Early Learning Programs

    PPS Head Start: Full- and half-day preschool for children ages 3 and 4 years old. 34 classrooms are located in 9 schools and centers. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Families must meet eligibility guidelines.
    Preschool Promise at Faubion: Early Head Start and full-day preschool for children ages 3 and 4 at Faubion PK-8 School. Families must meet income eligibility guidelines. Applications accepted year round. 
    PPS Pre-Kindergarten: Full-day preschool for 4 year olds.  Classrooms located at Boise-Eliot, Faubion, King, and Woodlawn. Family's neighborhood school must be receiving Title I funding.
    Native Montessori Preschool Full-day preschool for 3 and 4 year olds. Classroom located at Faubion Early Learning Center. Families with tribal affiliation are eligible for additional resources through the Federal Title VI program. 

    Community preschools - contact the program for eligibility and enrollment questions

    MECP (Multnomah Early Childhood Program): Half-day programs Monday - Thursday for children with disabilities (IFSP) as well as typically developing "peers". Located at Applegate, Beach, Marysville, Stephenson, Vernon, and Whitman.
    Albina Early Head Start: For children ages birth - 3. Albina Head Start provides full-day preschool for children ages 3-5. 
    Neighborhood House Head Start provides preschool for children ages 3-5 on the west side of Portland. 

    Siletz Head Start  prioritizes preschool for children with tribal affiliations ages 3-5. 
    Call 211Info for information about community preschools and childcare, parenting classes, energy and rental assistance, and more.
    The Clarendon Parent and Caregiver Resource Room offers free monthly storytime, indoor park, and art studio activities during the day, and trainings in the evening for parents and caregivers. Located at the Clarendon Early Learning Academy, 9325 N. Van Houten Avenue. For more information, contact Nathan Miley-Wills at 503-916-3453 or nmiley-wills@nhweb.org. Funded by Oregon Community Foundation and in partnership with Neighborhood House, Multnomah County Library and  Child Care Resource and Referral. 
    Questions? Contact the early learner organization or Nancy Hauth, PPS, nhauth@pps.net.