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Gentog, LLC

11535 SW Durham Rd. Suite C5
Portland, OR 97224

(503) 639-2600


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Management believes in allowing children to have fun as they learn. Play is essential, vital, critical, and fundamental to a child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. Without adequate, healthy play, children run the risk of entering school unprepared, growing into teens and adults without needed skills, and failing to meet their potential. Through joyful, healthy play, children begin a love of learning and prepare for life itself.Give additional insight on the philosophy of your school's approach to learning here.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We teach basic Spanish during our intergenerational time with our grandfriends. We use reading, music and dance to bring the generations together. It is fun to hear the children passing through the family room on their way outside saying "adios abuelos".

From the Director:

It is important for children to learn through play. We also believe that a child should be given the freedom to be creative. We do not believe in pre-printed activity sheets that tend to stifle a child’s creativity.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Gentog equals "Generations Together". We strive to be an addition to your family. We help children grow, learn and develop. We provide a home-like setting where seniors can socialize and be cared for. We believe that generations belong together so that relationships between children and seniors will flourish. We weave our Christian faith and love into every aspect of our care.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have three ways of communicating with our parents. Daily sheets are sent home for our infants and three year olds, detailing activities for the day. The teacher in our two's room writes notes daily in a journal for the parents. The teacher in our 4 & 5's class writes a note weekly in their journals. We also use e-mails as a quick and easy way to send communications to our parents. And then there is nothing better then talking directly to the parents at drop off or pickup our parents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school