California State Preschool Programs - Eligibility

Age

Prekindergarten 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 $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