Preschool Programs

  • Children who are 2 years, 9 months of age are eligible to attend the State Preschool. Enrollment of qualified children is on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Enrollment in the State Preschool Half-Day Program is based on income.
    Enrollment in the State Preschool Full-Day and Super-Day programs is based on income and need for child care.
    All enrollment is conducted at the State Preschool Program Office.
    Documentation required for enrollment includes:

    • Proof of Immunizations
    • Recent physical examination results
    • Proof of family income
    • Birth certificates for all children in the family
    • Proof of need for child care (Full and Super Day only)
  • Preschool Site Staff Directory 

    Castroville Elementary School
    Full-Day State Preschool and Super-Day State Preschool operates from 6:00AM - 6:00PM

    • Olivia Ibarra, Program Cooridnator  831 632-2613  
    • Juanita Vargas, Teacher  831 632-0683  jvargas@nmcusd.org 

    Echo Valley Elementary School
    Half-Day State Preschool operates from 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Elkhorn Elementary School
    Half-Day State Preschool operates AM Session 8:45AM - 11:45AM and PM Session 12:15PM - 3:15PM
    Full-Day State Preschool operates from 8:00AM - 3:30PM

    • Carrie Triano, Teacher and Mirna Araos, Special Ed. Teacher 831 633-3135 
    • Jeannette Jimenez, Teacher  831 633-8227  jjimenez@nmcusd.org

    Prunedale Elementary School
    Half-Day State Preschool operates 8:00AM - 11:00AM and Full-Day State Preschool operates 7:30AM - 4:45PM
    Parent Participation Coop Preschool operates from 8:30AM - 11:30AM

    • Half-Day and Full-Day State Preschool - Lori White, Teacher  831 663-5289  
    • Parent Participation Coop Preschool - Kristina Torres (831) 663-2187 ktorres@nmcusd.org

    Castro Plaza Family Resource Center

    • Half-Day State Preschool - Maria Gutierrez, Teacher  831 633-2141  mlgutierrez@nmcusd.org
    • Half-Day State Preschool - TBA, Teacher  831 633-2141