Early Learning

Early Learning classrooms provide age and developmentally appropriate conditions for our youngest learners.  Students progress through a developmental continuum building academic skills and social-emotional competencies for lifelong learning.  Areas include:  language and literacy, English language development, writing, mathematics, social-emotional and physical development/health, science, history-social science, and visual and performing arts.


Program Descriptions


The Universal Transitional Kindergarten classroom consists of 4 year-old age-eligible students. The full day session aligns with the elementary school bell schedule and calendar.  This program provides a developmental trajectory to attain kindergarten readinessIt is a pre-Kindergarten program designed to build a bridge between early learning and Kindergarten.


The students in these classrooms have IEPs that specifically note separate setting and services. Placement is determined by the IEP team and student need.

The San Diego Unified School district provides special education services to students of preschool age through the Early Childhood Special Education Department (ECSE). ECSE is a state and federally mandated program for preschool children who meet the eligibility criteria with a federal handicapping condition. Eligibility for children is determined through an assessment process guided by established federal and state rules and regulations, based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Part Day Preschool

The Part-Day Preschool Classroom consists of 3 year-old age-eligible students. Each session is 3 hours and enrolls 24 students per session. This is where the partnership between the home and school begins as teachers and families collaborate to provide a solid foundation for each child’s growth and development.


For more information about Early Learning, please visit Early Learning Department
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