SE Richmond Preschool
Our SE Portland preschool is located in a converted house with a dedicated, light-filled art studio, a large, open layout, and backyard playground. The school is certified for 16 children, and we divide these children into 2 groups based on age.
Berries are our younger group of 2 and 3 year olds. Our teachers work to establish strong bonds with our youngest group, to meet them where they are at developmentally, and provide a multitude of opportunities for exploration and play. Each day has a song time and story time. Each day has opportunities for sensory exploration, motor skills development, and imaginative play. We focus on language development and forging healthy attachments as a community.
Our older group of 3-5 year olds are the Birdies. Birdies take on responsibilities and stewardship of our school community. During circle time they are introduced to our Job Chart and they work in partnerships or individually to tidy and prepare our classroom. They do real work in the garden and in the kitchen. Birdies also begin long-term, investigative projects together, and extended time in the art studio.