Early Connection Preschools

Get your 3 or 4 year old children ready for Kindergarten!!!!


Lake County Office of Education Child Development Program has you covered for preschool around the lake!!!


LCOE has State Preschool programs at 7 elementary schools for 3 hours a day morning or afternoon.


State Preschool programs are free to income qualified families and you will be surprised at the allowable income ceilings that will make it possible for your child to attend preschool and receive either breakfast or lunch daily.


We currently have 3 hour programs at Burns Valley,  Kelseyville (2), Lakeport, Lower Lake, Middletown and Pomo Elementary schools.


Our programs balance, literacy, math, art, science, sensory, imaginative play and physical activity so that your child receives the optimal balanced learning experience. Here is a sample schedule of what a 3 hour preschool day might consist of for your child;


7:45-8:15 Hand wash, breakfast, sign in, books

8:15-8:30 Greeting circle (includes oral language/poetry or science links)

8:30-9:05 Outdoor play

9:10 -9:20 Story-time

9:20-9:30 Small Group Literacy/Math

9:30-10:30 Free Choice (includes special activities like art, science & cooking)

10:30 -10:35 Clean-up

10:35-10:45 Circle Time/Alpha-friends/goodbyes


Please call to schedule a visit and when you meet the Site Supervisor ask her to show you our parent board where you will find weekly lesson plans, daily schedules, menus and parent participation activities.


For further information about our programs please contact

Gina Griffin Child Development Coordinator

The Early Connection Preschool program implements the Houghton Mifflin Pre-K Curriculum: Where Bright Futures Begin.  This is a hands-on, minds-on curriculum that is based on scientific research.  Aligned with Pre-K learning goals, it provides children with the foundational skills they need to succeed as lifelong learners.  Each teacher prepares lesson plans based on the goals and objectives of the current theme  represented in the curriculum, as well as focusing on the Desired Results for Children and Families, developed by the California Department of Education.  Our fundamental premise is that young children are active learners who learn best from activities with concrete objectives and real-life experiences that they plan to carry out themselves.  Daily opportunities are provided for children to choose from a variety of activities which will enhance their cognitive, language, and social development.  In order to support second language learners, we have an Intervention Teacher who works directly with all children enrolled in any of our preschools learning English.


AM Program 8:00-11:00/ PM 11:30-2:30

Shirley Littleton–Site Supervisor

Denise Gard-Teacher

Cheryl Barnes AM Teacher Assistant

Sarah Sugarman PM Teacher Assistant

Debra Timm­­­-AmeriCorps member


KELSEYVILLE (1)  279-6745

AM Program 8:30-11:30

Sajeanne Burgoyne-Site Supervisor

Sarah Bradford-Teacher Assistant

Kiley Owens-Teacher Assistant

Ashlee Hernstedt-Teacher Assistant

BrianaVargas-AmeriCorps member


KELSEYVILLE (2) 279-6745

AM Program 8:00-11:00

Sajeanne Burgoyne- Site Supervisor

Sarah Bradford- Teacher Assistant

Katrina Hickey-Teacher Assistant

Shelley Wilson-Teacher Assistant

Lori Blackburn-AmeriCorps member


LAKEPORT 262-5630

AM Program 7:45-10:45

Katie Mansell-Site Supervisor

Jessica Silverman-Teacher Assistant

Cherice Moreno-Teacher Assistant

Lourdes Aguirre-AmeriCorps member

LOWER LAKE 994-5787 Ext. 2647

AM Program 8:00-11:00/PM 11:30-2:30

Samantha Mucks- Site Supervisor

Rachel Cumpston-Teacher Assistant

Chelsea Ballew AM Teacher Assistant

Jacqueline Martinez -AmeriCorps member

LUCERNE 274-7723

AM Program 8:00-11:00

Lynne Franz– Site Supervisor

Jara Johnson-Teacher Assistant

Cynthia Bass-Teacher Assistant

Kelsi George-AmeriCorps member



AM Program 8:00-11:00

Angel Whitson-Site Supervisor

Lisa Bady-Teacher Assistant

 Maria Montanez sub-Teacher Assistant

Teresa Farrell-AmeriCorps member

POMO 994-1960

AM Program 8:00-11:00/PM 11:30-2:30

Teresa Hernandez-Site Supervisor

Belinda Sanders-Teacher Assistant

Alisha Pike AM Teacher Assistant

Shawn Doughty PM Teacher Assistant

Medina De Costa-AmeriCorps member

ITINERANT Site Supervisor

Lesa Serrano    

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