Elk Grove Unified has several programs that help 3 and 4-year old children get ready for kindergarten. The programs are funded from different sources and their requirements vary by funding source. Programs include Head Start, Title I Preschool, State Preschool and Partners Parent Participation Preschool. Children in all of these PreK programs participate in educational activities focusing on emerging literacy and numeracy skills. They also receive health follow-up, have healthy meals and snacks and enjoy playing outdoors in a safe setting.

Head Start

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The program is operated by the Early Childhood Education Department in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Classes are in session 3.5 hours per day, Monday through Thursday.

To register a child for any of these programs, please call 916.686.7595