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California State Preschool
Program (Full Day)

Photo: Girl stacking blocks

The California State Preschool Program (Full Day) accepts children ages 3 - 5 years old. Children must not be eligible for kindergarten. The California State Preschool Program (Full Day) operates during Fall and Spring sessions when classes are in operation, and is base on the current year contract with the California Department of Education. Please see specific calendar for days of operation.


Ages * 3 - 5 years old
Ratio 1 adult to 8 children
Room capacity 1 room per 27 children
Hours 7:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Subsidized Care
  • requires at least one parent to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at Gavilan College. (Priority given to students taking 12 day units)
  • maintains a "C" average
  • must meet income guidelines and criteria. Fees based on sliding scale (may be free)
  • must be completely potty trained

Children must be enrolled in full-time care which is 6.5 hours per day.

* Children must be 3 years old by October 1st of current fiscal year (July - June)


Last modified: June 6, 2013
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