Apply for Free Preschool
High-Quality, Free Preschool
In fall 2020, Oregon is expanding access to publicly funded preschool programs for low income families across the State.
On the South Coast this means more slots for Head Start, Early Head Start, and new Preschool Promise slots.
Preschool Promise programs:
Create an inclusive, welcoming environment for all children and families, regardless of ability, family composition, culture, language, or family income.
Operate in a wide variety of settings- centers, homes and schools.
Support Parents as partners in their child's learning and development.
Who is Eligible for Preschool Promise?
Children in Foster Care
Families with a Household Income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (see chart below)
**There may be some flexibility to the eligibility requirements in geographically isolated communities**
The Coordinated Enrollment Process
Early Learning Hubs across the state are responsible for the Coordinated Enrollment process of the Preschool Promise programs in each region.
The South Coast Regional Early Learning Hub is working with childcare providers and families on the South Coast to enroll eligible children in the Preschool Programs within Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas Counties.
We are currently accepting Screening forms for families interested in enrolling their child in Preschool Promise for the 2020-21 school year. Enrollment is expected to begin no later than October 31st 2020
The Steps to Apply:
Submit a Screening Form:
Once you submit a Screening For for Free Preschool, you will be placed in an applicant pool for Preschool Promise Programs on the South Coast.
If there is an opening at a program, a SCREL Hub Staff person will contact you to ask additional questions to complete a full application and verify information.
Once your information is verified and you are eligibility is confirmed, we will connect you with the provider and they will enroll you in their program.