Kindergarten Readiness Program
Through grants from the Children and Families Commission of Orange County and the California Department of Education, Tustin Unified School District offers a half-day Kindergarten Readiness program for preschool children living within the Tustin Unified School District Boundaries. The Kindergarten Readiness Academy classes, located on the campuses of Beswick, Estock, Heideman, Heritage (STEAM preschool program), Nelson, Thorman, and Veeh Elementary schools are the only preschools in the Tustin area that are run and operated by Tustin Unified School District.
Children who turn four years old by September 1 of the current school year and live within the District boundaries have priority for enrollment. Children turning four years old between September 2 - March 2 can enroll after all qualified four year old students have been enrolled. In order for a child to attend preschool, families must qualify based on family size and income. Classes for students are free for those families who meet the State's income guidelines. There are no fees for State Preschool services. Tustin Unified School District does not offer a fee-based preschool program.
Priority for admission is given to families that income qualify for the program and live within the attendance boundaries of the seven site campuses. Families living outside of the seven school boundaries will be enrolled after all priority families have been served.
The mission of the Kindergarten Readiness Academy is to provide developmentally appropriate activities to enhance each child’s intellectual, language, social-emotional, academic, and physical development and to prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to be successful. The Kindergarten Readiness classes strive to provide each child with a program that is developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate, while giving them the academic skills they need to be successful in kindergarten.
The Kindergarten Readiness program operates ten (10) months a year and generally follows the district calendar. Classes are conducted five (5) days a week, Monday through Friday. Sessions are held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Enrollment packets are available at the Kindergarten Readiness program office located at Veeh Elementary School, 1701 San Juan St. (west of Red Hill Avenue) in Room 18. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.).
The preschool sessions for 2017-2018 will begin Thursday, August 24, 2017 and continue through Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
For more information, call (714) 730-7592.