California State Preschool Program

  • Please click here to complete your State Preschool Interest Form  

    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 (SDQPI) 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 SDQPI and Cajon Valley's program, click here:

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Program Highlights

    • Classes are for children who will be 3 or 4 by December 1, 2020
    • All other students will be placed on a waitlist until spaces become available

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

    Ginny Pinkerton

    Nagham Jameel
    Office Technician 

    Elizabeth Banderas
    Office Technician

    Tahnee Schon

    Nanette Andrabado
    Accounting Technician

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    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.