Preschool Eligibility Requirements

Preschool Eligibility Requirements

Children must meet the program qualifications listed below:

  • Age - The child must be at least three or four years old by September 1 (not eligible for transitional kindergarten or kindergarten). Preference will be given to children who turn four by September 1 and will attend kindergarten the following year.
  • Immunizations - The child must have three polio, four; DTP, three Hep B, one Varicella, one MMR, and one HIB. The MMR and HIB must be given on or after the first birthday.
  • Residence - Priority is given to families within the Chula Vista Elementary School District boundaries.
  • Income - Family income must fall within State guidelines for low income according to family size.

Please note that income requirements are required for most of our sites. Chula Vista Elementary School District has some schools that are part of the California State Preschool Programs (CSPP) Neighborhood Schools Programs. If your School Of Residence (SOR) is a school that qualifies for CSPP Neighborhood Schools program, then you may be eligible for free preschool regardless of your income. Please call our office to obtain more information.

Age Requirement

For 2024-25 school year children must be born between September 2, 2019, and September 1, 2021. The child must be three years old and function independently in the restroom at the time of enrollment.

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