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Portland Public Schools Early Learners

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PPS Pre-Kindergarten is a free preschool program that promotes the school readiness of children ages 3 to 5 by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.


Head Start: 3-5 years old

Full-Day Program:

  • Setting: School-based Program
  • Schedule: September to mid-June
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
  • promotes the school readiness by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development

Part-Day Program:

  • Setting: School-based Program
  • Schedule: September to mid-June
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-12:30pm

Native Montessori Preschool (School-Based Program):

  • Schedule: September to June
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • Located in the Faubion School Early Learning Center
  • Utilizes an interconnected curriculum that affirms Indigenous cultural teachings
  • Native themes and values are infused throughout the curriculum

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503-916-5686 (option 3)
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El prekínder de PPS es un programa preescolar gratuito que promueve la preparación escolar de niños de 3 a 5 años al mejorar su desarrollo cognitivo, social y emocional.

PPS Pre-Kindergarten là một chương trình mầm non miễn phí nhằm thúc đẩy khả năng sẵn sàng đi học của trẻ em từ 3 đến 5 tuổi bằng cách nâng cao sự phát triển nhận thức, xã hội và tình cảm của trẻ.

PPS Pre-Kindergarten 是一项免费的学前班计划,旨在提高 3 至 5 岁儿童的认知、社交和情感发展以及入学准备。

PPS Pre-Kindergarten — это бесплатная дошкольная программа, которая способствует подготовке к школе детей в возрасте от 3 до 5 лет путем улучшения их когнитивного, социального и эмоционального развития.

PPS Pre-Kindergarten waa barnaamij bilaash ah oo ka caawiya u diyaarinta carruurta da’doodu u dhaxayso 3 ilaa 5 dugsiga iyadoo kor u qaadaysa garashada, bulshada, iyo horumarka shucuurta.

Is my family eligible?

Your family may be eligible for PPS Early Learners if you meet some of the following requirements:

  • Your family resides within Live within the PPS school boundaries, west of the Willamette River
  • Your family qualifies for or receives the following assistance services: SSI, SNAP, TANF.
  • Your family is caring for a foster child, or experiencing houselessness.
  • Limited slots are available for families at all income levels.

The following providers participate in PPS Early Learners

Providers listed on Preschool Marketplace are referrals, not recommendations.

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