MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR, August 18, 2022 – The Multnomah County (OR) Preschool for All program will open in September. After voters passed an income tax referendum in November of 2020, the program is ready to launch. In its first year, more than 600 three-and-four-year-old children will attend tuition-free Preschool for All. With over 1,100 applications the county hopes to be able to add another 500 slots in the 2023-2024 school year.
Read our case study about the Multnomah County Preschool for All referendum that gained 64% of the vote to establish a tuition-free, universal preschool program funded by a progressive income tax. The measure is considered a model for communities across the country because the taxation is based on income.