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    Santa Ana Unified School District Offers Early Childhood Programs

    Santa Ana Unified School District's Early Childhood Education Department ensures that children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.  


    This is accomplished through high quality preschool programs and support services in partnership with California Department of Education, Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Title I and other partners in the community.

    The Santa Ana Unified School District in conjunction with the Board of Education have a firm commitment to quality programming that recognizes, respects, and honors the individuality of each child and their families.


    Developmentally appropriate and culturally diverse experiences are integrated into all components of the curriculum ensuring an atmosphere of acceptance for developing feelings of self-worth, dignity, and ethnic pride.  The preschool programs provide abundant opportunities for young children to grow personally, socially and to become more effective learners.


    For more information on any of the Early Childhood programs, contact Keely Orlando, Early Childhood Education Director, at 714-431-7542 or keely.orlando@sausd.us.


    To read more about our Early Childhood Education Department, visit its webpage here or visit its Facebook page here.


    Early Childhood Program Offerings

     
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    The Santa Ana Unified School District offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of early childhood students. These include:


    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.  For a list of participating pre-school sites, click here.


    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, 714-431-7576 or charlotte.ervin@sausd.us.