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About Our Public Pre-K Classroom

Serving Portland’s 4 year olds since 2012.

 
 

In September of 2012, Youth and Family Outreach collaborated with the Portland Public School system to initiate the first community-based public pre-k classroom in the district. The children enrolled in our preschool classroom are benefiting from the additional support of being in public school at age 4.

The schedule for our Public Pre-K classroom is Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.  YFO has wrap around care for the families that need full-day care. In addition to this, children will take a portfolio with them to kindergarten to inform their new teacher about what they have accomplished here at YFO.  We expect this communication and collaboration to make this big transition a much more successful one for our young students!

Our Pre-K curriculum was part of the Early Reading First program. Our facility was only one of a very few national pilot sites that engaged in this exciting and promising program developed by the Department of Education to promote early literacy. The research-based, published curriculum is called the Opening the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum. It is highly focused on language, literacy, and preparing children for kindergarten. What has been discovered through using this curriculum is that children are less likely to fall behind in their reading and writing later in public school. 

Kaylen Beary, Lead Pre-K Teacher

Kaylen Beary, Lead Pre-K Teacher

Annzarh Valantino, Educational Technician Pre-K

Annzarh Valantino, Educational Technician Pre-K

 

 
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About Our Preschool Classroom

For 3.5 - 5 Year Olds.

More about our Preschool classroom coming soon!

Carol Lolley, Lead Preschool Teacher

Carol Lolley, Lead Preschool Teacher

Irthel Tshinyama, Assistant Preschool Teacher

Irthel Tshinyama, Assistant Preschool Teacher

 

 
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About Our Toddler & Waddler Classrooms

For children ages 12 months - 2.5 years.

More about our Toddler & Waddler Classrooms coming soon!

Fred Dobson, Lead Toddler Teacher

Fred Dobson, Lead Toddler Teacher

Kimberly LeClair, Assistant Toddler Teacher

Kimberly LeClair, Assistant Toddler Teacher

Maralee Oraine, Lead Waddler Teacher

Maralee Oraine, Lead Waddler Teacher

 
 
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About Our Tykes Classroom

For children ages 2.5 - 3.5 years old.

More info about our Tykes classroom coming soon!

Evelyne Kanku, Lead Teacher, Tykes

Evelyne Kanku, Lead Teacher, Tykes

Christelle Iyanya, Pre-k, Preschool, Tykes Floater

Christelle Iyanya, Pre-k, Preschool, Tykes Floater

 
 
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About Our Infant Room

For children ages 6 weeks - 12 months old.

More about our Infant Room coming soon!

Morgan Harper Lead Infant Teacher

Morgan Harper Lead Infant Teacher

Olivia Bourré, Infant Teacher

Olivia Bourré, Infant Teacher

Estella Nyapir, Infant, Toddler and Waddler Floater

Estella Nyapir, Infant, Toddler and Waddler Floater

Ayan Majok, Toddler, Waddler and Infant Room Floater

Ayan Majok, Toddler, Waddler and Infant Room Floater

 
 

Enroll with Us

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Getting on Our Wait-list…

For children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old, we maintain a wait list.

Our wait list for all age groups is lengthy, and people are called for a slot on a first come, first served basis.  We strongly suggest getting an application on the wait list as soon as possible. You can do this by going to Wait List Enrollment using the button below:

Enrolling with Us…

Once you have been notified that a slot has opened in the appropriate classroom an enrollment visit will be scheduled.  We encourage you to schedule 1 to 1.5 hours for this visit so you can get to know the teaching staff, ask questions and make sure your child feels comfortable with the environment. 

Once your child is settled into the classroom depending on their comfort level you may go to the office with the program director to fill out the enrollment paperwork. 

At this time the first day is scheduled based on what your needs are. Prior to this day more visits may be scheduled if deemed necessary by the family based on the comfort level of the child.

At the time of enrollment you will be asked to submit payment for the first and last week of child care.

Tuition Breakdown by Week…

Infants:
Full Time: $303. 3 Days: $227. 2 Days: $152.
Waddlers:
Full Time: $303. 3 Days: $227. 2 Days: $152.
Toddlers:
Full Time: $279. 3 Days: $209. 2 Days: $140.
Tykes:
Full Time: $279. 3 Days: $209. 2 Days: $140.
Preschool (and Pre-K when school is not in session):
Full Time: $259. 3 Days: $194. 2 Days: $130.
Public Pre-K:
Full Time: $200. 3 Days: $135. 2 Days: $75.

 

Enrollment Inquiry Form

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