State Funded & Head Start Preschool Information

Barbara Scholl, Director
Michele Wilson-Manos, Assistant Director

Poway Unified School District offers FREE State-funded and Head Start preschool classes for children in low-income households. There are two options:
  • State-funded and Head Start combination: Six-hour classes at Valley, Pomerado, Sundance and Los Penasquitos elementary schools (household must meet Head Start low-income criteria).
  • State-funded only: Three-hour classes at Del Norte High School and Rolling Hills elementary school (household must meet state-funded low-income criteria).
One free meal is included for all students in the 3 hour classes and 2 meals for the 6 hour classes.
Parents are highly encouraged to volunteer in class 2 days per month.

2018-2019 ENROLLMENT
Is My Family Eligible?
  • Eligibility for enrollment is based upon State-funded & Head Start Income Criteria. Click on the links to see if you qualify.
  • Children who will be 4 years, by September 1st  have first priority. 
  • Children who will be 3 years, by September 1st may apply, however class size is limited.
  • If a class is full, children will be placed on a wait list. 
What Documentation Do I Bring?
  • Completed Registration Application:   English    Spanish  (Applications coming soon)
  • For six-hour classes: one year’s proof of income for each adult in household (Pay stubs, W2, etc.), PLUS two months recent income documentation.
  • For three-hour classes: Recent income documentation from past two months.
  • Copy of certified birth certificate(s) for all children in family.
  • Copy of child’s immunization record. Immunizations must be complete to register for preschool. Required Immunizations for Preschool:    English     Spanish
  • 2 proofs of residency (any bill with your name & address, lease, etc.).

Where Do I Register?

Email Lynnette Turner @ to make an appointment to register. You may register for any class at any site:

 Classes Age and Days Hours Day/Time/Location
6-hour classes
Los Penasquitos 3 & 4 yrs. M-F 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Los Penasquitos Elementary
14125 Cuca St, San Diego, 92129
5/8/2019 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pomerado 3 & 4 yrs. M-F 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pomerado Elementary
12321 Ninth St., Poway 92064
5/1/2019 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundance 3 & 4 yrs. M-F 8:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Sundance Elementary
8944 Twin Trails Dr., San Diego, 92129
5/14/2019 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Two Classes)
3 & 4 yrs. M-F 8:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.
Valley Elementary 
13000 Bowron Rd., Poway, 92064
1st Day: 4/24/2019 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2nd Day: 4/25/2019 12:30 p.m to 6:00 p.m.
3-hour classes
Del Norte 3 & 4 yrs. M-F 8:30 a.m. -  11:30 a.m. Del Norte High School
16601 Nighthawk Ln., San Diego, 92127
5/2/2019 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rolling Hills 3 & 4 yrs.  M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Rolling Hills Elementary
15255 Penasquitos Dr., San Diego, 92129
5/9/2019 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For further information, please email Lynnette Turner at 

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