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State Preschool

Welcome to Preschool

textbooksOceanside Unified School District hosts four state funded preschool sites at Del Rio, Mission,  North Terrace, and Santa Margarita Schools. In order to participate in the program, parents of enrolled children must meet income eligibility requirements as determined by the California Department of Education. Children enrolled in the program must live in the Oceanside Unified School District boundaries and shall be three or four years old by September 1, 2019.

Please do not register your preschool-aged child online. You must call to schedule an appointment at 760-901-7111.

OUSD is accepting student applications for our 4 preschool programs located at Del Rio, Mission, North Terrace, and Santa Margarita Elementary 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 they are allowed to make choices leading toward self-direction, independence, creativity and divergent thinking. Program activities include both active and quiet components, child-and teacher-directed tasks, group and individual work.

Appointments begin Wednesday, May 1st at Ditmar Elementary School, 1125 S. Ditmar Street, Oceanside, 92054 from 8:00 am through 2:00 pm. Please call 760-901-7111 to schedule an appointment to pick up an application packet. Please remember to bring the mandatory documents listed below with you to your appointment.

State Funded Preschool Requirements:

  • Families must meet State Income Ceiling
  • The child shall be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2019
  • Families must live within the Oceanside Unified School District boundaries

 Registration Requirements:

 Please submit an original and a copy of the following mandatory documents:

  • Current proof of income (pay stubs for one month)
  • Proof of address (mortgage agreement, rental statement, or utility bill)
  • Certified Birth Certificate for child
  • Birth Certificates are required for children 18 years and younger in the family
  • Child’s up-to-date immunizations
  • Current negative TB test results for the child
  • Current negative TB test results for the parent/guardian (monthly participation)
  • Current child’s physical, not earlier than six months of start date (Feb. 15th, 2019)  Please download the Physician's Report Form to take to your doctor.
  • Effective September 1, 2016, a person may not be employed or volunteer at a child care center or family child care center unless he or she has been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles or qualifies for an exemption. Unless an exemption applies, each employee and volunteer shall receive an influenza vaccination between August 1 and December 1 of each year.

Preschool packets can be returned to Ditmar, 1125 S. Ditmar Street, Oceanside, CA.  92054

Hours: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Ameret Reed
Preschool Director

Martha Fregoso
Administrative Assistant

Tel: 760-901-7103

Preschool Department
Ditmar Elementary
1125 S. Ditmar Street (92054)