The Fullerton School District's Preschool Program is implemented at 10 locations, where eight classrooms are funded by state and local sources, while the remaining two are supported through parent-paid tuition. The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division regulates all our preschools and must comply with Title 22 Health and Safety Regulations.
We have implemented various service models to address the community's diverse needs. These include three locations for the Part Day Preschool Program, two that host the Co-Teaching Preschool Program, and one featuring the Integrated Inclusive Program. Additionally, two locations offer the Full Day/Full Year Preschool Program and two Tuition-Based Programs.
The Preschool Program complies with Title 5 regulations, which require a 1:8 ratio, with one teacher and two instructional aides. Each session of the part-day preschool program sustains a maximum enrollment of 24 children, ensuring an adult-to-child ratio of 1 to 8. Simultaneously, the Full Day/Full Year preschool program maintains a capacity of 24 children per classroom.
California State Preschool Program CSPP
Part Day - (CSPP) offers free preschool services for eligible families with children aged 3 to 5. Classes are held for 3 hours daily, with morning and afternoon sessions offered at most locations. Part Day Preschool follows the pupil attendance calendar of the Fullerton School District.
The Full Day/Full Year - (CSPP) is open year-round, offering 239 days of services annually. The program operates Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eligibility and need criteria must be met by the family. Various factors, such as parents' working hours, seeking employment, attendance in school, pursuit of permanent housing, or incapacitation, are considered when determining need.
Tuition Based Preschool
The Tuition-Based Preschool Program is offered to children aged 3 to 5. Priority registration is given to returning students. A lottery system will be implemented for new students; families will receive confirmation of placement and registration instructions. Children not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list.
The program follows the regular Fullerton School District pupil attendance calendar. For the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, the operation hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Parents can choose enrollment options of 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days per week.
Great Schools, Great Kids
Active engagement, inclusion, cooperation, integrity, resilience, respect, and responsibility.
The Fullerton School District Preschool Programs promote the potential of all children by providing them with a developmentally appropriate and caring environment that supports emotional, social, cognitive & physical development. The Preschool Programs are committed to establishing a community where children, parents, teachers, and staff will be engaged in an inspiring, joyful, and inclusive environment.