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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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Preschool Registration 2019-2020

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. It is our belief that ALL children want to be successful; we are committed to providing guidance that supports each child and classroom.

UPDATE: Due to the predicted inclement weather for the Portland Metro area the week of February 11-15, 2019, Portland Parks & Recreation has made the decision to postpone Educational Preschool Registrations by 1 week.


Updated dates are listed below.

Open enrollment for the 2019–2020 school year begins February 26, 2019.

Returning Family Registration: Tuesday, February 19Check with individual Centers for registration start time. Current students and their siblings registering at the same location

Legacy Family Registration: Friday, February 22Check with individual Center for registration start times. Current students and their siblings registering at a different location

New Family Registration: Tuesday, February 26 | Check with individual Center for registration start times.

Your first choice for class day and time is not guaranteed. It is recommended that families arrive early on the appropriate registration date. Priority is given to current and legacy families.


  • To secure a spot, a $35 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration

Registrations are taken in-person on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the link to your community center below to learn more.


Tuition is an annual sum divided into nine equal monthly payments for ease. Tuition is not reduced or reimbursed due to scheduled school closures or absence due to personal family vacation or student illness.


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.