Preschool and Kindergarten
A Community Needs Assessment in 2009 showed that residents of El Barril desired to have a kindergarten teacher in the community. The following year, the first kindergarten class in El Barril started. Baja Project funds (along with some help from the government) the kindergarten program in the community. In 2014, the government organization CONAFE renovated the kindergarten building, and CONAFE has also provided training programs for two teachers since the kindergarten program was started.
The kindergarten still relies heavily on Baja Project for its supplies and wages for the teacher. In the future, Baja Project would like for the program to be sustained through CONAFE. This would involve having a certified kindergarten teacher in order to receive a salary paid by the government.