Early Childhood Education

BUSD Preschools

King Child Development Center
1939 Ward Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Tel: 510.644.6358 | Fax: 510.644.7711
Maria Carriedo, Principal

There are three preschool campuses in the Berkeley Unified system: Franklin (on 8th north of Cedar), King (near Derby and Milvia), and Hopkins (near Hopkins and Josephine). Admission to the preschool programs is determined by income eligibility according to the guidelines of the funder (either state or federal governments). Unlike BUSD’s K-12 schools, students are not required to be Berkeley residents or have an interdistrict transfer to attend BUSD preschools.

Information about each of the preschool campuses including addresses and other information, can be found below.

See video presentation of Proposed Pre-K Expansion Project June 2013
Two additional classrooms are planned for the Franklin and King sites in summer 2014.

Pre-K School Plan 2014-15
Pre-K School Plan 2013-14

Franklin Preschool
Registration: Maura Blanco, 510-644-6339
1460 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
510-644-6339, 510-883-5229
Teachers: Sandra Framer, Susan Torbohn, Amanda Ibarra, Daina Rodriguez, Gladys Santos, Constance Murphy, Carla Scott, Joni Miller (Special Ed)
Franklin Bilingual Education Program half-day programs
Registration: Maura Blanco, 510-644-6339
1460 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
510-644-4549
Teachers: R. Nelly Caloca
9:00AM-12:00PM, 12:30PM-3:30PM
Hopkins Early Childhood
Registration: Maria Elena Romo, 510-644-8939
1810 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Teachers: Bonita Walker, Kim Robinson, Marie Hunter, Winona Layne, Guadalupe Mora, Linda Roach
510-644-6663, Room 1
510-644-6944, Room 6
510-644-6406
King Child Development Center
Registration:  510-644-6358
1939 Ward Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Teachers: Elizabeth Gonzales, Dale Long, Alma Barrios, Rosa Perez, Sharla Oakley, Diana Gonzalez, Carla Scott, Deborah Thies
510-644-8943
510-644-8939