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State Preschool

​​​​​​​Office Location and Information

915 Larkin St.  Salinas, CA 93907
Boronda Meadows School Room 201

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California State Preschool Program (CSPP) is taking applications for the 2024-25 school year

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.

Click here to Apply

A little about the program

  • State Preschool is for children who turn 3 or 4 years old by December 1st are eligible to apply for the current school year. Priority will be given to 4 year-olds. Enrollment is based on income eligibility.
  • State preschool offers :
    • AM Sessions from 8:00-11:00 am
    • PM Sessions from 12:00-3:00 pm
    • Full Day Sessions up to 8 hours from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

Preschool Department Staff

Denise Noel

Program Manager, State Preschool

Maria Garcia

Program Administrative Assistant, Preschool

Carina Jimenez

Program Administrative Assistant, Preschool

Maria Barajas

Speech Language Pathologist

Naomi Macias

Administrative Assistant I

Yulma Ruiz Sibaja

Preschool Parent Coordinator Liaison