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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. 

Early Childhood Education

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Early Childhood Education Department provides preschool programs at twelve elementary school sites. Our preschool programs offer high-quality learning experiences in a positive and caring environment in which diversity is respected. Meaningful parent involvement is actively fostered, as parents play an integral role in their child's educational experience.

Full-Day and Part-Day State Preschool

Please contact the Preschool Registration office at (949) 515-6819 for information about State Preschool registration.

If you are interested in the State Preschool Program, please fill out the Pre-Eligibility form by clicking on the link below to determine eligibility.  We will contact you as soon as possible to complete registration for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Tuition Based Preschool

Please call Tarek Houx at (949) 515-6622 for information about Tuition Based Preschool registration. 

Contact Us

Early Childhood Education Office
Lindbergh School
220 23rd Street

Building C, Rm 1
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6622

Kathleen Leary
Early Childhood Director
kleary@nmusd.us

Michelle O'Neill
ECE Coordinator
moneill@nmusd.us

Gissel Garcia
Administrative Assistant
gsgarcia@nmusd.us

Tarek Houx
Office Assistant
thoux@nmusd.us