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Kindergarten Philosophy

The Childswork Learning Center Kindergarten Program is collaborative, developmentally appropriate, and built on the tenets of teaching to the whole child. As teachers, we provide a caring atmosphere that gives students the freedom to experiment and explore. Through our day we engage them, laugh with them, listen to their stories and allow space for the unique facets of each child to blossom. We believe that the acquisition of knowledge is active and that children learn best when engaged experientially, working in concert with their peers and conducting independent research. Our classroom environment is enriched by playful inquiry and social and emotional support, thus the children in our kindergarten grow to be inquisitive, reflective and critical thinkers. We believe that student driven and teacher guided subject matter comes alive, as our curriculum makes meaning through deep exploration. Classroom investigations are integral to our program and children develop a strong sense of self and community.

As we join your child each day, the kindergarten upholds goals that guide our curriculum design and your child’s learning. We meet your child at his/her own abilities and work together in partnership with you and your child to reach these goals together throughout the year.

  • Shape relationships built on trust, inquiry, joy and respect

  • Become active and curious learners

  • Become critical and creative thinkers

  • Learn tools to be successful in a school environment

Learn more about Kindergarten at Childswork:

Please call 503-234-3611 or email Kim Hill, kim@childswork.org if you are interested in more details.

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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.