Poway Unified School District offers preschool opportunities to 3 and 4 year old children* of families residing within the Poway Unified residence boundaries, with 27 locations to choose from. We pride ourselves on maintaining low teacher/child ratios, which allow more opportunities to provide individual attention to each child.
All PUSD Preschools provide safe and nurturing learning environments for young children that promote their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development. All Preschool programs are developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate. Our programs encourage respect for the feelings and rights of others. Classes support each child’s physical development by providing indoor and outdoor space, equipment, materials, and guidelines for active play and movement that are healthy and safe.
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. We encourage families to be involved in their child's early school experiences. The preschool has an open door policy that encourages parents to participate in daily activities. The environment of each program is planned to provide stimulating and challenging materials and activities. Just like Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten through 12th grades, Preschool has Learning Standards with readiness for entry into Kindergarten in mind: Social Emotional Development, Physical Development, Reading/Writing Readiness, Listening/Speaking, Mathematics, Science, History/Social Sciences, and Technology.
* Children whose 5th birthday is between 9/2/2020 and 12/2/2020 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK), not preschool. Please see PUSD's TK Website for information on Transitional Kindergarten.