About Us

Welcome to Coronado Preschool

Welcome and thank you for your interest in CUSD’s Early Education Schools, known as Coronado Preschool.  Coronado Preschool fulfills the original vision for Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) to provide a complete education as a lifelong foundation for our community’s children. The curriculum integrates with existing CUSD curricula and combines it with learning designed to enhance cognitive development and establish the basic building blocks for a successful education for 21st century learners.

The school serves part-time preschool students, aged 3 and 4, at two different sites in Coronado.  Crown Preschool is located at 199 Sixth Street and Silver Strand is located at 1350 Leyte Rd.  Our classroom teachers are multiple-subject credentialed teachers and we also employ part-time preschool teacher assistants.  All of the staff have preschool child development permits issued through the State of California.  Preschool teacher assistants also teach in our extended day program, offered exclusively at Crown Preschool.  Both schools' primary focus is to prepare children for kindergarten and eventually graduation from Coronado High School. We are happy to provide families in the community the option of a quality early education setting in their own neighborhood.

Our Mission Statement

To reach out to our community, sow the seeds of our young children, nourish their development socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally – and grow them into vibrant, healthy contributors to our world.

Meet our Director

Lisa Alonso is originally from Walnut, in Los Angeles county, CA.  In 2005, she began her career as a preschool teacher for Charter Oak Unified School District, Los Angeles Universal Preschool Program. During that time, she was recognized as an L.A. County Preschool teacher of the Year in 2009. In 2010 she relocated to North County San Diego where she worked for Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. a non-profit preschool program. There she worked in San Marcos and Vista Unified overseeing State funded classrooms.  Later in the same year, she accepted a position as a Center Administrator for the San Diego Unified Early Education program. While working for SDUSD, she oversaw multiple full day, full year toddler and preschool centers for 7 years before joining Coronado Unified.

Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton as well as a master's degree in Child Development from La Verne University. She has been in the preschool profession for the past 14 years. 

Currently, Lisa resides in Point Loma with her cat and dog, Lucy and Ricky. When not at work, she enjoys Disneyland, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.