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State Pre-K

General Information

The State Preschool Program is a three-hour educational program for children ages three and four years old. These programs are located at early education centers, elementary schools and adult schools. The State Preschool Program provides personalized learning experiences before children enter kindergarten. If you would like your child to be in the state preschool class, please stop by the main office during school hours.

Curricula and Literature

The core and essential documents of the Early Childhood Education Branch are explicit and intentional in supporting improved student achievement. These documents are aligned to the California Kindergarten Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics. The Early Literacy Program, adopted by the District in March 2004, Developmental Learning Materials (DLM Express). DLM Express is aligned to the Open Court Kindergarten Reading Program. A variety of carefully selected books of various genres are consistently available to children. Criteria for selection of books include attention to positive depictions of cultural diversity. Teachers use a variety of strategies to encompass the diverse needs of children. The core documents utilized in all ECE Branch programs are carefully aligned to the California Standard for Language Arts and Mathematics. Recognizing the importance of what research reveals about the foundations for early learning, the ECE Branch instructional programs support maximizing school readiness in early literacy and mathematics through developmentally appropriate activities.


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Early Childhood Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a quality early education experience that will prepare students for success in school and life, while valuing and respecting the needs, languages, and cultures of all students, families, staff and communities it serves.


Morning Arrival: 8:00 a.m.

Morning Dismissal: 11:00 a.m.


Afternoon Arrival: 12:00 p.m.

Afternoon Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.