Welcome to the Eureka City Schools

Preschool Programs

Winzler Children’s Center is recognized nationally for providing an excellent, play-based preschool education. Winzler is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is the longest operating nonprofit public preschool in Humboldt County. Winzler is dedicated to providing an affordable, quality preschool education for our community’s children. Eureka City Schools offers our community two convenient preschool locations:

  • Main Campus: Winzler Children's Center, 719 Creighton Street, Eureka
  • Satellite Preschool Location: Lafayette Preschool on the Lafayette School campus, 3100 Park Street, Eureka


Our Mission Statement

Winzler Children’s Center, in partnership with families and our community, will provide exceptional, inclusive, developmentally appropriate preschool programs where students grow and learn by:

  • nurturing social skills and friendships while building joyful classroom communities,

  • encouraging imagination and creativity in a fun, active, play-based learning environment,

  • individually challenging and guiding students to problem solve utilizing their developing critical thinking skills, and

resulting in students who have a strong foundation and passion for lifelong learning and are prepared to thrive in Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten in our partner Eureka City Schools.