Open Minds Preschool              Our School


 

 


Open Minds Preschool occupies the entire main floor of a 1920's home in the Sabin neighborhood of northeast Portland.



The entrance offers cubbies for each child's personal belongings, coat hooks at child level, and space for communication between teachers and parents.

 



The play room includes spaces for playing house, playing with blocks, trains, cars, costumes, and other toys that encourage creativity and socialization, as well as an aquarium with tropical fish.






We paint at our wall easel in the dining room, and use the table for art, snack and lunch. A small hutch allows children to set the table and pour their own water.










In our reading room, we can curl up with books, do puzzles, or dance. We have circle time in here twice a day. A climbing loft provides more cozy spaces and a window for puppet shows.

 






Our kindergarten room provides a special place for academic work in the afternoons. We like our kindergartners to feel important.







Outdoors
, we ride tricycles on the patio, dig, run, and climb onto the fort to go down the slide. The covered porch has lots of space for rainy day play.
Sometimes we walk around the block or to the playground.  In the front yard, we work in our edible garden.