Early Childhood Education


Elk Grove Unified has 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. Programs include Head Start, Title I Preschool, State Preschool and Partners Parent Participation Preschool.

Head Start

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. Classes are in session 3.5 hours per day, Monday through Thursday.

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 who reside within the boundaries of a Title 1 school.  The following elementary schools have a Title 1 preschool program:

To register a child for any of these programs, please call (916) 686-7595.

The District also offers Partners Parent Participation Preschool through Elk Grove Adult and Continuing Education (EGACE). Partners is located at Irene B. West Elementary School. For registration information, please call (916) 682-5583.

 Preschool Programs Fact Sheet