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Preschool Promise offers free, high-quality preschool for 3 and 4-year-old children from income-eligible families, in a variety of classroom settings throughout Marion and Polk counties.
All Preschool Promise Programs are licensed and adhere to quality standards:
Each programs delivers at least 900 instructional hours, complies with state licensing requirements, serves nutritious meals, hosts parent-teacher conferences, and administers child assessments and developmental screenings.
Children must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1 (Salem-Keizer School District's date is September 10) to be eligible for Preschool Promise. Families with income up to 200% of the Federal poverty level are eligible for free preschool.Learn more about eligibility
How to Apply
Click on a preschool below for instructions on how to apply.Learn More
Free Preschool Flyer // Folleto Preescolar Gratuito
Preschool Promise Brochure // Folleto de Promesa Preescolar
Families with income up to 200% of the Federal poverty level are eligible for free preschool:
Preschool Promise participants for the 2020-2021 academic year:
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