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Choosing a preschool can be a challenge

Join us on Zoom to learn and discuss what it’s like to find the right preschool for your child and what you might want to think about while making that decision.  You know your child best and we want to help you feel empowered during what can be both an exciting and stressful time for families. Use the link below to sign up for our next session!

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Learn more about Oregon preschool and child care quality

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Free infant toddler and preschool options

Preschool Promise

Preschool Promise Programs are expected to create inclusive, welcoming environments for all children and families, regardless of ability, family composition, culture or language. They are offered in a wide variety of settings – centers, homes, and schools. Programs goals include actively working to support parents as partners in their child’s learning and development.

What does “High Quality” mean for Preschool Promise? Click the “playbook” below to view the Preschool Promise Program Standards for all participating sites:

· Preschool Promise Playbook: English Version 

· Manual de requisitos de calidad de Promesa Preescolar: Versión en español

Explore participating programs in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon Head Start

Children who attend Early Head Start and Head Start are given opportunities to learn and to grow, socially, emotionally, and physically. They also receive free healthy meals and snacks, health, dental and developmental screenings and enjoy playing and learning in a safe, educational setting with qualified, caring teachers.

Accommodations are also offered to meet the special needs of children who experience disabilities.

Click here to visit our website and apply.

Emplo​ym​ent Related Day Care and 211

Child care assistance for families is also available through the Employment Related Day Care program (ERDC). Click here to learn more about ERDC. Click here to search for participating providers using 211 or call 1-866-698-6155

Oregon Child Development Coalition

At OCDC, we believe that every child should be cared for, educated and loved. We prepare young children for success in school, which prepares them for success in life. We also support parents to help families learn and grow together, and we help families engage with their community.

Click here to visit our website and apply.

Not eligible for free services? All families can use 211 to find preschool and child care in their community.
Click here or call 1-866-698-6155 for more info.

Found a program?

Once you have identified a program that meets some of your basic requirements, reach out to them to set up a tour to learn more! The checklists below can help you to identify characteristics tied to high quality programs.

Tools for your tour: 

ChildCare Aware checklist

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