Early Connections Preschools

  • Apple 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 or afternoon. Please visit the Pre-Registration Information page to register online.

    State Preschool programs are free to income qualified families. Children receive breakfast or a lunch/snack daily.

    Our programs integrate literacy, math, art, science, sensory exploration, imaginative play, and physical activity so that your child receives the optimal balanced learning experience.

    Find out more about our preschool locations.

    We are seeking parent/guardian volunteers for the 2022-23 school year. If you are interested in volunteering in your student's classroom, you will need:

    • Background clearance (we will pay the fee)
    • A negative TB test in the last year
    • Proof of pertussis, measles, and flu shot (waiver available for flu shot)

    Contact your site supervisor or Megan Handy to volunteer today.


  • Megan Handy
    Child Development Director
    (707) 263-4563, ext. 214

    Janiece Stuckert
    Child Development Program Assistant
    (707) 263-4563, ext. 216

    Jannie Benitez
    Enrollment Specialist
    (707) 263-4563, ext. 218

    Shirley Littleton
    Intinerant Site Supervisor

    Katie Mansell
    Intinterant Site Supervisor