Children ages three through five* years in Lompoc, Los Alamos, and Santa Ynez whose parents are income-eligible can receive free preschool instruction in centers operated by the Santa Barbara County Education Office's Child Development Programs. Preschool is offered in the following locations:
- DeColores State Preschool , Clarence Ruth School, 501 North W St., Rm. 1 (Lompoc)
- Just for Kids State Preschool , Arthur Hapgood School, 324 South A St., Rm. 34 (Lompoc)
- La Honda State Preschool , La Honda Elementary, 608 E. Central Ave. (Lompoc)
- Learning Place State Preschool , Crestview Elementary, VAFB Utah Ave., Rm. K1 (Lompoc)
- Los Alamos State Preschool , Olga Reed School, 480 Centennial St., Rm. 1 (Los Alamos)
- Santa Ynez State Preschool , College School, 3525 Pine St. (Santa Ynez)
- Young Learners State Preschool , La Cañada Elementary, 621 West North Ave., Rm. 37 (Lompoc)
Preschool services are provided three hours per day during the school year. Included is a daily nutritious snack in centers that are nationally accredited. Children participate in play-based school readiness learning activities with highly qualified teachers and teaching assistants. The SBCEO-operated preschools are each licensed and are of the highest quality rating, both nationally and in the State of California, and offer excellent student/teacher ratios.
ENROLL NOW by calling Ana M. Hernandez, Administrative Secretary, at 964-4710, ext. 4409. You will be placed on the waiting list. Teachers will contact you when they return in August.
*Children who turn 5 BEFORE September 1 are ineligible.