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Cedar Hills Co-op Kindergarten

11695 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225-9006

Phone:
(503) 643-9010

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op, Reggio-Emilia

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Cedar Hills Cooperative Kindergarten and Preschool provides a child-directed curriculum that is developmentally appropriate. The school provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families.
The school environment is designed so that children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, peers, and materials
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Threes Typical Daily Schedule (Tuesday / Thursday)
AM PM
8:30 Arrival of Parent Teachers 12:30
9:00 Children Arrive/Greetings
Choice in Art Room 1:00
9:15 Class Meeting
Choice Activities 1:15
10:45 Clean Up
Quiet Reading, Songs 2:45
11:00 Outside
Rain or Shine!! 3:00
11:20 Closing 3:20
11:30 Parent Pick up 3:30
Fours Typical Daily Schedule (Monday / Wednesday / Friday)
AM PM
8:45 Arrival of Parent Teachers 12:45
9:00 Children Arrive/Greetings
Choice in Art Room 1:00
9:15 Class Meeting
Choice Activities 1:15
10:45 Clean Up
Quiet Reading, Songs 2:45
11:00 Outside
Rain or Shine!! 3:00
11:20 Closing 3:20
11:30 Parent Pick up 3:30
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school