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For more information please contact us. We look forward to working with your family.
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.


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Early Childhood Education State Preschool


Washington Unified School District offers a free preschool program serving children who reside in West Sacramento. The program is offered Monday-Friday for three hours a day with a morning and afternoon session.
Program qualifications, including age eligibility and age definitions, admission priorities, income ceilings, and residency requirements, are set by the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division.
Enrollment priority is based on documentation and verification of at least one of the following:
  • Homelessness
  • Recipient of child protective services or at risk of neglect, abuse, or exploitation
  • A current cash aid recipient
  • Income AND
  • Students must be 3 or 4 on or before December 1st, 2023

For the Fall 2023-2024, application click here. 

View the 2023-2024 preschool calendar. 



Once your interest form is received it will be reviewed to determine eligibility. Families will be contacted by email, phone, or mail as to the status of their interest form.
  • Students are enrolled based on a first come first serve basis so it’s important to submit the interest form as that is the date used to determine the order of enrollment.
  • If based on information provided on the interest form, you are eligible for the program you will be pre-qualified and a preschool family support specialist will contact you to schedule a meeting.
  • At the meeting families will complete the status application and provide proof of income. The state application is the official document used to verify income and determine eligibility.
  • If you meet all qualifications, a preschool enrollment packet will be provided and you will be asked to provide additional documents. You must meet all requirements in order to qualify for our program.
  • Once you receive the enrollment packet, you are responsible to complete and submit all required paperwork and documentation including an annual physical exam signed by your physician.
  • Children residing in the 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.




Riverbank Preschool
1100 Carrie Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Room D1, ext. 3523
Principal Kristin Rodriguez  
Westfield Preschool
1100 Clarendon St.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-7680
Room 93A
Principal Shirley Ramirez
Stonegate Preschool
2800 La Jolla Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-0960
Room K4, ext. 3724
Principal Belinda Rab-Patterson
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 developing positive self-esteem. We pledge to do all we can to earn the trust that our parents have placed in us.