State Preschool Eligibility and Programs


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

Family SizeMonthlyYearly
1 - 2 $5,343 $64,116
3 $5,802 $69,624
4 $6,719 $80,628
5 $7,794 $93,528
6 $8,869 $106,428
7 $9,070 $108,840
8 $9,272 $111,264
9 $9,473 $113,676
10 $9,675 $116,100
11 $9,876 $118,512
12 or more $10,078 $120,936

* 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.

AgencyPhoneMain Address

All Five (Full Day)

(650) 394-7328

All Five
1391 Chilco Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Bayshore School District (Part Day)

(415) 467-5443    
Bayshore School Preschool
155 Oriente Street
Daly City, CA 94014

Cabrillo Unified School District (Part Day)

(650) 726-3652
Los Listos Preschool
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
Institute for Human & Social Development, Inc. (IHSD)
Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
Preschool and Infant/Toddler Care (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
Preschool and Infant/Toddler Care (Part Day and Full Day)
Millbrae Nursery School
86 Center Street
Millbrae, CA 94030
San Bruno Park Elementary School District
(Part Day and Full Day)
(650) 624-3158
San Bruno Park Elementary SD
State Preschools
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

For a complete list of Subsidized Child Care Programs in the county, please refer to the list provided by the 4C's of San Mateo below.