About KCOE Preschools

  • Director's Welcome:
    Welcome to the Kings County Office of Education Preschools. We are very proud of our history of serving the children of Kings County. It is the mission of Kings COE to create a positive educational environment that fosters life-long learners. We strive to provide the best education to our students. We wish to familiarize parents with our procedures and practices which are included in this handbook. Please take time to read it. If you have other questions, please call KCOE Preschool Office at (559) 589-2536. The Kings County Office of Education provides a safe, caring and academically oriented environment. We are confident that your child will have a quality experience because of the supervision and instruction provided by our outstanding staff.

    Rebecca Villa

    Program Mission
    Kings County Office of Education State Preschools are committed to offer an environment where each child can reach his or her full potential and acquire the desire to become a life-long learner through quality, early learning experiences.

    Program Philosophy & Goals:
    A well-trained staff and an environment which is both stimulating and challenging, will afford all children the opportunity to explore, create and develop their cognitive, physical, social-emotional, and self-regulation skills. Through a balance of quality teacher directed and self-initiated activities, children will develop problem-solving techniques as well as critical thinking skills as they build a positive self-image.

    Preschool Goals:

    • Children are personally, physically, and socially competent.
    • Children are effective learners.
    • Children show physical and social competence.
    • Children are safe and healthy.
    • Families support their child’s learning and development.
    • Families achieve their goals.

     

    Our Program
    Child Admission Priorities:
    5% of preschool enrollment is set aside for children with exceptional needs.

    For 95% of preschool enrollment when an opening is available, we access the waiting list and contact families based on the following program Enrollment priorities:

    First: Child is recipient of Child Protective Services or At-Risk of being neglected, abused or exploited.

    Second: Once the needs set-aside is filled, child with exceptional needs from income eligible family.

    Third: Eligible children not enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. Prioritize children with the lowest income ranking first

    Fourth: Family income is not more than 15% above the income threshold. 

    Fifth: Family resides in approved neighborhood school boundary. 

    Sixth: Children enrolling in CSPP to provide expanded learning & care to Transitional Kindergarten pupils (must meet an eligibility criteria)


    Locations

    Akers State Preschool

    Central State Preschool 

    Kit Carson State Preschool 

    Stratford State Preschool 

Resources for Parents

The Kings County Library is part of the Family Place Libraries™ which is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Link
Welcome to the All About Young Children website where you can find out about what skills help children learn, how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationships, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies. Link

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    2024-2025 Preschool Online Enrollment Link: 

    Preschool Interest Form

    Please fill out our online Interest Form and upload your income verification from the past 30 days. If your income verification is not uploaded, the interest form is incomplete. Thank you!

     

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Income

  • Program services are limited to income eligible families. Here is the current maximum income for different family sizes. 

     

    Family Size & Maximum Monthly Gross Income

        1-2                   $7,209

         3                     $8,154

         4                     $9,441

         5                     $10,952

         6                     $12,462

         7                     $12,745

         8                     $13,029

         9                     $13,312

         10                   $13,595

         11                   $13,878

         12+                 $14,162

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Preschool Parent Handbooks

Program Policies

  • All
  • Attendance Expectations and Policy
  • Biting
  • Certification of Eligibility
  • Child Supervision
  • Children Served
  • Confidentiality
  • Discipline and Guidance
  • Emergencies
  • Equal Access/Non-Discrimination Statement
  • Family Request to Disenroll
  • Field Trips
  • Food Allergy
  • Immunizations and Physical Examination Form (LIC 701)
  • Medication:
  • Open Door Policy
  • Personal Items
  • Refrain from Religious Instruction
  • Safe School and Harassment Policy
  • Special Programs & Special Education
  • Suspected Child Abuse
  • Uniform Complaint Procedure
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Contact Us

  • Enrollment Phone: 
    (559) 589-2536

    Attendance Phone: 
    (559) 589-7071

    Fax: 
    (559) 589-7006

    Email:
    info.preschools@kingscoe.org

    Address: 
    876 East D Street

    Lemoore, CA 93245

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