Welcome to Eastside Family Cooperative!
We are a group of families who have come together to provide quality, part-time childcare for our children. For most of our children, Eastside Family Co-op is their first early school experience and serves as a pre-preschool.
Our children are aged 18 months to about 4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.
We are currently seeking families to join our community, and are especially interested in enrolling girls to balance the gender ratio. We would be willing to consider older girls (ages 3+), with the understanding that they may not be part of the Co-op for a full year, due to 2014 fall preschool enrollment.
We are located in inner SE Portland and operate year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families leave and join throughout the year.
Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."
We provide a network of support for parents and the chance for children to develop trusting relationships outside their immediate family. We value:
- Each person's individuality
- Peaceful conflict resolution
- Collaborative decision-making
- Daily opportunities for play, art, fresh air, music and reading
- Fresh, organic, unprocessed foods
Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.