Early Education & Instructional Services

The Early Education and Instruction Department provides support, resources and professional development opportunities for early childhood education programs in our area. We ensure federal and state compliance of our California State Preschool programs. These high quality part-day preschool classrooms are located on various school district campuses throughout Shasta County.

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught as that every child should be given the wish to learn.John Lubbock

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Brandy Groves - Director

Preschool Programs (California State Preschool Program)

Early Childhood Services provides enriching experiences at no cost to income eligible families with children ages 3-5 in high quality part-day preschool programs established to advance children's development. Increasingly, research shows that quality preschool programs increases long term school success.

SCOE District Parent and Student Handbook and Information

Teacher Resources

Preschool Locations

Alta Mesa Preschool AM
2301 Saturn Skyway
Redding, CA 96002

Anderson Heights Preschool AM
1530 Spruce Street
Anderson, CA 96007

Bella Vista #1 Preschool AM
2261 Old Alturas Road
Bella Vista, CA 96008

Bella Vista #2 Preschool AM
2261 Old Alturas Road
Bella Vista, CA 96008

Bonny View Preschool AM
5080 Bidwell Road
Redding, CA 96001

Buckeye Preschool #1 AM
Buckeye Preschool #1 PM
3499 Hiatt Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Buckeye Preschool #5 AM
3499 Hiatt Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Cypress Preschool AM
Cypress Preschool PM
2150 Civic Center Drive
Redding, CA 96001

Columbia Preschool AM
101420 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003

Grand Oaks Preschool AM
5309 Grand Avenue
Shasta Lake, CA 96019

Juniper Preschool Collaboration
375 Ellis Street
Redding, CA 96001

Juniper Preschool AM
375 Ellis Street
Redding, CA 96001


Lassen View Preschool #25 AM
705 Loma Vista Drive
Redding, CA 96002

Lassen View Preschool #26 AM
Lassen View Preschool #26 PM
705 Loma Vista Drive
Redding, CA 96002

Mistletoe Preschool AM
Mistletoe Preschool PM
1225 Mistletoe Lane
Redding, CA 96002

North Cottonwood Preschool AM
19920 Gas Point Road
Cottonwood, CA 96022

Prairie Preschool AM
20918 Dersch Road
Anderson, CA 96007

Shasta College Preschool Collaboration AM
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003

Shasta Meadows Preschool #16 AM
2825 Yana Avenue
Redding, CA 96002

Shasta Meadows Preschool #21 AM
Shasta Meadows Preschool #21 PM
2825 Yana Avenue
Redding, CA 96002

Tree of Life Preschool
19415 Jacqueline Street
Anderson, CA 96007

Preschool Application

If you are interested in enrolling your child, complete an online application.

An Enrollment Specialist will contact you to set up an appointment. If you have any questions contact us at 530-225-2999.


See you in Preschool!! For printable application click here.

Professional Development (AB212)

AB 212 Child Development Staff Retention Program
The Legislature made available funds for child development staff retention activities conducted by Local Child Care Planning Councils (LPC) located throughout California. The purpose of this program is to improve the retention of qualified child development employees who work directly with children in preschool programs, including State Preschools. This funding is allocated to LPC based on the percentage of state subsidized, center-based child care funds in a county. To find out more about this program, please contact your local LPC Coordinator.


Welcome to the Shasta County Office of Education Aesop system for our county run programs.

Using Aesop, employees can quickly accomplish routine tasks such as reporting absences and reviewing their schedules.

Substitutes will receive calls from the system and be given the opportunity to accept jobs. They can also call into the system to find available jobs as well as retrieve job (confirmation) numbers.

Aesop offers access to all of the same features available from Aesop via telephone, plus additional features optimized for the web.

Comparing Preschool and TK

The decision to enroll your child in preschool versus TK can be a difficult one.  The Preschool or Transitional Kindergarten brochure was developed by the Local Child Care Planning Council to help guide families in making the best decision for their child.

Contact Us

Shasta County of Education Logo
43 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: 530-225-2999
FAX 530-225-2977

Office Hours:
Monday- Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm