Windsong Preschool has a morning program, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with a maximum of 8 children in each of our two programs. The teacher is a trained and certified Waldorf teacher, and Windsong is a full member of WECAN, Waldorf Early Childhood of N. America. www.windsongpreschool.com , or call Sue Conlon (503) 901-6398
Located in the heart of southeast Portland, St.
Ignatius School is a rich, vibrant and welcoming PK-8 Catholic school that blends
rigorous academics with a sincere appreciation for the arts and a focus
on hands-on service to the Portland community.
Mighty Oaks Preschool is now hosting a monthly Parents' Night Out! This month it will be held on Friday, January 25th. PNO is a time for you to enjoy a date with your significant other, get work done, get a massage, take a nap… just enjoy some YOU time and we’ll handle the rest. Pizza and snacks will be provided! Participants will have the opportunity to play and create from 5:30-7. At 7pm we will show an appropriate movie (children will have the option to continue with their play or get cozy and watch the movie). Reservations are required as spaces fill quickly. While priority will be given to preschool aged children and their siblings, this event is open to all children aged 2-10. More information can be found on our webpage at: mightyoakspreschool.com/parents-night-out/The cost is $30 for the first child and $20 for siblings.
Mighty Oaks Preschool is currently accepting applications for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year as well as the 2013-2014 school year.
Mighty Oaks Preschool, a
Montessori-inspired, Eco-Healthy certified preschool, opened December 3rd
in the Grant Park/Hollywood area. Founder, Brittany Smith - supported by four
other board members - has cultivated a nurturing educational environment that
fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a
lifelong love of learning through a foundation of play and discovery. Mighty
Oaks is currently accepting application for students aged 2-5 years.
Smith, who earned a Bachelors degree
in Elementary Education from Humboldt State University in Northern California,
and a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the Lewis
and Clark Graduate School of Education, has worked in a variety of educational
settings. Although her most recent experience has been teaching third
grade, she brings to the table nearly a decade of experience working with young
children: teaching preschool, providing respite care to children with special
needs, coaching swim lessons, nannying, and instructing elementary school
students in musical theater techniques.
Smith has always been passionate
about providing quality education to a diverse population of learners and
learning styles. “At Mighty Oaks, children engage in a
student-interest led, play-based curriculum which encourages creativity,
independence, and problem solving skills while incorporating academics.”
Children will also have the opportunity to explore their natural environment
while digging in the organic garden beds and interacting with the school’s
three chickens, Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose.
A typical day at Mighty Oaks will
follow a Daily Rhythm tailored to meet the needs and interests of the children.
The Daily Rhythm serves as a guide so that students benefit from the
stability of a schedule while maintaining the flexibility necessary to thrive
with a play and discovery-based curriculum. A sample schedule is as
follows: Welcome Circle, Thematic Activities, Tea Time (snack), Outdoor
Exploration, Lunch (morning session only), Goodbye Circle.
What sets Mighty Oaks apart from
other preschools—besides the chickens—is that Smith has a Masters degree in
Early Childhood and Elementary Education, as well as an Oregon teaching
resources are also impressive. Her board of directors includes:
David Cannon, an AMI certified Montessori school teacher/director; Ann
Hirsch, a Reading and Math Intervention Specialist, who serves on the committee
to advise the Department of Education on measuring school readiness for
preschool and kindergarten students; Sabrina Zeise M.Ed, an early childhood
intervention specialist with decades of experience educating young children and
their families; Karin Basart, a NE Portland mother of two with a wealth of small
business and marketing experience. Smith is also collaborating with
various Portland elementary schools, “to develop a curriculum that promotes
Mighty Oaks will offer two sessions:
9am-12:30pm and 1pm-4pm (as the morning session fills). Spaces are limited and filling quickly.
To schedule an informational tour contact Mighty Oaks at 503-922-2869 or visit www.mightyoakspreschool.com.
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Changing the Lens: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals with Sensory Kids
Is your child explosive, inflexible, disruptive, anxious, or faced with sensory,behavioral, or developmental challenges?
Through this series of lectures we will help you understand your child, and provide tools that can help. This series of 6-8 workshops will help you understand and support the needs of your child and family. Future lectures will be developed based on the needs and requests of families and caregivers.
Workshop 1: Wednesday, January 9th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Sensory KIDS, LLC
1425 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland OR 97217
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-575-9402
We are excited to announce the beginning of a lecture series at Sensory KIDS. Our plan is to help parents and caregivers reframe how to look at "behaviors," and learn how to best support your kids and their individual challenges.
Please join us on Wednesday, January 9th for the first lecture in the series. If you have attended our Sensory Seminar lectures in the past, this first workshop will likely be a bit of a repeat. However, Melissa Parr, our counselor and Dance/Movement Therapist, will be adding her unique take on sensory, emotional, and regulatory challenges! Future lectures will be based on your feedback regarding areas of need, so please come with ideas!