Through a grant from the state, Preschool Promise offers free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-old children from income-eligible families, in a variety of classroom settings throughout Clackamas County.
A quality preschool experience makes a major difference in a child’s successful preparation for kindergarten.
Head Start serves children ages 3 to 5. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children birth to three. The program is 100% free, and designed to:
Contact a local program serving Clackamas County to get more information or apply:
Clackamas County Children's Commission (CCCC) -Head Start, Early Head Start -https://www.cccchs.org
Head Start to Success- Head Start (Clackamas Education Service District) https://www.clackesd.org
Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, Preschool Promise http://www.ocdc.ne
Please review the income limits in the chart as well as the requirements below to see which program your family qualifies for before applying.
Head Start Qualifications
1) Child must be 3 or 4 as of Sept 1, 2021
2) Family must live in Clackamas County
3) Foster children who meet the above two qualifications are eligible regardless of income.
3) Household must have an income lower than or equal
Every child has remarkable potential to learn and succeed in school—the key is to start early!
Through a state grant, The Early Learning Hub of Clackamas County, along with local high-quality preschool programs, is now offering a free full-day preschool program called Preschool Promise. Families with children 3 or 4 years old, who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for this program.
A child’s learning during their preschool years is critical; it determines their kindergarten starting point. Students who enter kindergarten behind have a monumental undertaking to catch up with their classmates. Preschool Promise can help your child be prepared! Children in Preschool Promise classrooms will practice the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to be successful in Kindergarten and beyond!
If you are interested in learning more about Preschool Promise, and your child’s eligibility for programs in our area, click 'Apply Now' to complete our screening form.
Learn about all of our potential Preschool Promise sites below
Please review the requirements below to see if you believe your family qualifies before applying. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions unless noted. If your family is close on the income requirement, or you are unsure if you qualify, please call (971) 710-3985 so we can review with you.
1) Child must be 3 or 4 as of Sept 1, 2022
2) Family must live in Oregon, but does not have to live in Clackamas County
3) Household must have an income lower than or equal to the income chart (above) for their household size
**Exception: Children in foster care are eligible to attend if they meet the first two requirements regardless of foster family income.
Completion of the screening form does not guarantee enrollment in a Preschool Promise program.
7:30-2:30 Monday thru Thursday
After care provided with a fee 2:30-5:30.
201 Engle Avenue
Molalla Oregon 97038
Phone 503-829- 3444
We offer transportation within 3 miles - call for more information. We offer aftercare ONLY - no before care – and we are closed to children on Fridays.
10801 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Transportation Provided (west of 205)
2150 SE Torbank Rd,
Portland, OR 97222
Phone: 503-353 -5520
Transportation & extended hours available for a fee.
30429 S Grays Hill Rd
Colton, Oregon 97017
extended care available with a fee
4320 Harvey Way
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone: 503-699-6499 maryamspreschool.com
Snacks and lunch provided
154 NW 1st Ave.
Canby, OR 97013
ENROLLMENT IS FULL (Waitlist only)
18905 Portland Ave
Gladstone, OR 97027
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
25353 SE Rugg Rd,
Damascus, OR 97089
Phone: 971-930-3022 www.cheerfulheartsdayschool.com/
Monday-Thursday 8:15am-3:15pm, Fridays 8:15am-1pm
Provides snacks and beverages
ENROLLMENT IS FULL (Waitlist only)
14543 SE Marci Way
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: (503) 698-2333
Monday-Thursday from 8am-3pm.
38955 Pleasant St.
Sandy, OR 97055
13700 S Freeman Rd
Mulino, OR 97042
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