Eligibility Factors

Age

Children who will be three-years-old or four-years-old by September 1 of the current school year (priority is given to four-years-olds and those who will turn four by September 1) for State Preschool Program.

Income

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 $3,283 $39,396
3 $3,518 $42,216
4 $3,908 $46,896
5 $4,534 $54,408
6 $5,159 $61,908
7 $5,276 $63,312
8 $5,394 $64,728
9 $5,511 $66,132
10 $5,628 $67,536
11 $5,745 $68,940
12 or more $5,863 $70,356

Family Income Ceilings + 15%*

Family SizeMonthlyYearly
1 - 2 $3,775 $45,305
3 $4,046 $48,548
4 $4,494 $53,930
5 $5,214 $62,569
6 $5,933 $71,194
7 $6,067 $72,809
8 $6,203 $74,437
9 $6,338 $76,052
10 $6,472 $77,666
11 $6,607 $79,281
12 or more $6,742 $80,909

*Up to 10% of California State Preschool Program families may exceed the income ceilings by 15% or less.