Justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West

Hawthorne Family Playschool cooperative is a play-based preschool embracing anti-bias education, strong family partnerships  & connections to the natural world in Portland, OR.


We are open with Covid-safe play and learning options! Young children need playful outlets more than ever. Parents need support and resources more than ever. At HFP, we are eager to share creative programming to meet your child and family’s needs–safely, joyfully and in relationship. We offer a sliding fee tuition scale so families can pay according to their abilities. 
Outdoor in-person classes in our stunning play yard. Virtual interactive circle times. Rich array of remote learning resources through our curriculum subscription.

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Check out our blog for resources to help parents & caregivers talk with children about race & racism 
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Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”    

— Frederick Froebel

An environment-based education movement–at all levels of education–helps students realize school isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.

– Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder


HFP strives to be a diverse and affirming community of all families, embracing those that are multiracial, LGBTQ , divorced, or blended, as well as families from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and/or marital status.