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Why Small Wonders

We thank you for your interest! We look forward to meeting your family and child(ren) at a future tour. Please explore the website fully, there is a lot of information available to help you in your decision process. Interested in attending a tour? Contact us today at enrollment@smallwondersschool.org for the upcoming tour dates and times. We are accepting applications for those looking ahead to summer and beyond!

Our Teachers!

We take pride in providing an exceptional learning environment for your child. Prospective parents sometimes ask what qualifications we seek in a teacher. We go to great lengths to hire teachers that meet and exceed all state and local requirements. In addition to performing background and reference checks, we have a multi-step selection process to ensure we are selecting the best additions to our team. Not only do our lead teachers exceed the teaching qualifications as outlined by licensing but our assistants do as well with the vast majority of our staff obtaining a Step 7 or higher on the Oregon Registry Steps.  But our teacher search goes beyond that, because the qualifications for a truly great teacher are more than an itemized list of skills. The have chosen this vocation not to be loved by their students, but to appreciate and understand who they are and the mystery and wonder that they bring each day. A Small Wonders teacher works on the child’s level, looks them in the eyes, laughs at their jokes, smiles when they succeed, and helps them get up and try again.

Community

What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and family structures. Joining Small Wonders School means joining a group of dynamic, creative, professionals and parents. Each year, we learn together, make connections, and play together as an essential part of school life. Family events each year include playdates, community gatherings and meet ups, and more.
Families support our school in a variety of ways; some choose and are able to volunteer their time by coming to share a skill, an interest, or a story. Others connect with teachers and share thoughts and ask questions. The majority of our families remain with us until their child is ready to begin Kindergarten which is often 3-4 years! We become close, we have play dates, we connect, and we have built an outstanding community! We are often your child and your families first introduction to schooling, we want this to be a positive experience. And once your child is ready to transition to Kindergarten we are there, helping you navigate the school choice process and preparing both you and your child for that next learning adventure.

High Quality and Recognized

In 2016 we participated in QRIS (now SPARK); child care providers and early learning programs who choose to participate in the QRIS are evaluated on a range of elements that are essential for quality care and preparing children for kindergarten and beyond. We are proud to be one of the select programs in the state to receive a 5-star designation with recognition for our excellence in everything from curriculum to business practices to teacher education and training. Learn more!

Reggio Inspired Design

Our Hollywood Center was designed and built custom to our Reggio-inspired specifications. Our Grant Park space followed suit. Upon entering you will spy our Atelier or art studio space. Our classroom space utilizes natural materials and is void of commercialized products and plastic storage materials. We celebrate the aesthetic beauty of nature, light and natural materials–wood, plants, glass and stoneware, etc.–while exceeding the classroom design standards of ECERS. Our smaller original Fremont space was featured on the likes of online design magazine Apartment Therapy.

There's More!

  • Positive Environment: Small Wonders is your child’s introduction to schooling housed in an intimate environment, as such we encourage and feed a love of learning! We strive to be a place of nurturing and play.

  • We are a State Child Care. Our programs are regulated by the State of Oregon Child Care Division. Both our Center and Certified Family programs undergo an annual certification process, unannounced visits and are inspected by the Child Care Division, County Health Department and Fire Marshall.

  • Enriching Activities: Our days are filled with meaningful projects. From the sensory table to the day’s exploratory art experience your child is gaining new skills, having fun, laughing lots and always growing. We bringing outside specialists, like Reptile Guy, Firefighters, Penny’s Puppet Productions, or The Smile Bus.

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