The Coronado Unified School District Preschool Program is proud to announce they began accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Feb. 3, 2020. Applications are available at Crown’s website under Admissions and Registration www.crownpreschool.com.

The preschool office is located at 199 Sixth Street. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program will be hosting an Open House to the public on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Crown Preschool, 199 Sixth Street.

The CUSD Preschool Program is now available to both income eligible and private pay families. Income eligible families who are at or under the income ceilings established by the California State Department of Education may qualify to receive free preschool at Crown or Silver Strand. Enrollment for this option will not be available until May 1, 2020.

Crown Preschool serves children 3 and 4 years of age. The three-year-old program offers a five-day weekly option along with limited spaces in our two- or three-day weekly option. Our four-year-old program is five-days weekly. Silver Strand State Preschool serves both 3 and 4 year olds of children and only offers a five-day weekly option. 

The preschool is excited to introduce a newly adopted curriculum rolling out in Fall 2020 known as, Creative Curriculum®. Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. Creative Curriculum® also aligns with the California Preschool Learning Foundations (PK Standards). Crown Preschool also implements California’s Teaching Pyramid, a systematic framework that promotes social and emotional development through teaching children how to self-regulate and offering a prevention and promotion model. Lastly, Crown Preschool now offers My Music Workshop, a 30-minute music class offered to students twice per month. Students will participate in fun lessons designed to teach musical notes, advanced concepts, and instrumental exploration.

Currently, only Crown Preschool offers an extended day program that opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. for families needing care beyond the preschool day. Extended care applications will be released once priority enrollment is complete, then will be available on a rolling basis after March 15, until full enrollment is reached.

Summer School Extended Year 2020 will be housed at Crown Preschool. Applications are being accepted beginning Feb. 3. CUSD Preschool hosts a yearly summer program for children 3 and 4 years of age from June 15 through July 10. The hours of Summer School Extended Year will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be no Extended Care available for before or after school this summer.

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