Eligibility Factors

Age

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.

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 $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

Family Income Ceilings + 15%*

Family SizeMonthlyYearly
1 - 2 $5,628 $67,536
3 $6,061 $72,732
4 $6,810 $81,720
5 $7,901 $94,812
6 $8,990 $107,880
7 $9,194 $110,328
8 $9,398 $112,776
9 $9,603 $115,236
10 $9,807 $117,684
11 $10,011 $120,132
12 or more $10,215 $122,580

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