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Early Education Programs

TUSD Early Education Programs

Turlock Unified School District receives funding at the state and federal levels to offer several Child Development programs to children ages 0 to 5. Programs are located at four different elementary school campuses and serve over 400 children every year.

Our Head Start program is operated by the TUSD and is licensed by the California State Department of Social Services.  Head Start attends to the development of each child by building on individual strengths and targeting needs through individual goals and objectives. The Head Start Program understands the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), implements and makes reasonable accommodations for children with disabilities.  Morning and afternoon classes are offered to families that meet low income requirements or that have special needs. This program encourages parents to volunteer in the classroom throughout the school year.

Children leave Head Start prepared for Kindergarten, excited about learning, confident in his/her own abilities and ready to succeed.

The California State Preschool program, which is available in three of the four schools participating, offers a three-hour per day program for children who can benefit from an individualized learning experience during the year before entering kindergarten. Educational child care services are provided for three to five year old children. Morning and afternoon classes are offered to families that meet low-to-moderate income requirements. This is a non-fee program that also relies heavily on parent participation throughout the year. There may be a fee for this program, depending on family size and income.

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock Programas de Educación Temprana

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock recibe fondos en los niveles del estado y federal para ofrecer varios programas de Desarrollo de Niños a niños de las edades 0 a 5. Los programas están localizados en cuatro diferentes escuelas y sirven más de 400 niños cada año.  

Nuestro programa de Head Start es operado por el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock, y licenciado por el Departamento de Servicios Sociales del Estado de California. Head Start atiende al desarrollo de cada niño por la manera de agregar a los puntos fuertes con la meta de fortalecer las necesidades a través de metas y objetivos individuales. El Programa de Head Start entiende el requisito de la Ley Sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), y pone en practica y hace alojamientos razonables para niños con incapacidades. Clases de mañana y tarde son ofrecidas a familias quienes tienen el requisito de bajos ingresos o que tienen necesidades especiales. Este programa les anima a los padres que sean voluntarios en el salón a través del ano escolar.

Los niños se retiran de Head Start preparados para el Kinder, entusiasmados por aprender, confiados en sus habilidades y listos para ser exitosos. El programa de Preescolar del Estado de California, cual esta disponible en dos de las cuatro escuelas que participan, ofrece un programa de tres horas diario para niños quienes pueden aprovechar de una experiencia de aprendizaje individualizada a través del ano antes de entrar al kinder. Servicios de cuidado de niños educacionales son proveídos para niños de tres a cinco anos de edad. Las clases son ofrecidas en la mañana y en la tarde a las familias que califican con bajos ingresos. No hay costo con este programa, pero cuenta con participación de los padres a través del ano.

Early Education Programs Office


  • HeadStart
  • State Preschool


Wakefield School

400 South Avenue, Room 52

Turlock, CA  95380

(209) 632-2857 (Office) 

(209) 668-8939 (Fax)


Judy T. Huerta, Coordinator

Yvette Madrigal, Education Program Specialist

Isela Avila, Secretary II-HeadStart

Yesenia Flores, Secretary II-State Preschool

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