Children attend school three hours per day, 180 days per year. Children must be four years old by October 2nd of the current school year. Classes are taught by licensed early childhood educators and all school readiness classrooms are licensed through the Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing.
The Kindergarten Readiness parent-pay program offers a flexible schedule three, six hours or full day; from two to five days per week, 180 days per school year with extended year programs. In 2013/14 full day Kindergarten Readiness is available at Lisa J Mails Elementary, 35185 Briggs Road and Avaxat Elementary (CDC), 24300 Las Brisas Road, North. Half - day programs ( morning or afternoon sessions) are available at all other elementary school locations except Alta Murrieta and Avaxat Elementaries.
The district offers State Preschool Program funded by the California State Department of Education for children of families who meet the State's income guidelines. In 2013/14 State Preschool is available at Murrieta Elementary,24725 Adams Avenue ( morning and afternoon); Lisa J Mails Elementary, 35185 Briggs Road ( morning only); Rail Ranch Elementary, 25030 Via Santee (morning and afternoon); Tovashal Elementary, 23801 St Raphael, (morning and afternoon); Buchanan Elementary, 40121 Torrrey Pines Road (morning and afternoon), Cole Canyon Elementary, 23750 Via Alisol ( morning only); Antelope Hills Elementary, 36105 Murrieta Oaks Avenue ( morning only); and Monte Vista Elementary, 37420 Via Mira Mosa (morning only).