BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 27, 2016

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

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

August 26, 2016

We are seeking a loving, experienced nanny for our 14-month-old daughter. We are looking for someone with toddler experience and that is first aid and CPR certified. Ideally we want a candidate who loves playing, being outside and teaching our daughter new things!

Hours would be approx. 8:15- 5:15 - 5 days a week
Start date ideally mid-Sept.

We are also open to doing a nanny share or joining an already existing nanny share!

Please contact Sarah if interested - sarfoster@gmail.com

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTER - NOW ENROLLING AT ALL 7 LOCATIONS!

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, working with infants as young as two months in some of our locations. We provide an enriching preschool, and private Kindergarten program in addition to our quality childcare in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Our locations:

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

Tualatin School

 

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CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

Contact us for more information about our availability and our Tuition Specials! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: www.MyCMLC.com 

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Infant Nanny Share in SE Portland Opportunity

August 25, 2016

Hi, we are seeking a family to join our nanny share with our 5 month old daughter.

We are parents in our mid thirties and we value the outdoors, music, health and having fun with our kids!

We are looking for a family to share a nanny starting in late summer/early fall for your infant. Care will be provided Monday-Friday, part or full time. We prefer a family close by for commuting. Location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. We live between Sellwood/Moreland - Woodstock. Just south of Johnson Creek Road.

If you are interested, please email me at Megan at mmeganderson@gmail.com to discuss further. Thank you!

Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori community, is now enrolling!

August 24, 2016

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We are a Montessori community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. We specialize in providing quality Montessori education and care to the smallest citizens of the world. Our infants benefit from Montessori and RIE philosophies and above all we believe that young children should spend their days exploring, discovering and thriving. We consider early childhood education to be a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 3 months to 5 years old. 

You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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Tuesday - Friday Toddler Space available at The Earth Tortoise Montessori School

The Earth Tortoise School is a small infant and toddler Montessori program located in East Portland. With a community of only 16 children and 5 teacher, we are able to provide individualized and respectful care to each child, fostering a strong sense of attachment and security, a love of the natural world and of community, and a developing sense of confidence and intrinsic optimism. The classroom is the children's space to explore freely and learn together. So we work hard at creating a beautiful and peaceful environment that allows the children to be relaxed and comfortable and happy.

Community is very important to us. We hope to create a place for families that feels like an extension of their home, a network of support that begins during pregnancy and extends out until your child is ready to move into the larger world. We are currently an intimate in-home school for children 3 months to 3 years old. We see this time as one for free exploration and developing a sense of self. Infants are just learning about their own bodies and developing the abilities they will need for all later learning. Toddlers are coming into their own. They are learning their place in the world, developing and refining their skills, and asserting their independence. The classroom is the children's space - child-sized, beautiful, and completely accessible to their need for doing things on their own. It is a peaceful place that gives them the chance to choose what they want to work on within a routine that is predictable and limits that help them feel secure. Learning develops the whole child - physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. There are no "right" answers but only more exciting questions. And we love to share their enthusiasm with them in an attitude of acceptance, patience, and love.

Because one of our enrolled families had some unexpected changes in their lives, we now have an opening for a child 12 months and up in our toddler classroom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

If you are interested in learning more please contact us at theearthtortoiseschool@gmail.com for a Parent Handbook and to schedule a tour. Or feel free to call us at (503) 257-4783

Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from your family!

WE SPECIALIZE IN THE CARE OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS! Enrolling now for Fall

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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 FALL!

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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/

 

 

Looking for a nanny (open to nanny share) NW portland

August 23, 2016

Hello Portland nannies.
We are looking for an experienced nanny for three 10 hour days per week starting end of October. Our child will be 4 months at that time. We would love to find the perfect match for our family. We are open to nanny shares and nanny bringing their own child (if similar age). We live in NW Portland near providence st Vincent's.
Please contact me at Strauss.katie at gmail.com.

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS NOW ENROLLING AT ALL 7 LOCATIONS!

13995463_10153723039121641_1060900666961356069_oCreative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Our locations:

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

Tualatin School

 

Contact us for more information about our availability and our Tuition Specials! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: www.MyCMLC.com  

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

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AP Friendly Childcare In Woodstock

August 22, 2016

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Hi Portland Families! My name is Diana, I'm a mother, nanny and artist, available to care for your child Monday-Friday, 15+ hours a week. I have a beautiful, clean, safe home in SE Portland, (Woodstock) that features a lovely yard to play in and an art studio. I practice Gentle, AP parenting with my own 2 year old, I am cloth diaper and nursing friendly and have CPR/first aid certification. I'm open to children ages 1 to 4 years. I offer the focused attention of a nanny while also giving the children the opportunity to socialize with their peers. The maximum number of children in my care at one time is 3. My rates are $13-15 per hour. If you are looking for someone mature, responsible, gentle, creative and fun, to care for your child, then feel free to contact me at dianacomstock@gmail.com.

Marigold Preschool has openings/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 2.5-5 years old.

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

Garden Home Montessori School Now Enrolling in SE Portland

 

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Currently have a few Full time or Part time openings, we also offer before care and aftercare.

We provide a year round home-based Montessori environment for both hearing and deaf children, ages 2.5-6 years, utilizing learning opportunities such as: Urban farming, Seed to Plate curriculum, Cooking, Art, Music, Excursions, Reading program and ASL program.

Hours of operation: 7:30-4:30

Location: SE Portland * SE 66th Ave/ Foster Rd

 

Contact us to schedule a tour!

Phone: 503-896-4741

Email: gardenhomemontessori@gmail.com

 

Located in SE Portland ¤ SE 66th Ave/ Foster Rd

Check out our photos to see our current projects:

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For more details, events and open house:

www.gardenhomemontessori.com

Little Hands Garden School

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We have a little bit of space left for new friends at our preschool Little Hands Garden School.  We have two locations- one on Se Hawthorne Blvd. and one on SE Woodstock Blvd.  We offer a 9-1 schedule at our Woodstock school and full days 9-5 at our Hawthorne school.  We also offer a new low cost afternoon preschool session at our Hawthorne school 1-5 for non-nappers.  Please visit our website www.littlehandsgardenschool.com for more information or email Erin littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com to set up a tour!  Please specify which location you're inquiring about... Thanks!

Pea Pod Cooperative Playschool Fall Enrollment

Pea Pod is now enrolling children in their cooperative Playschool programs. The 2 day program is for ages 15-24 months and meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12pm. The 3 day program is for ages 2-3.5 years and meets on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9am-1pm. 

If you are looking to create your community and find support during these early parenting years, Pea Pod is the place for you. Our Playschool focuses on social and emotional learning and positive discipline parenting tools. To find out more visit, www.peapodpdx.org. To schedule a visit contact peapodpdx@gmail.com or call 503-516-4680.

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CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTER NOW ENROLLING IN ALL 7 LOCATIONS

August 19, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

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Our locations:

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

Tualatin School

 

Contact us for more information about our availability and our Tuition Specials! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: www.MyCMLC.com  

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

 

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One Spot Left!

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

Willow Tree Preschool has openings for fall

August 16, 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.

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

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

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

 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

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

Experienced nanny available for babysitting and date nights!

Hello families!
I am a 32 year old seasoned childcare provider with 14 years of full time experience. I am currently interested in expanding my availability for occasional sitting and "as needed" pickup work, especially in the evenings though I can accommodate mornings as my current schedule allows. I am flexible and open to anything ranging from the very occasional sitting gig to regularly scheduled date nights. I am happy to offer a sliding scale of $14-17/HR for 1 child, $18-22/HR for 2, and $23-25/HR for 3.
I have experience caring for all ages of children, with varying needs and abilities, from newborn/infancy to adolescence. I am currently caring for 3 older kiddos after school a few days a week, who I have been with for the last 3 years, and the nanny share I was running with 2 young babies over the last year recently ended due to changes in their parents' schedules. (I also have a non-childcare related part time day job that I started a couple weeks ago.) I have infant CPR and basic first aid training, and I have never had any major emergency occur in my time as a nanny.
I live in NE Portland and would prefer to stay on the east side, with priority given to NE/NOPO and close-in SE. I am flexible with travel, but prefer to commute less than 20 min from Alberta if possible. I have my own reliable vehicle and prefer to come to you.
I am especially excited to work with GLBTQ families and/or anyone who is open minded and appreciative of the amazing diversity we have here in Portland.
I have a list of excellent references that I am happy to share via email. Please feel free to get in touch if interested! Leahkitkogan@gmail.com

Looking forward to working with you!
Kit

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS, 7 LOCATIONS, NOW ENROLLING!

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

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Our locations:

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

Tualatin School

 

Contact us for more information about our availability and our New Year Tuition Specials! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

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Full Time Nanny Available September

Tiffany has been a nanny for our family for over four years now and our youngest is now moving on to preschool and I am committed to helping this truly remarkable young woman find another family to work for.    

About Tiffany:  Tiff
Tiffany is a professionally trained nanny, having graduated from NW Nannies Institute in Portland, with ten years experience with infants, toddlers, multiples, and nanny shares.  She is infant & child first aid and CPR certified.  Being a nanny is not just an after-college job, it is her profession.  

 She is endlessly patient and I've never once seen her frustrated or flustered.   She is full of love and connects incredibly well with children, actively playing with them, making trips to the park, and singing songs and playing games.  She is professional and responsible.  

I can't recommend her highly enough.  

Pay: I'm also committed to helping Tiffany find a job that pays her a living wage since this is her profession and she needs to be able to pay for her own health insurance, pay taxes, etc. Her rate per hour for a full time, 50 hour week is $22 per hour.    She is really flexible in helping families afford that.  She will care for multiple children at that rate--up to 2 infants and 4 toddlers or adding in an older child after school (all of which she has done while in our employment and I can attest to the fact that she is brilliant at it) AND, she can do what she did for our family which is work 3 days for one group of families and 2 days for another, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested in part-time OR full-time; I know she'll try to make it work.   And I will happily train you on how to withhold taxes, etc so you don't have to stress about that!

You can contact me at amandamortlock [@] gmail.com to learn more or get in touch with Tiffany.  Tiffany has a full website with reviews from families she's worked with at www.tiffanybreunig.com. 

Seeking a 2nd family for our PT Nanny Share - SE Portland, Starting September

August 15, 2016

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting September. 
Nanny -- Rashida gets and respects little kids, and they love her for it. She has over 10 years of experience as a nanny and preschool teacher in the Reggio Emelia style curriculum at Joyful Noise Child Development.

We are a multi racial, bi lingual female couple with a chill and social 13 month old daughter.
You -- have 1 or 2 kids ages 1ish -5ish. Live in SE, and are willing to have the kids at your place part of the time. 

Please contact Nili at 503-200-7388 or niliyosha@gmail.com

 

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by Certified Teacher

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is a new 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 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

FT opening in N. Portland nanny share

August 14, 2016

Hi there, we host a nanny share out of our Piedmont home (close-in North Portland) and the current family we share with is moving on due to their schedules, so beginning in September we have an opening for a full-time child in our share.  Our wonderful nanny has been with us for more than a year and she is dependable, punctual, communicative and all-around wonderful with our children.  We aim for 40-42 hours a week and can be somewhat flexible on schedules, although 8:30-4:30 is our general routine.  We are looking for a family with one (or possibly two, depending on ages/schedules) children who need full-time or close to full time care, and would be willing to commit for at least 6 months.  Ideally we're looking for toddler-aged since our son is 17 months, but that is not a requirement.  Please e-mail me at adrock@gmail.com for more information on costs, schedules and our family/nanny. We look forward to hearing from you!

BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHNS

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Clairvetta's nannyshare has an opening for  2 or 3 days of care per week on  M & W, W & Th or M, W & Th.  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 7:30 if needed. I am closed on Friday. The spots are available in  September, October & early November.
 
*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!

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS - 7 LOCATIONS - NOW ENROLLING!

August 12, 2016

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

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Our locations:

Happy Valley School

Woodstock School

Gateway School

Broadway School

Sellwood School

Westmoreland School

Tualatin School

 

Contact us for more information about our availability and our New Year Tuition Specials! 503-252-0004 ext.0. For additional information, please visit our website: Creative Minds.  

 

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

 

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Wildflowers Preschool has Openings

August 11, 2016

Wildflowers Preschool has a last minute opening for fall!  

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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MONTAVILLA IN-HOUSE DAYCARE WITH AVAILABILITY

Openings available for full time and part times child card in SE Portland. Close to Burnside and 82nd in the Montavilla neighborhood. Over 20 years of experience. Very reasonable rates. Please contact Sandie for more information and details on rate. (503) 256-5760

August 10, 2016

Hello Mamas (And Papas, as the case may be),

I am writing today on behalf of our sweet little Foster-Powell nanny-share, as things are changing up a bit and we have one spot available coming this July! Our dear nanny Solstice lovingly cares for five children (presently 3 at a time) in her clean and creative home. Below are some words from Ms. Sol, but as a mother who's been lucky to have Solstice care for our son since he was 5 months old (he is now 16 months), I would like to share how wonderful Solstice's care is. Her approach is informal/relaxed while also very interactive, educational, and highly individualized. She listens to the needs of each family and works with parents to enhance whatever routine/lessons/needs each child has so there is continuity between home and childcare. She is very flexible (so helpful!) while maintaining the utmost integrity and dependability in schedules. She has created a wonderful space in her home, and her care feels more like a fun auntie's home than a traditional daycare. She speaks predominantly Spanish to the kids presently, but this is flexible as well! Her rates are also very competitive at $8/hour.

Presently, we are looking for one more child to join for 3-4 days/week. Available days are M, T, Th, & Fridays. Solstice is also available for date nights and weekends, so she really is such an incredible support on so many levels. Our little family, and all current families, cannot recommend her enough! We hope to meet your little one(s) soon!

Please contact: Solstice at four one five 3 77 27 one one or toujourshadow@gmail.com
If you are interested, Solstice can provide all current family contact info for stellar references.

A few words from Solstice:

I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends as I say goodbye to my little buddies who are soon graduating from my care. I offer a casual nanny share situation in my home and its dynamic is stellar. It both encompasses the advantages of a private nanny for your child while at the same time also reaping the benefits of peer play without the distractions of an overwhelmingly large group. The nanny share context is also very budget-friendly. I have been providing child care for over a decade now and my experiences range from private nanny to large summer camps, from nanny share to au pair, from my mom's daycare helper to home tutor and many more contexts in between. I care for children of all ages and I am available all week days minus Wednesday and not after 5:30.

Currently, I care for 5 children under the age of 4 and no more than 4 children in one day since I work alone. My home has a fenced back yard with patio deck and myself, my partner and 2 kitties are its only residents. I currently provide Spanish immersion to the children whose parents wish me to do so. Child care is my true vocation and my fulfillment comes from making my little friends happy everyday. I have a personal approach of seeing each child as unique but all children grow from smiles so my daily duty is to have fun! I deeply believe having fun is vital to a child's positive growth. I keep fluid daily schedules that include open play, storytime, yoga, school time, choir practice, dance party, creative workshop, outside tumbling, promenades, baking class, and more. I believe this small group dynamic of intimate care with friendship and play from other children allows them to thrive and flourish with each other and with me too! I consider my approach an immersion of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia styles. My rate for full time families is 8$ an hour per child. References may be given upon meeting.

A little more about myself...I am from San Francisco! I'm a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in liberal arts. I am a devout yoga student and also teach kids yoga at my studio. I am an avid world traveler and yet its strange that my warmest comfort comes from being home :) I welcome any background checks and I get CPR certified annually, and of course, I am a non-smoker. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational French. There is no television in my home and the only entertainment apparatus we use is my record player for dance and music time. I have an excellent education and many other work experiences such as tutoring English as a second language and crisis counseling, but it's the little ones that make me smile each day when I go to work. I put the same high expectations on myself that I expect other families to put on me. Each child is unique and I am attentive to differences when they arise. It is a strength of mine to be creative when confronting a problem. Sometimes children get restless or frustrated with sharing, or have difficulty communicating their desires, or just don't want to eat their veggies! It's important to not execute anger or negative energy to solve these situations. Love, patience, and innovation will help children much faster and more positively then any frown or holler I believe. I actually grew up in a daycare and my mother was the owner. I am eternally grateful to her. Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting some of you and your little one(s)!

Amanda

Woodsong Preschool (Reggio-inspired) in SE Portland has Three Fall 2016 Openings!

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Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.

Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour:

email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com

www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com

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Terrific 2nd Year Au Pair Available in September!

Camilla (22) from Sweden is currently an au pair in Massachusetts who is interested in finding with a new family on the West Coast for her second year. Camilla has been caring for a three year old girl and is interested in caring for children 2 years and older. Camilla is fluent in English, has strong driving skills and is being highly recommended by her current host family. For more information on Camilla or the au pair program please e-mail Trish McAleer at patricia.mcaleer@lcc.culturalcare.com. SWE125234_20160129_092432_636023757485923942

Broadway Children's Center

August 09, 2016

Broadway Children's Center is now enrolling in our Preschool program AND 1 space available in our 2 year old classroom.  Enroll before September 1st and receive special  rates for the entire year! 

Our center offers the right balance of structured activities and free play opportunity.  A healthy organic lunch is provided.  Our hours of care are realistically set for the working family at 7am to 6pm and offer full day schedules from 3 to 5 days a week.  Our center is independently owned and operated.  A very intentional decision and effort to represent the diversity of Portland is reflective in our center.  Our goal is to get to know your family on a more personal level, work with your unique circumstances and work in partnership with you as the parents to provide you and your little one a great experience.  

Say goodbye to expensive registration fees and costly deposits.  Say hello to high quality early childhood education at rates hundreds less than many of those in the immediate area.   If you are looking to be a part of an amazing community of local parents give us a call today and tour B.C.C. ! 

For more information visit our website at www.bccportland.com

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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

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

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

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

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

Frog Song Montessori Preschool - Just two openings left for Fall

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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.

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 for children between the ages of 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.

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Contact us for a tour or to find out more!

info@frogsongpreschool.org

(503) 475-9257

 

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CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS- OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 5-7PM!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Please join us for our  BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE and learn more about our schools and program! 

When: Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7pm!

Where: 

Tualatin School: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Broadway School: 8340 NE Broadway, Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

Happy Valley School: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

Sellwood School: 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

We have 3 additional locations in Woodstock, Gateway, and Westmoreland. If you are interested in any of these, please come to the Open House at any of the locations mentioned above!

CMLC Programs Offer:
*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs

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

 

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Save $75 on urbanMamas' Favorite Sitters & Nannies: Back-to-School Special Offer!

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Beat the rush to find your after-school sitter, carpool helper, part-time or full-time nanny with UrbanSitter, an easy-to-use app and site where you’ll find Portland’s most trusted babysitters and nannies, including recommendations from your fellow urbanMamas

>Sign up now for a free $75 Back to School credit<


The Most Powerful Sitter & Nanny Search

Unlike other sites or agencies, UrbanSitter is smartly connected to your local parenting community, so you can browse lists of recommended sitters and nannies hired by fellow urbanMamas, parents at your child's school or your son’s soccer team.

Proven, Trusted Babysitters & Nannies

Babysitter and nanny profiles include reviews from parents, a video, a list of certifications including background check and languages spoken, plus average response time, number of repeat families, and more!

Easily Book Interviews & Jobs

With UrbanSitter’s easy-to-use site and app, you can book child care in minutes, even last-minute. Instantly access sitter calendars, then book interviews and jobs on-demand. At the end of the job, skip the ATM and pay with a tap. 

Whether you’re looking for a full-time nanny this fall, a driving babysitter to assist with after-school activities, or the occasional babysitter for back-to-school nights, UrbanSitter has you covered!

Join UrbanSitter for free now & receive a $75 credit to use toward your first booking anytime before August 31st! 

Flexible Drop-In Childcare by Certified Teacher

August 05, 2016

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  • Paper Crane Learning Center is a new 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 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

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS- OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th, 5-7PM!

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Please join us for our  BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE and learn more about our schools and program! 

When: Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7pm!

Where: 

Tualatin School: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Broadway School: 8340 NE Broadway, Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

Happy Valley School: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

Sellwood School: 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

We have 3 additional locations in Woodstock, Gateway, and Westmoreland. If you are interested in any of these, please come to the Open House at any of the locations mentioned above!

CMLC Programs Offer:
*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs

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

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Part time PLAY care!

August 04, 2016

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

At Grow Love we believe in PLAY!

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We have:

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

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


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

TUITION (weekly):
$125

SERVING AGES:
6 months - 5 years

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

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

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


Have a magnificent day! 

CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS- OPEN HOUSE on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 5-7PM!

August 02, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence.

Please join us for our  BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE and learn more about our schools and program! 

When: Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7pm!

Where: 

Tualatin School: 6480 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

Broadway School: 8340 NE Broadway, Suite D, Portland, OR 97220

Happy Valley School: 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

Sellwood School: 7733 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

We have 3 additional locations in Woodstock, Gateway, and Westmoreland. If you are interested in any of these, please come to the Open House at any of the locations mentioned above!

CMLC Programs Offer:
*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs

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

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Peace Tree School, a Community for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Woodlawn, is enrolling for September 2016!

July 31, 2016

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We are a Montessori community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. We specialize in providing quality Montessori education and care to the smallest citizens of the world. Our infants benefit from Montessori and RIE philosophies and above all we believe that young children should spend their days exploring, discovering and thriving. We consider early childhood education to be a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 3 months to 15 months to our infant community.
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 You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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Sweet Day Community School Now Enrolling for Fall

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Sweet Day is a State Certified, in-home childcare located near Clinton Park. We believe children should be given time and space to express themselves; art, music, dance, yoga and imaginative play are all big parts of our day. We follow an emergent curriculum and encourage children to think scientifically, to ask questions, experiment and work collaboratively to problem solve. 

We offer care for children 18 months to Kindergarten Ready. We separate children into groups based on age, and social and physical development. Each group operates within the Oregon state guidelines for ratios and class sizes. By dividing children into groups we are able to offer your child a primary caregiver and the consistency of staying with their cohort during their entire time at Sweet Day. 

We currently have openings in our 2 and 3 year-old cohort.

Sweet Day operates year-round, our hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 5:30pm.

Visit us at www.sweetdayschool.com for more information

 

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

 

Isn't life fascinating? There is something to marvel at at each step of the way.  The learning process never really stops.  Children have this concept down, and it is so refreshing to walk side by side with them along their journey.

We try to never lose sight of the magic of life. Our aim is to instill a love of learning, play, and exploration to the children in our care. We like to get messy and ask plenty of questions. Our school is designed with the intent of teaching children to become confident and effective communicators. We achieve our aims by having a low child to teacher ratio, while providing a safe, comfortable environment for the children to practice all the important life skills they will need to prosper.

Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, engaging art, nature, and music activities, and healthy organic snacks. We believe that less is more in the preschool environment, and the materials and objects within the school are tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child. Play is important, and it is a big part of how children learn about their environment.  Whether rain or shine, we head outside each day for plenty of play and investigation.  The natural world is full of wonders, and the discovery process is on going.

For more information, visit our website at littleimprintspdx.com or visit our facebook page at facebook.com/littleimprintspdx

 

P: 971-678-2685

E: littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com

 

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CREATIVE MINDS LEARNING CENTERS 7 LOCATIONS - AUGUST TUITION SPECIAL!

July 29, 2016

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven locations throughout the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence

Contact us by July 31st to learn about our Hot August Tuition Special!  We look forward to building a future with your family!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

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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Join the Friendly House Preschool Community in NW Portland!

July 28, 2016

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Friendly House Preschool has been a beloved part of the NW neighborhood community since 1940.  We hope that your family joins the Friendly House legacy!
We are NOW OPEN for registration for the 2016-17 school year for half-day morning classes (8-11:30); 3- and 4-day options available! 
Friendly House preschool offers a play-based curriculum for 3-5-year-olds, focused on kindergarten readiness and social-emotional learning.  Our welcoming learning environment includes a gym, garden, and playground.  We serve a nutritious breakfast and snack daily and offer parent-teacher conferences, family socials, developmental screenings, and referrals for additional services, as needed.
For more information: Visit friendlyhouseinc.org/preschool
To request a tour, please call 503-228-4391.  We look forward to hearing from you!
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Hawthorne Family Playschool Cooperative Now Enrolling

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Who we are:

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

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

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

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

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

Web: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

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

Looking for Part Time Nanny Share

July 26, 2016

The time has come for Mama to return to work, and we are looking for a nanny share to help care for our 11 month old son.

Days can be anywhere from 1 to 2.5 days a week. Most likely we will need childcare on Mondays and half of the day on Tuesdays.

This is our first child and we are looking for a fun, energetic, loving person to help care for him.  Ideally there is a family out there in SW Portland looking for something similar or would be willing to let us join them in their current situation to help reduce cost.

Please e-mail Danielle at danieller.coughlin@gmail.com if you are a nanny or family that will fit in with our schedule.

We would like to start as soon as August 15th.

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Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven locations throughout the Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin areas. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence

Contact us by July 31st to learn about our Hot August Tuition Special!  We look forward to building a future with your family!
 
Locations:
 
Tualatin School (our newest school!)
Happy Valley School
Woodstock School
Gateway School
Broadway School
Sellwood School
Westmoreland School

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 

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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Professional & Experienced Nanny

July 25, 2016

Tiffany has been a nanny for our family for over four years now and our youngest is now moving on to preschool and I am committed to helping this truly remarkable young woman find another family to work for.    

About Tiffany:  Tiff
Tiffany is a professionally trained nanny, having graduated from NW Nannies Institute in Portland, with ten years experience with infants, toddlers, multiples, and nanny shares.  She is infant & child first aid and CPR certified.  Being a nanny is not just an after-college job, it is her profession.  

 She is endlessly patient and I've never once seen her frustrated or flustered.   She is full of love and connects incredibly well with children, actively playing with them, making trips to the park, and singing songs and playing games.  She is professional and responsible.  

I can't recommend her highly enough.  

Pay: I'm also committed to helping Tiffany find a job that pays her a living wage since this is her profession and she needs to be able to pay for her own health insurance, pay taxes, etc. Her rate per hour for a full time, 50 hour week is $22 per hour.    She is really flexible in helping families afford that.  She will care for multiple children at that rate--up to 2 infants and 4 toddlers or adding in an older child after school (all of which she has done while in our employment and I can attest to the fact that she is brilliant at it) AND, she can do what she did for our family which is work 3 days for one group of families and 2 days for another, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested in part-time OR full-time; I know she'll try to make it work.   And I will happily train you on how to withhold taxes, etc so you don't have to stress about that!

You can contact me at amandamortlock [@] gmail.com to learn more or get in touch with Tiffany.  Tiffany has a full website with reviews from families she's worked with at www.tiffanybreunig.com.