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CUSD Early Childhood Education

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 234-5341

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School of Choice

School of Choice

Free Preschool / Preescolar Gratis

*Families must meet income eligibility or IEP (Individualized education plan)  requirements.*                        *Para familias que califican y cumplen con los requisitos de elegibilidad de ingresos o IEP (plan de educación individual)* 

Income Eligibility Guidelines / Guia de ingresos de elegibilidad

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Fee-Based Preschool 2019-2020 & 2020-2021

State Funded Preschool 2019-2020 is FULL
(we are currently not handing out or accepting applications for State Funded preschool)   

Please call our office @ 949-234-5341 to be added to an interest list for State Funded preschool.


 2019-20 Fee Based - New Student Online registration

Online enrollment is only for students who have paid the registration fee and have reserved a spot in the preschool program. Please contact the ECP office to ensure availability prior to completing the online registration

Please complete your 2019- 2020 on-line registration ( After clicking Enroll a New Student, please choose 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 Pre- Enrollment from the drop-down menu

QRIS Star Rating

All of our Early Childhood Programs classrooms have achieved a 4 or 5-star QRIS rating from the Orange County Department of Education.  This rating represents the highest quality assessment for our preschool programs.  Learn the specifics on these ratings and how they represent high quality at each of our school sites.

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Preschool Office Hours
Monday  8:00 am - 4 pm
Tuesday  8:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday  8:00 am - 4 pm
Thursday  8:00 am - 4 pm
Friday  8:00 am - 4 pm



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About Us

CUSD is committed to providing a quality educational program which enhances the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child.

We believe that each family brings to the program values and diversity; therefore, we recognize the importance of forming a partnership with parents to create a positive experience for all children. 

 In our Parent Handbook for the fee-based and state-funded programs, you will find valuable information regarding the preschool program, our goals, and philosophy, as well as the roles and responsibilities of both parents and staff.

We provide this handbook to every family, recognizing that as parents you are the primary educators of your child.  It is essential that you take the time to read the contents so you will be informed about our program.

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