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Early Learners Department

Early Learners Department

  • Important Program Information

    On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the PPS Board of Education voted to modify our PPS Compulsory Enrollment; Age and Grade Level at Entrance Board Policy (4.10.020-P). This modification eliminated our previous practice of offering an Early Entry to Kindergarten exception.

    Our policy now reads: "A child will be admitted to Kindergarten if their fifth birthday occurs on or before September 1." For Kindergarten registration information, visit

  • Our work includes:

    • Supporting the district with the development and alignment of our Pre-K to 3rd grade (P-3) programs;
    • Overseeing and supporting PPS Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start programs;
    • Supporting families, students, and educators into and through the transition to Kindergarten; and
    • Supporting the ongoing development of high-quality Kindergarten programming.

    In all of our work, we are driven by our Early Learners Department Core Values.

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Department Contacts

Angelica Cruz
Katrina Edwards
Academic Programs Administrator
503-916-2000 x72173
Laura Hernandez
Pre-K Programs Manager
Teresa Taylor
Business Operations Analyst
Zara Tenney
Administrative Assistant
Pre-K Programs
Kindergarten Team

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