Early Connection Preschools

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


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


LCOE has State Preschool programs at 8 elementary schools for 3 hours a day, morning and/or afternoon.


State Preschool programs are either free to income qualified families, or require a share-of-cost based on income and figured on a sliding scale. Children receive breakfast or lunch daily.

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


Our programs integrate literacy, math, art, science, sensory exploration, 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;


8:00-8:15        Hand wash, sign in, books with parents and staff

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

8:30-9:00        Breakfast

9:00 -9:30       Outside play 

9:30-9:45        Small Group: Literacy/Math/Science

9:45-10:45      Free Choice (includes special activities like art, science, & cooking)

10:45 -10:50   Clean-up

10:50-11:00    Alpha-friends circle/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

Child Development Services 263-4563

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.

BURNS VALLEY  707-994-4137

AM Program 8:00-11:00/ PM 12:00-3:00

Shirley Littleton–Site Supervisor


EASTLAKE 707-998-3387

AM Program 8:00-11:00

Open Position-Site Supervision


KELSEYVILLE (1)  707-279-6745

AM Program 8:30-11:30

Sajeanne Burgoyne-Site Supervisor


KELSEYVILLE (2) 707-279-6745

AM Program 8:00-11:00

Sajeanne Burgoyne- Site Supervisor


LAKEPORT 707-262-5630

AM Program 7:45-10:45/PM 11:45-2:45

Katie Mansell-Site Supervisor


LOWER LAKE 707-994-5787 Ext. 2647

AM Program 8:00-11:00/PM 12:00-3:00

Angel Whitson-Site Supervisor 


LUCERNE 707-274-7723

AM Program 8:00-11:00

Open Position– Site Supervisor


MIDDLETOWN 707-987-9749

AM Program 8:00-11:00

Open Position-Site Supervisor


POMO 707-994-1960

AM Program 8:00-11:00/PM 12:00-3:00

Teresa Hernandez-Site Supervisor


ITINERANT Site Supervisor

All Sites

Lesa Koloff    

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