6425 Fruitland Rd NE
Salem, OR 97317
Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PO Box 12024
Salem, OR 97309
1850 45th Ave NE
Salem, OR 97305
Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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 Preschool, Title-Funded Preschool, Preschool Promise, and Head Start Preschool, that serve preschool-age children. Programs and locations vary based on school neighborhood and the child’s financial need.
Open enrollment will begin April 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Families may register any time after April 10th during regular office hours.
Registration is at the Salem-Keizer Preschool Office, 6425 Fruitland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97317.
View the 2018-19 Preschool Brochure with Class Schedule and Fees in the PDF below
The total cost of the program is divided into ten equal payments.
Applications will be accepted starting April 1, 2018. For more information call 503-399-5510.
2018-2019 Title 1 Application – English [PDF]
2018-2019 Title 1 Application – Spanish [PDF]
To be eligible for Head Start services, a child must be three or four by September 10 and be from a low-income family (meeting federal income guidelines). Generally, qualifying children live close to the school site they attend, ensuring a successful transition into kindergarten at the same location.
Salem-Keizer Head Start has high standards for children and staff. Staff are highly qualified district employees. The educational team uses ongoing assessment of each child, which enables them to set goals, individualize programs and keep parents informed of their child’s progress throughout the school year.
It is estimated that approximately 50 percent of the program families speak languages other than English. Since Spanish is the most predominant of the other languages spoken, all of the classrooms are staffed with bilingual language support and parent volunteers.
Salem-Keizer Head Start is a state funded program. The Oregon Department of Education monitors the program.
Preschool Promise is a free program available to children who will be three or four years old on or before September 10, 2018. The program is held at four locations, each serving 20 children:
Each classroom is staffed with a teacher and a bilingual instructional assistant. Bus transportation is available to and from the program locations.
Families must meet income guidelines to be eligible for the program. Interested parents are asked to submit an application form, and download the Preschool Promise flyer for more information.
To register, please visit the East Salem Community Center, 1850 45th Ave. NE, Salem, OR, or call 503-399-5510 with questions.
2018-19 Free Preschool Flyer – ENGLISH
2018-19 Free Preschool Flyer – SPANISH
2018-2019 Preschool Promise Application – English
2018-2019 Application Instructions for Parents – English
2018-2019 Solicitud de Promesa Preescolar – Spanish
2018-2019 Promesa Preescolar – Instrucciones de Padres – Spanish