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Mission Statement
Our mission is to ensure that all students increase their learning and meet state and district standards by providing student services,
staff development, family education, program development and technical assistance.
Early Childhood Program Philosophy
The Riverside Unified School District Early Childhood and Family Education programs are designed to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment where classroom and home practices promote each child's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development
Vision Statement
It is the vision of the Riverside Unified School District Early Childhood and Family Education programs that all children will be motivated to learn through meaningful hands-on experiences, exploration and self-discovery, critical thinking and problem-solving activities.  The total learning environment will value and honor cultural diversity.
Preschool Classrooms are in the Following Locations:

Site Room Times Address Phone School Hours Teacher
Beatty State Preschool C112 7:45-10:45/11:30-2:30 4261 Latham Ave. 92501 951-276-2070 8:55-2:55 Martha Sosa
Fremont Head Start PS 7:45-11:15/12:00-3:00 1925 Orange Street, 92501 951-788-7466 8:10-2:30 Maria Vega
Highgrove State Preschool K2 7:30-11:00/11:45-3:15 690 Center Street 951-788-7296 7:45-2:05 Rosa Bolanos
Highland State Preschool K2 7:45-10:45/11:15-2:15 700 Highlander Drive, 92507 951-788-7292 8:35-2:40 Jemia Robinson
Jefferson State Preschool P2 7:30-10:30/11:30-2:30 4285 Jefferson St. 92504 951-352-8218 8:10-2:30 Becky Hockenbraugh
Jefferson Head Start P1 7:30-11:00/11:45-3:15 4285 Jefferson St. 92504 951-352-8218 8:10-2:30 Natalie White
Liberty State Preschool 19 8:00-11:00/11:45-2:45 9631 Hayes Ave. 92503 951-352-8225 8:35-2:55 Maggie Villareal
Longfellow State Preschool 2 8:00-11:00/11:45-2:45 3610 Eucalyptus Ave. 92507 951-788-7335 8:35-2:55 Shawn Hartmann
Longfellow Head Start 1 7:30-11:00/11:45-3:15 3610 Eucalyptus Ave. 92507 951-788-7335 8:35-2:55 Anita Bilyeu
Adams State Preschool K Wing 7:45-10:45/11:30-2:30 8362 Colorado Ave. 92504 951-352-6709 8:35-2:55 Denise Small
EOC State Preschool 600 7:45-10:45/11:30-2:30 6401 Lincoln Ave. 92506 951-276-7670 TBA Laura Rubi
Emerson State Preschool 1 7:45-10:45/11:30-2:30 4660 Ottawa Ave. 92507 951-788-7462 8:35-2:55 Juanita Cruz
Hawthorne State Preschool 27 8:00-11:00/11:45-2:45 2700 Irving St. 92503 951-352-6716 8:35-2:55 Suzanne Armas
Jackson Head Start K3 7:30-11:00/11:45-3:15 4585 Jackson St. 92503 951-352-8211 7:45-2:05 Lisa Yanez
Madison Head Start K 7:45-11:15/12:00-3:30 3635 Madison Ave. 92504 951-352-8236 8:35-2:55 Kathy Avila
Magnolia State Preschool 15 8:00-11:00 3975 Maplewood Ave. 92506 951-352-8236 7:45-2:05 Mabel Macias
Monroe State Preschool 34 8:00-11:00/11:45-2:45 8535 Garfield Ave. 92504 951-352-8241 8:35-2:55 Vanessa Pavlides
Mountain View Head Start K2 7:45-10:45/11:30-2:30 6180 Streeter Ave. 92504 951-788-7433 8:35-2:55 Mary Moreno
Pachappa State Preschool 11 7:45-10:45/11:30-2:30 6200 Riverside Ave. 92506 951-788-7433 8:35-2:55 Alma Felix
Sunshine State Preschool 1 10:00-1:00 9390 California Ave. 92503 951-352-8488 TBA Monica Alarcon

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RUSD Early Childhood Childhood & Family Education Presents:
Dad's University
We welcome any male role models involved in a child's life, which include: Fathers, Step-fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, etc...
Child care and dinner will be provided!
2013-2014 Event Dates and Topics
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Early Childhood Training Center behind Ramona High School
7675 Magnolia Ave.
September 5 
October 3 
November 7  
December 12  
January 9  
February 6  
March 6  
April 10  
May 8   -  BBQ Celebration
Call Mr. Nieto at 951-352-8290 for more information

 Enroll Now
 Attention All Parents Interested in our
Head Start/State Preschool Programs!
Call the Early Childhood Office for
Enrollment Information
for the
2014-2015 School Year 
Services are free to qualifying families
depending on income and family size.
We welcome children with special needs and IEPs.
Children who turn 4 on or before September 2 will have first priority.
Children who have their fourth birthday on or before February 30
will be considered thereafter.
Transportation information is available upon request.
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 Enrollment is located at the Early Childhood Offices behind Ramona High School
 (Jefferson Street across from Don Jones Park)
7675 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504
Parent Information Meeting
April 24, 2014
6:00 PM
We will be hosting a Parent Information Meeting at the theater on the Ramona High School campus for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in State Preschool or Head Start for the 2014-2015 school year. Please join us for this informative meeting.

Parent Meeting Information
The RUSD Head Start Policy Council (PC) is an opportunity for Head Start parents to participate with the governing board and be involved in program planning and the personnel process. Parents will also have a significant role in program evaluation and written policies.

RUSD Head Start Policy Council (PC) Meetings

Time:  8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Place:  Early Childhood Training Center
             7675 Magnolia Avenue
           Riverside, CA 92504
Meeting Dates: 
September 13, 2013
October 18, 2013
November 22, 2013
January 17, 2014
February 21, 2014
March 21, 2014
April 18, 2014
May 23, 2014 
The RUSD State Preschool Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is an opportunity for State Preschool parents to participate with the governing board and be involved in program planning and the personnel process. Parents will also have a significant role in program evaluation and written policies.

RUSD State Preschool Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Place: Early Childhood Training Center
7675 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Meeting Dates:
September 20, 2013
December 20, 2013
February 7, 2014
May 16, 2014
 The RUSD Health Advisory Committee (HAC) is an opportunity for parents to meet with our student health specialist and guest speakers from the community to learn about and discuss current health and nutrition issues.  Parents will also learn about community programs and resources that are offered at little or no cost.
RUSD Health Advisory Committee (HAC) 
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Place: Early Childhood Training Center
7675 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504 
Meeting Dates:
October 11, 2013
March 14, 2014
May 16, 2014
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 Parent- Teacher Conferences 2013-2014
These are individualized conferences by appointment that will be arranged by the teacher.
Fall Conferences- November 14-15, 2013
Spring Conferences-  May 22-23, 2014

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 Family Literacy Events
National Celebration of Reading Week - September 30- October 3 
 Read for the Record Day - October 4
Read Across America Week - February 24 - 27
Dr. Seuss' Birthday - February 28
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