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Special Education Preschool Program

Continuum of Supports & Services Preschool Program

The Carlsbad Unified School District is committed to identifying and serving children with disabilities ages three to five years old in order to prepare them for a successful transition to elementary school.



Preschool specialized academic instruction targets student needs across domains to include; pre-academics, communication development, social/emotional/behavioral functioning, gross motor and fine motor development, adaptive/daily living skills, and health/medical needs. In addition to this targeted individualized instruction for students with special needs, preschool students receive general preschool curriculum exposure/education and access to typically developing peers for social/language modeling and interaction.


Preschool Assessment

If you have concerns regarding your child’s development and your child is three to five years old, please contact Erin Kozai at the Preschool Assessment Center at (760) 331-5632, or If your child is five years old and attending kindergarten within the Carlsbad Unified School District, please contact your child’s school for more information regarding assessment.


If your child is under the age of three and you have concerns regarding their development, please contact HOPE Infant Family Support Program or San Diego Regional Center.