Several spots are open for the fall term in the new preschool program operated by the Centralia School District, district officials said.
"We know that there are still a lot of parents looking for preschools," said Barbara Sanchez, administrator of special programs. "It is critical, especially at this time of year."
The district began the preschool in February. The full-day program runs from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is housed at Buena Terra School, 8299 Holder St. Parents can enroll their children in either half-day or full-day spots.
Sanchez said there are 14 openings created by children who went on summer vacations or who are going to kindergarten in September. The program can accommodate up to 24 youngsters, 3 and 4 years old.
The program is unusual because it is one of the few in Orange County that is operated by a school district, Sanchez said. Two lead teachers and two co-instructors have been hired to oversee the children.
Placement in the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (714) 228-3228.