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Portland Parks Preschool

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Portland Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing a play-based, child-centered educational preschool program for ages 3–5 years old. Play is an important avenue for learning. It is our goal to honor where each child is in their development.
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How to register for the 2021-2022 school year

To keep our staff and community safe, registration into the Portland Parks Preschool program will be collected through an electronic interest application. Options to complete your interest application:

  1. Complete the online interest APPLICATION. You will receive a response regarding availability within 5 business days.
  2. Call and a team member can help you complete the interest application over the phone: 503-444-0682.

Equity in Service

Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to equity in service. If you are part of one or more of the following communities, please contact us to learn about additional opportunities to enroll in Portland Parks Preschool.

  • BIPOC youth and families
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Families living in poverty
  • People living with disabilities

Scholarships

Now, more than ever, we recognize that some families may require financial assistance to participate in our programming. If the cost of Portland Parks Preschool is out of your reach, we encourage you to speak to our staff about opportunities that may align the price of our virtual preschool to your family’s budget. You do not need an approved scholarship to register for our program.


Details and Pricing

North/Northeast Portland

Charles Jordan Community CenterDayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:00-11:45am$220/month
PreschoolTuesday, Thursday9:00-11:45am$160/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:00-11:45am$220/month
Pre-KindergartenTuesday, Thursday9:00-11:45am$160/month
Matt Dishman Community CenterDayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Tuesday, Thursday9:00-11:45am$160/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:00am-11:45am$220/month
Montavilla Community CenterDayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday9:00-11:45am$160/month
PreschoolTuesday, Thursday9:00-11:45am$160/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:00-11:45am$220/month
Pre-KindergartenMonday, Wednesday, Friday12:30-3:15pm$220/month
Pre-KindergartenTuesday, Thursday9:00-11:45am$160/month
Global Adventures
at Peninsula Park Community Center
DayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:15am-12:00pm$265/month
PreschoolMonday, Wednesday, Friday12:45-3:30pm$265/month
PreschoolTuesday, Thursday9:15am-12:00pm$185/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:15am-12:00pm$265/month
Pre-KindergartenMonday, Wednesday, Friday12:45-3:30pm$265/month
Pre-KindergartenTuesday, Thursday9:15am-12:00pm$185/month
Pre-KindergartenTuesday, Thursday12:45-3:30pm$185/month
St. Johns Community CenterDayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday8:30-11:15am$220/month
PreschoolTuesday, Thursday8:30-11:15am$160/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday12:15-3:00pm$220/month
Pre-KindergartenTuesday, Thursday12:15-3:00pm$160/month

Southeast Portland

East Portland Community CenterDayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Tuesday, Thursday8:45-11:30am$160/month
PreschoolTuesday, Thursday12:15-3:00pm$160/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday8:45-11:30am$220/month
Pre-KindergartenMonday, Wednesday, Friday12:15-3:00pm$220/month
Mt. Scott Community CenterDayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Tuesday, Thursday8:45-11:30am$160/month
PreschoolTuesday, Thursday12:15-3:00pm$160/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday8:45-11:30am$220/month
Pre-KindergartenMonday, Wednesday, Friday12:15-3:00pm$220/month
Woodstock Community CenterDayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Tuesday, Thursday9:00-11:45am$160/month
Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:00-11:45am$220/month

Southwest Portland

Sprout Academy
at Southwest Community Center
DayTimePrice
Preschool | age 3-4
must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Friday9:15am-12:00pm$335/month
PreschoolTuesday, Thursday9:15am-12:00pm$230/month
Forest Pre-Kindergarten | age 4-5
must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
Monday - Friday9:15am-12:00pm$550/month

Virtual Preschool Option

Includes access to activity kits twice per month, weekly virtual-live engagement with your child’s teacher and class, and additional small group and 1:1 virtual engagement time.

Virtual-live Engagement Times:

  • Monday and Wednesday Morning (time TBD) - $79/month
  • Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon (time TBD) - $79/month
  • Tuesday and Thursday Morning (time TBD) - $79/month

About Portland Parks Preschool

Portland Parks Preschool is based on the developmental philosophy that children develop and grow at their own rate. Years of research on children's learning and development documents the many benefits of play and exploration on a child's intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language development. In order to grow, children must play by exploring and manipulating their environment. They learn using their senses. Play is an important avenue for learning. As children imitate what goes on around them, they begin to understand how things work and how they are used. Initially, this is a process of trial and error. However, with time and repetition, they use new information to increase their understanding of the world around them.


Locations


COVID-19 related information

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Contact

Kristi Lilly

Educational Preschool Coordinator

Location

Southwest Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

St. Johns Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
8427 N Central Street
Portland, OR 97203

Woodstock Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
5905 SE 43rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Charles Jordan Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
9009 N Foss Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

East Portland Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
740 SE 106th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216

Matt Dishman Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
77 NE Knott Street
Portland, OR 97212

Montavilla Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
8219 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220

Mt. Scott Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
5530 SE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Peninsula Park Community Center

Community And Arts Center
Park Location or Entrance
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217