Enrolling for Preschool

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David Douglas School District is offering free preschool in all nine elementary schools for the 2024-2025 school year. All families residing in David Douglas are encouraged to apply. Space is limited. Registration is not first come, first served. 

Information for 2024-25 can be found below.
*Please note* 

David Douglas preschools are offered to families who are residents of David Douglas School District and live in the catchment area. We are unable to accept students who live outside of David Douglas School District. 

If your student is accepted into one of our David Douglas preschools and your family moves outside of the District during the school year, they will no longer be able to continue attending. The only exception to this rule is when families move when there are 6 weeks or less remaining in the school year. 

It is an expectation that all of our students maintain 90%+ attendance to participate in our preschool program. 


Preschool Promise Sites – Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.

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 open!!


Preschool for All Sites – Registration is now OPEN! Registration closes on April 30, 2024

As a reminder, placement decisions are not made on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications submitted during the initial application window will be considered at the same time. We strongly encourage families to learn about and tour programs to ensure they choose options that will work best for them. There are no income restrictions to apply. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st and reside in Multnomah County to apply.
The list of David Douglas School District’s Preschool for all schools:

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

Portland Children’s Levy site – Registration is now open for the 2024-25 school year. 

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. 

Lincoln Park Dual Language (Spanish) Preschool 


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.