FULL-DAY PROGRAMS: are offered in the Washington Unified School District and are available to income eligible families in which the adults are employed or are a student full-time/part-time, or are actively seeking employment or are in a vocational job training program.
HALF-DAY PROGRAMS: are available to income qualifying families. Per state guidelines, enrollment priorities are as follows:
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
The California Department of Education/Child Development Division (CDE/CDD) gives the first priority for enrollment to referred Child Protective Services cases.
Children from families with the lowest, adjusted monthly income are admitted first.
Students who are 4 years old have priority in the full-day and part-day preschool programs. ‘4 year olds’ are defined as those students who turn 4 on or before September 1st of the calendar year.
Children residing in Washington Unified School District attendance area have priority over students living in other attendance areas. Families residing outside the Washington Unified School District attendance area will be admitted on a space available basis.
The program welcomes and is prepared to serve differently-abled children when the program best meets the needs of the child in the least restrictive environment. It may be necessary, at times, to redirect children to facilities or resources that better meet their individual needs.
All families in the full-day programs will be recertified annually to verify continued eligibility. It is the responsibility of each family to notify the office of any change in family structure, employment, work hours or income, within 5 calendar days. Failure to comply may result in termination.
Note: The above stated eligibility has been established by the State of California Department of Education/Child Development Division.
Our mission in the WUSD is to challenge and support each student to develop effective critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills as a life-long learner acting in an ethical manner to serve a broader community through a community of leaders characterized by:
Engaging learning experiences in safe, positive environments
Highly-qualified, reflective, and adaptive educators
A culture of innovation responsive to student needs and aspirations
A community promoting family involvement, strong partnership, and school pride
The Early Childhood Education Programs support this mission with the belief that:
Each child is unique and a valuable person.
Children are capable of making decisions and solving problems.
A diverse and enriched curriculum is based on state adopted standards, sensitive to the ages and stages of children in our care, engaging their minds, bodies and spirits in constructive work and play.
Guided environments affirm and encourage children’s natural desire to learn.
We create a safe, secure and trusting place where individuals and relationships are supportive, nurtured and accepted.
All students have a right to a developmentally appropriate and challenging educational program that integrates learning opportunities with high expectations.
We provide a warm, friendly environment where we help all children feel secure and appreciated. Children can try out various ways of interacting and behaving without fear and risking ridicule. We provide this environment to assist children in becoming independent and to develop positive self-esteem. We pledge to do all we can to earn the trust that parents have placed in us.