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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Parks Preschool

Update for the 2020-2021 School Year

Over the next few months, our team will be working on a strategic reopening plan with a goal to open community centers in September. It is possible that this timeline, procedures for safe operations and the number of families we are able to serve may change as the state of emergency progresses.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.


Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year Begins Wednesday, February 19

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 and to make goals to foster the individual child's growth and development. It is our belief that ALL children want to be successful; we are committed to providing guidance that supports each child and classroom.

Preschool (3 years by 9/1/20)
8:45-11:30am | 12:15-3:00pm
Tues / Thurs | $165/month

Pre-K (4 years by 9/1/20)
8:45-11:30am | 12:15-3:00pm
Mon / Wed / Fri | $230/month


Waitlist Information

If a preschool class is full, we encourage you to put your child’s name on the waiting list for the appropriate age group. Your child’s name will remain on the waiting list throughout the school year; you will be called or emailed if there is an opening for your child. It is your responsibility to contact us with updated information if your email address or phone number changes. Waitlists do not roll over from previous year.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Portland Parks & Recreation recognizes that some residents of the City of Portland may require financial assistance to participate in our programming. We believe all preschool-age children should have access to educational opportunities in their community. If the cost of Portland Parks Preschool is out of your reach, we encourage you to speak to our staff about scholarship opportunities that may align the price to your family’s budget. 


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