Play is a child’s work and through it a foundation for academic learning. Teachers working in partnership with parents provide experiences that meet a child’s needs, build positive self esteem, and stimulate learning in all developmental areas.

Patterson Joint Unified School District offers five State Preschools. In addition, we offer one fee-based preschool.

Our fee based preschool is located at Northmead Elementary School 625 L Street, Patterson, CA. The phone number is 209-892-4740 xt-26141. We currently have one classroom with capacity for 20 children. The teacher/child ratio is 1:8. The hours and rates are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday 7:45 – 11:45, $350.00 (limited spaces are available)

  • Monday- Friday 7:15 – 4:30, $575.00 per month

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:15 – 4:30, $350.00 per month

  • Tuesday, Thursday 7:15 – 4:30, $250.00 per month.

There is a yearly (non refundable) registration fee of $35.00. Flexible schedules available. Prices subject to change.

All children must be 3 years of age or 4 years of age by December 2 of the current school year, and current on all immunizations in order to be eligible for the fee based program.

Preschool Coordinator: Teresa Reyna, 209-892-4550


Del Puerto Preschool: 640 M Street, Patterson, CA 95363

Grayson Preschool: 501 Howard Road, Westley, CA 95363

Northmead Preschool: 625 L St., Patterson, CA 95363

Patterson Pre-Kindergarten Literacy Program: 640 M St., Patterson, CA 95363

Walnut Acres Preschool: 456 Eureka St., Patterson CA 95363

In order to be eligible for the State Preschool Program, each family must meet income requirements. To view the income ceilings please click on the URL below: