Preschool Promise: Free Quality Preschool for Lane County Kids

Applications for the 2020-2021 program year are not yet available.

If you would like to receive an application once enrollment opens, please fill out the Request for 2020-2021 Application form here.  Applications will be available in the late spring. (Please note: the form is not the application to the program.)

If you would like to apply for this current program year (2019-2020), please fill out one of the packets linked below. These are only valid for the current program year and are not applicable to the 2020-2021 program year.

Please note: if eligible, all programs are currently full and your child will be placed in the wait pool unless an opening becomes available. If your child is in the wait pool and not placed this year, you will have to reapply for the 2020-2021 program year.

Preschool Promise 2019-20 Spanish Application Packet Fillable

Preschool Promise 2019-20 English Application Packet Fillable

Preschool Promise Program Information

Preschool Promise provides high-quality preschool centered on the philosophy that parents and caregivers should be able to choose the setting that works best for their children and family. From culturally responsive environments and inclusive programming to well-educated teachers, the program builds a learning environment that can create lasting benefits.


Preschool Promise has locations throughout Lane County including:

  • Cottage Grove
  • Creswell
  • Dorena
  • Eugene
  • Springfield
  • Junction City

Program Options

  • 4-7 Hours per day
  • 4-5 Days per week
  • Parent Advisory Group


Children eligible to participate in Preschool Promise must be:

  • 3 or 4 years old on September 1, 2019
  • Income eligible based on household income

Application Process

If you qualify for Preschool Promise and are ready to apply, there are two simple options for how to do so:

Two Options for applying to Preschool Promise for the 2019-2020 program year

  1. Contact United Way about receiving an application packet at 541-741-6000.
  2. Download the fillable Preschool Promise Enrollment Application PDF (below), complete, save, and submit it one of three ways:
    1. Submit through secure link at
    2. Fax to United Way of Lane County at 541.726.4150
    3. Mail or drop them off at (office hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.):
      United Way of Lane County
      Lane Early Learning Alliance
      3171 Gateway Loop
      Springfield, OR 97477
      Attn: Preschool Promise

Please do not email applications from here on out, as it is not secure. We will contact you within two weeks of receiving your documents to let you know if you are eligible, ineligible, or if your application is incomplete. 

If you have any questions about Preschool Promise or the application process, please contact the Preschool Promise team at 541-741-6000.