Announcements

  •   2023-2024 Preschool Registration

    Welcome to PUSD Preschool Program!

    A note from the Preschool Team: Throughout the years, the PUSD Preschool program has been serving both 3 and 4 year old students, creating a structured 2-year program for our students in preparation for TK and Kindergarten. Over the years, the TK program has been extending their enrollment for 4 year olds. By 2025-2026, all 4 year old students will be eligible to enroll in TK. Due to TK’s changes, our Preschool Program will begin to shift their focus and proudly serve all 3 year old students (by 2025-2026).  In addition we will also be updating the website with the new fee schedules in our Programs for the 2023-2024 school year. Stay tuned! 

    2023-2024 Returning Student Registration Interest form will open on January 30, 2023. An email will be sent out to current parents with instructions. Once a child is assigned a class, the parent will receive an email with further enrollment instructions. Please submit responses by Monday, February 6, 2023 8:00 a.m. to ensure your child a spot.

    2023-2024 New Student Registration Interest form will open on March 6, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. Please submit a Google Interest Form for each school site that you are interested in. If you are interested in multiple preschool sites, it is the parent’s responsibility to submit a Google form for each school. When a child is assigned a class, the parent will receive an email with further enrollment instructions. If your child is wait listed, you will receive an email. * Please do not submit duplicate Registration Interest forms for the same site. 

    If your child turns 5 years old between September 2, 2023 - April 2, 2024 your child should enroll in TK at your school of residence.


  •   Full-Day Programs Are Full for 2022-2023

    Thank you for your interest in PUSD Preschool. All Full-Day Programs (M-F, 7:30-5:30) are full for 2022-2023.

    If you are interested in a Part-Day Program (MWF, 4 year-olds; TuTh, 3 year-olds - 3 hours AM), please complete this 2022-2023 Part-Day Program Registration Request Form.


  •   Preschool Programs

    Preschool Programs

    Preschool Programs that will be open during the 2022-2023 school year are:

    •  Full-Day (12-month): D39C, Monterey  Ridge, Park Village, Stone Ranch, Westview High School, & Willow Grove 
    •  Full-Day (10-month): Adobe Bluffs, Creekside, D39C, Del Sur, Highland Ranch, Rolling Hills, Westwood, Willow Grove 
    •  Part-Day:  Chaparral, Deer Canyon, Del Sur, Garden Road, Morning Creek*, Shoal Creek, Stone Ranch, Sunset Hills, & Valley*
    • State-funded Preschool:  See locations

    *We are offering two pilot programs this year at Morning Creek Elementary school and Valley Elementary school. These programs will run 5 days a week and will include 3 and 4 year old students. Classes will operate 3.5 hours a day. 
     


  •   PUSD Preschool

    Our PUSD Preschool

    PUSD Preschool offers preschool opportunities to 3 and *4 year-old children at 23 different school locations in the Poway Unified School District. 

    Our programs focus on the academic and social-emotional needs of young children. We are a developmentally-based program that is guided by the California Preschool Learning Foundations and California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks which allows us to prepare children for entry into PUSD’s Transitional or Traditional Kindergarten classrooms.

    All classrooms use curriculum and learning materials that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive to provide safe and nurturing learning environments for young children that promote their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.

    PUSD Preschool recognizes that parents are a child's first and most influential teachers. A child's learning experiences both at home and at school are the foundation for lifelong feelings of self worth, competence, and a love of learning.

    Parents are our essential partners in supporting a child's success in our preschool programs.​ Our classrooms have an "open door" policy to encourage families to be involved in their child's early education experiences. 

    *Children whose 5th birthday is between 9/2/2022 and 2/2/2023 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK), not preschool. Please see PUSD's TK Website for information on Transitional Kindergarten.

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    PUSD Preschool recognizes that parents are a child's first and most influential teachers. A child's learning experiences both at home and at school are the foundation for lifelong feelings of self worth, competence, and a love of learning.

    Tuition-Based Programs

    Tuition-based programs offer classes in two environments:
    Part-Day or Full-Day.

    Part-Day classes are 3 hours long and are held 2 days per week for 3 year-olds or 3 days per week for 4 year-olds. Parents who commit to regular participation as a classroom volunteer may be eligible for reducted tuition rates. 

    IMPORTANT: We are offering two pilot programs this year at Morning Creek Elementary school and Valley Elementary school. These programs will run 5 days a week and will include 3 and 4 year old students. Classes will operate 3.5 hours a day.

    Full-Day classrooms are open 7:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. Full-Day classes are licensed by the California Department of Social Services and operate under Community Care Licensing guidelines.

     

    TUITION-BASED PRESCHOOL LOCATIONS

    TUITION-BASED PRESCHOOL
    REGISTRATION
    REQUEST INFORMATION

    TUITION-BASED CLASSES BY SCHOOL SITES

    2022-23 Full Day Program Registration Request form

    2022-23 Part-Day Program Registration Request form



       

    State-funded Programs

    PUSD offers State Preschool in two environments: 3-hour or 6-hour programs. Both types of programs meet Monday through Friday and are subject to income eligibility.

    The 6-hour program is operated in collaboration with the federal Head Start program. Families must meet federal income eligibility requirements to be considered for enrollment.

    One free meal is included for all students in the 3-hour classes and 2 meals for the 6-hour classes.

    All classes are licensed by the State Department of Social Services/ Community Care Licensing, and participate in the California Quality Rating and Improvement System (CA-QRIS). Our current QRIS Rating is at the highest levels in all classrooms.
     

    PUSD’s State Preschool program is funded by the California Department of Education, which requires an annual evaluation of childcare and development services. PUSD uses evaluations tools to increase program quality standards and to plan and deliver developmentally appropriate activities, including Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP), Environment Rating Scale (ERS), and annual DRDP Parent Survey.
     

    STATE-FUNDED PRESCHOOL LOCATIONS

    STATE-FUNDED PRESCHOOL
    REGISTRATION 
    REQUEST INFORMATION
     

    STATE-FUNDED CLASSES BY SCHOOL SITES 

    2022-2023 State-Funded
    Registration Request form

    Preschool

    Tour Our Preschool

    Request a Tour of one of our facilities. The environment of each program is planned to provide stimulating and challenging materials and activities. 

    Preschool

    Preschool Classes

    All PUSD Preschools provide safe and nurturing learning environments for young children that promote their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.

    Preschool

    Preschool Calendars

    Children's experiences both at home and at school are the foundation for life-long feelings of self worth, competence, and a love of learning. 

    The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

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