Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • 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.

  • Pre-Kindergarten: For program-specific information, please contact Alessandro Williams, Pre-K Administrative Assistant, by phone (503-916-5686) or email ( 

    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).  

    To learn about other available Pre-K programs in Multnomah County, contact Early Learning Multnomah by phone (503-228-9131) or email ( 



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


Angelica Cruz
Director, Early Learners
Robert Cantwell
Director, Head Start
Amparo Garcia-Yurchenco
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Tami Gowdy
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Mary Pearson
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Jason Roepel
Education Supervisor, Head Start
Alison Beanblossom
Pre-K Student Support Coordinator
Katrina Edwards
Academic Programs Administrator
503-916-2000 x72173
Laura Hernandez
Pre-K Programs Manager
Morgan Whitney
TOSA-Instructional Coach
Alessandro Williams
Administrative Assistant, Early Learners Dept.
Skyelar Willis
Pre-K Student Support Coordinator