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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Educational Preschool

  1. Classes for 2's, 2 1/2, 3's & 4's

  2. 2014-2015 Global Adventures Registration

    Currently enrolling for 2014-2015 Preschool Program

  3. Site Tours Available

    Call 503.823.3181 to see our preschool in action!

  4. Nurture & Grow

    Hillside preschoolers learn and develop in a nurturing, safe, and caring atmosphere

Hillside Community Center is dedicated to a multicultural preschool program through intertwining multicultural instruction and activities throughout the daily curriculum. Children are valued for their uniqueness and are taught, through examining other cultures, the importance of diversity in themselves and others. Multiculturalism is reflected in each classroom with toys, music, books, foods, daily activities, and cultural celebrations. Information for 2014/2015 Preschool is now available.

Hillside Community Center is dedicated to providing a play-based, child-centered educational preschool program for ages 2-5 years old. It is our goal to honor where each child is in his/her development and work to make individual goals to foster the individual child's growth and development. It is our belief that ALL children want to be successful and we are committed to providing guidance that supports each child and classroom.

Play Based Programming
Daily, preschoolers will choose activities from a rich environment of centers. Centers include dramatic play, art, block play, math, science, and language arts. During center time, teachers will engage children in activities.

Daily Structure

  • Table Activities: Fine motor activities
  • Circle Time: Letter of the week, theme, and calendar time
  • Gross Motor Activities: Outside / Gym Time
  • Snack Time: Social time for children to sit together. Parents sign up to bring a peanut-free snack
  • Music / Show & Tell: Students bring something related to the letter of the week or theme
  • Center Time: Children will discover in a variety of centers and art table activity
  • Closing Circle Time: Story time, large group activies, and end-of-the-day review

Registration for the Global Adventures Preschool Program for the 2014-2015 school year begins on the following dates.

  • Returning Students & Families:     Monday, March 3, 2014 beginning at 9am
  • New Students & Families:               Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10am-noon

All registrations need to be completed in-person at Hillside and a $35 non-refundable registration fee is required to reserve your spot.

 2014-2015 Global Adventures Preschool Program





2½ ‘s













Monday thru Friday



Would you like to take a tour or Hillside Community Center Preschool and meet the teachers before committing to the program? Call us in advance at 503-823-3181 to schedule a personalized tour.