At Portland Preschool of the Arts we are a child-focused, constructivist, exploration and discovery-based preschool. We care about children and giving our students the space to explore their own young minds, follow the ideas that strike them, learn from their mistakes, and take pride in their accomplishments. We want kids to be excited about figuring out the way the world works by inspiring curiosity and encouraging rich imagination-based play. We strive to cultivate curiosity, creativity, concentration, openness, and social understanding. We believe that every child is filled with wonder and potential and their innate curiosity drives their interest to understand the world and their place in it. Our hours are from 9:00-1:00 M-F for 3-5 year olds and we follow the PPS school calendar for closures.
At The Hangout PDX Visual Art Program and Summer Art Camps, The Hangout PDX gives kids the tools to become innovators, rule-breakers, imagineers, and creators in the world of art. We’re helping inspire Portland’s next generation of artists and creatives.We believe that kids should love their after school care and come home excited to talk to you about all the things they have created and learned.We offer your child the freedom to make their own choices, explore new ideas, engage socially, and learn and grow! Whether it’s writing their own code, making a comic book, painting, playing a board game, or filming a stop-motion animated film, the choice is theirs.Everyday, our teachers will help facilitate art making opportunities that align with your child’s interest, as well as teach daily art lessons that challenge our kids to explore new territory in the arts! Our hours are from 2:30pm-6:00pm for 5-10 year olds and follow the PPS school calendar for closures.