Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery – Now Enrolling!

Sweet River Bamboo Preschools & Nurseries are year-round enrichment programs offering exceptional care for children 3 months to 6 years old. We offer programs for two different age groups. The Nursery Clans offer care to children 3 months to 3 years old and our Preschool Clans offer care to children 2.5 to 6 years old.

We are currently enrolling children 3 months-5 years old for both full-time and part-time programs.

Sweet River Bamboo Preschools & Nurseries are built upon the conviction that there is an urgent need for families today to live in harmony with the Earth and in connection to community.

Our eclectic curriculum draws inspiration from many well-known pedagogies such as Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia, adapting these approaches to serve the urgent holistic and cultural needs of today’s children. It is our mission to help protect young children from the hazards of modern childhood (such as nature deficiency, pervasive technological and media influence, overstimulation, and disconnection from multigenerational community) by providing a curriculum that nourishes the heart as well as the body and mind. We believe in supporting healthy development on all levels of being by offering children a framework for connecting deeply to the Earth and to other members of the human family.

We greatly value childhood as a time in its own right, and we protect it by encouraging open-ended play, media-free toys made of natural materials, activities, songs and stories that spark imagination, and ample time spent outdoors.

Our low-tech environments prioritize outside play and activities that offer connection to nature and seasonal rhythms. By honoring simplicity, domestic arts and an appreciation for beauty, harmony, the Earth and all living things, children develop a strong foundation of interconnectedness with which to enter the world with as they grow.

We value diversity and understand its significant contribution to the richness of community for all involved. We welcome people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin and sexual orientation to join our community.

If you would like to learn more about our programs please contact us (Sahra) at 503.432.6414 or info@sweetriverbamboo.com. We are happy to speak with you about your childcare needs and send you a Summary of our Program Offerings.

Thank you for considering our program for your little one!