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Early Childhood Education

Families, please take advantage of the opportunity to access high-quality early childhood education for your little ones in Del Norte Unified School District. You can use this page to learn more about our programs, resources, and services. Together, let's give your child a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success.

 


 

ECE Quick Links

You can access our Parent Guardian Handbook and Preschool Eligibility Application by clicking the links below.


 

Preschool Programs 2023-24 Parent/Guardian Handbook

Preschool Program Eligibility Application

Program Information

Welcome to the Del Norte Preschool Programs

 

DNUSD Preschool Programs. Learn more below.

 

We believe that learning happens in a high quality, stimulating and nurturing environment that encourages hands-on experience through play. 

We strive to provide an environment and developmental experiences to nurture growth and learning in a way that encourages life-long learning.

Preschool Sites

Bess Maxwell

California State Preschool Program
707-464-0720

 

1124 El Dorado St
Crescent City, CA 95531

Joe Hamilton

California State Preschool Program
707-464-0720

1050 E St.
Crescent City, CA 95531

Mary Peacock

California State Preschool Program
707-464-0720

1720 Arlington Dr
Crescent City, CA 95531

Pine Grove

California State Preschool Program
707-464-0720

900 Pine Grove Rd
Crescent City, CA 95531

Smith River

Del Norte Unified District Preschool
707-464-0720

564 W First St
Smith River, CA 95567

Sunset High School - Early Head Start

Early Head Start -Infant/Toddler Center
707-464-0720

2500 Elk Valley Cross Rd
Crescent City, CA 95531

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Program Information

Toilet Training Plan

*While your child does not have to be potty trained to enter our preschool programs, families should be able to answer "yes" to the statements under "Children that are Ready to train".

Entering our programs, families will be required to work with teaching staff to train your child(ren). If the home portion of training is not consistent, the process will take much longer and families, where the child is resisting training after 3-4months, will need to meet with the Teacher at a conference regarding further training in the classroom atmosphere. 

Please read over this document to see if your child is truly ready to train amongst 23 peers. 

***We do not give food items (candy, snacks, ice cream, etc) as incentives.***

Early Childhood Education Offices

1200 Marshall Street, Crescent City, CA, 95531

Stop by the offices to pick up an application and set up a meeting with a preschool specialist.


For preschool age requirements information and any other questions, please call 707-464-0720

Staff Directory

Lindy Holloway

Director of Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education

Crystal Fry

Administrative Assistant II
Early Childhood Education

Elizabeth Behrle

Preschool Specialist - Bess Maxwell
Early Childhood Education

Barbara Duey

Preschool Specialist - Joe Hamilton
Early Childhood Education

Czarina Evanow

Infant/Toddler Specialist - Sunset High School
Early Childhood Education

Melissa Ferguson

Preschool Specialist - Mary Peacock
Early Childhood Education

Amber Ottersbach

Preschool Specialist - Smith River
Early Childhood Education

Tara Salvaressa

Preschool Specialist - Pine Grove
Early Childhood Education