Heart In Hand, a Waldorf preschool, has been in Portland’s Concordia neighborhood since 2002. Nestled in the heart of the Alberta Arts District, we are proud to be part of a nurturing community. We have been a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association (WECAN) since 2010.

Hands to Work and Hearts to Love! Whether baking, sweeping, planting or washing windows, children love to take part in the caring activities of life.  At Heart in Hand we take that innate desire and use it to help develop the healthy relationship to one’s self, one’s friends and environment. The first step towards making a better world is made by a gesture of love.


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For many children, preschool is their first experience away from their parents. Heart in Hand creates a warm environment where learning is hands on play! The mornings are filled with all the elements we love of Waldorf education; creative play, domestic arts, storytelling and puppetry and seasonal activities. Each child brings a unique gift to earth and we curiously watch it develop.



Parent Child Classes

Open to parents with children from infants to four years olds on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5pm. These classes introduce families to the wonderful Waldorf curriculum and parenting approach. Children experience a mini preschool day, and parents get to connect and discuss weekly parenting topics. This is a prefect way to make the transition to preschool the following year!

NEW: SESSION ON SUNDAYS, 10 TO NOON, currently enrolling, starting in April.

This year there will be 3 series of seven weeks, starting in September , March and May.

Cost is $200 per series, per couple.

Please attend an open house prior to enrollment!


Puppet Plays

Puppet plays for the 2014/15 season will be at Green Bean Books, 1600 NE Alberta ST. and begin at 3:30pm.
October 23th; The Hobgoblin

November 2oth; The Forrest Animal’s Thanksgiving

December 18th; The Gingerbread Boy

January 22nd; Mashenka and the Bear

February 26th;  Goldilocks and the three Bears

March 19th;  Millions of Cats

April 23rd; Little Tuppens

May 21st; Pelle’s New Suit



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Come and browse our little free library, specializing in children’s, parenting and craft books.

Take a book, leave a book, and think of us when you are spring cleaning your home!

Open House

On the first Thursday of each month we invite parents and children to play and explore.

Please include name and age of your child and a phone number we can reach you at.

If you do not receive a response in one day, please e-mail me at msyvonne@heartinhandpreschool.com.

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