Hawthorne Family Playschool cooperative is a play-based, anti-bias preschool in Portland, OR.

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

Our Next School Tour is Tuesday, February 11th at 11:30. Email info@hawthornefamilyplayschool.org to see what all the excitement is about!

Free Anti-bias Community Workshops for Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers of Young Children.  

Our classroom Teacher, Susan Eisman, will facilitate these workshops in a meeting room at Hawthorne Family Playschool. 

Pre-registration will be available via our website by Feb. 1st. 

Feb 18th & June 10th: Using Children’s Picture Books to Promote Conversation, Reflection, Equity and Inclusion

April 22nd: Moving from Colorblind to Race Conscious Parenting and Teaching

These workshops are made possible thanks to the generous grant from Emily Georges Gottfried Fund of OJCF



“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.