Preschool

Come learn and grow with us

At Friendly House Preschool, our play-based curriculum is tailored to the needs of your child, with a focus on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Plus, our program options are flexible to meet your family’s needs and budget, while offering nurturing and engaging preschool activities in a richly diverse environment.

We are proud to have been chosen as a 2022–2023 Multnomah County “Preschool for All” pilot site!

Preschool for All (PFA) connects families in Multnomah County to free, inclusive, culturally responsive early education. PFA will have approximately 500 preschool seats available for the 2022-23 year. PFA will grow over time, increasing the number of providers and families, until it will be available to all interested families in Multnomah County in 2030. 

There are just two eligibility requirements to participate. Children must:

  1. Be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2022 and
  2. Have a parent or legal guardian living in Multnomah County. 

There are no income eligibility requirements for Preschool for All. Spots are filling up fast and enrollment closes soon—11:59pm on May 4th—don’t wait to sign up!

Spots Available! Sign Up* Today for 2022 Friendly House Preschool!

Preschool will be open from 8am–2:15pm + Extended Childcare until 6pm, Monday–Friday. Open to all children ages 3–5. 
Begins September 7th, 2021. 
*Note: Though spots are currently available, you will first be placed on a waitlist to give our staff time to contact you before completing enrollment. This enrollment is separate from the PFA application at the top of the page.

What’s Included?

  • Nutritious daily snacks
  • All supplies and learning materials
  • Any field trip or activity fees
  • High teacher to student ratio (3 teachers to a class of 15–20 children). During COVID-19 we are operating as an emergency childcare program. Teacher to student ratios will remain at 3:15 until it is safe to increase to a fully enrolled class again.
  • Spacious classrooms and gym space
  • Outdoor garden and playground
  • Parent-teacher conferences and family socials

Sliding Scale Pricing

Our sliding-scale tuition enables us to serve families from all walks of life. Scholarships are available to eligible families through funding our Logan Nettleton Scholarship Fund. Please have all documentation completed when enrolling and applying for a scholarship. Click here to download the scholarship application and instructions or contact us for current rates.

Take a look at our Preschool Calendar for important upcoming dates, and check out our brochure for more information about preschool activities, policies, and procedures.

Parent Reviews

I loved this program, how welcome our family has felt. I love that we had such a small child-to-teacher ratio. The volunteer staff has been sweet and supportive as well. This program has far exceeded my expectations.

Learn More

Read our handbook or check out our brochure for more information about preschool activities, policies, and procedures.

Contact us to schedule a preschool tour or request additional information about our preschool program.

Contact us by phone: (503) 228-4391
Contact us by email

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Scholarships

Full and partial scholarships may be available to qualifying families through funding from our generous supporters.

*Please have your scholarship application and all documentation completed and ready to submit when enrolling. Click here to download the scholarship application and instructions.