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Oct242016

The Lake Oswego Mothers Club 12th Annual Preschool Forum

Lake Oswego Mothers Club Preschool Forum

November 5 from 10 – 12pm

Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Road, Lake Oswego

 

If you’re starting to think about preschool for your toddler or preschooler, this event might be worth a visit.  Every year the Lake Oswego Mothers Club puts on their annual preschool forum, which provides an opportunity for parents to learn about a lot of area preschools quickly.  The event has grown year after year, and more than 30 schools will participate this year.

“What if I don’t live in Lake Oswego?” you might ask?  While the highest concentration of schools are from Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and SW Portland, this is increasingly a regional event, drawing schools from as far away as Oregon City, SE Portland, and Cedar Hills.   Parents in communities near Lake Oswego will find programs near them represented, and even those from farther away might find it worthwhile to look at the list and see if any schools that interest them are participating.

Also, if you’re new to the preschool search and don’t yet have a good understanding of the different philosophies and types of schools, let alone know which you think might be a match for your family, this event gives you a chance to talk to representatives from many types of schools at once.  It can help you get a feel for what differentiates Montessori from Reggio Emilia, and a cooperative preschool from a preschool that’s part of a larger school, for example.  The basic overview it provides can help you narrow down what you want (and don’t want) in a preschool for your child, guiding your search.

 You can learn more about 12th Annual Preschool Forum from the Lake Oswego Mothers Club

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