About KCOE Preschools
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.
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.
- 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.
Ages of Children Served:
Eligible children turning four years old by September 1st are enrolled first, then children who turn three years old on or before September 1st of the fiscal year in which they are receiving services. A priority is given to four-year-olds.
Resources for Parents
|Books Build Connections-Includes resources for families to explore and expand your understanding of early literacy. Some links have interactive reading games and stories; others have tips for helping struggling readers; and some have early literacy resources in a number of different languages.||Link|
|Colorín Colorado is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of bilingual, research-based information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners (ELLs).||Link|
|GetReadytoRead.org is one of the National Center for Learning Disabilities' family of websites, along with NCLD.org, RTINetwork.org & Understood.org. Tips for Parents of Preschoolers||Link|
|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|
|Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.||Link|