Free Preschool for Ages 3-5

Free preschool is available in Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas for qualifying families. Programs include Head Start, Preschool Promise, and school district programs.

What is included in free preschool?

  • High-quality education for 3 and 4-year-old children from income-eligible families
  • Variety of classroom settings including centers, school districts, and in home providers
  • Some locations offer extended care or transportation

Does my family qualify?

  • Children age 3 or 4 by September 1st, 2022
  • Household is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (see chart below)

Income eligibility

If you have a child in foster care or your household is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, you may qualify for free preschool in your area.

Note: There may be some flexibility to the eligibility requirements in geographically isolated communities

Size of household Annual income limits
2 people $36,620
3 people $46,060
4 people $55,500
5 people $64,940
6 people $74,380

About the application process

Step 1: Complete the application

Step 2: Gather income and date of birth documents

Step 3: We will follow up with you with next steps

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