• Early Childhood Education and State Preschool Office

    Bettie Guerrero, Program Supervisor

    BUSD's Childhood Education Office connects children and families in the community with early learning services.  Children learn through experience and discovery.  BUSD strives to prepare children to enter kindergarten with a healthy self-concept and a positive attitude toward school and learning.  This is accomplished by offering age-appropriate curriculum designed to develop social, emotional, physical, and cognitive abilities in our students.  Since every child is unique, our State Preschool program is designed to allow children to initiate activities that grow from personal interest and intentions.  Through exploration, BUSD State Preschool students interact with materials, people, ideas,and events.  Our preschool teachers encourage active learning by providing resources, planning experiences, and creating an inviting environment in which all children can learn.

    BUSD's State Preschool program is offered to qualifying children ages 3 and 4, with a focus on Kindergarten readiness.  Children must turn age 3 no later than December 1st of the current enrollment year.  Registration information is available at the BUSD Early Childhood Education Office at 9301 Flower St., Bellflower, CA  90706 , by calling, 562-461-2227, or by email at ece@busd.k12.ca.us.

    Many of you may be aware of Governor Newsom’s announcement that gave recommendations and guidance for opening schools which made it clear that Districts are not able to open schools until LA County is off the State monitoring list for 14 days. The mandate includes the Early Childhood Education Program in the Bellflower Unified School District.

    The Early Childhood Education Program will be offering a rigorous online instructional program when we return for the fall semester. At this time we are slated for students to begin on August 19, 2020 via distance learning. We are currently developing the online preschool distance learning schedule and will share this information once it has been finalized. The Preschool Office will be open for telephone calls beginning August 5, 2020. Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times.