Now Welcoming  3-5-year-olds for the 2019-20 School Year!

Teacher Emily with preschoolers

Teacher Emily explores the world of penguins with a group of preschoolers.

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. We provide an environment for children’s growing social interactions and promote cooperation, and problem- solving skills, as well as kindergarten readiness.

Friendly House Preschool has been a beloved part of our neighborhood community since 1940. We are pleased to offer both full-day and half-day classes. Our sliding-fee scale and scholarships mean our program is affordable for families from all walks of life.

Our program options are flexible to meet your family’s needs and budget.

We are now enrolling for the 2019-20 school year in both Firefly and Ladybug classes!

Firefly Class


3-5-year-olds 7:30am-2:30pm Sept–June 3 or 5 days per week** Class day starts at 8:30; before-care included from 7:30-8:30.
Ladybug Class


3-5-year-olds 7:30am–5:30 pm Year-round 3 or 5 days per week** Class day starts at 8:30; before-care included from 7:30-8:30.

** 3-day schedules are limited and depend on available days.  Contact the director to inquire.

Click here to sign up online.


Click here for a Preschool Brochure or Preschool Flyer.


What’s included?

  • Homemade meals and snacks
  • All supplies and learning materials
  • Any field trip or activity fees
  • High teacher to student ratio (3 teachers to a class of 20 children)
  • Spacious classrooms and gym space
  • Outdoor garden and playground
  • Parent-teacher conferences and family socials

Monthly Tuition

Click here for the preschool sliding fee tuition scale for 2019-20. 

Our sliding-scale tuition enables us to serve families from all walks of life.

Scholarships are available to eligible families through funding from Oregon Department of Education’s PreKindergarten Program and the Portland Children’s Levy.

Contact Us

Click here to sign up online.

Contact us to schedule a preschool tour or request additional information about our preschool program.  You may also contact us by phone: (503) 228-4391.

Helpful Links:

Teaching Philosophy

Preschool Staff Bios

Preschool Family Handbook 2019-20

Parent Reviews

Preschool Calendar 2019-20

Friendly House Preschool Immunization Rates, March 2019

Friendly House Preschool receives funding from the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

“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:, 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:” 

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