BUENA PARK, CA – Buena Park School District has expanded its Early Learning Program for the 2022-23 year, providing preschool classes for children ages two through four, offering part- and full-day options, and creating parent participation opportunities to develop strong academic foundations.

The Early Learning Program will continue to focus on a balance of child-initiated and teacher facilitated activities as well as purposeful play to build kindergarten readiness, language, and literacy skills. The program’s 3-hour a.m. or p.m. sessions include a mealtime while the full-day classrooms, which run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, have morning and afternoon snack times and a lunch provided. Furthermore, children do not need to be potty-trained to attend these programs. The Early Learning Program includes free, reduced-fee or competitive full-paid tuition options available depending on family eligibility and program choice.

“I’m so excited for my daughter to start this Early Learning Program,” said Elizabeth C., mother of three-year-old Sophie C. “My daughter goes to daycare now, but I want to her to have interaction with Buena Park School District students and for her to actually learn instead of just watching a tablet all day.”

Buena Park Learning Center Principal Mary Beckelheimer led five parent information sessions in late April and early May at Pendleton, Emery, Gilbert, Corey and Whitaker schools to boost community knowledge about the Early Learning Program’s expansions.

“Early Learning Programs are essential for a child’s readiness for kindergarten and we think our program at Buena Park School District is the best,” Beckelheimer said. “It’s a great opportunity to be part of the District and our community, so that parents and their students can take advantage of our rigorous programs early and make the District their home.”

The District will hold more Early Learning Program information meetings throughout the summer before the start of the 2022-23 school year; virtual meetings will also be available.

“We are thrilled to expand our Early Learning Program offerings to allow younger students to get their start at Buena Park School District and to provide extended hours to busy parents in our community,” Superintendent Dr. Ramon Miramontes said. “It takes a village to raise a child and we are proud to provide strong foundations for our community’s youngest children.”

For more information, call the Buena Park School District Early Learning Program office at (714) 994-9381 or visit our website.


PRESCHOOL1: Elizabeth C. and her daughter Sophie C. attended an information meeting, which outlined ages ranges, tuition cost, program hours and more for the Buena Park School District’s Early Learning Program. Elizabeth said her daughter is excited to start school in the District since she is eager to learn and be around children.