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QRIS Star Rating 

All of our preschool classrooms have achieved a 4 or 5-star QRIS rating from the Orange County Department of Education. This rating reflects the highest quality for preschool programs. 

Early Childhood Education

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Early Childhood Education Department provides preschool programs at twelve elementary school sites. Our preschool programs offer high-quality learning experiences in a positive and caring environment in which diversity is respected. Meaningful parent involvement is actively fostered, as parents play an integral role in their child's educational experience.

Full Day and Part Day State Preschool

Please call Gissel Garcia at (714) 424-8978 for information about State Preschool registration.

If you are interested in the State Preschool Program, please fill out the google form by clicking on the link below to determine eligibility.  We will contact you as soon as possible to complete registration for the 2020-2021 school year. 

https://forms.gle/oDouzv8X3EJpFt3o7

Tuition Based Preschool

Please call Tarek Houx at (949) 515-6622 for information about Tuition Based Preschool registration. 

Contact Us

Early Childhood Education Office
Lindbergh School
220 23rd Street

Building C, Rm 1
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6622

Kathleen Leary
Early Childhood Director
kleary@nmusd.us

Michelle O'Neill
ECE Coordinator
moneill@nmusd.us

Gissel Garcia
Administrative Assistant
gsgarcia@nmusd.us

Tarek Houx
Office Assistant
thoux@nmusd.us