Global Playgarden is Wow and Flutterville’s newest playgarden, set to open in Spring of 2017 in the Sellwood neighborhood. Enrolling Now!
Wow and Flutterville’s Global Playgarden will offer nature-inspired, play-based child care for little ones ages 6 weeks to 5 years old in a loving environment centered around kindness, inclusion, and cross-cultural learning.
The staff of Global Playgarden will be made up of at least 50% refugees from an applicant pool made up of women with degrees in chemistry, math, and early childhood education and from countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Costa Rica, and Somalia.
Along with our daily rhythm (hyperlink when page is ready) of activities in our home as well as in our local Sellwood community and nearby Johnson Creek, Global Playgarden will celebrate refugee teachers’ cultures by including their songs, stories, art, and foods as part of our own community culture. Weekly visits from our music and Spanish teachers will be another playgarden highlight.
Serving organic, fresh, and local foods and using only green cleaning supplies, low voc paints, natural/organic materials, as well as beautiful and gentle colors, we are creating a peaceful space where young children can feel safe to explore, play, create, and “just be” in peace and joy.