Step Up Preschool

Step Up Preschool Step Up Preschool is for students between the ages of three and five years of age. We provide a learning environment that supports positive, responsive, individualized instruction through activities that promote self-esteem, social skills, and intellectual development through a continuum of programs ranging from self-contained to moderate/ severe to full inclusion. We incorporate developmentally, appropriate activities that enhance learning through expression, discovery and play.

Our preschool teachers have an early childhood special education credential with bachelors/masters degrees. We have a speech language pathologist and psychologist on staff. Our preschool program won the golden bell from the State of California School Boards Association, 31st Annual Golden Bell Awards - 2010 for outstanding special education program.

program details


  • Sierra Vista Elementary - school of attendance for Upland residences located east of Euclid Avenue
  • Sycamore Elementary - school of attendance for Upland residences located west of Euclid Avenue

Operating hours:

  • The preschool is open Monday through Thursday, moderate to severe students attend an additional Friday afternoon session.
  • Morning session: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon session: 12:30-3:30 p.m.


  • General education preschool students pay $22.00/day, regardless of absence.
  • Fees are due on the first day of each month.
  • All preschool registration will be conducted at the district office.
  • Payments will be accepted at school sites in drop boxes located in the front office at each site or at the district office, preschool department.

Fee Schedule:

  • August 27 - $396.00
  • October 1 - $418.00
  • November 1 - $242.00
  • December 3 - $264.00
  • January 7 - $308.00
  • February 1 - $308.00
  • March 1 - $396.00
  • April 1 - $308.00
  • May 1 - $506.00 (Covers May and June)


Our curriculum consists of:

  • Scholastic’s Big Day
  • Touch Math
  • Handwriting without Tears

Students will not be able to begin the school year without the first month of tuition paid.