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Portland Tillamook Co-op

935 Ne 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97232-2516

(503) 234-1691


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Co-op

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Portland Tillamook Preschool provides a play-based curriculum, designed to nurture your child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. We welcome and encourage families of all backgrounds and abilities, and our curriculum reflects this anti-bias philosophy. At Tillamook, children practice respecting themselves and others, making choices, and resolving conflicts in non-violent ways.

We believe children deserve the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace in an environment that provides many opportunities for them to “discover” the world they live in.

We believe children should be free to explore and make choices. Children can only learn the things they have been given a chance to “do.” Each child will take advantage of different opportunities, and learn different things from the available choices.
We believe we must respect our children, their minds and their bodies. We must respect the choices they make and the thoughts and feelings they have.

We believe children can learn to take responsibility for their actions when given clear direction and realistic expectations.

We believe a cooperative preschool offers a unique opportunity for you and your child. It offers the chance for the teacher and parents to work together to the benefit of the child. In a cooperative, everyone works together.

Excerpted from the preschool's website