Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • Registration for 2024-25 PPS Pre-K and Head Start Now Open!

PPS Pre-Kindergarten Applications

  • PPS Pre-Kindergarten is available to any child 3 or 4 years of age by September 1st, 2023 that resides within the PPS boundary.

  • Program Eligibility: Our Pre-Kindergarten programs are funded through Preschool Promise, Preschool for All and Head Start grants with priority populations including:

    • Children from families affected by homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse, mental health issues, and domestic violence; 
    • Migrant and refugee families;
    • Children who speak languages other than English; 
    • Children who experience developmental delays and disabilities; 
    • Children of teen parents or military families; 
    • Children living in foster care;
    • Children enrolled in a Title VI Indian Education Program or organization.

    Applicants who do not meet these priority enrollment criteria may be placed in a waiting pool for enrollment consideration in late summer or early fall. Some PPS Pre-K and Head Start programs are income-restricted and others give priority to family incomes below the Oregon self-sufficiency index.

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Family Resources


  • For general questions about PPS Pre-K programs, please send an email to  


Director, Early Learners
Dana Stiles
Director, Head Start
Amparo Garcia-Yurchenco
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Mary Pearson
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Jason Roepel
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Martha Molina Velasco
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Alison Beanblossom
Pre-K Student Support Coordinator
Sara Beck
TOSA-Instructional Coach
Katrina Edwards
Academic Programs Administrator
503-916-2000 x72173
Laura Hernandez
Pre-K Programs Manager
Alessandro Williams
Administrative Assistant, PreK Programs
Skyelar Willis
Pre-K Student Support Coordinator