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State Preschool

El Dorado County State Preschool programs provide an enriching experience for income-eligible families with children ages three to five years in a high quality center based program. Subsidized program eligibility is determined by the Department of Education, Child Development Division. Full cost registration is also available as space allows.

Our sites are rated by High 5 for Quality (H5Q) El Dorado County’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for licensed early care and education providers. This rating is based upon well-defined, high quality standards and offers support and incentives to assist providers in reaching higher levels of quality. The goals of High 5 for Quality are to improve the quality of early care and education programs in El Dorado County and to offer parents and families an identifiable symbol of quality. For more information about H5Q visit El Dorado County Early Care & Education Planning Council. To obtain the current ratings for each of our sites contact Choices for Children at (530) 676-0707.

For more information about the classroom curriculum visit the Education page.

Center Locations

South Lake Tahoe

Pollock Pines


Pleasant Valley


Placerville - Charles Brown

Early Learning Center at EDCOE

Sutter's Mill


Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Rescue

El Dorado Hills


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