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Program Information and Registration

State Preschool ProgramTop of Page

Tehama County Department of Education State Preschool programs implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and we strive to enhance children’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Our program fosters curiosity, originality, and self-esteem by focusing on each child’s individual abilities and interests. Our teachers support the children’s learning through child-initiated and teacher-directed activities, building on the strengths of each child.

We will foster the motivation of our children and encourage individuality to enhance our classroom cultures. We believe that all children are unique individuals who need a caring and stimulating environment in which to grow emotionally, physically, cognitively, and socially.


Are You Eligible?
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The State Preschool program serves children 4 years old first, then 3 years old and families who are:

  • Referred by CPS
  • Meet income guidelines

Family Size

Family Monthly Income

Family Yearly Income

1-2 $7,209 $86,514
3 $8,154 $97,843
4 $9,441 $113,292
5 $10,952 $131,419
7 $12,745 $152,944
8 $13,029 $156,343
9 $13,312 $159,742
10 $13,595 $163,141
11 $13,878 $166,539
12+ $14,162 $169,938


Preschool and Family Child Care Enrollment 
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Open enrollment begins in the spring and continues throughout the year as openings occur.
If you need any assistance with completing this application, please call 530.528.7324.

2023/2024 Enrollment 

Application Instructions: 
  • A valid email address is required to complete the application. If you do not have an email address, you can create one here:
  • Please fill out the online application in its entirety. 
  • Once you submit your application, you can reopen and adjust any information.
  • Upon completion, an Early Childhood Program team member will be in contact with you regarding your online application within 2-3 business days. You will be asked to pick up a "packet" in addition to completing your online application. Or click here for the packet.
  • All required documentation from the packet can be emailed to or dropped off at the Tehama County Department of Education at 1135 Lincoln St. Red Bluff, CA 96080 

StaffTop of Page

Professional development for our staff is ongoing, intensive, and based upon best instructional practices. Site supervisors, teachers and assistants all hold current child development permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in accordance with their education and training in the field of early childhood.

Parent InvolvementTop of Page

Parent participation in children’s early learning supports school readiness and later academic success. Studies show parents who are involved in their child’s education create a positive connection between home and school.

It is our goal in the State Preschool program to involve parents in every aspect of our program – from volunteering in the classroom working directly with students, building children’s creativity and supporting healthy self-concept, to working behind the scenes creating an environment rich in concrete activities.

AssessmentsTop of Page

Assessments are important as they allow teaching staff to identify key areas of learning that have been mastered by each individual child and key areas of learning that need additional instruction. Teachers keep parents informed of their child’s progress through daily check-ins, observations, and conferences twice a year.