Enrolling for Preschool

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David Douglas School District is offering free preschool in all nine elementary schools for the 2023-24 school year. All families residing in David Douglas are encouraged to apply. Space is limited. Registration is not first come, first served. Information for 2023-24 can be found below.

Preschool Promise Sites – Registration is now closed

Preschool Promise sites (income restrictions apply – families who are living at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level). Priority is given to children who turn 4 before September 1st whose home school is Earl Boyles or Mill Park. Registration is now closed.

Mill Park – Closed. Full at this time. Please check back in the fall in case we have additional openings. 

Earl Boyles – Closed. Full at this time. Please check back in the fall in case we have additional openings. 

Preschool for All Sites – Registration is now re-open through September 29th, 2023

Preschool for All programs are free and start in September 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. Our initial placement window was in May, but the application has reopened and families who did not apply previously can do so now! The majority of Preschool for All seats are filled for the upcoming 2023-24 school year, and any new applications will likely be placed on waitlists for the programs each family chooses on their application.

Learn more and apply: https://pfa.multco.us/(link is external)

Why is the application reopening? 

  • The application reopening will help PFA fill any remaining seats that can’t be filled by the current waitlist and any seats that open throughout the school year.  

Where do families apply? 

  • New families can apply on their own on the PFA website: https://pfa.multco.us/ as early as July 31, 2023.
  • If families are unable to submit an online application and need help applying, they can contact a Family Navigator to submit an application on their behalf

When will the application close? 

  • PFA is expecting to keep the application open through December 2023 to have updated waitlists in order to fill any slots that may become available throughout the year. 

Should families on the waitlist re-apply? 

  • No, families that applied in May do not need to reapply. These families are already on the waitlist for all of their preschool choices. 

When will families on the waitlist be notified of placement offers? 

  • Families on waitlists will only be notified about application decisions if a seat becomes available and PFA is able to offer a placement. 
  • The waitlist will be updated frequently and PFA will continue to make placements if seats become available. 
  • Families may log in to their account at any time after submitting to view the status of their application.

The list of David Douglas School District’s Preschool for all schools:

  • Cherry Park
  • Gilbert Heights
  • Gilbert Park
  • Menlo Park
  • Ventura Park
  • West Powellhurst

For families that have been accepted into Preschool for All:

Welcome to David Douglas! We will complete enrollment for preschool the week of August 21st when our secretaries return to the buildings. 

  • Instructions for Preschool Registration
  • Please fill out the registration packet, the preschool bus information form, Preschool Attendance Contract, and Preschool Questionnaire forms found below and bring them into the school you are signed up for August 22nd-August 25th between 9am-3pm. 

Registration Forms: 

Preschool Bus Form: 



Preschool Attendance Contract form in English

Preschool Questionnaire for Families in English

Portland Children’s Levy site – Registration is now closed. 
Please check back in the fall in case we have additional openings. 

Portland Children’s Levy site (No income restrictions but priority is given to low income families):  Priority is given to children who turn 4 before September 1st, reside in the Lincoln Park home school area and are Native Spanish speaking students. 

Multnomah Early Childhood’s “Peer Program” is a program for children three to five years of age. It is an integrated program for children with identified learning challenges and their peers.