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Preschool Program

The State Preschool program is a part-time comprehensive developmental program for three-to-five-year-old children from low-income families residing in the Chula Vista Elementary School District boundaries. The program is funded through Title 5 of the California Code for Regulation and monitored for quality by California Department of Education, Child Development Division.

Services are available to all eligible persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, color, ancestry or mental or physical disability. The State Preschool welcomes enrollment of children with disabilities.

Program Information
Parent Involvement

NEW: As kindergarten registration time approaches, many parents are wondering if their child is ready for school. Learn the secrets of success in "Getting Ready for Kindergarten," a helpful guide that is in English and Spanish.

Preschool Locations

State Preschools are located on the campuses of the following schools:

Cook (new)            Juarez-Lincoln      Montgomery          Rohr 
Feaster Charter Kellogg  Mueller Charter Rogers
Finney Lauderbach    Otay Valle Lindo
Harborside    Loma Verde Rice Vista Square 

State Preschool Eligibility

Children must meet the program qualifications listed below:
  • AGE - Child must be at least 3 or 4 years old by September 1st (not eligible for Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten)
  • IMMUNIZATION - Child must have 3 polio, 4 DTP, 3 Hep B, 1 Varicella, 1 MMR, and 1 HIB. The MMR and HIB must be given on or after the first birthday
  • INCOME - Family income must fall within State guidelines for low income according to family size
  • RESIDENCY - Preference will be given to families who reside within the Chula Vista
School District’s attendance area Priority is given to children who turn 4 by September 1st and will attend Kindergarten the following year.  


Registration Procedure

**Please click here for more information on 2016-2017 preschool registration kick-off event.
**Para mas informacion sobre el inicio de inscripciones para el año escolar 2016-2017, haga click aquí

          Step 1: 
Please bring the following documents to register:
  • Child’s immunization record
  • Recent proof of income (a month's worth)
  • Birth Certificate of the child registering, and of all the dependent children in the household
  • ONE document proving residency (utility bill, phone or cable)

Step 2:  Register at the State Preschool Office:

Chula Vista Elementary School District
84 East J Street, Chula Vista 91910

Registration hours: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday

Phone: (619) 425-2362

Preschool Evaluation Referrals

The Preschool Evaluations department can assist parents who are concerned regarding their child's development. If you feel your child may require an evaluation please contact the Preschool Intake Secretary at (619) 425-9600 ext 1708 to schedule an intake appointment. During your intake appointment, your concerns will be discussed with the intake team who will then determine the best next steps for your child with your input. The video below will take you through the entire preschool intake process and shed some light on how the evaluation may look for your child. 

Preschool Comprehensive Evaluation ProcedureEnglish / Spanish

 Contact Us 

(619) 425-9600, ext 1510
Fax (619) 425-3558

Nancy Kerwin - Executive Director Student, Family & Community Services
Rita Palet - Director of Early Childhood Education
Noemy Salas - Preschool Coordinator
Jennifer Lopez - Lead School Psychologist

Nancy Kennedy - Secretary
Patricia Martinez - Reception/Clerk
Sylvia Garcia - Clerk Typist III











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