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Preschool and College Savings Accounts

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The College Savings Account of the program has launched! To learn if your child is eligible and sign up for a College Savings Account visit the West Sacramento Home Run here

1st base begins when a parent enrolls their child in a Home Run certified high quality preschool. Parents will be able to easily identify Home Run certified preschools which have programming that meets or exceeds Universal Preschool for West Sacramento (UP4WS) educational standards. Kindergartners enrolled in the Washington Unified School District who attended a Home Run certified preschool will receive a $50 seed deposit in a college savings account. 

Families can choose from local Home Run certified high quality preschools, which have programming that meets key educational standards. Then, kindergarteners enrolled in the Washington Unified School District who have attended one of the certified high quality early learning preschools will receive a $50 seed deposit in their new city-sponsored college savings account. It is the City’s goal to build upon the initial deposit so that every West Sacramento student has sufficient resources to pursue their post secondary education goals.

The City's universal preschool program, UP4WS, connects families to high quality early learning opportunities through a variety of preschool providers throughout the city who meet quality standards. Preschool providers who participate in UP4WS include: family child care, state preschool, city run preschools, and private preschool and child care centers. Through these strong partnerships, the Early Learning Services Division of the Parks and Recreation Department serves over 600 children yearly, and helps to elevate industry standards including learning environments for children, ongoing professional development and mentoring for teachers, social emotional development and support, and resources for families.