Founded in 1948, this year marks the Multnomah Playschool(MPS)'s 73rd anniversary. We are the oldest non-profit parent-cooperative preschool in Oregon for children ages 3 through Pre-K. We seek to provide a safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate environment for children to explore their growing sense of self and understanding of the world. Incorporated into our play-based curriculum is an emphasis on social anti-bias, understanding and acceptance of diversity, empathy and kindness. MPS is committed to promoting and celebrating the differences that occur in our school, community and world. We value diversity and provide an environment welcoming all people, regardless of gender, race, culture, ability and family configuration. Outdoor play is integral to our daily curriculum. MPS is proud to be qualified as an Eco-Healthy Childcare program. MPS brings an appreciation for the Earth into the classroom with nature oriented projects, books, materials, and excursions.