California State Preschool Program (CSPP) 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 Size Monthly Yearly
1-2 $5,067 $60,808
3 $5,467 $65,604
4 $6,383 $76,601
5 $7,404 $88,857
6 $8,426 $101,113
7 $8,617 $103,412
8 $8,809 $105,709
9 $9,000 $108,008
10 $9,192 $110,305
11 $9,383 $112,604
12 or more $9,575 $114,902

*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.

Sheryl Chan

Manager, California State Preschool Program


Phone: (650) 802-5616

Donna Yuriar

Project Specialist, California State Preschool Program


Phone: (650) 802-5351

Veronica Pantoja

Administrative Assistant


Phone: (650) 802-5358

Related Pages

About the Child Care Partnership Council 

Earning a Child Development Permit

Early Learning Programs and Services at SMCOE

P-3 Alignment in San Mateo County

Accountability in Early Education