The Rio School District has established preschool programs at Rio del Mar, Rio Del Norte, Rio Plaza, Rio Real, Rio Lindo, and Rio Rosales school campuses.

Child Development Resources provides Head Start preschool programs at Rio Lindo, Rio Plaza, and Rio Rosales to three and four year olds whose families meet the income requirements. Please contact the main Child Development Resources office at (805) 485-7878.

Catalyst Kids (formerly known as Child Development, Inc.) provides a combined funded and private tuition preschool program at Rio del Mar, Rio del Norte, and Rio Real schools. Please contact Ms. Karla Delgado at or (805) 407-8939. 

For more information about Rio’s partnership with CDR or Catalyst, please contact Dr. Sonya Lopez Mercado at (805) 485-3111 or

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