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Sorry this is a repeat post for many mamas, but I'm trying to reach a wider audience:<br><br>
I have a 5-year-old nephew who is suddenly (for very complicated, sad reasons) being given to his father's care here in Portland (he was living out of state previously). His dad (my Brother Out-Law) is a single parent who needs to immediately locate full time child care through August, and then after-school/holiday care once my nephew starts kindergarten.<br><br>
Currently they live in outer SE Portland, but BOL is also trying to find new housing closer to his work at OHSU.<br><br>
I'm a WOHM, so I can't provide care for him while his dad works. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Instead, I'm trying to gather some suggestions for FT child care/preschool that's affordable and in SE or near OHSU. BOL is in an EMERGENCY state, as he has the week off to make arrangements and then has to return to work Monday or Tuesday of next week.<br><br>
Additionally, my nephew is coming from a dramatic and abusive situation with his mom, so, while BOL is in an emergency, there's also some delicacy about how my nephew copes with all this newness (as there would be anyway, but possibly particularly so in this situation).<br><br>
Any help, thoughts, suggestions or support are GREATLY appreciated. I've had some help from the Big Portland Thread, but would love more if it's available. THANK YOU, MAMAS!!!!
 

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he could try y's choice on SE Stark and 60th. they have years-long waiting lists for babies and toddlers but i think the older preschool classes might be easier to get into. they're super-sweet caregivers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> and if he's commuting to OHSU it would be (sortof) on the way. y's choice is subsidized so it is more affordable than some places. and they also have financial aid. all food is included and they cook really healthy stuff. it isn't all organic but it is really basic, mostly from-scratch food with lots of fruits and veg. they do lots of painting and crafts and storytimes and outdoor freeplay and walks, with a little bit of ABC/123 curriculum thrown in. (they are based on creative curriculum)<br><br>
it sounds like a really good thing he's going to his father's care. i hope he can thrive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Thanks! I'm feeling FRANTIC for them, and I can't imagine what THEY are feeling!!!
 
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