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Whole Child Curriculum

School readiness activities are integrated with art, science, music, dramatic play, and creative movement – all designed to nurture and enrich a child’s total development and present students with the prerequisites for success in kindergarten.

The curriculum is based on the California Early Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks that have been developed to promote language development, literacy, cognitive skills, problem-solving, social-emotional skills as well as large and fine motor skills.  

Preschool Learning Foundations

Preschool Curriculum Framework

Preschool Summer Camp

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 Preschool Academy Summer Camp will open in February.

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

The HBCSD Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs are designed to invite children into the world of learning using the California Preschool Learning Foundations as a catalyst for growth in all areas – social, emotional, physical, and cognitive. Our goal is to nurture and enrich a child's total development and provide a solid literacy and mathematical foundation to create the building blocks for life-long learning. 

We Believe:

  • Children have enormous potential and curiosity
  • Children benefit from intentional, age-appropriate instruction
  • Children deserve a challenging, enriching learning environment

Please visit the following HBCSD ECE Options website to learn more about the various programs available.


Fee-based Preschool Program 


State Preschool Program


Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Hawes Elementary

2022-23 TK is for students who turn 5 between September 2 and February 2

  • The first year of a two-year kindergarten program.
  • A free program aligned with the California Preschool Foundations. A year of preparation for students to have optimal success in kindergarten the following year.
  • Students attend 5 days a week. This is a full-day program.

For more information, please contact (714) 963-8302.


Full-Day Kindergarten

Eader, Hawes, Moffett, Peterson, Smith, and Seacliff Elementary

For students who turn 5 on or before September 1

  • Students attend 5 days a week. Class ends at the same time as grades 1-3.
  • A free standards-based, academic program taught by a credentialed teacher. Small group academic instruction in reading, writing, and math. Social studies and hands-on inquiry-based science. Developmental activities in creative learning centers, arts, and physical education.

For more information, please contact your child's Elementary School Office.

HBCSD MySchoolLocator

Contact Us

Mailing Address
8750 Dorsett Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

(714) 378-2033
PreschoolAcademy@hbcsd.us

Hours may vary, contact us to confirm office hours and location.

Eader Elementary School 
9291 Banning Avenue
Huntington Beach , CA 92646  
Phone:  714-962-2451
Fax:  714-378-3601
Facility License Number: 304370363

Perry Campus 
19231 Harding Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Phone:  714-378-2033
Facility License Number: 304370262

Peterson Elementary School 
20661 Farnsworth Lane
Huntington Beach , CA 92646
Phone: 714-378-1515
Fax: 714-378-1520
Facility License Number: 304370453