LCUSD’s Foundations Preschool Enrollment at Paradise Canyon Elementary

Foundations Preschool is open for the enrollment of students who can serve as neurotypical peer models for students who are enrolled in the District’s inclusive special education preschool program.

Foundations Preschool is an early education program that focuses on pre-academic, social-emotional, language, motor, sensory integration, and learning-to-learn skills for students with and without disabilities. It serves students between the ages of 3 and 5 years old and is designed to give children a strong foundation in all areas before they enter kindergarten. Foundations has a high staff-to-student ratio and is taught by a highly qualified special education teacher. It incorporates several research-based curriculums including the FrogStreet Pre-K Curriculum, Creative Curriculum, the Carolina Curriculum, the Unique Learning System, and Handwriting Without Tears.

Parents hove the option of choosing a morning class or an afternoon class, with each class being 3 hours long and five days per week. The morning class meets from 7:50-11:00 and the afternoon class meets from 11:45-2:45. The cost for a class is $625 monthly. Students must be potty trained. If you have questions, please email

If you are interested in enrolling your child as a neurotypical peer at Foundations Preschool, please complete the application form here:

Impact on Diverse Learners

Research shows that students with disabilities benefit greatly from exposure to and interactions with neurotypical students who do not have disabilities. In order to create inclusive opportunities for our students with special needs, Foundations Preschool accepts a limited number of students who do not have disabilities so that they can serve as typical peer models for our students who have disabilities. It is essential that neurotypical peer models who are accepted to the Foundations Preschool possess and demonstrate age-appropriate language, behavior, social, emotional, adaptive, and pre-academic.

Paradise Canyon Elementary, 471 Knight Way, La Cañada, (818) 952-8340 or visit

La Cañada Unified School District (LCUSD), 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada, (818) 952-8300 or visit



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