California State Preschool agencies can serve children who will turn three years of age on or before December 2nd of the current school year. Stated another way, children who are two years nine months on September 1st are age eligible for CSPP.
Children who are receiving Child Protection Services or who are at risk of abuse or neglect are served first, without regard to income.
Families must be low income (except for Child Protection Services children). The chart below shows the maximum monthly incomes* for families of different sizes.
Family Income Ceilings
|1 - 2||$5,067||$60,808|
|12 or more||$9,575||$114,902|
* If you are over the maximum income ceiling, talk to the Care Providers as there might still be a chance of receiving care on a case-by-case basis.
State Preschool Programs through the San Mateo County Office of Education
The following organizations have contracts with the San Mateo County Office of Education to provide State Preschool Programs.
Please contact the organizations directly to learn about availability and to enroll your child.
If you wish to see a full list of the organizations in the county that provide State Preschool Programs, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
All Five (Full Day)
5 Reyna PlaceMenlo Park, CA 94026
Bayshore School District (Part Day)
|(415) 467-5443||Bayshore School Preschool
155 Oriente StreetDaly City, CA 94014
Cabrillo Unified School District (Part Day)
|(650) 726-3652||Los Listos Preschool
498 Kelly AvenueHalf Moon Bay, CA 94019
City of Pacifica (Part Day and Full Day)
|(650) 738-7388||City of Pacifica
170 Santa Maria AvenuePacifica, CA 94044
Footsteps Child Care, Inc. (Part Day and Full Day)
|(650) 670-0568||Ciprani After School Care
2525 Buena Vista AvenueBelmont, CA 94002
|Hugs Hangout(Part Day and Full Day)||(650) 465-7529||Hugs Hangout
500 Acacia Avenue, Room PC-1San Bruno, CA 94066
|Institute for Human & Social Development, Inc. (IHSD)Head Start and Early Head Start ProgramsPreschool and Infant/Toddler Care (Full Day)||(650) 578-3440||Institute for Human & Social Development, Inc. (IHSD)
155 Bovet Road, Suite 300San Mateo, CA 94402
|La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District (Part Day)||(650) 747-0051||La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District
360 Butano CutoffP.O. Box 189Pescadero, CA 94060
|Millbrae Nursery School Preschool and Infant/Toddler Care (Part Day and Full Day)||(650)589-3028||Millbrae Nursery School
86 Center StreetMillbrae, CA 94030
Ravenswood City School District, Child Development Center (Part Day)
|(650) 838-3460||Ravenswood City School District
Child Development Center
951 O'Connor StreetEast Palo Alto, CA 94303
|San Bruno Park Elementary School District (Part Day and Full Day)||(650) 624-3158||San Bruno Park Elementary SD
450 Third AvenueSan Bruno, CA 94066
|South San Francisco Unified School District (Part Day)||(650) 827-8400||SSFUSD Children's Center
531 Tamarack LaneSo. San Francisco, CA 94080
|The Primary School (Full Day)||The Primary School-East Palo Alto
951 O'Conner StreetEast Palo Alto, CA 94303