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Early Childhood Programs

RUSD Early Childhood offers 1/2 day Head Start, State Preschool and Subsidized Preschool programs for children ages 3-5 years at 19 different sites across the district. We also offer a Spanish Preschool Program as well as Infant/Toddler care for RUSD students who have children.


                Preschool is offered at these site locations:

                                           Adams Elementary                           Jackson Elementary
                                Beatty Elementary                           Jefferson Elementary
                                Emerson Elementary                        Liberty Elementary
                                EOC (Educational Options Center)      Longfellow Elementary
                                Fremont Elementary                         Magnolia Elementary
                                Harrison Elementary                         Madison Elementary
                                Hawthorne Elementary                     Monroe Elementary 
                                Highland Elementary                        Mt. View Elementary
                                Highgrove Elementary                      Pachappa Elementary
                                              Sunshine Childhood Development Center

The Early Childhood Office can be reached at 951-352-8290

Physical Address (behind Ramona High School):
3995 Jefferson St
Riverside, CA 92504

Mailing Address:
7675 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

For more information please call or email Kelli Waters at (951) 352-8290 ext. 65318 kwaters@riversideunified.org 

Our offices will be closed from 11/22/21-11/26/21 and 12/20/21-12/31/21

To apply, please scroll to the bottom of our page to review the
Preschool Overview and fill out the Interest Form Application Preschool.

Lincoln Early Impact Program

Early Head Start Infant and Toddler Program
6 weeks - 3 years

Our Early impact program is high quality early childhood education for infants and toddler FREE of charge for teen parents, expecting parents, and community members who meet program requirements.

4341 Victoria Ave
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7371 ext. 67014


Trisha Tran

Patricia (Trisha) Tran
Early Childhood Programs

Ext: 41605

Luz Romero

Luz Romero
Early Childhood Services Specialist
Ext: 65304

Patricia Lopez

Patricia Lopez

Family Services Supervisor
Ext: 65311

Amparo Sosa

Amparo Sosa

Family Services Supervisor
Ext: 65308

Early Childhood Support Staff Directory


Please submit the Interest Form Application Preschool by email to kwaters@riversideunified.org, drop at our Early Childhood Office location, or any elementary school office.