Preschool and After School

  • Full-Day and Half-Day Preschool

    Located on 9 elementary school campuses, our preschools, many of which are open year-round, emphasize kindergarten readiness skills as well as social, emotional, physical and creative development in an active participatory learning environment. The maximum group size in our preschool classrooms is 24, with classrooms having a teacher to child ratio of either 1 to 8 or 1 to 12.

    “Quality Matters... A Strong Start for kids” 

    FCE’s preschool programs participate in California's Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) funded by the QRIS federal block grant. The purpose is to increase the number of high-quality early learning programs in California. Participation is voluntary and classrooms are assessed based on a tier ranking of 1 to 5 and on quality elements in the following areas: Child Observation, Developmental and Health Screening, Effective Teacher-Child Interactions, Ratios and Group Size, Environment, and Staff Training and Education.

    If you are interested in enrolling, please fill out the FCE Application on SCUSD Online Enrollment. As space becomes available, a staff member will contact you to start the enrollment process.