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State Preschool

Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is proud to serve our youngest learners through our state preschool program.

OUSD hosts two state-funded preschool sites: North Terrace, and Santa Margarita Schools. (Santa Margarita School is limited to families with access to Camp Pendleton).

We are excited to announce that we will be collecting interest packets for the 2024-2025 state preschool program at the following locations, times, and dates:

  • June 5th at North Terrace Elementary from 12:45 PM to 3:45 PM
  • June 12th at Santa Margarita Elementary from 12:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Please ensure that all required documents are present and up to date. Any packets with expired or missing items will not be collected. If you submitted a packet for the previous school year, please note that you will not automatically be placed in a spot for the 2024 - 2025 school year. Thank you for your cooperation!

Registration Requirements:

Submit a copy of the following mandatory documents:

Submission of your documents will not guarantee enrollment. Qualified applicants will be notified and invited to a registration appointment after review and ranking. 

  • Copy of proof of income (pay stubs from both parents for one full month) / and any additional sources of income

  • Copy of one proof of address (mortgage/ rental statement, or utility bill)

  • Copy of birth certificate for all children 18 yrs and younger in the family

  • Copy of child’s up-to-date immunizations

  • Copy of current negative TB test results for the child

  • Copy of negative TB test result (within last 12 months), immunized against pertussis, measles, and influenza for the parent/guardian 

  • Copy of child’s current physical Physician's Report Form 

  • Child’s current Special Meal AccommodationsComidas Especiales

  • Food Allergy InformationInformación de Alergias 

  • Printed copy of IEP (if applicable)


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.  Children must turn three or four years old by December 1st. Child may be enrolled on or after third birthday. 

Preschool Schedules by Site 2023-2024:

North Terrace School

AM Class 8:00 – 11:00 

PM Class 12:00 – 3:00

Santa Margarita School                   

AM Class 8:00 – 11:00                       

PM Class 12:00 – 3:00                       

Bell Schedules

Community Resources

Quality Licensed Preschool Programs in Oceanside 

North County Lifeline, Community Services for Families, phone: 760.842.6220.

Resources for relative caregiver

OUSD Community Resource Guide

OUSD Family Resources

Live Well San Diego

YMCA Kindship Referral

Kinship Programs

Schedule of Income Ceilings (85% SMI)

For State Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024 Child Care and Development

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Contact Us:

Jessica Castro
State Preschool Office