The Preschool Services Department (PSD) will continue its annual collaboration with Children’s Fund and Santa Claus, Inc. to provide wrapped gifts to over 3,500 children and families in Preschool Services programs. PSD’s petition for the initiative was accepted, paving the way for another heartwarming  

Sandra Gracia, Office Assistant II, Frank Garcia, Office Assistant II, Jacquie 
Greene, PSD Director, and Rodney Barrios, Program Manager  

an initiative that promises to bring smiles to young faces. The tradition has been made possible through the invaluable support of Santa Claus Inc., which contributes the generous gift donations for the children. 

The gifts are distributed to various program sites based on the number of children at each location. It is here that PSD’s dedicated team of site supervisors, teachers, teacher aides, and other staff personally wrap each gift, ensuring that the presents are not only thoughtful, but also a source of genuine delight for the children and their families. Mrs. Santos, Acting Site Supervisor with PSD, has participated in this event for four consecutive years and reflects, “For most of our families this really makes a difference. When I hand the gifts to the children, I see their faces light up and it is heartwarming to see their smiles and excitement.”  

As required by the Office of Head Start, PSD welcomes goods and services as Non-Federal Share with the annual goal being a minimum of 25 percent of our federal funding. The contributions can take various forms, including monetary donations, age-appropriate (0-5 years old) toys, school supplies, discounts or free supplies from companies, presentations, classroom projects, and more. If you would like more information on how you can donate, provide a service, or support the department in its effort to make a difference in the lives of children and their families, please call (909) 383-2078 or (888) 543-7025.  

At PSD, our commitment to serving children, their families, and the community shines through initiatives like these, highlighting our enduring dedication to nurturing the well-being of the children. 

Please visit our website for more information on our programs and services to children from at-risk backgrounds and their families at  

Additional County Update News – November 9, 2023