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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. 


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Open to all Orange County residents

*Registration is contingent upon eligibility requirements

Your child may be eligible to enroll in the State Preschool program
if he/she turns 3 before or on December 1 or when he/she turns 3 years of age. 

Part Day State Preschool

  • Free preschool program (must meet eligibility requirements)
  • Program runs from August 21, 2023-June 7, 2024 and follows the school district calendar
  • Three hour program with am and pm sessions available
  • Free breakfast or lunch served daily
  • Offered at College Park, Killybrooke, Paularino, Pomona, Rea, Sonora, Whittier and Wilson Elementary Schools.

Please call Georgina or Osiris at (949) 515-6716 to register for the Part Day State Preschool program

Full Day State Preschool

  • Free preschool program (must meet eligibility requirements)
  • Program runs from July 3, 2023-June 28, 2024 
  • Full day program 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
  • Free breakfast and lunch served daily
  • Offered at Pomona and Whittier Elementary Schools

Please call Marcela at (949) 515-6716 to register for the Full Day State Preschool program

Preschool Summer Camp

Join us for a great summer of learning and fun! 
Harbor View and Sonora Elementary 
9:00am - 1:00pm
$230.00/week + $20.00 registration fee

Select 1, 2, or all 3 weeks
July 10-14 - Little Architects
July 17-21 - Mad Scientists
July 24-28 - Outer Space

Please contact Sarah Maldonado at (949) 515-6622 to register
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Open Enrollment for the
2023-2024 School Year
begins April 3rd* 

*For all new families. Priority registration begins in March for families currently enrolled in the preschool program.

Open to all Orange County residents!

Please call Sarah at (949) 515-6622 to get on the interest list and to schedule a virtual tour.

  • Preschool program for children 3-4 years of age 
    (must be potty trained)
  • Program runs from August 21, 2023- June 7, 2024 and follows the school district calendar
  • Full day programs with 5, 3, and 2 days/week schedules
  • Low teacher to child ratios (1:8)
  • Daily schedule includes morning circle, whole group and small group instruction, indoor and outdoor free exploration, music and movement, technology, nap, and meal times. Sample daily schedule
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with CA Preschool Learning Foundations. 
  • Parent provides snacks and lunch (option to choose school lunch)
  • Participate in elementary school activities such as library and flag deck
  • On site speech services for students with an IEP
  • Offered at four locations: Davis MagnetHarbor ViewNewport Coast, and Newport Elementary Schools

Tuition Rates for 2023-2024

Monday - Friday (5 days/week) - $1000/mo* or $10,000/yr

Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days/week) - $850/mo* or $8,500/yr

Tu/Th (2 days/week) - $625/mo* or $6,250/yr

Extended Day (until 4:00 pm) - $200/mo
(Dependent upon interest)

$100 Non-refundable Annual Registration Fee

Payment due the 1st of each month

*Tuition rates are based on a 180 day/10-month calendar. Families may choose to pay the entire amount or in ten equal monthly installments.  

Contact Us

Early Learning Office
Lindbergh School
220 23rd Street
Building C, Rm 1
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6622

Kathleen Leary
Early & Extended Learning Director
(714) 424-8979

Michelle O'Neill
Early Learning Coordinator
(949) 515-6793

Yazmin Diaz
Administrative Assistant
(714) 424-8978

BESST Center
2045 Meyer Place, Room 125
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Office Hours*:
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm
(closed for lunch)
*Time subject to change

Georgina Melgoza
Part Day State Preschool
Office Assistant

Osiris Sosa de Martinez
Part Day State Preschool 
Office Assistant

Marcela Vega
Full Day State Preschool
Office Assistant
Pomona & Whittier

220 23rd Street, Building C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6622

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sarah Maldonado