Who We Are

The Early Education Program (EEP) Preschool Promise program consists of 3 classrooms in the Bethel, Creswell, and 4J school districts.  These classes serve at-risk families and collectively service nearly 50 families annually.  These classrooms opened in 2016 when the Preschool Promise statewide initiative was piloted in Oregon.

Preschool Promise (PP) is a state funded Early Learning Division program that provides high quality, culturally relevant preschool opportunities to children ages 3 and 4 at the time of enrollment.

The primary goals for our Preschool Promise programs are to:

  • Prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.
  • Provide a set of high standards to promote school readiness and active family engagement.
  • Provide culturally and linguistically responsive services and opportunities for underrepresented families.
  • Support young children to thrive and succeed in school and life.


The EEP Preschool Promise classrooms try to maintain as small of a child to teacher ratio as possible.  Each classroom has 3 teachers and around 15-17 children.  Classrooms focus on a variety of skills for children to work on in every developmental domain. While we want to ensure children begin to learn their letters, numbers, colors, and shapes, it is equally important that they learn social skills, how to take care of themselves, and how to recognize and respond to their own emotions.

While schedules will vary slightly with each classroom, generally children will participate in both large and small group activities, outdoor play, meal opportunities, and song and dance time.

Classroom information:

Creslane Preschool Promise

Hours: 9:15-3:15 Monday through Friday

Danebo Preschool Promise

Hours: 9:15-4:15 Monday through Thursday

Madison Preschool Promise

Hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday



Children eligible to participate in Preschool Promise must be:

  • 3 or 4 years old by 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 options for how to do so:

  1. Contact United Way about receiving an application packet at 541-741-6000.
  2. Download the Preschool Promise Enrollment Application in fill-able PDF format and submit it in one of three ways:
    1. E-mail to: preschoolpromise@unitedwaylane.org
    2. Mail or drop-off to: United Way of Lane County, 3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477; Attn: Preschool Promise; *The United Way office is open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
    3. Fax to: 541-726-4150

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can be found in English and Spanish at the following links:

English Application

Spanish Application