 12038711_1680951092128110_2831906448133791129_okindergarten), and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413, 7:1 ratio, vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym on premises, gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child.


To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750 monthly)attendance. We do accept ERDC.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state. We also offer tutoring services for older children.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com

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NE Portland Happy Days Preschool Now Enrolling 2-5!

Happy Days Preschool is now enrolling for littles aged 2-5! We offer half and full day, child guided education for curious learners in a home based preschool in NE Portland. We...

    -are a Reggio Emilia inspired, play-based preschool located on a 1/4 acre property
    -see students as complete, unique, important social beings
    -value our families & children of color, queer families & children and families & children with special rights
    -accept students ages 2-5
    -do not require students to be potty trained
    -provide organic, vegetarian snacks every day
  

Curriculum includes gardening, open ended art projects, songs, dance, puppetry, story time, STEM and STEAM based learning.

Email Anna & Chloe to schedule a tour or ask for enrollment information now!

email: happydayspreschool.pdx@gmail.com
website: www.happydayspreschoolpdx.com
instagram: happydayspreschool

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SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY HAS OPENINGS! NE PDX

October 16, 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 the young  child.  

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 8:30a-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 are 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 as we keep our group small.  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. 

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Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

 

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

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.

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

Now Enrolling Infants through Private Kindergarten

October 07, 2016

Creative Minds operates seven eco-friendly and certified preschools and child development centers in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools are proud to offer media-free educational and healthy environments with the children's interests and parent's needs in mind. Creative Minds’ mission is to provide a progressive preschool program that helps foster life-long learning and developmental growth. 
 

Our philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

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

 

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

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

**Interested in working for us? Visit our Employment Page to see our available positions!*

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