During the preschool years, children begin to build the brain structures that will help them be successful students. Attending high-quality preschool nurtures this brain development, and can help smooth a child’s transition into kindergarten.
For these reasons and others, children who attend preschool are more likely to become successful students later on. Salem-Keizer Public Schools coordinates four different programs, Tuition-Based Preschool, Title-Funded Preschool, Head Start Preschool, and Preschool Promise (information below) that serve preschool-age children. Programs and locations vary based on school neighborhood and the child’s financial need.
Free Preschool Promise Program
Preschool Promise is a free program available to children who will be three or four years old on or before September 10, 2016. The program is held at two locations, each serving 20 children:
Preschool Promise is held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Classes begin on Monday, September 19, 2016. Each classroom is staffed with a teacher and a bilingual instructional assistant. Bus transportation is available to and from the program locations.
A complete parent handbook and calendar of program dates can be downloaded below.
To register, please visit the East Salem Community Center, 1850 45th Ave. NE, Salem, OR, or call 503-399-5510 with questions.