Open Minds Preschool

Open Minds Preschool is a state certified facility in Northeast Portland providing a community of children with a quality social and educational experience.  We offer  

  • preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 9 AM to 1 PM for children working on developing language and social skills, adapting to time away from home, and creating first friendships
  • pre-K on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM for children ready to playfully explore concepts in early literacy, science, and numbers while strengthening social relationships This class has current openings!
  • a kindergarten class for emerging readers, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 AM to 2:30 PM New for fall 2017, this class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays as well!

Our Philosophy


Children play with a purpose. They tend to know exactly what skills they need to work on, and choose activities that help them hone those skills. Therefore, children at Open Minds are given choices whenever possible in what they do. Children become gradually more self-sufficient as they learn new skills. Whenever a child is able to do something for herself, she is given that chance, whether it be putting on a coat, wiping up a spill, or gathering the supplies she needs for a project. Our goal at Open Minds is to create independent, happy children who enjoy school, each other, and learning, and who have the skills needed for success in life and in the school years ahead. We welcome children into our program from all backgrounds and levels of ability.