Welcome to Early Childhood Programs

  • The Early Childhood Department believes that play is the primary context for learning and that social emotional development is the foundation for school and life success. The district’s early childhood programs, including Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Early Admission Kindergarten (EAK), promote individualization of learning that includes all children.  Our programs incorporate intentional teaching, developmentally appropriate practices and culturally and linguistically responsive learning experiences that prepare children for school success and foster positive partnerships with families.

     

    The experiences children have during the first five years are critical for proper brain development and building a foundation for future learning. A child’s lifelong attitude toward learning can be enhanced by positive early learning experiences. Early childhood programs provide an emphasis on oral language development, literacy immersion, number sense, social emotional skills and collaborative experiences that promote cooperation, self-confidence, self-regulation and healthy attitudes about school and learning.

    The Cajon Valley Union School District currently offers free and fee-based preschool programs for families who meet income or other eligibility criteria. These include JumpStart!, California State Preschool Program and Special Education Preschool Programs.  Other early childhood programs include Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Early Admission Kindergarten (EAK)

Contact Us

  • Early Childhood Programs
    Cajon Valley Union School District
    750 E. Main Street
    El Cajon, CA 92020

    Mailing Address

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

    Fax: 619.579.4848

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Jenine Henry
    Director II
    619.588.3265

    Ginny Pinkerton
    Director
    619.588.3146

    Kaarn Hopkins-Wolfe
    JumpStart Program Supervisor
    619.401.2070

    Nicolle Starr
    JumpStart Program Supervisor
    619.588.3279