California State Preschool Program (CSPP)
Assembly Bill 2759 (Chapter 308, Statutes of 2008) created the California State Preschool program. This program consolidated the funding for State Preschool, Prekindergarten and Family Literacy, and General Child Care center-based programs serving eligible three- and four-year-old children to create the California State Preschool Program, the largest state-funded preschool program in the nation. Our program provides part-day services that provide a core class curriculum that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served. The program also provides snacks to children, parent education, referrals to health and social services for families, and staff development opportunities to employees.
The California State Preschool Program Part-Day (CSPP Part-Day) is a three-hour educational program for children ages three and four years old, with priority given to four year olds. The CSPP Part-Day Program provides personalized learning experiences before children enter kindergarten.
LOCATIONS: For a list of CSPP Part-Day sites,
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Friday during the 180 day school year, two sessions offered daily (A.M. or P.M.), 3 hours each session.
WHO QUALIFIES: Families at or below 70% of state median income. Fees are not required.
ELIGIBILITY: Children ages three and four as of September 1 of the school year, with priority given to four year olds.
ENROLLMENT: A family must complete a recruitment form and provide required documentation.