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Our programs are available 3 to 5 days a week.
Monday through Friday / 9 am - 4 pm


Flora Program

Ages 2.5 - 3.5

Through play and sensory experience, our Floras are encouraged:

  • to try different possibilities and different roles

  • use of language in integrating and experiential ways, including an introduction to consent and boundaries;

  • to develop self-help skills

  • how to take turns and practice patience

  • how to work successfully in groups

Cognitive development is enriched through weekly

music class, dance and movement, story-sharing and independent library time, dramatic play, nature walks, gardening and poultry care. These activities create a foundation for future learning.

* Toilet training is not required prior to enrollment.


Fauna Program

Ages 3.5 - 5

Our Faunas communicate and explore ideas through drawing, painting, sculpting, puppetry, dramatic play, and access to various musical instruments and other sensory items and forms of expression.​

Skills such as problem solving, meaningful collaboration, listening to one another, further exploration into concepts of consent  and navigating conflict is emphasized,  preparing the child for a successful

elementary school transition and beyond.


When play is allowed to be child-driven, children practice decision-making skills, move at their own pace, discover their own areas of interest, and ultimately engage fully in the passions they wish to pursue.

Rusty Keeler / Adventures in Risky Play

a reggio-inspired playschool

located in Southeast Portland

our nest schoolhouse

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