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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.
First Day of Preschool With Head Start
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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:

Preschool Program Locations and Offices

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 | (916) 246-2154

Preschool Eligibility

Parents, please complete the Determination of Eligibility form before completing the registration packet to determine whether you qualify for any of our preschool programs.
Padres, por favor completen el formulario de determinación de elegibilidad antes de completar el paquete de inscripción para determinar si califican para alguno de nuestros programas de preescolar.

Preschool Registration

Parent-Child Playgroup

Parent-Child Playgroup is a high quality, play-based parent participation program that is free for families residing in the EGUSD. Children must be 0-3 years old and a parent or caregiver must participate with their child. The program promotes experiences in language and literacy, social-emotional, gross and fine motor skills, and numeracy development. For the current school year, classes are in distance learning with 45 minute sessions in the mornings, once or twice a week. For more information, email Daisy Lilly-Salmon at or call PreK Education at 916-686-7595