State Preschool Eligibility and Programs


California State Preschool agencies can serve children who will turn three years of age on or before December 2nd. 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

Family SizeMonthlyYearly
1 - 2 $4,894 $58,728
3 $5,270 $63,240
4 $5,922 $71,064
5 $6,870 $82,440
6 $7,817 $93,804
7 $7,995 $95,940
8 $8,172 $98,064
9 $8,350 $100,200
10 $8,528 $102,336
11 $8,705 $104,460
12 or more $8,883 $106,596

* 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 in San Mateo County

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. 

AgencyPhoneMain AddressWebsite

All Five

(Full Day)

(650) 394-7328

All Five
5 Reyna Place
Menlo Park, CA 94026        

Bayshore School District

(Part Day)

(415) 467-5443

Bayshore School
155 Oriente Street
Daly City, CA 94014

Cabrillo Unified School District

(Part Day)

(650) 726-3652

Los Listos
498 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

City of Pacifica

(Part Day and Full Day)

(650) 738-7388

City of Pacifica
170 Santa Maria Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

Footsteps Child Care, Inc.

(Part Day and Full Day)

(650) 670-0568 Ciprani After School Care
2525 Buena Vista Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

Hugs Hangout

(Part Day and Full Day)

(650) 465-7529

Hugs Hangout
500 Acacia Avenue, Room PC-1
San Bruno, CA 94066

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Institute for Human & Social Development, Inc. (IHSD) - Head Start and Early Head Start Program

(Full Day)

(650) 578-3440

Institute for Human & Social Development, Inc. (IHSD)
155 Bovet Road, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402

La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District

(Part Day)

(650) 747-0051

La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District
360 Butano Cutoff
P.O. Box 189
Pescadero, CA 94060

Millbrae Nursery School

(Part Day and Full Day)


Millbrae Nursery School
86 Center Street
Millbrae, CA 94030

Ravenswood City School District, Child Development Center

(Part Day)

(650) 838-3460

Ravenswood City School District
Child Development Center
951 O'Connor Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

San Bruno Park Elementary School District

(Part Day and Full Day)

(650) 624-3158

San Bruno Park Elementary SD
State Preschool Program
450 Third Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066

South San Francisco Unified School District

(Part Day)

(650) 827-8400

SSFUSD Children's Center
531 Tamarack Lane
So. San Francisco, CA 94080

 The Primary School

(Full Day)

(650) 416-6916

The Primary School-East Palo Alto
951 O'Conner Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94303