Hawthorne Family Playschool cooperative is a play-based, anti-bias preschool in Portland, OR.
*HFP is currently closed due to Covid-19. Consult our Blog and Resources page to support families during Portland school closures.
“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–will help students realize that 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.