The Multi-Cultural Center is required to follow California Department of Education guidelines, rules and regulations when enrolling for our part-day program. State-funded programs such as ours are designed for low to moderate-income families. We are a subsidized program.
Families who meet the criteria below receive priority for enrollment at state preschool programs:
Family is a current aid recipient
Family is income eligible
Family is experiencing homelessness or;
Family has children who are recipients of CPS or have documented referrals by a licensed professional as being at-risk of abuse
Children who are 3 years old by August 1st. (However, it is highly recommended to fill out an application even if your child turns 3 in the following months).
INQUIRY AND APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Once families fill out an application, we will make a phone call (usually in the month of April). The first phone calls will be with families who first meet the priority criteria.
2- During this phone call, we will provide all needed information about the program and review the completed application materials to determine eligibility.
3- If your family meets the admission criteria, we will make an appointment to enroll your child.
Upon inquiry, application materials will be provided. These include forms required by the California Department of Education (Child Division of Fiscal Services), the California Community Care Licensing and our Center.
Click on this pen to fill out an application online
Policy on Accepting Children with Special Needs:
Our agency assists in meeting the developmental and educational needs for children eligible for our program. We work closely with families to assure that our program will meet the needs of the children with special needs. Our staff may find it is beyond our ability to provide a suitable environment and that we lack the resources to serve a child in our program. We will work with the family to either acquire those resources for our program or assist the family in finding a program able to provide appropriate resources for the child.