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Half-Day Preschool (Income-Eligible Students Only)

Available only for income-eligible families who qualify for subsidized services.

Children are admitted according to waiting list procedures established and monitored by the California Department of Education.

Preschool student building blocksOur Program

Our 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.

  • Available only for income-eligible families that qualify for subsidized services.
  • There is no fee for the program
  • Spaces are limited
  • 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


  • 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.

Subsidized Preschool Policy Handbook for Parents


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