We are moving!
We are relocating to North Portland for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We will be located between the Kenton and Piedmont neighborhoods.
1242 N Kilpatrick Street
A Play and Inquiry based preschool
ABOUT Our School
The Strawberry Patch is an in-home Preschool located in North Portland for potty-trained children 2.5 to 5 years of age. The school is run and organized by Jeanine VanSise, an Oregon K-5 teacher who was inspired to start a preschool where play and learning can come together in a warm, loving setting; and her partner Joshua Mitchell. Play is emphasized at The Strawberry Patch because young children learn best through exploration and experimentation. Through thoughtfully planned activities students will be exposed to: wonderful children's literature, storytelling, inquiry science, letters and numbers, fine motor and gross motor play, dress up, theater, music, art opportunities, and much more! Children are provided with stimulating indoor activities, and outdoor play time every day. Each day is new and exciting for kids! The preschool opened in Eugene in 2010, and relocated to Portland (where Jeanine grew up) in 2017.
At The Strawberry Patch Preschool the needs of every individual child are embraced. Every child comes to school from unique backgrounds and has their own needs, strengths, challenges, and interests. Jeanine strives to help students develop physically, emotionally, socially, and individually as well as academically. At The Strawberry Patch students' interests and needs are key in activity planning, literature choices, and free-play time!