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Tillamook is a mixed-age, play-based preschool focused on supporting children and their families. Children take risks, work through conflict, develop self-reliance, and build resilience in a safe space. Together we learn, honor each family, and enrich the community with our time, talent, and skills.

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Portland Tillamook Cooperative Preschool is looking for a new location!

After 25 years of calling the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst our home, Portland Tillamook Cooperative Preschool is needing to relocate. In October, the Tillamook Board of Directors received notice that the school must vacate our classroom at the end of this school year.  Throughout the years, families have collaborated to create and contribute to a learning space designed to fit its surroundings. We are saddened and truly grieving the loss of our amazing space.

Over the past 50 years, Tillamook has evolved into a mixed-age, play-based preschool focused on supporting children and their families. The idea for the preschool came about in 1973 when a few neighbors gathered together to build a community of parents dedicated to hands-on involvement with their child's education. Initially starting in a house on NE Tillamook Street, the preschool has grown to encompass a large community of families who are united in their dedication to the emotional, social, physical and intellectual development of their children. We believe that Tillamook’s longevity is a testament to the commitment and involvement of our community members. 

This is why we need your help in our search for a new home!  We’re currently actively looking in the North, Northeast and Southeast areas of Portland.  We are hopeful that our collective efforts will result in a successful relocation and keep Tillamook going for another fifty years strong!

Please click here to learn more about our search area and location criteria.  We’d love to hear your ideas and get your help! 

 

 Please click here to submit any location ideas, connections or possible investors you might know of and help our search committee!

Please click here to assist with funding our move!

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OUR MISSION 

Tillamook is a mixed-age, play-based preschool focused on supporting children and their families. Children take risks, work through conflict, develop self-reliance, and build resilience in a safe space. Together we learn, honor each family, and enrich the community with our time, talent, and skills. 

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For Tillamook parents, it's not uncommon to hear Teacher Anette listed as one of your child's best friends. Her engaging educational style and ability to relate to people of all ages make her a favorite of kids and parents alike.

What We Believe

  • Children benefit most when the teacher and parents have an opportunity to work together.

  • Children can learn and take responsibility for their actions when given clear direction and realistic expectations.

  • A child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development is inter-related; therefore, we seek to educate the whole child.

  • Children learn best when they actively explore their environment through play.

  • Children deserve the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace.

  • Children should be free to explore and make choices.

  • We must respect our children, their minds and their bodies.

Portland Tillamook Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.