Robert MacFarlane

Buddhist / RIE / Reggio - inspired childcare in Portland (SE Portland)

Sitter in Portland

I am thinking of opening a home-based Childcare (numbers starting around 4-6), centered around the RIE philosophy (respect & trust, treating the WHOLE child), with Reggio Emilia surroundings/environments/playspaces (organic structure, adhering to a nature-positive play-based learning) & buddhist /ayurvedic principles & traditions (shrine upkeep & offerings - in support of fine motor skills & routine, lessons in cultivating loving kindness & compassion, meditation & yoga practice for gross motor development & calming exercises). I have been in Childcare for the past 4 years, was a stay at home dad with my two sons, until we could afford to put them in their mother's school (she is a teacher as well). I am a practicing buddhist in the Vajrayana tradition for over 10 years, and follow all the philosophies and practices of RIE/Reggio Emilia on a daily basis with the children under my care (at a local preschool). I would keep numbers low at first until I build a positive, organic foundation, and possibly widen the class (10 max.) at a later date. I would like to keep the prices low (between $300-600/mo), as I know I would appreciate finding quality daycare at a reasonable price range. Having experience paying for Childcare on the higher end of the spectrum, and not coming from a better paid background, I know how hard it can be at times, and I do NOT believe the child should be the one to suffer when it comes to care VS money. Due to family obligations, I am only available after 9AM until 430PM We can discuss rates when you email me. If this is something that would appeal to the masses, or if you have any questions about this school, let me know... Not sure when it would happen, as there is a bit of preparation involved, but it is a dream of mine I would like to see come to fruition. Blessings, Robert MacFarlane / Karma Jinpa Tarchin s life. AmSan Custodial Supply Eugene, OR. Delivery Driver/Warehouse Worker Rate: $11.00/hr 10/07 to 04/08 Duties:Delivery of commercial janitorial supplies to customers throughout Eugene, Springfield and Tualatin, Oregon. Alsco/American Linen Eugene, OR. Mat Room Supervisor Rate:$9.97/hr $40.00 production bonus/mo. 08/04 to 10/07 Duties: Manage production employees and route deliveries for commercial drivers in a union atmosphere. NW Direct LLC Eugene, OR. S.A.V.E. Sales Representative Rate: $8.25/hr 12/03 to 08/04 Duties: Telemarketing sales/market research. Lucca Manufacturing & Statuary Seattle, WA. Fabricator/Production Rate: $10.50/hr 12/02 to 11/03 Duties: Fabricate statuary for retail and wholesale customers. References: References available upon request

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Provider Type Individuals
Services Daycare
Children's Crafts
Household Light Meal Preparation


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