Are you looking for a preschool this fall? Whether you are enrolling for the first time or making a change, there are many schools and programs all over the city with space available.

Little Explorer is now open to children age 5 mos to 6 years, serves Beaverton, Tigard, Aloha, Hillsboro and surrounding areas. Organic healthy meals, large play area with a play structure, tennis court, Montessori education with a special reading program where children learn to read before entering Kindergarten, weekly music lessons. Scholarships are available (income eligibility requirements apply).

Based on a comprehensive understanding of Montessori principles and pedagogy, Chestnut Grove strives to provide a nurturing environment for children ages 2-6 where they can experience the freedom to develop themselves to their fullest potential. Chestnut Grove Montessori Children's House is centered within a lovely, purposefully designed backyard cottage in the heart of Sellwood. The space is warm, inviting, and thoughtfully designed with the needs of the young child in mind. The children spend their days here enjoying freely chosen, purposeful activities, with a focus on outdoor experiences. The community is limited to 15 children.

Tumbleweed Infant and Preschool Houses actively supports for our children, teachers, and families
*  Optimizing individualized and healthy development in a way that promotes a culture of inclusion
*  Prioritizing presence, respect, and heart-felt interest
*  Fostering secure attachments that are a safe space to build skills in conflict
* Promoting a deeper and dynamic understanding of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as not only future but also current changemakers and global citizens
* Engaging in mindful, emergent, antibias, anti-racist, and community-oriented pedagogy and business practices.

The Franciscan Montessori Earth School offers a Remarkably Different education to children in the pre-school, elementary and middle school levels. Small class size, before/after care, and a curriculum including foreign language instruction, gardening education and Earth Experiences are available on 10 picturesque acres in SE Portland.

Looking for a tiny outdoor-focused preschool? Little Hands Garden School has space for a few new friends!  They care for kiddos ages 2-5 for full days, M-Th 9-5 (during Covid-19) and our TOTAL enrollment is 13 kiddos!  They have two fabulous teachers leading our small group, and are currently operating almost exclusively outside in their magical orchard.  Email them for a video tour!

Is language important to your family? The German International school (GIS) is excited to now offer a German language track and a new Chinese language track for preschool, with no German or Mandarin language experience required.

Their small classes give children opportunities to play cooperatively with friends and foster independence through problem solving and self-help skills. They focus on the whole child, including their intellectual, social, and emotional development.
Utilizing the International Baccalaureate framework for their programs provides the foundation for educating well-rounded, globally-minded citizens who grow to become independent, lifelong learners.

Enroll for fall today!

Cedarwood is known for its uniquely contemporary expression of Waldorf education. Now more than ever, Cedarwood is committed to meeting students with an openness to possibility, providing time and tools for developing resiliency, and teaching children the skills they need to turn challenges into opportunities. Cedarwood's early childhood classes are now certified under the Emergency Child Care program, and they are able to safely provide continuous care for pre-kindergarten & kindergarten children while holding the gentle rhythm and beauty of their traditional program.

Open for in-person learning starting Sept 1!

For 30 years, The International School has been helping to guide and prepare today’s generation for the challenges of tomorrow. They’re the only school in the U.S. to provide full immersion in Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish under one roof. They were Portland’s first International Baccalaureate Primary Years school.

Early Childhood Education is a unique experience there. All teachers are natively-fluent speakers of their immersion languages. All have bachelor’s degrees and many years of experience in early childhood education. Children are surrounded by warm, encouraging staff who help them thrive.

Dove Christian Preschool provides children and families of all faiths a safe, loving environment to grow socially, academically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Caring, qualified teachers and small class sizes. Set your child on the path of lifelong learning with pre-literacy education, pretend play, classroom skills and social interaction. Now enrolling 3- 5 year olds.

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