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Preschool

State-Funded Preschool Program

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Attending preschool for just one year prior to kindergarten gives children a tremendous advantage. Preschool teaches children how to listen, pay attention, interact with others, develop thinking skills, express themselves, improve coordination, and prepare for reading and math.

Our District offers free preschool programs for families who meet income and other eligibility criteria at Avondale, Bancroft, La Mesa Dale, La Presa Elementary, Loma, Northmont, Rancho, and Sweetwater Springs. To enroll in preschool a child must be four years of age or turn four by December 2nd of the current year. Call 668-5700, extension 6480, for more information.

 SmartSteps Preschool
  
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers SmartSteps, a fee-based preschool program at three locations—Casa de Oro Elementary, Fletcher Hills Elementary, and Maryland Avenue Elementary. A child must be three years old by August 1of the current school year to attend. Enrollment is open—you don't have to live within LMSVSD boundaries.
  
The curriculum at SmartSteps is based on the State of California’s "Desired Results Child Developmental Profile." Instruction is organized thematically, with the standards addressed through hands-on, fun learning activities. Dramatic play, puppetry, art, and music all take place in the SmartSteps classroom which is designed to promote children’s freedom to choose materials and interact with one another and adults.
 
Non-refundable Registration fee: $50.00  
3-day program MWF 8:30–11:30 am $65 per week
2-day program TTh 8:30–11:30 am $45 per week
5-day program M–F 8:30–11:30 am $107 per week

For general questions, call Rita Schwartz, 668-5700 ext. 6480. You may register your child at Casa de Oro, Fletcher Hills, or Maryland Avenue:

Casa de Oro Elementary
10227 Ramona, Spring Valley 91977
619 668-5715
#376700137
 
Fletcher Hills Elementary
2330 Center Pl., El Cajon 92020
619 668-5820
#376700416
 
Maryland Avenue Elementary
5400 Maryland Ave., La Mesa, 91942
619 668-5744
#376700136

SmartSteps Payment Options

 
For questions regarding payment, call Kelly Krueger at 619 668-5700, ext. 6203.