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Early Learning Plan posted 2/8/22


Early Learning Programs

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2023-2024 Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Orientation Meeting Information

Please see below for the orientation times for each of our elementary schools. This is a time to hear from the principal and learn about the kindergarten program at each of the school sites. If you are not sure which elementary school is your home school, please visit our school locator.

School Dates and Time Phone Number
Adams Elementary March 9 at 9 am
March 24 at 1 pm
(714) 424-7935
Andersen Elementary February 28 at 9 am (949) 515-6935
California Elementary May 9 at 8:30 am (714) 424-7940
College Park Elementary March 28 at 5:30 pm (714) 424-7960
Eastbluff Elementary February 15 at 4:30 pm
March 15 at 3 pm (via Zoom)
March 21 at 4:30 pm
April 28 at 4:30 pm
(949) 515-5920
Harbor View Elementary February 15 at 9 am
March 13 at 9 am
(949) 515-6940
Killybrooke Elementary April 5 at 3 pm (in person) and 5 pm (via Zoom, Meeting ID: 997 6399 5993) (714) 424-7945
Lincoln Elementary March 28 at 10 am (949) 515-6955
Mariners Elementary March 28 at 10:15 am (949) 515-6960
Newport Elementary March 21 at 9 am (949) 515-6965
Newport Coast Elementary March 22 at 2:45 pm (949) 515-6975
Newport Heights Elementary March 10 at 9 am
March 29 at 5:30 am
(949) 515-6970
Paularino Elementary April 4 at 9:15 am (949) 424-7950
Pomona Elementary March 28 at 8:30 am and 4 pm (949) 515-6980
Rea Elementary March 30 at 10:30 am (949) 515-6905
Sonora Elementary March 24 at 8:30 am (714) 424-7955
Victoria Elementary March 23 at 5 pm (949) 515-6985
Whittier Elementary March 30 at 9:15 am and 5:30 pm (949) 515-6990
Wilson Elementary March 29 at 8:30 am (949) 515-6995
Woodland Elementary March 16 at 8:30 am (949) 515-6945


Early Learning Options for 2023-2024
Child's Birth Date Early Learning Options for Families
9/2/2017 - 9/1/2018
  • Kindergarten
9/2/2018 - 4/2/2019
4/3/2019 - 12/1/2020

*Registration is contingent upon eligibility requirements

Early Learning Programs Flyer

Family Guide to Universal Prekindergarten

Our preschool curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child including social-emotional, fine and gross motor, language and literacy, and cognitive development. Teachers utilize the California Preschool Learning Foundations and curricula programs to plan and implement daily learning activities that are developmentally appropriate and individualized to meet the needs of each student, including those with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

The curriculum incorporates both play-based and direct instruction teaching methods where teachers follow a daily schedule that allows for both structured and unstructured times throughout the day to promote kindergarten readiness. Additionally, our preschool curriculum aligns with the NMUSD Kindergarten curriculum to help prepare our preschool students for the high standards of kindergarten. 

World of Wonders curriculum provides developmentally appropriate instruction in all areas of development with an emphasis on language and literacy. 

Bridges Math Pre-K curriculum focuses on developing students' deep understanding of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. It blends direct instruction, structured investigations, and open exploration. 

Handwriting Without Tears is a flexible, play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy.

Second Step Early Learning program creates a positive and safe learning environment for the whole child. The program brings together social-emotional learning, executive function, self-regulation, and child safety to foster a safe and supported learning environment for all. 

The Center on the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) strategies is focused on promoting the social-emotional development and school readiness for children. 

Contact Us

Early Learning Office
Lindbergh School
220 23rd Street
Building C, Rm 1
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6622

Kathleen Leary
Early & Expanded Learning Director
(714) 424-8978

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

Yazmin Diaz
Administrative Assistant
(714) 424-8978