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
February 25, 2016 - No Comments
From 10am – Noon on March 19th, 2016 we will be hosting an open house in our classroom. Come and enjoy snacks, activities, and meet Teacher Tami! The address is 6828 SE Holgate Blvd, parking is conveniently located in the parking lot behind Kerns Park Church.More
February 11, 2015 - No Comments
We’ll be having open houses on Saturday, March 14th from 10 AM to 12 PM and Monday, April 6th from 5 PM to 7 PM. Please let us know you’re coming by sending us a quick message at firstname.lastname@example.org.More
November 12, 2014 - No Comments
How Do You Feel About Snow Days? To Some It’s A Time To Be Silly. To Some It Makes Us A Little Nervous. To Us It’s Time For A Public Service Announcement. The local news has been abuzz with the possibility of snow and just to be sure we’re all on the same page we […]More