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Enrollment is Open for SMMUSD Preschools and Bridges Transitional Kindergarten Programs for 2019-20

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District welcomes families to learn more about our preschool programs, including our part day, full day and Seaside preschool options. In addition, our Bridges Transitional Kindergarten programs are now enrolling.
More info about enrollment >


Seaside Preschool and Bridges Transitional Kindergarten

SMMUSD Seaside Preschool and Bridges Transitional KindergartenSMMUSD's early learning pathway program is designed to provide exceptional early childhood education for all District students by establishing neighborhood preschool and transitional kindergarten (TK) programs at each SMMUSD elementary site.

Providing an early learning pathway at a child’s school of residence fosters strong relationships among families, community and educators, limits transitions from school to school for the youngest students, and ensures kindergarten readiness.

The District has been working on this concept for several years with community partners. The City of Santa Monica’s Kindergarten Readiness Campaign is part of the Cradle to Career project and was instrumental in guiding the plan for our new early learning model.

SMMUSD  launched  pilot programs  in the 2016-17 school year at the following schools: Bridges TK at Juan Cabrillo Elementary in Malibu, Seaside Preschool and Bridges TK at Grant Elementary in Santa Monica, and Seaside Preschool and Bridges TK at Edison Language Academy in Santa Monica.

In the 2017-18 school year, Seaside will be expanded to Juan Cabrillo Elementary School in Malibu and Bridges to Roosevelt Elementary School in Santa Monica. The program will expand to all Santa Monica and Malibu schools over the next few years.




Learn More About Seaside Preschool and BridgesTransitional Kindergarten:

Programs by School:

  • Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, Malibu - Bridges Transitional Kindergarten
  • Edison Language Academy, Santa Monica - Seaside and Bridges Transitional Kindergarten
  • Grant Elementary School, Santa Monica - Seaside and Bridges Transitional Kindergarten
  • McKinley Elementary School, Santa Monica - Bridges Transitional Kindergarten
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Monica - Bridges Transitional Kindergarten







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1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
310-450-8338

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