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 Child Development Programs

1017 Reno Ave – Building C
Modesto CA 95351-2631
(209) 576-4600
(209) 576-4756 FAX

Modesto City Schools is funded to offer a variety of fully-subsidized (free) and partially-subsidized (sliding fee scale) Child Development Program options to over 1,200 students ages birth through 12. Programs are located at 16 elementary school campuses, 1 high school campus and 20 Family Child Care Homes.

Each program provides an outstanding educational experience for participating students, and reflects the belief that positive learning experiences can foster a young child's intellectual, social and emotional growth to prepare for and support school success.

Students take part in indoor and outdoor activities, and educational instruction focuses on school readiness and school success, based on the age of the student. Preschool students are introduced to the concepts of words and numbers, and are encouraged to express their feelings, develop self-confidence and get along with others. Each program option also provides parent involvement and parent education components as well as components on child health, nutrition, and social services.


Mickey Boelter

 Kimbra Draper
 Coordinator of Curriculum



Pre-K Child Development Program Options:  

  • Part Day Head Start:  Bret Harte, Burbank, El Vista, Fairview, Franklin, Garrison, Kirschen, Marshall, Muir, Pearson, Robertson Road, Shackelford, Tuolumne, Wilson, Wright
  • Part Day Preschool:  Bret Harte, Burbank, El Vista, Everett, Fairview, Franklin, Garrison, Johansen, Kirschen, Marshall, Pearson, Robertson Road, Shackelford, Tuolumne, Wilson, Wright.
  • Full Day Head Start: Everett, Martone, Tuolumne
  • Family Child Care Homes: 20 Family Child Care Homes provide child development services to infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. 

To apply for any of the Child Development Program options, please call (209) 576-4078



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  Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center - Head Start
  SCOE Head Start Monitoring Instrument
  Head Start Performance Standards
  Public Report 2012 - Giving Children A Head Start

 Useful Information

Folder: 2012-13 State Preschool Self Assessment2012-13 State Preschool Self AssessmentCoates, Karen-L
Folder: 2012-13 Head Start Self Assessment2012-13 Head Start Self AssessmentCoates, Karen-L
Folder: Head Start Shared GovernanceHead Start Shared GovernanceBrown, Betty
Policy Committee - February.pdfPolicy Committee - FebruaryLopez, Jasybeth
Preschool Family Fee Schedule 12-13.pdfPreschool Family Fee Schedule 12-13Brown, Betty
CDP Flyer 2012-13 Spanish.pubCDP Flyer 2012-13 SpanishBrown, Betty
CDP Flyer 2012-13 English.pdfCDP Flyer 2012-13 EnglishBrown, Betty