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 still have a limited number of spaces open in both our Preschool program and School-Age Childcare program. Click here to register today. For information on COVID-19 rules for childcare and Early Childhood Education providers, click here.
Due to the number of families experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19, generous full and partial scholarships are available for families. We want to make safe and enriching childcare available to those that need it most—until we reach capacity, no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Friendly House Preschool will reopen on September 7th, 2021 and will be open from 8am–2:15pm + Extended Childcare until 6pm, Monday–Friday. Open to all children ages 3–5.
We are currently planning for Portland Public Schools to resume full school days, five days a week in the fall of 2021. We will be following the guidance of the Oregon Early Learning Division (ELD) and Oregon Health Authority for childcare programs. Enrollment capacities are subject to change based on state requirements in the fall of 2021 and beyond.
This information is subject to change. Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about the virtual community building that Friendly House is doing every day.
Spots Available! Sign Up* Today for 2021–2022 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.
- 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. Click here for the preschool sliding fee tuition scale for 2021–22.
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.
“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org”
Policies, Licenses, & Resources
- CCD Person In Charge 2021
- Childcare Safety Portal Posting 2021
- Client Grievance Procedures 2021
- Evacuation Notice 2021
- Friendly House Preschool Sliding Fee Scale 2021–2022
- Friendly House Childcare License January 2021–January 2022
- Guidance & Discipline Policy 2021
- Lead Test Results 2021
- Plan for First Aid 2021
Full and partial scholarships may be available to qualifying families through funding from Oregon Department of Education’s Pre-Kindergarten Program and our generous donors.