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 four-year-old children living within the Tustin Unified School District Boundaries. The Kindergarten Readiness Academy classes, located on the campuses of Beswick, Estock, Heideman, Lambert, Thorman, and Veeh Elementary schools are the only preschools in theTustin area that are run and operated by Tustin Unified School District.
Children who will be four years old on or before October 1 of this year and live within the District’s designated school boundaries may be eligible to attend the program. 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. Families who qualify for the program but do not meet the State's lowest income guidelines may have to pay a small family fee each month for their child to participate in the preschool classes.
Priority for admission is given to families that income qualify for the program and live within the attendance boundaries of the six site campuses. Families living outside of the six 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 2013-14 will begin Wednesday, September 10 and continue through June 18.
For more information, call (714) 730-7592.