California State Preschool Program

  • The state-funded preschool program is designed to provide a school readiness program for children ages 3-5 for income eligible families. Parent participation is highly encouraged. Morning and afternoon classes run for three hours each, Monday through Friday.

    The district's California State Preschool Program is a member of the Quality Preschool Initiative.  The Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) serves as an important champion for children in the county by helping families identify and access quality child care and early learning programs. In addition, the Quality Preschool Initiative helps providers keep up to date with best practices in early learning and identify areas for continued improvement. This powerful partnership of knowledge and education is contributing to quality outcomes for the region’s next generation of successful students. For more information about QPI and Cajon Valley's program, click here:  https://sdqpi.org/

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Program Highlights

    • Please click Orientation Flyer for more information regarding enrollment, orientation and hours.
    • Classes are for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2018
    • 4 year olds are given priority
    • All other students will be placed on a waitlist until spaces become available

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Contact Us

  • California State Preschool Program
    1609 E. Madison Ave.
    Building 1
    El Cajon, CA 92019

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 1007
    El Cajon, CA  92022-1007

    Fax: 619.588.3673

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Monday-Thursday, Friday:Closed

    Ginny Pinkerton
    Director II
    619.588.3146

    Ginny Pinkerton
    Coordinator/Principal
    619.588.3146

    Nagham Jameel
    Office Technician 
    619.588.3142

    Elizabeth Banderas
    Office Technician
    619.588.3142

    Tahnee Schon
    Accountant
    619.588.3152

    Nanette Andrabado
    Accounting Technician
    619.588.3609

    Open
    OA I
    619.588.3142
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.