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NMUSD Free State Preschool.
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Preschool Now Enrolling 2024-2025.

Children are eligible for enrollment if they turn three (3) by December 1st or when they turn three (3) years of age.

Open to ALL Orange County Residents!


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. 


State Preschool*

*Registration is contingent upon eligibility requirements
  • Free/subsidized program (Income Eligibility Required)
  • Based on Income Eligibility 
  • Part-day Program
    • 3 hour sessions
    • 10-month program
  • School Locations:
    • College Park, Killybrooke, Paularino, Pomona, Rea, Sonora, Whittier, Wilson Elementary
  • Full-day/ Full-year Program
    • 8:00 am - 2:45 pm schedule
    • 12-month program 
  • School Locations:
    • Whittier Elementary
    • Pomona Elementary
2024-25 Registration Packets Available April 29th

Enrollment Begins May 6, 2024

State Preschool Office

Tuition Preschool

  • Fee-based program
  • Full-day School Day
    • Follows school bell schedule
    • 10-month program
  • School Locations:
    • Davis, Harbor View, Newport El, Newport Coast Elementary
  • Enrollment Options
    • 5 days/week:$1200/mth or $12,000/yr 
      • Monday-Friday schedule
    • 3 days/week: $1000/mth or $10,000/yr
      • Mon/Wed/Fri Schedule
    • 2 days/week: $800/mth or $8,000/yr
      • Tues/Thurs Schedule
  • Extended Day availability Contingent on interest
    • Available until 4:00 pm
    • $200 additional fee

Tuition rates based on a 180-day/10-month calendar. Families may choose to pay entire amount or ten equal installments.

Now Enrolling!

Tuition Preschool Office

Income Guidelines

Contact us

Patricia Alvarado
Administrative Assistant I
(949) 515-6819

Michelle O'Neill
Early Learning Coordinator
(949) 515-6793