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Tour our school

Winter Open House

Dates TBA

Individual tours available by appointment

A Play and Inquiry based preschool


ABOUT Our School

The Strawberry Patch is an in-home Preschool in the Irvington neighborhood in Portland, Oregon for potty-trained children 3-5 years of age.  After six wonderful years in Eugene, from 2010-2016, we opened our doors in 2018 in our beautiful new space!  The school is run and organized by Jeanine VanSise, a local 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, inquiry science, letters and numbers, math activities, fine motor and gross motor play, dress up, theater, music, tons of arts and crafts, and much more!  Children are provided with stimulating indoor activities, and outdoor play time every day.  Each day is new and exciting for kids!

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!

we may have a new address, but we still love our video!