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Lodi Unified School District

School Readiness & Preschool

Preschool provides a nurturing environment that fosters social, cognitive, and emotional skills crucial for a child's future academic and personal success.

Lodi USD operates numerous preschool classrooms (Head Start & State Preschool) on a number of campuses throughout the district. These programs are funded with grant funding and have eligibility requirements including an income limit based on the number of people in the family. 

Both Head Start and State Preschool programs have a strong focus on family engagement and parent participation in the classrooms.  There is also a home visiting component in both programs.  All classrooms are licensed by the Department of Social Services. 

Preschool Programs

Lodi USD offers preschool programs through state preschool and Head Start San Joaquin. 

Preschool classes serve 3 and 4 year old children five days per week for 3, 3.5 or 6 hours daily, depending on the funding source. With a few exceptions, these preschools follow the district’s Modified Traditional calendar. 

For assistance, please contact School Readiness & Preschool at (209) 331-7252.


Preschool programs are offered at the following locations. Morning and afternoon session availability varies by site.

* State Preschool only
** Head Start San Joaquin only
  • Beckman Elementary
  • Clairmont Elementary
  • Creekside Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Lawrence Elementary
  • Leroy Nichols Elementary *
  • Oakwood Elementary
  • Parklane Elementary
  • Wagner-Holt Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • Westwood Elementary
  • Lincoln Technical Academy **
  • Live Oak Elementary **
  • Plaza Robles High School **

Apply Online

Apply online at the links below or scan the QR code on the School Readiness & Preschool 2024-25 Enrollment flyer.

State Preschool

The Lodi USD State Preschool program is a subsidized program in which families must meet eligibility criteria. Eligibility for services is based upon the family’s gross monthly income and family size. Families must reside within Lodi USD boundaries.

Head Start San Joaquin

Head Start programs promote school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families.

To apply for Head Start San Joaquin or for more information, visit the San Joaquin County Office of Education website.

Head Start San Joaquin Website

Contact Us

For more information on the content of this page, please contact School Readiness & Preschool at (209) 331-7252.