HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT

Nestled among the trees in Southwest Portland, Oregon, is a place where children’s minds and bodies grow. At Multnomah Playschool (MPS) we’ve created an environment with plenty of room and time for children to feel safe, believe in their instincts, become bold, and believe in themselves. MPS is more than just a preschool, it truly is a warm and supportive community committed to the future of our children.
Outdoor Play

Our large outdoor play area is part of our play-based education and used year-’round

Diversity/Anti-Bias

Part of our unique curriculum is diversity and anti-bias in our social development

30 yrs of teaching

Between our teachers, we have over 30 years of experience in early childhood education

Affordable

Our tuition is affordable and we also offer scholarships to qualifying families

About

A parent co-op preschool for children ages 2.5 through Pre-K.
Come grow with us.

Multnomah Playschool (MPS) is a parent-cooperative preschool for children ages 2.5 through Pre-K. We seek to provide a safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate environment for children to explore their growing sense of self and understanding of the world.

Incorporated into our play-based curriculum is an emphasis on social anti-bias, understanding and acceptance of diversity.

In our program, children learn to get along with others, exercise their developing gross and fine motor skills, communicate verbally and explore creative materials. Abundant opportunities for self-expression are offered. Outdoor play is integral to our daily curriculum.

  • PLAY-BASED

    Spacious outdoor play area

  • Diversity/Anti-Bias

    Curriculum based on acceptance and inclusion

  • Development

    Key development for critical growth

  • Affordable

    Plus, scholarships to those who qualify

Our Team

With over 40 years combined in the classroom, we have experience in childhood development
Marty Peterson
Head Teacher
In 1997 her son was a student, and after he graduated, Marty started as the Lunch & Play program’s first teacher in 2001. She became our head teacher in 2002.
Lisa Ham
Assistant Teacher
Lisa holds a psychology degree from Oregon State, and her early childhood education certificate from Portland Community College. She started as the Lunch & Play teacher in 2007, and full-time assistant in 2009.

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TUITION

We have three classes each week from 2.5yo to pre-K. We also offer scholarships to those who qualify.

3's Class

Age 3 by November 15th

$150

/Month
  • Tuesday/Thursday
  • 9:00am- 11:30am
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4s Class

Age 4 by November 15th

$225

/Month
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • 9:00am- 11:30am
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Pre-K

Age 4 by April 1st

S300

/Month
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm
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Lunch & Play

Open to all enrolled students

$8

/Session
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm
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