The Preschool Promise Program is a free, state-funded, full-day school readiness program.
Preschool experiences help children develop a wide range of skills in language, literacy, mathematics, as well as emotional and social competencies, all of which contribute to success in school.
Preschool Promise helps to make an important contribution to a child’s future success, both in school and in life.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Preschool Promise leverages high-quality, local and culturally-relevant early child care and education programs and makes them available to children living at 200% of the poverty level. Southern Oregon Head Start operates one Preschool Promise classroom of 17 children at Lorna Byrne Middle School in Cave Junction, and another classroom of 17 children at the Grants Pass High School.
The program runs during the school year from September to June. Full day classes are scheduled Monday – Thursday (with no classes on Friday). To qualify, children must turn three or four years old by September 1st of their enrollment year. Children selected will be from families whose incomes are below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.