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CUSD Early Childhood Education

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 234-5341

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Lauren Pattullo, ECP Coordinator          

Sandra Herrera, Staff Secretary 

Adriana Leon, BIOA

Fee and State-Funded Preschool Enrollment: Bathgate, Bergeson, Canyon Vista, Chaparral, Don Juan Avila, George White, Hankey, Hidden Hills, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Tijeras Creek, Wood Canyon

Andrea Muratalla, BIOA

Fee and State-Funded Preschool Enrollment: Concordia, Esencia, Kinoshita, Las Palmas, Lobo, Malcom, Palisades, R.H. Dana, San Juan, Viejo

Cheryl Nakano, Account Clerk II Tuition 


Preschool Office Hours

 8:00 am - 4 pm


 8:00 am - 11:00am
 1:00 pm - 4 pm


 8:00 am - 4 pm


 8:00 am - 4 pm


 8:00 am - 4 pm



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Preschool enrollment for the 21-22 school year began the week of February 22nd. Currently, our program is FULL and a waitlist is available below for those who have an interest in enrolling at our sites. 

Click HERE to view 21-22 site offerings and click HERE to view tuition rates.

All classrooms will have children ages 3 & 4, children must be 3 by 12/1/21 to be eligible to enroll. (Children must be 3 by start date)

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  In-Person and Online  Fee-Based and State-Funded Preschool 


Please click the  Fee-Based tab (above)  for In-Person or online enrollment information.

Please click the State-Funded tab (above) for In-Person or online enrollment information.

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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21-22 State-Funded Preschool Information
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21-22 Informacion sobre el Preescolar Estatal
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Important State-Funded Preschool Information 

Due to the high demand of available  State Preschool openings for the 2021-2022 school year, we will not be processing applications that are incomplete. If additional documentation or forms are needed applications will not be processed until all the paperwork is received. Complete applications will be processed and assigned a preschool spot first, depending on the family's ranking. Please use the front page checklist on the application for verification of necessary documents and forms.


State Preschool/Preescolar Estatal

*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 eligibilidad



Preschool & TK Programs

Please click HERE for information, resources, and weekly Preschool presentations during COVID-19 school closures. 


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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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