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High Quality Classrooms!

High Quality Classrooms!

All of our General Education PK classrooms have achieved a 4 or 5-star QRIS rating from the Orange County Department of Education.  This rating represents the highest quality assessment for our preschool programs.  Learn the specifics on these ratings and how they represent high quality at each of our school sites.

Introduction to the California State Preschool Program

2024-25 School Year 

2024-25 School Year 

We are now enrolling for the 2024-25 School Year! Our California State Preschool Program (CSPP) is a FREE 5-day a week preschool program for those who qualify*
* Families must meet eligibility requirements 
**Accommodations can be made for students who have a medical condition or disability that directly impacts toileting needs.  
Children must be 3 years old by 12/1/24 to enroll and attend. Children who turn 3 years old after 12/1/24 must wait until closer to their 3rd birthday to enroll and may only attend after they are 3 years old.
The California State Preschool Program operates Monday through Friday, and consists of half-day sessions (AM and PM sessions), which are 3 hours per session. Parents have the opportunity to enroll, depending on the site, either in a morning or afternoon session at one of the  preschool sites.  This program is fully funded by the California Department of Education and participants must meet the eligibility requirements as set forth by the California Department of Education.  
Our CSPP implements an adult to child ratio of 1:8 in all classrooms.
For half-day programs:
  • There is a maximum of 16 children per session, with one teacher and one instructional assistant
We also offer language immersion programs:
Our Spanish Immersion Programs are half-day programs with  AM and PM sessions. Our Spanish Immersion Programs are located at Las Palmas Elementary, RH Dana Elementary, San Juan Elementary, and Viejo Elementary schools. 
For information on our programs or availability, please contact the Early Childhood Programs office at (949) 234-5341
CSPP Eligibility Guidelines 

CSPP Eligibility Guidelines 

To qualify for the California State Preschool Program, families must meet eligibility guidelines. In order to qualify for the CSPP, a family shall meet the eligibility criteria as follows:
  • Family is a current aid recipient;
  • Family is income eligible;
  • Family is experiencing homelessness; or
  • Family has children who are recipients of child protective services, or are identified as at risk of being abused, neglected, or exploited.
  • Child has with exceptional needs as defined in EC Section 8208.
Please review the CSPP Eligibility Guidelines for more information:
For information on our programs or availability, please contact the Early Childhood Programs at (949) 234-5341 (Option 3).