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.

For more information on how to enroll your child(ren), click here.

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

In November 2017, the LCOE State Preschools were awarded a Tier 4 rating (out of 5) on the Quality Counts California matrix, which measures the quality of preschools in California.

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 (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 (707) 263-4563 ext. 218

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
Jessica Leary – Site Supervisor

EASTLAKE (707) 998-3387
AM Program 8:00-11:00
Jessie Ralls - Site Supervision

KELSEYVILLE (707) 279-6745
AM Program 8:30-11:30
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
Rachel Cumpston - Site Supervisor

LUCERNE (707) 274-7723
AM Program 8:00-11:00
Freya Sylvester – Site Supervisor

MIDDLETOWN (707) 987-9749
AM Program 8:00-11:00
Slobadanka Toschich - Site Supervisor

POMO (707) 994-1960
AM Program 8:00-11:00/PM 12:00-3:00
Teresa Hernandez - Site Supervisor

All Sites
Lesa Koloff

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