At Bend Preschool we enjoy partnering with our community to provide FREE preschool (http://growcentraloregonkids.org/) to families who financially qualify. This program runs September – June each year. Students must be 36 months of age by September 1 and not older than 4 years of age by September 1 to participate. This program runs from 8 AM – 2 PM Monday – Thursday. Students do not need to be toilet trained to participate, families do not need to be working to participate in this program.
For working families needing extended care, these hours are available through ERDC (currently at a $0 copay) at our program with your child’s teacher at the same school. To register go to (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/CHILD-CARE/Pages/Parents.aspx).
If you are active Military we also support use of NACCRA, here is a link for more information about this program. This is not an income based program. If you currently work Full Time for the Military you may be eligible. https://www.childcareaware.org/families/military-child-care-assistance-programs/