Child Development Services

Jenny Pettit, M.A. - Director 


Placerville Office (530) 295-2270 •  South Lake Tahoe Office (530) 543-8200

The department builds partnerships among families, schools and communities to provide high-quality early childhood education and other services in safe, nurturing environments with highly-qualified and motivated staff who deliver educational excellence for the 21st Century.

Thank you for your interest in our Child Development Programs. For more information about each of our programs select the program button below:


Preschool Video

Watch our new Preschool Video!

All families interested in Head Start and/or State Preschool services for the 2018/19 program year are required to complete and submit a current application. The application can be picked up in person at the Child Development Central Office or can be accessed below by selecting English or Spanish. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, for those requiring special assistance to access these documents or require these documents be made accessible, please contact Veronica Arechiga at (530) 295-2322; We look forward to providing your child with an enriching preschool experience. 

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year now available in English and Spanish.

Applications are accepted via fax at (530) 626-9511, by email at or in person at the Child Development Central Office.


EDCOE will provide leadership into the 21st century through quality...



Early childhood education and services are implemented in an enriched...


Family Engagement

Family involvement is crucial to the success of all education...


Mental Health & Disabilities

We use developmentally appropriate tools to assess, monitor, and screen...


Nutrition & Health

The program promotes preventative healthcare and early intervention services for...


School Readiness

School Readiness facilitates Early Care & Education/Transitional K/Kindergarten Articulation meetings...


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