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Part-Day Preschool Program

 

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT  STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

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The Preschool Online Application for School Year 2023-2024 will be available on

June 1, 2023

June 1-15, 2023 – Application Priority Period

August 21, 2023 – First Day of School

San Diego Unified School District offers a State-subsidized Early Learning program (Part-Day and Extended-Day) for 3 and 4-year old children who qualify. Family income must fall within the State income ceiling guideline according to family size in order to qualify.  

Families that do not income-qualify may be offered a seat at one of the School Readiness part-day program at the following schools on space availability basis: Balboa, Ericson, Jones, Kumeyaay, Miller and Normal Heights.

 

Returning students must complete an application.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

EARLY LEARNING OPTIONS

 

Eligibility for the State Preschool Program is determined by the following State factors:

  • Age Requirements
    • Students who are turning 3 years old by December 1st of the current school year may apply for the part-day preschool at 17 sites, or the extended-day program at Central Elementary.
    • If your student turns 3 years old after December 1st of the current school year, please apply at the time the student turns 3 years old.
    • Students who turn 4 years old by September 1st of the current school year may participate in Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK), part-day preschool, or the extended day preschool.
    • Students who turn 4 years old after September 1st of the current school year may participate in a part-day preschool or extended-day preschool.
  • Income  The family's gross income must be within the income ceiling guideline to qualify.
  • CPS/At Risk (Must provide letter/document from caseworker)
  • Homeless (Must provide letter or referral from agency or self-declaration of situation)

 

 

  • Part-Day Early Learning Program. This State Preschool program is available at 17 school sites in San Diego Unified School District to 3 and 4-year old children for 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday. You may select either an AM or PM session. Families must income-qualify and students must attend 5 days a week.

  • Extended-Day Early Learning Program. This State Preschool program is available to 3 and 4-year old children for 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, and this is offered at Central Elementary only. Families must income-qualify and students must attend 5 days a week.

  • School Readiness Program. This district-funded preschool program is available to 3 and 4-year old children for 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday, for families who do not income-qualify for the State Preschool. This is offered at Balboa, Emerson, Jones, Kumeyaay, Miller and Normal Heights. Students must attend 5 days a week.

 

 

 

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

 

SCHOOL SITES AND MAP

 

All required documents must be uploaded to the Online Scribbles Application in order to complete the enrollment process.

To learn more what documents you must submit, please visit the Early Learning Online Application Resources webpage.

 

 

The list of Early Learning school sites including hours of operation, program offerings and map are available at the following links:

 

 

 

 

ECSE – Early Childhood Special Education

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

 

For Special Education inquiries including a request for assessment, please visit the San Diego Unified School District - Early Childhood Special Education Department’s website at Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Services.

 

 

 

Early Learning classrooms provide age and developmentally appropriate conditions for our youngest learners.

Learn more

 

 

 

APPLICATION FOR 2023-2024

 

ACCEPTANCE

 

The priority period for Early Learning online application is between June 1 and June 15, 2023. After June 15, applications will be processed on a date/time order received.

For the State Preschool program, family must complete a preschool application and income-qualify to be offered a seat.

Families that complete the preschool application but do not income-qualify may be offered a seat at one of the School Readiness part-day program at the schools listed below on space availability basis.

  • Balboa
  • Ericson
  • Jones
  • Kumeyaay
  • Miller
  • Normal Heights

 

 

 

Acceptance into the State Preschool Program is confirmed through Notice of Action (NOA) sent to parents/guardian via email within 30 days.

If you received a Notice of Action but are no longer interested (e.g., relocation, private school, etc.), please notify our office via email at [email protected].

Families that are accepted into the School Readiness Program will receive an Acceptance/Welcome Letter.

 

  

EARLY LEARNING CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Phone: (619) 260-2410

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

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