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23-24 Preschool Locations

24-25 Preschool Locations

About Us


Jolie Critchfield

Director of Child Development

(530) 749-6162
Jolie Critchfield Child Development Director

Child Development Office Staff

Office Phone 530-749-6165
Joanna Hunt - Child Development Program Specialist
Araceli Raya - Child Development Program Specialist
Lupita Romero - Child Development Health Aide
           CD Office Staff
It is the mission of the MJUSD Child Development Program to provide the highest quality of services to our youngest learners, including those with disabilities, in a safe, nurturing, positive and engaging learning environment.  
Our Child Development Program is a place that inspires social-emotional confidence to facilitate the growth of the whole child.  Children are provided opportunities to explore, manipulate and take risks by engaging in a safe, nurturing and enriching environment that embraces individuality and a strong sense of community.
As collaborative educators, we are intentional, passionate and motivated to grow partnerships with families to create an empowering early education experience.
    • State Preschool Program
Our Preschool Educational program is developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate and includes activities that facilitate a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.  Our program is inclusive of children with disabilities and encourages respect for the feelings and rights of others.  
  • School Readiness Program
Our School Readiness Program targets children ages 0-5 and their family members and has been designed to promote parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development while promoting each child’s physical, social and emotional development. 
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Jolie Critchfield
Director of Child Development