Early Childhood Education
Welcome to Early Childhood Education for the Pittsburg Unified School District. It is our privilege to serve our community's young children and families as we help to prepare them for the rigors of a quality K-12 instructional program. Please contact us at the phone number listed above to answer any questions you may have.
Pittsburg Unified School District offers a free preschool program for income qualified families. The preschool classes are located at Willow Cove, Heights, Parkside, Foothill and Marina Vista elementary schools. Each site offers a morning and afternoon session. This program is for children that turn four years of age prior to December 2nd of the calendar year. We also accept a limited number of three year old students as space allows.
These high quality classes utilize the California Preschool Foundations and the California Preschool Curriculum Framework as the core instructional program. We are committed to providing developmentally appropriate activities that will support students in their social-emotional development as well as their academic skills.
Children Center Childcare
Through a contract with the state of California, PUSD offers extended childcare for three and four year old children whose parents are working, job seeking or enrolled in school or job training programs. Income criteria are also used to determine eligibility for the program. Our center is open between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM daily. Children at the center are eligible for breakfast, lunch and snacks each day.
In addition to the extended childcare, our students are provided with an academic component to the program that helps in their preparation for kindergarten and beyond. This program is for students that are three and four years of age. It is also necessary that they are completely potty trained.
Special Education Preschool
This is a program designed for students three and four years of age that have a formal IEP for prescribed services. We have autism, life skill and special day class programs. For placement in our special education preschool program, please contact our Special Education department at 925-473-2342.