Experienced nanny with master’s degree available for PT or occasional childcare

September 25, 2017

Hi Portland families!

My name is Laurel and I am available for part-time, occasional and/or temporary care. I have been working full-time as a nanny for 2 and a half years and have been providing childcare for nearly 20 years to children of all ages, ranging from newborn to adolescence.

I’ve just launched my own small business providing design and organization services to individuals and families (which is why I can’t commit to another full-time position). The business is all about working together with families to create supportive, enriching environments for children at home (and finding better ways to manage all the toys, gear and paper that kids acquire). If you want to learn more about the services I offer, please check out my website at www.nurturingspacespdx.com.  

A bit more about me: I studied Family Studies and Human Development as an undergrad and Social Work (with a concentration in Children and Families) as a graduate student. I worked with at-risk children and families as a home visiting social worker before moving into the field of early childhood education where I worked as an educator in both a toddler and mixed age preschool classroom.

I believe that children learn through relationships, play and the ability to interact with a variety of materials and environments. I believe in the power of predictable routines, honest and clear communication, and firm and consistent boundaries. I offer children authentic choices and invite their active participation in the day’s routine whenever possible. I value and welcome the full range of children’s feelings while acknowledging that not all behaviors are acceptable. Janet Lansbury is my guru for all child care related questions (she’s got a great website with lots of helpful info).

I'm CPR/First Aid certified, have a driver's license, a clean driving record and a safe car.

I like to spend my free time cooking, exploring the incredible wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest, practicing yoga, scouring secondhand stores and watching adventure films.

I'm reliable, experienced and I feel confident that I can provide respectful, responsive care for your child(ren). Please let me know if you have any questions. I have plentiful, glowing references, which I would love to share with you if you’re interested. I look forward to hearing from you! 

Warmly,

Laurel 

laureljohnsonmsw@gmail.com 

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Creative Minds is Now Enrolling for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten!

September 22, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten!  We have seven locations throughout Portland, Clackamas, and Tualatin! Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 


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Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

***We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for consideration. We look forward to meeting you!***

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

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

www.Facebook.com/LittleScholarsAcademyPDX  


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My Bundle of Joy specializes in the care of infants and toddlers! Enrolling now!


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Locations in NE Portland, SW Portland and Wilsonville (coming soon!)

Call or Text 503.575.5654 

Apply now to get on our waitlist and come for a tour!

www.MyBundleofJoy.com

www.Facebook.com/MyBundleofJoyPDX

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." 


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happy days preschool has fall space!

September 19, 2017

 

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Happy Days Preschool provides child guided learning in a state licensed, NE Portland home. We aim to create a secure and happy bridge between home and school life for children aged 2-5 using reggio emilia and waldorf curriculum. We still have a few full time (7:30am-3:30pm) spots available for fall. Contact us now to tour our school, our 1/4 acre backyard farm and meet Miss Anna and Miss Chloe. 

website: www.happydayspreschoolpdx.com

email: happydayspreschool.pdx@gmail.com

instagram: @happydayspreschool

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling 3 months - 3 years!

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten!  We have seven locations throughout Portland, Clackamas, and Tualatin! Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

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Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

***We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for consideration. We look forward to meeting you!***

Immediate openings in cozy, NE Portland daycare

Room To Grow Portland has immediate openings for children up to three years of age! We are a play based, licensed, in-home daycare where kind communication and exploration are key! Outdoor time, story time, bunny cuddles and lots of sensory play make up our loosely structured day. Healthy snacks and meals are provided. 

We are open Monday-Thursday from 8-6. Tuition is pre-paid, monthly. Please contact Rachel with any questions or to schedule a meet-up!

4 days $840
3 days $705
2 days $480
1 day $240

Rachel

503.686.4834

roomtogrowportland@gmail.com

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Nanny Mo's Child Care - North Portland

September 17, 2017

Nanny Mo's Child Care.

Hello,

I have over 20 years of child care experience including 14 years as a certified nanny and 6 years as an in-home child care provider. I keep a family environment with lots of personal attention. I only have 3 - 4 children at a time so the children often see each other as friends rather than classmates as they would in a large center. I offer:

State inspected and certified child care
Reasonable rates
USDA Food Program
Trained in Child CPR
References
Structure activities
A smoke free environment
Safe, clean, secure home
Close to park with playground

Please contact me if you would like more information. I look forward to hearing from you.  You can email me at shymon@msn.com or call at (503) 892-2735

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Fall Openings at Creative Minds Learning Centers!

September 15, 2017

Come join us for a fun-filled year at Creative Minds Learning Centers!

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Creative Minds offers seven locations in the Portland, Clackamas, and Tualatin communities! We serve Infants through Private Kindergarten! Our schools foster student growth and learning through hands on, holistic curriculum, daily enrichment activities including music, language, cooking, and gardening programs, healthy menu, and positive socialization. 

Call today to learn more about our program and Fall tuition specials! 

503-252-0004, ext. 0 

www.mycmlc.com

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We look forward to hearing from you! 

Fall Enrollment at ChildRoots!

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

We are currently enrolling!

Fremont Location:

  • We currently have one part-time (T/TH) opening for a toddler born between 9/1/2014 - 2/28/2015.
  • We currently have one part-time (T/TH) opening for a preschooler born between 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014.

Southeast Location:

  • Part-time & full-time openings for preschoolers with birth dates between 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014.

Northwest Location:

  • We currently have one full-time opening for a wobbler born between 3/1/2015 - 8/31/2015.
  • We currently have one full-time opening for a toddler born between 9/1/2014-2/28/2015.
  • Part-time & full-time openings for preschoolers with birth dates between 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013.

For more information, please visit our website, or get in touch via email or phone. We’d love to chat about enrollment options.

E: enrollment@childroots.com

P: (503) 235-1151

 

Seeking Infant and Toddler Montessori Teacher

September 13, 2017

The Earth Tortoise School is a small infant and toddler Montessori community in East Portland. Set in a cozy home environment that is dedicated to the children, the Earth Tortoise School is devoted to supporting each child on their own path and fostering a love of the natural world to create a joyful and close-knit community.

We are looking for an infant or toddler guide beginning in October for the 2017/2018 school year and beyond - someone who has chosen to work with children because it is their passion and path in life; someone that is vested in the early childhood field, that sees these early years as being highly important in one’s development and in the development of a positive community; someone who has a desire to strengthen self-esteem, provide opportunities for self-mastery and the gaining of independence, and build strong social structures; and finally, someone who is committed to furthering their own education and making this field their life’s work.

And we, in turn, want to support you on your path. We value and show our appreciation for your education, experience and contributions and develop the school vision with your needs, ideas, and goals in mind.

Enrollment in the Central Background Registry, certification in Infant/Child/Adult First Aid and CPR, a Food Handler's Card, and both "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect" and "Health and Safety" workshops must be completed within the first 30 days of employment. We will assist you in registering and completing these requirements if needed.

The Earth Tortoise School offers a strong salary based on the applicant’s education and experience, with benefits including 5 weeks of paid school closures, paid personal/sick days, health insurance and continuing education financial assistance.

If you are interested in learning more about our school, please visit www.theearthtortoiseschool.com as well as our Facebook page. And to apply for these positions, please email a cover letter and your resume to theearthtortoiseschool@gmail.com

Thank you!

Portland Play Project is Now Enrolling Preschoolers!

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspiredplay based and ecologically focused preschool in the Cully neighborhood. Our website is incredibly informative, please take some time to learn about how we do things and what we're made of. We have a few spots available for the 2017-2018 school year. Our day is from 8:30-3 and aftercare is from 3-5:30. We welcome children ages 2.5-5. Please send us an email or give a call to inquire.

info@portlandplayproject.com

www.portlandplayproject.com 

Creative Minds Learning Centers Fall Openings!

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Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten!  We have seven locations throughout Portland, Clackamas, and Tualatin! Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

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Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

***We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for consideration. We look forward to meeting you!***

Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery Has Fall Openings!

September 12, 2017


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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 1, 2, or 3 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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Few Fall Spaces Available at The Children's Garden!

September 11, 2017

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After graduating our entire class of Pre-K students, The Children's Garden has a few rare immediate fall openings! We have LIMITED openings in the following age groups:

Preschool Community: 2.5 yrs - 5 yrs 

*A second preschool program begins in January 2018 - some limited availability 

Older Infants: 10-16 months

The Children's Garden has been operating in Portland since 1988 and is committed to the art of early childhood education. Our talented, educated, and dedicated teaching staff utilizes the most up-to-date brain development research, as well as Attachment Theory, to create incredible learning environments.  We serve students ages 6 weeks to 6 years. 

We believe every child is unique. 

Helping them to discover their special qualities and blossom within their uniqueness is the aim of The Children’s Garden. Beautiful personalities unfold before your eyes when children are embraced with unconditional love and acceptance. A self-confident child with a strong, positive self-image is free to see the wonder of the world around them and to experience the joy of discovery. It is our desire to provide the rich, nurturing soil from which little beings can grow. Our programs follow a developmental approach, allowing us to follow a child’s lead. We feel that the process of learning is as important as the content. Helping children learn how to learn is what our programs are all about.

We believe that parents are the most important people in a child’s life. We at The Children’s Garden would like to join with parents in providing the best for their children.

Our inspired curriculum is heavily emotion-focused, helping children learn to navigate their emotions and respond in an effective and regulated way. We created a Mindfulness curriculum for our Preschool Community: featuring breathing techniques that aid in emotional regulation and the mind-body connection. From infants to kindergarteners, the use of mindfulness is an evidence-based technique aimed at helping children regulate their emotions and practice peaceful problem-solving. Helping children develop an awareness of their internal emotional states helps them to use words instead of fists.

Our convenient downtown location is Secure Education Consultant certified and is a designated "green school".  With a private, covered playground and beautiful classroom spaces, "The Garden" offers excellent early childhood education in an urban setting. 

We offer tours weekly and would love to meet your family! Come and see what makes us one of Portland's most loved child development communities! 

Check us out at www.thechildrensgarden.com

503-228-2443

 

Toddler Opening at Growing Up Roses in NE Portland

Growing Up Roses, a registered in-home child care facility located in the Roseway Neighborhood of North-East Portland, has one opening for a child age 2 or older.

At Growing Up Roses children receive attentive and devoted care in a safe and stimulating environment. Children are given the opportunity to learn from open ended play and close interactions with other children and adults. Children thrive when they are connected to their caregivers and their surroundings. At Growing Up Roses we foster the best possible environment for rapidly growing minds by forming meaningful and long-term connections with your children and your family.

Please visit our website at www.growinguproses.com and call or email to set up a tour rylee@growinguproses.com 503-927-3136.

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Looking for explorer to join our playschool in Sellwood!

LSP PromoFour giggly, curious, adventurous three-year-olds and I are looking for another explorer to join our group! We're somewhere between a nanny-share and a play-based preschool, and have room for one child to join us on Tuesday mornings (8:30 - 12:30) in Sellwood.

We spend our days working with sensory and open-ended materials, exploring the outdoors, and developing the focus that comes with working on an activity that is freely chosen. We're big believers in kindness, social curiosity and exploration, natural consequences, discipline without shame, and the inherent wonder of childhood.

If you'd like to join us, please contact se.playschool@gmail.com for more information. Thanks for reading!

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling in Happy Valley!

September 08, 2017

Start the school year off right at Creative Minds Learning Center! Our schools serve children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants 3 months old through Private Kindergarten for 6 year olds!  Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Certified with the State of Oregon and members of NAEYC, OAEYC, QRIS, Oregon Environmental Council and other Early Childhood organizations, CMLC schools provide a progressive and positive environment for children, staff, and families. Creative Minds' philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes. We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

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Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

***We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. We look forward to meeting you!***

Bronwyn's Place
Where Kids Will Have Fun and Learn.

We have 2 infant spots. 1 toddler spot just open.

So If you interested Please call 503.956.3222 ask for Bronwyn or text is faster, email me. I will email back a quote. For more information check us out on our Facebook. Bronwyn's Place Portland.

Our location is 5106 N. Lombard St. Portland Or 97203 The big pink house a mile from St. John.

Thank you,

Peace Tree School has a few spots left in our full-time preschool program!

September 07, 2017

 

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Peace Tree School in NE Portland is currently enrolling children for our preschool program. We are community school with a focus on Montessori education, exploration and discovery. Certified and experienced teachers create an enriching learning environment that incorporates a child's love of play and creativity. We believe in a partnership between home and school and always following each child's individual interests and development. Weekly yoga, art and music programs enrich our program and the lives of our students. Our homemade and nutritious food program is included in tuition. 

Please visit our website for more information about us! peacetreeschool.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Little Hands Garden School Woodstock- the preschool with goats!

September 06, 2017

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                                7802 SE Woodstock Blvd.

                Located in a 100 year old farmhouse,

                                  preschool with goats!

 

Little Hands Garden School is able to welcome a few more friends this school year at our Woodstock Blvd. location.  Students enjoy a homemade snack, Spanish language enrichment, arts, music, an outdoor-focused, play-based curriculum, and learn to care for our chickens and goats!   Families can also apply for our new co-operative option! Reach out soon to schedule a tour, we are nearly full!

                                        www.littlehandsgardenschool.com

seeking spanish speaking part time nanny for toddler

September 05, 2017

We live in the NE (Hollywood), and have a 21 month old toddler. We are looking for a loving, responsible SPANISH speaking nanny to care for our girl M-F 9a-2p.  Contact info: maggietwin@gmail.com

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! Visit our Open House on Wednesday from 5:30-7pm!

VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FROM 5:30-7pm! VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Our Open House will be at three of our beautiful locations: 

Happy Valley Campus 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Broadway Campus 8340 NE Broadway St. Suite D, Portland, OR 97220 
Tualatin Campus 6480 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin, OR 97062

Come by after work to get a tour of our clean and healthy schools! Eco-friendly schools and Reggio-inspired classrooms make this a natural choice for your family! We also have schools in Westmoreland, Sellwood, Woodstock, and Gateway. 

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Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten!  Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

***We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration or visit our Job Fair on 9/6 from 5:30-7pm at the same locations listed above. We look forward to meeting you!***

PT SPANISH TODDLER DROP-OFF PLAYGROUP/ PRESCHOOL LIGHT (INNER SE)

We are looking for one or two more toddlers to join our Spanish home-based toddler play group.  Parents drop their kids off for a three hour morning of activities, led by our wonderful native Spanish speaking teacher.  The teacher has been running the same ‘escuela’ for the last ten years.  

The ‘escuela’ meets from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Wednesday and Friday mornings. There will be at least four, but no more than five, kids aged between 1.5 and 3 years old. The teacher speaks to the children almost exclusively in Spanish. Their day consists of outdoor play, arts and crafts, music and dancing, and parent packed snack and lunch times.  

The weekly cost per child is $50 (plus a small contribution for art supplies). We host the playgroup in one of the family’s home near Mt Tabor/upper Hawthorne (near SE 50th/Salmon St).  

Please call or email Sarah for more information at 541-805-2212 or Sarah.Figliozzi@gmail.com.  We look forward to meeting interested families. 

Thank you!

SW Portland Reggio Preschool, Education Imagination Preschool

September 03, 2017

EDUCATION IMAGINATION PRESCHOOL
In Raleigh Park/Hills...childcare with engagement!

A safe, nurturing environment: Child-Centered, Reggio Emilia Inspired
Early childhood education specialists, 1:5 ratio
Dedicated “school house” and 1/2 acre playground
Artistic Focus: visual art, yoga, music
Stimulating, educational play curriculum: reading, writing and science
Full-time and part-time enrollments
Open 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Ages 2 through pre-kindergarten

 

Come visit us and watch your precious child grow!

Call Stacey Hedges, (503) 880-4401
www.educationimagination.com

HUMMING HIVE HAS OPENINGS! WALDORF-INSPIRED, NATURE-IMMERSION PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN -- JUST ACROSS THE RIVER FROM ST. JOHNS

September 01, 2017

 

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

One parent says: "“This school has been an amazing experience for our whole family! Our daughter loves her school and has so much fun playing with her friends, learning about nature, and being outside in the woods every day.  We are thankful for such warm and loving teachers who offer their guidance and support in such a loving way, creating an environment where each child loves to come to school and is thriving.”

Please visit our website and our Facebook page for more information, and e-mail Christy at humminghiveforest@gmail.com for enrollment.  We meet Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-1pm, September through June, and also offer after-care until 3:30.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

seeking part time nanny

Hi,

Our family is seeking a part time childcare provider for our 5 yo son. We are looking for a kind, cheerful person to help in the mornings and afternoons with pick-up, drop-off and after school care. Willingness to do some light housekeeping and meal prep would be a fantastic. We could provide up to 30 hours a week but could also work with less-- there is some flexibility; we just really want to find the right person!

My husband, son and I live in the SW hills-- Council Crest neighborhood. You would need to have your own car to get to work, but we provide a nanny car for getting our son to and from school. 

Please contact me if you would like more details.

Thanks,

Cindy

cynthiahliu@gmail.com

Creative Minds Now Enrolling For Fall- Open House September 6th!

August 31, 2017

VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FROM 5:30-7pm! VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Our Open House will be at three of our beautiful locations: 

Happy Valley Campus 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Broadway Campus 8340 NE Broadway St. Suite D, Portland, OR 97220 
Tualatin Campus 6480 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin, OR 97062

Come by after work to get a tour of our clean and healthy schools! Eco-friendly schools and Reggio-inspired classrooms make this a natural choice for your family! 

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Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten!  Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

Little Imprints One Opening for Fall

August 30, 2017

Our small, in-home preschool is located in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland.  This will be our 4th year in existence and we have 9 wonderful kiddos that will be joining us. We strive to create a lively environment that fosters community while encouraging children to explore at their own pace. Play is not only a fun activity, but a vehicle for children to navigate their world and grow. Practicing mindfulness, telling stories, harvesting vegetables, learning sign language, naming birds, trees, and insects, and dynamic neighborhood walks are just a few of the many things we do each day at school.  

Currently, we have one opening for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday either half day (8:30 - 12:30)  or full day (8:30 - 3:00). We welcome children between the ages of 3 through 5 years old. Please visit our website for more information at www.littleimprintspdx.com

For more pictures of the school in action, see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/littleimprintspdx/

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Openings NOW for Infant and Toddler Care

Marti's Place childcare located in the NE Alameda neighborhood has openings now for your little one.  Our age group is 3 months to 3 years.  We are a small, play-based group that enjoys the feel of a big family.  We love to be outside, lots of singing and books.  Our day is tailored to meet the kiddos needs each day as it comes along.  Our core staff has worked together for many years to provide the best experience possible for your little one.

We are open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30.  Check out our website and let us know if you would like to visit.

Marti's Place

martisplace.org

martisplace@gmail.com

Baby Care, North Portland (St Johns)

August 29, 2017

Greetings! I currently have one opening for 3 days of care per week(Mon, Tue, Wed). I care for a small group of 3 infants/wobblers from home located in St Johns, North Portland.  Total ratio is 3:1. I have 20+ years experience. References are 20160726_095214
available to you. Hours are 8:00a-5:00p. Closed on Friday except for occasional drop in care if needed.  Feel free to email nanny_clair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in learning more. Looking forward to hearing from you!

ChildRoots Fall Enrollment!


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

We are currently enrolling!

Fremont Location:

  • We currently have one full-time opening for a toddler born between 9/1/2014 - 2/28/2015.
  • We currently have one part-time (T/TH) opening for a preschooler born between 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014.

Southeast Location:

 

  • We currently have one part-time opening for a toddler born between 3/1/2014 - 8/31/2014.
  • Fall openings for preschoolers with birth dates between 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014.

Northwest Location:

  • We currently have one part-time (T/TH) opening for a toddler born between 9/1/2014 - 2/28/2015.
  • Fall openings for preschoolers with birth dates between 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013.

 

 

Enrollment Open for Italian Immersion Preschool

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Register today for our Italian Immersion Preschool Program! Preschool starts September 5, 2017, so don’t delay! Drop by our Open House on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 9:00am – 10:00am or if you can’t make it, please email info@scuola.us to schedule a site visit or to request more information.

Scuola Italiana offers a Reggio Emilia-inspired, cultural immersion preschool in NW Portland. The program is taught by experienced, native Italian teachers. The preschool is open to children ages 3 to 5 years old. The program operates Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The preschool is located in the Friendly House in the Pearl at 1542 NW 14th Ave.

August 28, 2017

I'm looking for part time care for my 22 month old son. Ideally this would be Monday and Wednesday from 8am-4pm, at our house. We would also be open to a nanny share. Our boy is very active, sweet, and busy! We live in SE/Milwaukie -Portland border near Ardenwald. Please email shannycapri@gmail.com for more info. Thank you!

Open House for Eco-Friendly Preschool and Learning Center. Serving Infants-Kindergarten!

 

VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FROM 5:30-7pm! VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Our Open House will be at three of our beautiful locations: 

Happy Valley Campus 12771 SE Sunnyside Rd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Broadway Campus 8340 NE Broadway St. Suite D, Portland, OR 97220 
Tualatin Campus 6480 SW Nyberg Lane, Tualatin, OR 97062

Come by after work to get a tour of our clean and healthy schools! Eco-friendly schools and Reggio-inspired classrooms make this a natural choice for your family! 

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Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten!  Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

Toddler Openings at Bilingual Montessori School

August 24, 2017

    Manos Unidas Montessori is an eco-friendly, food conscious, Montessori school in Lents.  We have a few spots available in our Toddler Casa to begin right away!  This can be full or part time, 4 or 5 days.  Spaces will fill up quickly so please contact us to schedule a tour! 

Woodward Montessori home Preschool has openings

August 22, 2017

Our 16 student home preschool in the inner SE Portland's Richmond neighborhood has 2 last minute openings for the upcoming school year. One opening is for a full day schedule and the other is for the half-day schedule.  Woodward Montessori is celebrating it's 10th year in operation with both teachers, Elizabeth Epping and Julia Stine, having been there all of those 10 years.  

Due to our small size, our program typically fills up in February so many of our families on the waiting list have found other options and were no longer looking for a program when these openings became available.  Their loss is your gain.   Our program is a Montessori-based program and we use the Positive Discipline behavior approach.  Unlike many Montessori programs we have full and half-day options as well as 2 - 5 day options.  Children need to be potty trained and 30 months - 5 years old to enroll.  For more information visit us at www.woodward-school.com  or find us on Facebook

To speak directly with the owner and lead teacher call Elizabeth at 503)245-4866 or email her at woodwardmontessori1@yahoo.com

Wow and Flutterville is now open in Sellwood! We are now enrolling children 2-5 years old. Our Waldorf and Lifeways influenced program honors the principals of RIE, attachment parenting and the child's right to open-ended play! In an effort to have our community be culturally diverse, 50% are immigrants and part of a refugee to work program.

Organic world-fusion vegetarian snacks and meals. Daily time in nature. French. Guest Musicians. Dance. Art and Yoga in a beautiful State-licensed center.

Hours to support working families 7 am- 6 pm. Year round. Evening and weekend care available upon request. We accept DHS.

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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is Now Enrolling for Fall!

August 19, 2017


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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 1, 2, or 3 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!

 

Nanny available in September

Hello!

My name is Summer; I have been a nanny for 15 years & absolutely love my job!  I am currently looking for a new family starting September 7.  The kiddo I've watched for 4 years if off to kindergarten!  I'm open to part or full time hours.  I have experience with infants-6th graders, twins and nanny shares.  I am a fun & active nanny that prefers to get outside every day to explore nature & Portland.  I love getting out into the community:  OMSI, Oregon Zoo, library, kid concerts, The Children's Museum and hikes in Forest Park.  I believe in fostering independence in kids & providing them safe environments to explore & grow.  

I would love to hear from you!  

s.michaud.skog@gmail.com

 

Creative Minds is Now Enrolling at all 7 Schools! at all 7 Schools!

August 18, 2017

VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FROM 5:30-7pm! VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten! Our Happy Valley school opened in early 2013 and specializes in care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten. Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Call or sign up online for your Meet & Greet! Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

 

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We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration.

Infant Opening @ Lents Montessori School

August 17, 2017

Manos Unidas Montessori school has one spot available for an infant starting ASAP!  This can be a full or part time schedule for children aged 3 months to 13/14 months.  This spot will fill up quickly so please don't delay!  Contact Isabella at manosunidasmontessori@gmail.com or at 503.771.2240 to schedule a tour and learn more about our programs!  

Broadway Children's Center Preschool

August 15, 2017

BROADWAY CHILDREN'S CENTER IS ENROLLING NOW FOR PRESCHOOL!

Broadway Children's Center is conveniently located in the heart of Portland at 12th and Broadway in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood.

We understand there is no greater decision than whom we trust our children with and the care they receive. Our goal is to help parents build a strong foundation in their children through respect of self and others, appreciation of culture and community and a love for learning. The center is excited to incorporate a curriculum which includes music, art, and science. Our daily routine includes opportunities for free play, multiple story times, circle time, time outdoors and structured learning centers focusing on tools for Kindergarten readiness.

Full and part time schedules are available so call us today to schedule your tour.

Visit our website www.bccportland.com

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Creative Minds is Now Enrolling in Happy Valley! Infants through Private Kindergarten

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently enrolling at our schools, and offer programs for Infants through Kindergarten! Our Happy Valley school opened in early 2013 and specializes in care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten. Our focus on early childhood education, fostering independence, and providing tools to grow sets our program apart! 

Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling at our Happy Valley location! We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

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We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!) for eligible applicants. Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

Willow Tree Preschool has opening for fall

August 12, 2017

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 12th 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. We share our gratitude for nature, love of the arts and deep respect for playful inquiry in a multitude of ways. The warm beautiful home environment is created to meet the needs of young children, who 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 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

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Creative Minds is Now Enrolling! Fall Tuition Specials!

August 11, 2017

Creative Minds Learning Center serves children as young as three months through 6 years. We are currently running tuition specials for our schools! Call today to see if your family is eligible. These will expire soon, so call soon to take advantage of the offer! 

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Our program focuses on creativity and learning through play and exploration! We have a Reggio inspired art program, a gardening program, weekly language classes, and weekly cooking classes! We incorporate science, math, and music into our daily school curriculum, and help all students learn valuable inter-personal skills. Our goal is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited curricula, while keeping the parent's needs in mind! We provide an all-organic, vegetarian menu that can be altered based on your family's and child's needs.

We offer a year round program, and are now enrolling for summer and fall at our Happy Valley location! This location serves infants as young as three months through kindergarteners. We have an exceptional summer program, full of nature walks, outdoor play, a live science butterfly unit, field trips, and in house guests! Watch your child thrive while going to school at a Creative Minds Learning Center! 

Phone: (503) 252-0004 ext. 0  |  www.CreativeMindsLearningCenter.com

7 Locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Tualatin

We are hiring Teachers and Aides, part time and full time positions available. Apply to join our dynamic team today! We offer our teachers a large variety of benefits, including a full benefits package, paid time off, bonus programs, and an extremely generous child care discount (up to 90% off your child!). Visit our website for a full list of the available positions and benefits! Send your resume to HumanResources@mycmlc.com for immediate consideration. 

August 10, 2017

OPEN HOUSE - Community school in SE PDX

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