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Click on this video link to see a day in MVWSD's preschool.

The MVWSD is committed to providing quality, early education because we understand the importance of early brain development and its impact on future learning and success.  We are a proud participant in Quality Matters and the QRIS and all of our preschool sites are independently rated at the highest levels.  The MVWSD Preschool Program is also the recipient of the 2018 California School Boards Association's Golden Bell Award in Early Childhood Education and an Inclusion Endorsement from the Santa Clara County's Inclusion Collaborative

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We use a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports kindergarten readiness and is aligned with the California Department of Education's Preschool Learning Foundations. Our classroom and office staff work diligently with our students and their families to build a strong foundation that will last a lifetime.

Any family living in Mountain View with an age eligible child is invited to apply for preschool services.  


As of January 1, 2020 ALL 4 year olds living within the Castro School boundary are now eligible for FREE, part-day preschool at Latham Preschool.

If you would like to enroll your child for 2020-21 school year, we have:

FREE: part-time State Preschool spaces for income eligible families
FREE: part-time State Preschool spaces at Latham Preschool for ALL 4 year olds who live within the Castro School boundary
Fee-Based: full-day spaces with no income or address requirements
Reduced cost: full-day spaces for families who qualify for State Preschool based on their income

Part-Day & Full-Day Options

You can choose either a part-day or full-day schedule, based on availability.  Part-day sessions are Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.  The full-day session is Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Age Eligibility, Priority & Enrollment

For all preschool classes, your child must be at least 3 years old by December 2nd to enroll and begin preschool during the months of August through December 2nd.  If your child's 3rd birthday is after December 2nd, he/she may begin school once he/she turns 3 years old.

Priority for all preschool spaces is given to Mountain View residents and children who will be 4 years old by September 1st of the school year for which the child is enrolling. All classes run Monday through Friday (no partial week schedules). A child can only enroll in one session.

Spaces are limited so submit your application today! We enroll new students throughout the school year as spaces become available, however, enrollment for each new school year begins during the preceding March. Children remain on the waiting list until they are no longer age eligible for our program and there is no need to re-apply each year. 

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