All OTSD preschool programs are housed at Sandy Grade School.
Oregon Preschool Promise
Oregon’s innovative free preschool program is for children four years old, specifically for the year prior to the student entering into kindergarten. Preschool Promise leverages a high-quality, local and culturally-relevant early education program and makes it available to children living at 200% of the poverty level.
The student schedule mirrors a full day student, 8-3 PM, four days a week (M, T, TH, F) with an early release on Wednesday at 11 am.
Students participate in a wide range of activities; early literacy and math, art, dramatic play centers, music as well as activities that support social emotional and motor skill development that prepare students for Kindergarten. Family collaboration is another key part of the program.
Class size is limited to 18 students that is supported by a teacher and an educational assistant.
Preschool Promise, applications can be found HERE. Please fill out the linked application and drop it off at the Sandy Grade School Office after August 6th.
Oregon Head Start Pre-Kindergarten
Oregon Head Start Pre-Kindergarten (OPK) is a comprehensive high quality early childhood development program offering integrated services in:
- Education and Early Childhood Development
- Child Health and Nutrition
- Parent Education and Family Support
OPK programs serve children between the ages of three and five from families living at or below the federal poverty level.
OPK is a half day program operating Monday through Thursday. There are is one morning class and one afternoon class available. As of September 2018, our second morning class will be moving to a full day session, operating Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3 pm.
Students participate in a wide range of activities; early literacy and math, art, dramatic play centers, music as well as activities that support social emotional and motor skill development that prepare students for Kindergarten.
Class size is limited to 18 students each supported by a teacher and an educational assistant.