Summer is winding down, and while some students are getting ready to go back to school, others are preparing for their very first day in class.
For the youngest students, the offers free preschool programs Monday through Friday at its six elementary schools. Applications are now being accepted.
The preschool programs are open to children ages 3 to 4, with priority given to 4-year-olds. There are two three-hour sessions held each weekday in the morning from 8 to 11 a.m., and in the afternoon from noon to 3 p.m.
Children may be enrolled in one session each day, but not both. Children must be potty-trained—no exceptions.
Funding for the programs comes from two sources. There is a state-funded program for 3 and 4-year-olds, in which eligibility is based on income. There is also the "Preschool For All" program, which is funded by First 5 San Diego, which is for 4-year-olds only. That program is not based on income, but attendees must live in Lemon Grove.
For more information, visit the school district's Web site or call 619-825-5600.