Who We Are
Portland Circle of Friends and Family Preschool has been in existence as a play based cooperative preschool in Portland, Oregon since the fall of 1996. The preschool is operated by parents and continues to provide a valuable education service, at a low cost, to families within the community.
Portland Circle of Friends and Family Preschool serves young children by providing a developmentally appropriate play-based program, which builds high self-esteem and encourages problem solving skills.
Our program offers a hands-on learning environment, encouraging independence, positive social interactions and meaningful learning experiences. We believe in helping children build self-esteem in a non-competitive atmosphere, where personal challenges are valued as a natural happening from which we learn. We believe that helping children learn to accept what is beautifully unique about themselves and others is of primary importance.
Our Guidance Policy
Our guidance policy is based on a problem-solving technique, which empowers children to find creative solutions to the situations they encounter. One teacher and two parents work together each day to provide a warm and caring learning environment. A family's participation in their child's education is vital and enriches it far beyond that of the teacher's involvement alone.
A Cooperative Preschool Defined
A cooperative preschool is a program that is operated by a group of parents who take an active interest in their children's first educational experience. Parents help the teacher in the classroom, are given opportunities for education, and are involved in decision making.
Portland Circle of Friends and Family
A play-based cooperative preschool located in SE Portland.About Our School
September 1, 2014 - No Comments
If you would like to be contacted about enrolling your child in our program please clock on “Contact Us!” from the menu or give us a call. You are also welcome to stop by to learn more about our program and meet our teacher. We encourage you to bring your child along so they can explore […]More
June 30, 2014 - No Comments
Monday, July 14, meet us at Essex Park from 11-1pm. Old friends, new families, and lunch provided by the park. Email or call to learn more!More
June 15, 2014 - No Comments
Starting September 2014, Portland Circle of Friends and Family Preschool will be located at 6828 SE Holgate Blvd! We are excited to start at this new, permanent location, and will be working all summer to get our classroom and playground ready for the new year. Call or email us to schedule a tour today!More