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Mud Pies Preschool

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Welcome to our play-based, child-led space. Our year-round services include: open 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday; ages 2-5; serving breakfast, lunch and snack. We have no more than 16 children on site each day with an 8:1 ratio of teachers to children.

Alrighty. Let’s Play.

Mud Pies Preschool provides a play-based, developmentally appropriate learning community for children ages 2-5. We are licensed as a certified family childcare home operating in Southeast Portland. 

At Mud Pies Preschool, we are committed to modeling respectful communication, building close, trusting relationships with individual children, and nurturing the whole child through play-based learning experiences. 

We operate on the understanding that children develop at their own unique rate and follow their natural instincts to learn about the world (themselves and others) through play. We actively choose not to provide formal lessons—instead emphasizing play, exploration, and social-emotional learning. 

Research has demonstrated that play promotes skills such as creativity, critical thinking, impulse control, cooperation, problem solving, empathy, flexibility, and many other lifelong skills. Play is crucial for the cognitive, social, physical, and emotional well-being of children. At Mud Pies Preschool, we believe in providing long periods of unstructured play. This allows children ample time to pursue passions at their own pace, to develop friendship skills, and to engage fully in self-directed learning. 

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