By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The non-profit Pea Pod Family Resource Center is enrolling families with children 18 months to 3.5 years for a play-based program starting in September.
The program could be described as a pre-pre-school, said Tara Sawyer, an organizer of Pea Pod. The playschool will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is housed within the Portland Montessori School, 4911 N.E. Couch St.
Pea Pod is a shared support system for families, who are expected to help run the programs, Sawyer said. “This is a good fit for families that have at least one caretaker with a flexible schedule,” she said.
In addition to the young children’s group, Pea Pod is accepting applications for afternoon playgroups to begin in September for children 3 to 6 years old. The hours will be 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Information and an application are available at www.peapodpdx.org. A visit may be arranged by calling (503) 516-4680.