We just found out we are moving from Phoenix, AZ to Portland this summer and I am trying to sort out the area since I have never set foot in Maine! I'm starting with the usual stuff - where should we live (renting first) and what schools are AP-friendly/child-centered/parent involved. My son will be 4 in the fall so looking for preschools or Pre-K program similar to what we had here, which was a wonderful school community with a play-based learning curriculum. What are public schools like or should we go private/non profit? We need to live somewhat close to downtown Portland for hub's job and on a bus line.
Looking for tips/advice from local mama's - much appreciated!