The state-funded preschool programs have been in operation since 1971, currently providing full-day and half-day preschool services to 700 low income children, ages 18 months to five years, at five locations in San Jose.
Eligibility is based on family income and parental need. Half-day preschool is free to income eligible families and full day services are available to families on a sliding fee scale basis with the requirement that parents are working and/or enrolled in school. All centers are licensed and staffed by trained early childhood development educators.
Barbara Carmody,Director(408) 573-3343