About Early Childhood Education

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Preschool Office

6425 Fruitland Rd NE
Salem, OR 97317





Office Hours

Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Head Start Mailing Address

PO Box 12024
Salem, OR  97309

Head Start Office Physical Address

1850 45th Ave NE
Salem, OR  97305





Office Hours

Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Stephanie Whetzel

The Preschool Advantage

During the preschool years, children begin to build the brain structures that will help them be successful students. Attending high-quality preschool nurtures this brain development, and can help smooth a child’s transition into kindergarten.

For these reasons and others, children who attend preschool are more likely to become successful students later on. Salem-Keizer Public Schools coordinates four different programs, Tuition-Based PreschoolTitle-Funded PreschoolPreschool Promise, and Head Start Preschool, that serve preschool-age children. Programs and locations vary based on school neighborhood and the child’s financial need.

Free Preschool at 8 Title-Funded Schools.

Go to the Title-1 Preschool page for more information.

Salem-Keizer Head Start is available to children 3 or 4 years old by September 10th.

Go to Head Start page for more information.