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Head Start, Title I Pre-Kindergarten, State Preschool
and Partners Parent Participation Preschool

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. Children in all of these PreK programs participate in educational activities focusing on emerging literacy and numeracy skills. They also receive health follow-up, have healthy meals and snacks and enjoy playing outdoors in a safe setting.

Head Start

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The program is operated by the Early Childhood Education Department in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. 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:

  • Florin
  • Isabelle Jackson
  • Samuel Kennedy
  • Leimbach
  • Charles Mack
  • Prairie
  • David Reese
  • John Reith
  • Sierra Enterprise
  • Union House

To register a child for any of these programs, please call 916.686.7595.

The District also offers Partners Parent Participation Preschool through EGACE. Partners is located at Irene B. West Elementary School. For registration information, please call 916.682.5583.




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