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Eligibility

WELCOME TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Our Pre-Kindergarten program gives students a solid foundation of the social/emotional skills, physical/motor skills and cognitive/thinking skills needed to enter kindergarten confidently. This is measured with Imagine It! and Growing with Math curriculum that allow children to develop at their own pace through creative lesson planning that maximizes each child's unique strengths and interests. 

Our purpose is to provide the highest quality Pre-Kindergarten education in a secure, nurturing, and stimulating environment. We meet these goals with our age-appropriate curriculum, our highly qualified staff, the highest standards of cleanliness, and our ongoing communication with parents. 

An outstanding staff of professional teachers and support personnel serve our programs based on the needs of young children.

ENROLLMENT

Lynwood Unified School District provides State Preschool services at Lindbergh Child Development Center and Will Rogers Child Development Center for children of eligible families that are between the ages of three and five years old. The program operates from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday throughout the year except for legal holidays and holidays declared by the District’s Board of Education. We are open 246 days a year. 

Full Day

Children must be at least 3 years old before September 2 and no older than 5 years old after September 1 (the year before they become eligible for kindergarten enrollment). In order to receive subsidized child care services, the parent(s)/guardian(s) must provide the office with verifiable and viable proof of income, and employment. The office may take the necessary procedures to verify such information.

Part-Day

The part-day program gives priority to admitting eligible four-year-old children (children who have their 4th birthday on or before September 1stof the fiscal year in which they are enrolled). The program first admits those children who’s have the lowest adjusted monthly income. 

ELIGIBILITY

Children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of eligible parents (must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 2 of the current school year).

Children MUST be able to go to the bathroom independently.

Families are eligible for fully or partially subsidized child care if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. The need for Children’s Protective Services has been established

2. At-Risk of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation has been established

3. Parents are employed

4. Are homeless

5. Cash Assistance

6. Income

Families who qualify must fall within State defined income limits for subsidized childcare.

Children must be at least 3 years old and no older than 5 years old (the year before they become eligible for kindergarten enrollment). In order to receive subsidized childcare services, the parent(s)/guardians(s) must provide verifiable and viable proof of income, and employment/training. If the parent is unable to provide proof of income and employment, the State Preschool office may take the necessary procedures to verify such information.