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Santa Ana
Unified School District
1601 East Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701-6322

Phone: 714.558.5501

Early Childhood Programs

SAUSD offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of early childhood students

For more information on any of the Early Childhood programs, contact:

Keely Orlando

Early Childhood Education Coordinator



Even Start

Even Start is a federally funded family literacy program. Our program has four main components which are early childhood education (3-5 year old children), adult education, parenting classes and parent and child interactive literacy activities (PCILA).


Kinder Readiness

The mission of the Kinder Readiness Program (KRP) is to ensure that children enter Kindergarten healthy and ready to learn in a standards based educational environment.


Pre-Kindergarten and Family Literacy


State Pre-School

State Preschool is a state funded Preschool program administered by the Santa Ana Unified School District. Our goal is to prepare children for Kindergarten. This program serves children from 3 to 5 years of age. 


Head Start

Head Start is a Pre-Kindergarten program administered by the Santa Ana Unified School District to prepare children for Kindergarten. This program serves children from eligible families ages 3 to 5 years old.

For more information on Head Start, contact:

Charlotte Ervin

Head Start Coordinator