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State preschool is for children who turn 3 or 4 before September 1 for the Current School year with priority given to 4 years-old.  Enrollment is based on income eligibility. 

 

State Preschool  (831) 784-5402

915 Larkin St.  Salinas, CA 93907
Boronda Meadows School Room 201
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Our Staff:      Program Manager - Dr. Susan Ratliff, Ed.D   784-5450

                          Technical Services Clerks - Maria Garcia & Denise Haro 784-5402
                          Parent Coordinator - Blanca Mendoza 784-5402

State Preschool offers two sessions:

  • 8:00 am-11:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

State Funded Preschool Requirements:
Meet income eligibility as determined by California Department of Education.

Children 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current school year is first priority.  As space is available, children 3 years of age will be enrolled.

Application Requirements:

Please bring into the preschool office an original of the following mandatory documents

Certified Birth Certificate (complimentary hospital certificates are not acceptable) for all children under 18 living with the parent
Current - FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH - Proof of income for all working adults in household

Preschool applications are ranked according to California Education Department's income requirements.

For More Information Please Call (831) 784-5402

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Instructional Focus

Developed by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) Preschool assessment system is designed to improve the quality of programs and services provided to children who are enrolled in early childhood education and their families. Desired Results are defined as conditions of well-being for children and their families. Each Desired Result defines an overall outcome. The system was developed based on the following six Desired Results:

For the child...

1. Children are personally and socially competent

2. Children are effective learners

3. Children show physical and motor competence

4. Children are safe and healthy

And for the family...

1. Families support their child’s learning and development

2. Families achieve their goals

The DRDP system is a comprehensive approach that facilitates the achievement of the Desired Results identified for children and families. The system is aligned to both the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for kindergarten.

Parent education

State Preschool will have a parent/child education component. Parents and families are an essential part of a child’s learning potential. Ongoing parent education support and opportunities for active participation in all preschool activities will be offered to all parents and families. The preschool program will partner with the school site your child attends to give you access to school site classes, workshops and seminars that are offered to enrich families and empower parents. Suggestions for parent education/training programs are welcomed.

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