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Welcome to the Preschool Services Department Website

The Preschool Services Department (PSD) administers the Federal Head Start and Early Head Start programs, California Department of Education State Preschool program, as well as the Child and Adult Care Food Program in 43 locations throughout the County of San Bernardino. All programs are fully funded from Federal and State sources with no local cost.

PSD serves about 6000, disadvantaged families with children ages 0 - 5 and pregnant women. PSD's priority population includes: Our programs are family-oriented, comprehensive and community-based which address developmental goals for enrolled children, support for parents in fulfilling their parental roles and becoming self-sufficient and linkage to other services and resources. PSD offers a full array of child development and family support services which include:
  • Health (Medical and Dental Screenings and Follow-Up)
  • Access to Prenatal and Postpartum Care
  • Nutrition Education
  • Mental Health / Behavioral Services and Support Groups
  • Disability Services
  • Education and Job Training
  • Literacy Programs (Adults and Children)
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Fatherhood Engagement
**Services unavailable through the Department are made available to families through a referral system**

Our Department is a model of excellence in child development and family empowerment that achieves national recognition and exceeds federal and state standards. In addition, we provide a foundation for success for children by giving them the highest quality child development and family support services throughout the County of San Bernardino.

If you are interested in these services and would like further information, please contact the center listed in our Contacts page or call us at toll free at (888) KIDS - 025 or (888) 543 - 7025.
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Mission Statement
"To Improve the Well-Being of Children, Empower Families, and Strengthen Communities."
Vision Statement
Our children will excel in whatever setting they go to next. Our families’ quality of life is measurably better after participating in our programs. Our efforts increase the quantity and quality of sustainable resources and services countywide.