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Early Learners Department:
Pre-K, Kindergarten &
School-Age Child Care

Early Learners Department:
Pre-K, Kindergarten &
School-Age Child Care

  • Welcome to PPS Early Learners Department

    Our work includes:

    • Supporting the district with development and alignment of our Pre-K to 3rd grade ("P-3") programs;
    • Overseeing and supporting PPS Pre-K programs (including Head Start and Preschool Promise);
    • Supporting families, students, and educators into and through the transition to Kindergarten;
    • Supporting the ongoing development of high-quality Kindergarten programming; and
    • Overseeing and supporting school-age child care programs (e.g. before and after school programs) run by licensed providers in PPS facilities.

     

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

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Early Learners Contacts

Emily Glasgow
Director, Early Learners Dept.
503-916-3684
Robert Cantwell
Director, Head Start
503-916-5724
Amparo Garcia-Yurchenco
Education Supervisor, Head Start
503-916-6269
Tami Gowdy
Education Supervisor, Head Start
503-916-5724
Nalota Herms
Education Supervisor, Head Start
503-916-6014
Jason Roepel
Education Supervisor, Head Start
503-916-3346
Nancy Hauth
Student Success Program Manager, Pre-K, Kindergarten, School-Age Child Care
503-916-3230
Sierra Warren
Child Care Coordinator
503-916-3014
Francine Buker
TOSA, Early Learners Dept.
503-916-3845
Alison Beanblossom
Pre-K Student Support Coordinator
503-916-3343
Teresa Taylor
Business Operations Analyst, Early Learners Dept.
503-916-3636
Zara Tenney
Administrative Assistant, Early Learners Dept.
503-916-3488
Alessandro Williams
Principal's Secretary, Preschool Promise
503-916-5686
Kindergarten Team
School-Age Child Care Team