Preschool for low-income families offered at nine sites in South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub region
Administrators are accepting applications for Preschool Promise, a full-day preschool program scheduled to begin at six Douglas County sites and three in Klamath County this fall.
Preschool Promise is a state-funded program that offers high-quality preschool to children ages 3 and 4 whose families live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The Oregon Department of Education has chosen to invest in preschool programs that meet certain standards as part of the state’s goal to ensuring more low-income children are ready for kindergarten. Ultimately, these children then are more ready to meet benchmarks, such as third-grade reading, that help ensure they will graduate from high school.
The South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub, which serves about 9,700 children in the Douglas, Klamath and Lake counties region, was one of five applicants awarded state funds to implement Preschool Promise.
In Douglas County, Preschool Promise classrooms will begin at the following locations this fall. Space is limited, so families are advised to apply now. Information is available at school districts administering each site, as seen below:
- Brockway Elementary School: Winston-Dillard School District; 541-679-3000
- Elkton Community Education Center: Elkton School District; 541-584-2228
- Myrtle Creek Elementary School: South Umpqua School District; 541-863-3115
- North Douglas Elementary School: North Douglas School District; 541-836-2223
- Sutherlin East Primary Elementary School: Sutherlin School District; 541-459-2228
- Yoncalla Elementary School: Yoncalla School District, 541-849-2158
In Klamath County, Preschool Promise classrooms will be offered at The YMCA of Klamath Falls and at Head Start locations in Malin and Chiloquin. Both Head Start programs are administered by the Oregon Child Development Coalition office in Klamath Falls.
Space is limited, so families are advised to apply now. For information on Preschool Promise at The YMCA of Klamath Falls, contact Steve Meng at 541-887-2512 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Head Start sites, contact Deborah Hoswell at 541-723-3067, ext. 1800, or email@example.com.
The South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub has been part of Douglas Education Service District since July 2014. The hub pulls together resources focused on children and families in its service area.
For questions about Preschool Promise, contact Gillian Wesenberg at 541-440-4774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.