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New preschool program accepting applications

    Preschool-aged children in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties will have more options for enrolling in preschool programs thanks in part to a partnership between the St. Helens School District, the Astoria School District, the Tillamook School District and the Connections Academy Preschool.

The three school districts will now offer “Preschool Promise” programs for 3- and 4-year-old children including classes offered in classrooms at St. Helens High School and the CAP Learning Center. Parents who have not already registered their children for preschool programs in the fall are encouraged to apply.

Applications can be picked up at the St. Helens School District Office at 474 N 16th St., the CAP Learning Center at 1050 Old Portland Rd., and the Public Health Foundation of Columbia County’s WIC office at 2370 Gable Rd. For more information or assistance completing forms contact Martine Barnett at 503-396-8547. For help in Spanish, please contact BG Aguirre at 503-366-7439.