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Child Learning

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The Early Childhood Education Department of PVUSD is dedicated to providing education and family support services to families living or working in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. The Child Development/Early Childhood Education Department's goal is to provide services that support young children's school readiness and match family needs.  

Early Childhood Education Programs in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District

Please click links below to find out about our wonderful programs

State Funded Child Development Department

California State Preschool Programs

  • Part Day State Preschool
  • Full Day State Preschool
  • Extended Day Preschool in Homes

Migrant & Seasonal Head Start

Buena Vista State Funded Children's Center

Pregnant and Parenting Teen Student Program
Infant Development Center 

 Transitional Kindergarten (TK)/Kindergarten

 Raising A Reader


Pajaro Valley Unified School District has additional early childhood services under other departments. Please find more information below.

Early Childhood Programs in other PVUSD Departments

Adult Education 
 • Watsonville Cooperative Preschool

Migrant Education - Contact (831) 786-2100 x2687 
 • Migrant Education School Readiness Program (MESRP) 
 • Summer Academy  

Special Education
 • Early Start Program (Ages Birth - 3 years old)
 • Preschool Enrichment

We believe that the families we serve look to the school district for quality early education and parent support services. Child Development Department programs are described further in this webpage.  Click her to find out more information about our programs.  Please click on the links beside other departments to learn about and access their programs.  If you have, questions contact us (831) 786-8270.