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 three different programs, Tuition-Based Preschool, Preschool Promise, Title-Funded Preschool (information below on this page), and Head Start Preschool, that serve preschool-age children. Programs and locations vary based on school neighborhood and the child’s financial need.
Free Preschool At Eight Title-Funded Schools
Applications are accepted starting April 1, 2016. For more information call 503-399-5510.
- Classes are offered in morning or afternoon sessions.
- Children age four on or before September 10 are eligible to register.
- Classes are offered in English or Spanish.
- Classes are held at East Salem Community Center, and bus transportation is provided.
- Children must reside in one of the eight attendance areas listed below to qualify. Learn what attendance area your child resides in.
|Title-Funded Preschool Attendance Areas|
|Bush attendance area||Scott attendance area|
|Four Corners attendance area||Swegle attendance area|
|Highland attendance area||Richmond attendance area|
|Grant attendance area||Washington attendance area|