Sacramento City USD – Preschool Overview
The road to success in college and the workplace doesn’t begin in high school, or even elementary school: It begins around age 3 with high-quality preschool.
Research shows that children who attend a high-quality preschool program perform better throughout school, are more likely to go to college, have more confidence, are more motivated to succeed and enjoy more positive peer relationships.
Because of these benefits, President Obama has called for universal preschool education for every child. “Study after study shows that the earlier a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road,” he said in a speech in February.
Sacramento City Unified School District is committed to providing the community with high-quality preschool that will ready children for kindergarten and prepare them for success in school and life. Sacramento City preschool programs help break the destructive cycle of “start behind, stay behind” that affects children who arrive at kindergarten unprepared for the rigors of a modern classroom.
Currently, Sacramento City serves 2,100 preschoolers in 92 classrooms on 42 elementary and K-8 campuses.
The preschool program provides:
– Development of the pre-math and pre-literacy skills necessary to prepare children for kindergarten.
– Development of motor skills, balance and coordination through structured activities and games.
– Development of social and emotional skills such as self-control, patience, verbal communication and teamwork.
– A safe, structured environment.
– Credentialed teachers.
– An adult-to-child ratio of 1-to-8.
– Meals and snacks.
– Wrap-around support and services for families.
The Child Development program and services are primarily supported by federal Head Start/Early Head Start dollars, California State Department of Education Child Development grants and First 5 Sacramento funding. For qualified families, preschool is free or low-cost.
Parents can choose between full-day and part-day preschool programs. Sacramento City Unified School District preschools operate Mondays through Fridays during the school year.
For more information, please visit: http://www.scusd.edu/child-development