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Early Learning - State Funded Preschool (English)








 Dear families

As you may be aware, schools are closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) State Preschool Program has created a new 2020-21 Preschool Registration website. Please download registration forms (located below) or contact our Community Liaisons for a registration appointment. 




Welcome to the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) State Preschool Program!


We are pleased that you have chosen PYLUSD State Preschool Program to begin your child's educational experience. We will continue to provide high quality preschool services remotely until the pandemic's health risk has passed and health officials declare that it is safe to return to school sites. In the meantime, our teachers are excited and looking forward to a Live daily interaction with children and have prepared a variety of developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate distance learning activities especially designed to meet each individual child’s interests and needs throughout the school year.   


We are committed to build a supportive and collaborative relationship with you, and provide you with critical information on health and safety, distance learning, and community resources that may be especially beneficial for your family during this unprecedented time.  


It is our hope to build a strong partnership with you and make a difference in your child’s education. You have so much to offer, so much to give, and you deserve to receive so much in return…… YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS IN LIFE!  


I wish you and your loved ones good health and strength in the days and weeks ahead!



Vicky Castro, State Preschool Program Director

Program Goal   


The primary goal of the PYLUSD State Preschool Program is  "to ensure that ALL students have the opportunity to reach their full potential and enter Kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. To achieve   this goal our program implements high quality of educational standards and components including regular assessment of student development, reliable program evaluation system, developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate education program, collaborative partnerships with families and the community and comprehensive support services to ensure  children and families’ needs are met.


Education Program


The education program at PYLUSD State Preschool                                 

 Program is:

  • Developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate.
  • Inclusive of children with special needs.
  • Encouraging of respect for the feelings and rights of others.
  • Supportive of children’s social and emotional developmentby:
          • Building trust
          • Planning routines and transitions so they can occur in a timely, predictable and unhurried manner
          • Helping children develop emotional security

Teachers, and staff at PYLUSD State Preschool Program support the children’s development by:


  • Using various strategies, including experimentation, inquiry, observation, play, and exploration.
  • Ensuring opportunities for creative self-expression through activities such as art, music, movement, and dialogue.
  • Promoting interaction, and language use among children, and between children and adults.
  • Supporting emerging literacy, and numeracy development.
  • Promoting each child’s physical development by providing sufficient time, indoor and outdoor space, equipment, materials and guidelines for active play.
  • Promoting, and maintaining practices that are healthy, and safe.



Programs and Locations


The Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District’s State Preschool is a part-day, age and developmentally appropriate program designed to enhance each child’s development and school readiness. The program is licensed through the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. Children must be between three (3) and four (4) years old.  Priority will be given to 4-year-old students in order to prepare them for kindergarten.  Effective parenting skills are encouraged through the parents’ active participation in their child’s classroom, as policy makers and learners in the multiple training and classes offered at the center and/or in the community.

All of our preschool programs have received high Star Rating bestowed by The Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) coordinated by The Orange County Department of Education. This System has been developed to strengthen the preschool infrastructure in Orange County, improve preschool quality, and increase community awareness regarding the importance of quality in early childhood education.


The California State Preschool Program will operate 175 days during the 2020-2021 school year.

Morning sessions and afternoon sessions are available at the following school sites:

PYLUSD State Preschool Program Main Office

310 N. Rio Vista

Anaheim, Ca. 92806


Melrose State Preschool

974 S. Melrose St.

Placentia, CA 92870

Juana Ventura, Community Liaison

jventura@pylusd.org                                             714.986.7227

 Program Hours:

 AM Session 8:22 - 11:22   

 PM Session 12:15 - 3:15


Office Hours:

Mo-Fri: 8:15am - 12:10pm                                       

Rio Vista State Preschool

310 N. Rio Vista

Anaheim, Ca. 92806

        Blanca Raya,Community Liaison



Program Hours: AM Session 8:22 - 11:22

                             PM Session 12:15 - 3:15

Office Hours:

Mo-Wed: 8:30am - 12:25 pm

Thurs-Fri: 12:35 - 4:30 pm    

Ruby Drive State Preschool

601 Ruby Drive
Placentia CA 92870

Community Liaison, Claudia Ramirez


Program Hours: AM Session 8:15 - 11:15

                            PM Session 12:00 - 3:00

Office Hours: Mo-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30pm   

Topaz State Preschool

3232 Topaz Lane 
Fullerton, CA

Ana Garcia, Community Liaison



Program Hours: AM Session 8:15 - 11:15

                             PM Session 12:00 - 3:00

Office Hours: Mo-Fri: 8:15am - 12:10pm





Community Liaisons from each individual preschool program will assist you with preschool registration. For your convenience, our registration forms are available for download at the bottom of this page. 


 If you have any questions, or would like to make a registration appointment, please refers to the chart above for contact information of Community Liaisons from all preschool sitesThey are working remotely but will be accepting Applications/enrollment forms using a drop-off process at school sites. You may contact them via email or phone. 

Voice mail is available during the hours the preschool is closed and messages are checked regularly. 


Thank you for your interest in our preschool programs, we're looking forward to serving you! 

English Forms for Enrollment