Camas School District Preschools

Camas School District runs several early childhood preschool programs for ages 2 ½ through 5 years old. All programs are led by an experienced preschool instructors – many of which are certified teachers – and their qualified support staff. Each day is designed to meet every child’s social, emotional, physical, communication, cognitive, and pre-academic needs, using research-based instructional practices and activities aimed at achieving kindergarten readiness.

Camas School District Preschools:


2022-2023 Preschool Registration Information

It’s time to start preparing to register for 2022-2023 school year. Below you will find helpful information and important dates.  Due to Covid there will be no in-person tours of our facilities. Instead, two live informational webinars will be led by the Directors of each program.  A link will be posted on this website as the date gets closer.

Informational Webinars: In case you missed the two informational webinars in January 2022, please view:

Preschool Informational – Powerpoint


Existing Families (Families who are currently enrolled in one of our preschools)

  • January 31: Registration opens at 10 AM for EXISTING families (this includes siblings) of all three preschools. Click HEREfor a description of all our preschools.  All existing families will be emailed a link for the online registration form as well as other instructions.
  • February 10: Last day for EXISTING families to register by noon.
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • It has been our experience that Chrome works best with our websites, especially if using a MAC.

New Families (Families who are not currently enrolled in one of our preschools)

Part 1 of 2 – Get a registration number ONLINE so you can register IN PERSON February 16.

  • February 1: Get your registration number.
  • February 4: Deadline (noon) for NEW families to fill out form to get a registration number.
  • February 9: NEW families will be emailed a registration number as other instructions.  To be equitable, we randomize the forms for number assignments.

Part 2 of 2 – Register IN PERSON

  • February 16: In person registration for NEW families will take place at the Heights Learning Center at 4600 NE Garfield, Camas, WA.  You will be emailed detailed instructions.
  • We will start with number 1 at 9:00 AM.  It may seem discouraging if you receive a higher number, but it is important to note that this registration is for three different preschools with several different ages/classes. We also create waitlists.
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • It has been our experience that Chrome works best with our websites, especially if using a MAC.

About Papermaker Preschool

An early childhood preschool program for children ages 4–5 years, with and without special needs

  • Led by a highly qualified, certificated teacher, a teacher assistant, and a paraprofessional with early childhood experience
  • Supported by early-childhood professionals, including a speech/language pathologist, occupational therapist, and a physical therapist
  • Designed to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical, communication, and pre-academic needs
  • Promotes kindergarten readiness
  • Home to a unique mentoring program whereby high school students work with preschoolers

Program details

  • Age Requirement: Must be 3 years of age by August 31
  • Location: Camas High School – 26900 SE 15th St, Camas, WA 98607
  • Days: All students attend four days a week – M/T/Th/F (no Wednesday class)
  • Session Options: Morning session 8:5011:20 AM / Afternoon session 12:35–3:05 PM
  • Tuition: $325 per month for 10 months + $100 non-refundable yearly application fee

For more information about the Papermaker Preschool, contact the Camas School District registrar at 360-833-5410 or maria.spencer@camas.wednet.edu. If you have questions about your child’s development, contact CSD Special Services at 360-833-5570.