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WJUSD California State Preschool Program

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WJUSD California State Preschool Program

WJUSD Child Development Program Office
Woodland Adult Education Building
575 Hays St. Rm.10                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Woodland, California 95695

 
The WJUSD California State Preschool Program provides a 3.5 hour educational program for preschool children who meet income and age eligibility requirements. The California State Preschool classes are located at the following elementary school sites:

SCHOOL

PRINCIPAL/INSTRUCTORS PRESCHOOL PHONE

Dingle
625 Elm Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Silvia Tovar, Principal
Nora Estrella, Lead Instructor
Amanda Tafoya, Instructor

(530) 662-7265
(530) 669-7101 Fax

Freeman
126 N. West Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Eduardo Gonzalez, Principal
Silvia Tapia, Lead Instructor
Carmen Corona, Instructor

(530) 666-2831
(530) 662-9395 Fax

Maxwell
50 Ashley Avenue
Woodland, CA 95695

Ricardo Pérez, Principal
Alina Stenlund, Lead Instructor
Marisol Arriaga, Instructor

(530) 406-3127
(530) 662-1526 Fax

Prairie
1444 Stetson Street
Woodland, CA 95776

Scott Clary, Principal
Jennifer Travis, Lead Instructor
Janet Cano, Instructor

(530) 406-2623
(530) 666-3549 Fax

Prairie  
1444 Stetson Street
Woodland, CA 95776

Scott Clary, Principal
Ofelia Mercado, Lead Instructor
Laura Soto-Ortiz, Instructor

(530) 406-2657
  (530) 666-3549 Fax  

Whitehead
624 W. Southwood Drive
Woodland, CA 95695

Lance Van Court, Principal
Margie Moreno, Lead Instructor
Teresa Barajas, Instructor

(530) 668-7796
(530) 662-7551 Fax

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS



The WJUSD California State Preschool Program services are available to income-eligible families who reside in the Woodland Joint Unified School District attendance area. The district subcontracts to the Knights Landing Children Center Program who offers services to eligible families who reside in the Knights Landing community.

Priority for enrollment of eligible students is based on the following:

  1. First priority shall go to children receiving protective services through the local county welfare department and children at risk or abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  2. Second priority shall go to eligible four-year-old children, in income eligibility order using the CDD income rankng chart.
  3. Third priority shall go to other eligible three-year-old children, in income eligibility order. 

 

CURRICULUM

 

  • Aligns activities with the California Department of Education Child Development Desired Results for Families and Children (DRDP).
  • Responds to and builds upon children's interests and ideas.
  • Provides opportunities for children to learn pre-literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Provides opportunities for children to make choices, follow through on plans, and develop problem-solving approaches.
  • Offers small group activities as well as individual activities.
  • Offers active times and quiet times.
  • Provides developmentally appropriate materials that are convenient for children to find, use and put away.
  • Offers activities or interest centers that include creativity pretend play, making and building, science and cooking, rhythm and music, social problem solving, sensory exploration, large and small muscle activities.

 

STAFF



The WJUSD California State Preschool Program is staffed with a Preschool Lead Teacher, a Preschool Instructor and a parent volunteer or assistant. All staff meets the state licensing requirements. All parent volunteers must have a TB clearance and be fingerprinted, are under the supervision of the teachers. Adult/child ratios is one adult for every eight children as required by state guidelines.

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT



We believe that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers and that the early years lay the foundation for children's success in school and life. The WJUSD California State Preschool Program supports parents by providing them with information to meet their educational and parenting needs. State Preschool Lead Teachers and other community organizations offer parent workshops throughout the year.

Christina Flores
Program Coordinator
christina.flores@wjusd.org
(530) 406-5951
Administrative Secretary III
Claudia Escobedo
 (530) 406-5951