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DOES MY FAMILY QUALIFY?Please check back for the 2021-2022 State funded preschool qualifications.

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Story timeMrs. McGrady reads to her preschool class

State Preschool

welcome to preschool

OUSD hosts four state funded preschool sites at Del Rio, Mission, North Terrace, and Santa Margarita Schools.

Preschool classrooms have an 8:1 student to teacher ratio. All schools feature an instructional practice that is culturally and linguistically tailored to meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of each student. Children learn best in an environment with consistent limits and when they are allowed to make choices leading toward self-direction, independence, creativity and divergent thinking. 

Registration for the current 2020-2021 school year is closed.

Our State Preschool on-line enrollment will open June 1st 

for the 2021-2022 school year.

Eligibility In order to participate in the program, parents/guardians must meet income eligibility requirements as determined by the California Department of Education. Children enrolled in the program must live in the OUSD boundaries and must be three on or after December 2nd.  Priority is given to four years olds whose birthday is on or before December 1st.

Registration Requirements:

Submit an original and a copy of the following mandatory documents:

  • Proof of income (pay stubs from both parents for the last 30 days)
  • One proof of address (mortgage/ rental statement, or utility bill)
  • Birth Certificate(s) for all children 18 yrs and younger in the family
  • Child’s up-to-date immunizations
  • Current negative TB test results for the child
  • Negative TB test results for the parent/guardian 
  • Child’s physical, not earlier than six months of start date
  • Download the Physician's Report Form to take to your doctor

Preschool Schedules by site

Del Rio School

AM Class 8:30 – 11:30

PM Class 12:30 – 3:30

North Terrace School

AM Class 8:00 – 11:00 

PM Class 12:00 – 3:00

Santa Margarita School

AM Class 7:55 – 10:55 

PM Class 11:55 – 2:55

Mission School

AM Class 8:00 – 11:00

PM Class 12:00 – 3:00


Headshot of preschool Director Ameret Reed
Ameret Reed
Preschool Director
760-966-7895headshot of preschool administrative assistant Martha Fregoso
Martha Fregoso
Administrative Assistant

Preschool Department
Educational Support Services
2080 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA.  92058

Hours: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm