Preschool Programs

Preschool Programs

Welcome to our Preschool Programs!  The Merced County Community Action Agency has five State funded preschool sites within Merced County.  We offer full and part-day, year-round preschool programs for qualifying children from 3-5 years of age who are not yet eligible for kindergarten.  All sites provide services in English and Spanish. Our mission is to work within our communities to provide comprehensive, top quality services to participating children and families: one child, one family at a time.  Click here to see our school calendar.

Families must meet income eligibility requirements for all programs, and those families requesting full-day services must also meet need requirements. Click here to see if you qualify.

Each of our preschool sites offers a play-based program with developmentally appropriate educational activities for young children.  Our program includes activities in music and movement, art, language development, computer activities, physical development, science, math, and social skills.  We offer well balanced and nutritious meals and snacks.  We strive to give every child enriching experiences, opportunities for socialization, and preparation for kindergarten and the years ahead. Click here to learn more about our curriculum.

Our staff are fully trained and committed to the field of early care and education.  Staff members work with parents to provide quality services to enhance children’s development.  Children are assessed twice per year using the Desired Results Developmental Profiles.  Parent conferences are held after each assessment to encourage parental involvement in the process.  Click here for some fun activities to do with your children.

Click here to download or print a Parent Handbook:

Here are our five Preschool sites:

For more information about our Preschool Programs, please contact us at our Preschool Administration office.

1235 W. Main Street
Merced, CA  95340
Office (209) 722-7129
Fax (209) 722-7192

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

fax:  (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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