Children ages three through five* years in Lompoc, Los Alamos, and Santa Ynez whose parents are income-eligible can receive FREE preschool instruction in nationally accredited and state QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) highly rated centers operated by the Santa Barbara County Education Office 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 include outdoor classroom daily activities. 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 Sept. 1 are ineligible.