The State Preschool Program, funded by the California Department of Education's Child Development Division, is a preschool program for children between the ages of three and five years who are from income eligible families. As a child-centered program, State Preschool adds to a joyful childhood and is filled with inviting, developmentally appropriate learning and kindergarten readiness experiences. In partnership with parents, children are prepared for success in school and community.
A developmentally appropriate curriculum, aligned with the California Preschool Developmental Foundations and the district Houghton Mifflin curriculum addresses the cognitive, language, social-emotional, and physical development of each child. The home languages of all children are welcomed by the teachers in a language and literacy-rich environment. Respect and support for the home language and culture, the family, and the community provides the focus for bridging home and preschool.
Children's growth and development are assessed twice each year using the Desired Results Developmental Profile. Teachers regularly adjust instruction, based on students outcomes and observations of each child in order to engage the children's interest and maximize learning. Two conferences with parents are scheduled each year and parents are invited to speak with the teachers about the child at any time. Programs with ask families to complete the Desired Results Family Survey with results from the survey being used to ensure that families' needs are met.
Who Do We Serve?
- Three Year Olds
- Four Year Olds
- After-School Care for Kindergarten - Fifth Grade
- Families who are income eligible (Based on number of family members and gross income earned).
- Full-time students who are studying for a specific vocational goal
- Those who are currently unemployed and are seeking employment
- Parents seeking permanent housing
- Parental Incapacity