What is Preschool Promise?
Preschool Promise (PSP) offers free, high-quality preschool to Oregon families who are living at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level in Oregon. Serving children ages three and four, PSP is a publicly funded program and complements other early learning programs such as Oregon Pre-Kindergarten.
With a mixed delivery approach, PSP recognizes that high-quality care and education happens in a variety of settings. These settings include culturally specific programs, licensed center-based and home-based child care, school districts, Head Start programs, Relief Nurseries, education service districts and community-based organizations. Families may choose the PSP setting that best fits their needs.
PSP expands access to culturally responsive early learning programs. “Culturally responsive” means the ability to respect and understand the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of children and families. By establishing an inclusive, welcoming environment for all families, PSP may engage parents as partners in their child’s learning and development.