• PPS Pre-Kindergarten Programs

    PPS Pre-Kindergarten programs, including Head Start, give priority to low-income families. PPS Pre-K and Head Start programs are guided by the Early Learners Core Values and follow the Tools of the Mind curriculum.    

  • 2021-22 Pre-Kindergarten Applications

    We are currently accepting Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2021/22 school year. 

    Please review eligibility details and program information below. Online applications are available in the Pre-K Applications (2021-22) menu to the right, and paper applications can be requested by emailing prekprograms@pps.net or leaving a message at (503)916-5686.

    • To be eligible for PPS Headstart and Pre-K programs:
      • Your child must have been 3 or 4 years old by 9/1/21; and
      • Your family must live within PPS district boundaries; and
      • Your family must qualify financially (see application below for more information about income eligibility).  
    • Head Start:  For program-specific information, please visit the PPS Head Start webpage.  For more program information, please call the Head Start Main Office (503-916-5724).   
    • Pre-Kindergarten:  For program-specific information, please contact Alessandro Williams, Preschool Promise secretary, by phone (503-916-5686) or email (awilliams3@pps.net).  
    • To learn about other available Pre-K programs in Multnomah County, contact Early Learning Multnomah by phone (503-228-9131) or email (earlylearning@unitedway-pdx.org).

2021-22 Pre-K Application

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Online Pre-K Applications


  • For general questions about PPS Pre-K programs, please send an email to Prekprograms@pps.net.  


Emily Glasgow
Director, Early Learners Dept.
Robert Cantwell
Director, Head Start
Amparo Garcia-Yurchenco
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Tami Gowdy
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Nalota Hermes
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Jason Roepel
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Francine Buker
TOSA, Early Learners Dept.
Alison Beanblossom
Pre-K Student Support Coordinator
Alessandro Williams
Principal's Secretary, Early Learners Dept.