Early Childhood Education

Elk Grove Unified is committed to providing opportunities for pre-kindergarten early childhood education by offering several programs that help 3 and 4 year old children get ready for kindergarten. The programs are funded from different sources and their requirements vary by funding source. Head Start, Title I, and State Preschool programs are free to income eligible families. Champions and CDI are fee based Preschool programs.

Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded program for 3 and 4 year old children. There are two class sessions available; 3.5 hours per day, Monday through Thursday and 6 hours per day Monday through Friday.

California State Preschool Program

California’s State Preschool income-eligible program is a state funded program serving 3 and 4 year old children. State Preschool classrooms focus on preparing children for kindergarten. Classes are in session three hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Title I Preschool

Title 1 Preschool is for children ages 3 and 4 who live within the boundaries of a Title 1 school.  The following elementary schools have a Title 1 preschool program:



Before filling out any forms in the enrollment packet, please refer to the Preschool Eligibility Determination Form to make certain you will qualify.

EGUSD PreK Education Enrollment

The PreK Education Enrollment Packet contains ALL of the forms needed to register your child for Preschool.

 Preschool Eligibility Determination Form – English | Spanish
 PreK Education Enrollment Packet  – English | Spanish
 Required Documents for Enrollment – EnglishSpanish

Champions Preschool Programs

Champions Preschool Programs builds confidence by providing activities that encourage exploration and discovery. We provide the freedom to solve problems as they develop skills in reading, math, and science. We focus on Language and Literacy Development, Executive Function, Creative Exploration, Physical Development and Wellness, Social and Emotional Development, and Cognitive Development.

Please enroll at www.discoverchampions.com | (916) 246-2154