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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. We aim 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 websites linked below to learn more about the various available programs.

ECE Programs

  • 2023-24 TK

    For students that turn 5 years old between Sept 2, 2023, and April 2, 2024

    Hawes and Peterson Elementary

    • 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 succeed in kindergarten the following year.
    • Students attend 5 days a week. This is a full-day program.
    • For more information, visit the TK/Kindergarten webpage.
  • Eader, Hawes, Moffett, Peterson, Smith, and Seacliff Elementary

    For students who turn five on or before September 1

    • Students attend five 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 get in touch with your child's Elementary School Office.

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.  

Contact Us

Mailing Address
8750 Dorsett Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 378-2033

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