Preschool: OUSD Early Learning Center

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is being done remotely.
Please check the Income Guidelines page to see if your family qualifies.  Amounts listed  on the income guidelines page are gross dollars, before taxes.

If believe you qualify and would like to have your child placed on a wait list, please email Lorie Bouget at

Please include:
Your name
Your student's name
Your student's date of birth
Your address
Your phone number
The number of people in your family
The number of people who work outside the home
Your estimated gross monthly income

Students are placed based on age (four year-old students first) and income ranking. 
We are currently using a distance learning only model of instruction.  As soon as possible, we plan to move to a hybrid model, where the students will continue with distance learning three days a week and in-person instruction two days a week. 

Orcutt Union School District Early Learning Center Preschool

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is located at 610 Pinal Avenue in Orcutt on the campus of Orcutt Academy High School. The Center is part of the California State Preschool Program and is licensed by the California Department of Social Services. The ELC offers a free half-day program for four and three year old children from low to moderate income families. Currently, our two sessions are held from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the Orcutt Union School District calendar.
Young children learn best through play. We use this core belief to create a thematic curriculum that is rich in play, art, science, math, music, and literature. Our program supports each child as they grow and mature in the four domains: intellect, social, emotional, and physical.
Another important component of our program is our collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Office of Education to provide early intervention and screening for students in need.
Parents are teachers tooParent participation is very important to our program. The three hours of volunteer time in your student's class, once every two weeks, will have a great impact on your child's success. You will help in the classroom and also learn techniques to increase your skills as your child’s most important and influential teacher.

Below is a photo of our super staff with a preschool graduate.

ELC Graduate 2017

The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email:, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at