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Rahele Atabaki, Director
Early Childhood Education
Marisela Oropeza
Family Support Specialist 
(916) 375 7600 ext.1311
Fax (916) 375-7771
Information and Enrollment
Washington Unified School District
930 Westacre Road
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Office hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Early Childhood Education State Preschool

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
For Fall 2020-2021 registration click here to start the application process. 


Part day preschool programs are available at the following four (4) locations in the mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and in the afternoons from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..
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.
Riverbank Preschool
1100 Carrie Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Room D1, ext. 3523
Co-Principal Belinda Rabb Paterson
Co-Principal Kristin Rodriguez  
Elkhorn Preschool
750 Cummins Way
West Sacramento, CA95605
(916) 375-7670 
Room 23, ext. 3493
Principal Sal Garcia
Assistant Principal Shirley Rameriz
Westfield Preschool
508 Poplar Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-7720
Room P1 
Principal Crista Kotch
Assistant Principal Jaime Avelar
Stonegate Preschool
2800 La Jolla Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-0960
Room K4, ext. 3724
Principal Jay Berns
Assistant Principal Marisela Romero
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

HALF-DAY PROGRAMS: are available to income qualifying families. Per state guidelines, enrollment priorities are as follows:
    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. View the eligibility chart:
  3. AGE
    Students who are 4 years old have priority in the 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.
Note: The above stated eligibility has been established by the State of California Department of Education/Child Development Division.