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CUSD Early Childhood Education

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 234-5341

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                                                                    Due to school closures we are unable to respond to calls/voicemails. Please email for any inquiries.                    

Dr. Debra R. Keeler Ph.D., Director

Sandra Herrera, Staff Secretary / Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Adriana Leon, BIOA / Fee and State-Funded Preschool Enrollment: Canyon Vista, Don Juan Avila, George White, Hidden Hills, Oak Grove, Wood Canyon

Andrea Muratalla, BIOA / Fee and State-Funded Preschool Enrollment: Concordia, Kinoshita, Las Palmas, Lobo, Malcom, Palisades, R.H. Dana, San Juan

Vania Hernandez, BIOA / Fee and State-Funded Preschool Enrollment: Bathgate, Bergeson, Castille, Chaparral, Esencia, Hankey, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Tijeras Creek, Viejo

Cheryl Nakano, Account Clerk II / Tuition 

Liz Watters M.Ed, Site Supervisor: Canyon Vista, Concordia, R.H. Dana, Esencia, Hidden Hills, Kinoshita, Las Palmas, Palisades, San Juan, Viejo, Wood Canyon

Victoria Chavez, M.Ed, Site Supervisor: Bathgate, Bergeson, Castille, Chaparral, Don Juan Avila, George White, Hankey, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Lobo, Malcom, Oak Grove, Tijeras Creek, Viejo

School of Choice

School of Choice

       now enrolling

Enroll Now for Preschool

     Fee-Based Preschool   

&    State -Funded Preschool  


   Please visit out Fee-based and State-Funded pages (above)  for more information on how to enroll 

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 elegibilidad


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

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.

More Information about CUSD's Early Childhood Programs

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