Wildwood Nature School
Portland, OR 97231


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Wildwood Nature School is looking for a Spanish speaking assistant teacher. Qualified, passionate teachers should forward a resume and cover letter to nfravel@wildwoodnatureschool.com. Read on for more information about the position.

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What does STEM look like for preschoolers?

STEM education is a hot topic these days, and Wildwood Nature School’s focus on child centered learning rooted in the natural world fits comfortably into STEM processes.

So, what exactly is STEM? And what does it look like in a preschool setting?

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Limited Openings Remain for 2017-18 School Year

We still have a few openings for preschool starting fall 2017. Please contact us about openings specific to your child’s age and gender before scheduling a tour.

We Take Play Seriously

Come play, grow, and learn in a caring and supportive preschool environment.

Wildwood Nature School is a preschool located in rural NW Portland where children can learn from the natural world as well as a thoughtfully designed indoor environment.

  • Play-based interdisciplinary curriculum to develop the whole child in art, science, language, literacy, emotional growth, math, and movement.
  • Outdoor gardening, animal care, and hiking on 11 rural acres abutting the Wildwood Trail.
  • Indoor environment inspired by child-focused methods of Waldorf, Montessori, and the schools of Reggio Emilia.
  • Knowledgeable and caring teachers with over 15 years experience in Early Childhood and Museum Education, Master’s degree in education, and bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Multiage setting where children learn from and about each other while following their own interests at their own pace.
  • Flexible scheduling options include classes that meet 2, 3, or 5 days per week for fully toilet-trained children ages 3-5.

“There were more conveniently located preschools to us, but I wanted my daughter’s intoduction to school to be in a setting that integrates the natural world with the learning process the way that Wildwood does.” — Shanna, Sauvie Island Mom

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