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Teaching Preschools

Our Teaching Preschools are demonstration sites that make our practices visible.  Our Teaching Preschools host professional learning events and site visits as standing examples of the changes we are working to create within Oregon’s schools.


Parkrose School District: Prescott Teaching Preschool, Shaver Teaching Preschool, and Sacramento Teaching Preschool

With our relationship starting in 2015, Parkrose School District hosts three of our Teaching Preschools.  Partially funded by Preschool Promise and Preschool for All, TPP facilitates growth and change from teaching practice to administering teaching and learning.

Gladstone School District: Gladstone Teaching Preschool

Starting in 2014, our Gladstone Teaching Preschool is an inclusive classroom run as a collaboration between Clackamas Education Service District, Gladstone School District, and Teaching Preschool Partners.  We facilitate growth and change in classroom practice, and work to align our approaches with inclusion in mind.

Public school district partners

We’re working alongside educators and administrators to integrate playful learning approaches that center student voice and agency into classrooms across Oregon. All of our school district partners are engaged in multi-year projects that we support while cultivating the values of Playful Inquiry

Beaverton School District

2017 – Present; Total Enrollment 39,515

Our work with Beaverton School District includes support to PreK, K and 1st grade classrooms with PD sessions, re-designing classroom environments located in Title I schools, collaborating with principals and coaches, conducting teacher observations, and working alongside Children’s Institute’s Early School Success initiative.

Beaverton School District
Greater Albany Public School District

2020 – Present; Total Enrollment 8,325

TPP facilitates preschool teaching team and offers a cohort experience. We advise on the operations of three elementary schools and on their Preschool Promise administration.

Greater Albany Public Schools
North Clackamas School District

2020 – Present; Total Enrollment 16,458

TPP facilitates a wide range of professional learning activities from kindergarten cohorts, social and emotional learning, and materials workshops. We redesign environments, coach teachers in using them, and design material kits for dissemination. We help to facilitate advisory groups and advise on the administration of preschool and early learning alignment.

North Clackamas School District
Portland Public Schools

2020 – Present; Total Enrollment 49,000

Working alongside Portland Public Head Start that serves 760 three and four-year-old children, we facilitate a cohort, conduct teacher observations, and lead site visits to our Teaching Preschools.

Portland Public Schools

Regional Partnerships

Building on the infrastructure of Oregon’s early education system, we work with regional agencies, state agencies, and community organizations to bring programs and services across multiple school districts in a given region.

Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook, and Washington Counties

Starting in 2022, TPP worked alongside the Northwest Regional ESD, Regional Educator Network, CCR&R, and Early Learning Hub to offer professional development, host site visits, and collaborate with teachers and  administrators.

Southern Oregon Cohort

Beginning in 2024, TPP is excited to offer the Southern Oregon Cohort to support small rural districts in their efforts to offer early learning in their communities.

Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO)

Beginning in 2024, TPP is proud to be working alongside CAIRO as their preschool program offerings expand across Multnomah and Washington counties. Utilizing Asset-Based Playful inquiry, we look into what it means to offer playful inquiry experiences that are culturally sustaining and culturally specific.


What happens when we connect great ideas?

In addition to working in school districts, TPP also offers deep dives into cultivating powerful early learning communities through…


  • Cohort Experiences
  • Classroom Environment Consulting
  • Professional Development Workshops designed in collaboration with participating sites
  • Hosting and preserving the Opal School Archive
  • And more…

Together we help to build a brighter future

TPP’s work would not be possible without foundation support and thought partnership from our collaborators and contributors.
Past contributers
Paulson Family Foundation
OCF Community Foundation
The James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
Reliable Credit (Holzman family)
Social Venture Partners
The Collins Foundation
Randall Charitable Trust
Tony & Pat Trunzo Family Foundation
Duncan Campbell
Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust
Schlesinger Family Foundation
Umpqua Bank