Heart in Hand Preschool

An Alberta Arts District Waldorf preschool founded in 2002

Heart in Hand Teachers

Enriching lives through Waldorf education

Our Daily Rhythm

A gentle flow that encourages creativity and confidence

Open House

First Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 by reservation

Enrollment at Heart in Hand

Re-enrollment begins in January

Waldorf Education

Educating the whole child

New Series of Parent- Child Classes start in June! 


We are expanding our program; More Days, More Hours!

We still have a few openings for the coming school year.


 Please contact us at  [email protected]

Heart in Hand preschool has been in the Alberta Arts neighborhood of Portland, OR since 2002.  

We believe that greatest gift we can give our children is to allow them to be supported in a safe and loving space where they are free to make their own discoveries and connections to others, the world and themselves. Waldorf education, celebrating 100 years this year, is grounded in the work of Rudolf Steiner. He described this approach as “an education for the future.” The future is now.

The foundation of our work with children ages 3-6 is the integration of imitation (through meaningful work) and imagination (play and story telling) to nurture the development of independence, responsibility, social competence and community connectedness, and wellbeing in children. We do this by focusing on practical, hands-on activities and creative play.

Heart in Hand provides a beautiful, warm home-like environment, and uses established rhythms to promote the sense of wellbeing children need to grow and develop.

Read this amazing review about our classes and Gnome’s Home space in Red Tricycle.