California State Preschool Program


    The state-funded preschool program is designed to provide a school readiness program for children ages 3-5 for income-eligible families. Parent participation is highly encouraged. Morning and afternoon classes run for three hours each, Monday through Friday.

    The district's California State Preschool Program is a member of the Quality Preschool Initiative.  The Quality Preschool Initiative (SDQPI) serves as an important champion for children in the county by helping families identify and access quality child care and early learning programs. In addition, the Quality Preschool Initiative helps providers keep up to date with best practices in early learning and identify areas for continued improvement. This powerful partnership of knowledge and education is contributing to quality outcomes for the region’s next generation of successful students. For more information about SDQPI and Cajon Valley's program, click here:  

Children Holding Hands

Contact Us

  • California State Preschool Program
    1609 E. Madison Ave.
    Building 1
    El Cajon, CA 92019

    Phone: 619-588-3142

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 1007
    El Cajon, CA  92022-1007

    Fax: 619-441-5721

    Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Kathleen Cordero
    Coordinator, Student Development
    Jennifer Hunt
    Coordinator, Student Development

    Elizabeth Banderas
    Administrative Assistant I Bilingual Spanish

    Yesenia Sandoval
    Office Technician 

    Lamees Betti
    Office Assistant II- Bilingual Arabic

    Tahnee Schon

    Nanette Andrabado
    Accounting Technician