Unitarian Preschool Overview

Licensed Non-Profit

The SDCP San Diego is a not-for-profit preschool licensed by the State of California, for children ages 18 months through six years.

Preschool Leadership

Established by parents in 1963, it continues to be managed by a board of directors elected from and by the parents of enrolled children.


SDCP’s nondiscriminatory policy

SDCP San Diego, a.k.a. the San Diego Cooperative Preschool, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Teacher Selection

All teachers have fulfilled state law requirements for teaching in preschools, and have been chosen for their qualities of warmth and responsiveness to children, as well as their educational qualifications.

Relationship with First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

In 1963, SDCP San Diego was established as a program of the First Unitarian Universalist Church and remained as such for over 50 years.  Recently the preschool was granted its own non-profit status and now operates fully independent of the Church.  Though we operate separately and the preschool does not incorporate any religious doctrine in its curriculum, we remain proud of our heritage and are grateful to be co-located with the Church.  Both the preschool and the Church share basic humanistic values, which emphasize knowledge of and respect for the individual child.