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Half-Day Preschool

Our Program

GUSD preschools provide a safe, nurturing environment that prepares students for TK and kindergarten. Preschool instruction is based on the California Department of Education Preschool Learning Foundations.

  • Spaces are limited
  • No fee for income-eligible families
  • Enrollment is offered to four-year-old children first, then three-year-olds
  • Children must be three years old by December 1 of the school year in which they enroll
  • Children born after December 2 may enroll on or after their third birthday


  • Cerritos, Columbus, and Jefferson Elementary Schools

Program Hours

The half-day preschool program operates three hours each day. Lunch is provided to all students. 

  • Morning session: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon session: 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Preschool Parent Handbook

students doing craft project

Preschool student building blocks