- Children's Centers
Eligibility & Enrollment
There are a few steps in the enrollment process:
- Complete a Waiting List Application by calling (530) 532-5643 or http://bit.ly/cdpsenroll
- Receive a call from Child Development Programs and Services staff to schedule an enrollment appointment
- Gather required enrollment documents. A list of required documents can be found here.
- Attend enrollment appointment and orientation
Children three and four years of age may be eligible for Part-day preschool if:
Children who have their 3rd birthday on or before December 1 of the fiscal year they are being served. Children who have their 3rd birthday on or after December 2 of the fiscal year, may be enrolled in CSPP on or after their 3rd birthday.
Children who have their 4th birthday on or before December 1 of the school year they are being served.
Families can discuss eligibility information and be pre-screened over the phone, by calling our administrative office at (530) 532-5643. Families will be added to the waiting list based on the following:
Eligibility is based on either child or family eligibility.
Parent’s must provide documentation of eligibility in 1 or more of these categories:
Child protective services*
Child protective services*
At-risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation*
- Current aid recipient
- Income eligible
- Reside within approved FRPM (free-reduced meal program) elementary school boundary (CSPP 4 year old only)
- Over-income family with exceptional needs child (Part-Day CSPP only)
Duration of Service Requirement:
Once a family establishes eligibility, they will remain eligible & receive services until the end of the school year.
If determined eligible for the program, your information will be placed onto the eligibility list. When there is an opening, a meeting to complete the enrollment process will be scheduled.
This meeting will also be to answer questions and orient you to the program. All eligible families will be contacted as enrollment begins or openings occur.
*Children receiving Child protective services through the county welfare department may receive child care & development services if referred by a county child welfare services worker.
*Children at-risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, & referred from a legally qualified professional in a legal, medical, or social services agency, a local educational agency liaison for homeless children & youths, a Head Start program, or an emergency shelter may receive child care & development services.
NO PROGRAM COST
There is no cost for our Preschool Program for those eligible to enroll. This valuable quality program is funded by the California Department of Education.
When an opening is available, staff access the waiting list and contact families based on the following program admission priorities:
First Priority: Child protective services, or at-risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation (3 & 4 year olds)
Second Priority: Eligible 4 year olds (Birthday on or before Dec 1st), not enrolled in TK in the following admission priority:
- Eligible children who were enrolled in CSPP as a 3 year old
- Income ranking order
Third Priority: Eligible 3 year olds (Birthday on or before Dec 1st | If 3rd birthday is on or after December 2nd, child may be enrolled on or after 3rd birthday) in admission priority. Within each income ranking:
Fourth Priority: Families whose income exceeds the current income ceiling issued by CDE by 15% or less of the adjusted monthly income for income eligible families of the same size (limited to 10% of enrolled children)
- 4 year old
- 3 year old
Fifth Priority: Over income exceptional needs child (Must have IEP on file. No limit)
Sixth Priority: For APPROVED CSPP sites operating within attendance boundaries of a qualified FRPM school, 4 year olds may be enrolled with no eligibility requirements (to the extent possible, enroll in income ranking order)