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The Preschool Services Department (PSD) is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year. PSD has openings for children ages 0 to 5 and pregnant mothers, but hurry because spots are filling up fast.
Children who are homeless, in foster care, or in families receiving CalWORKs cash aid are automatically eligible. Children with disabilities or special needs are given priority for enrollment.
PSD offers free or low cost high quality child development services for low income families.
Full day classes start Thursday, July 7. Visit the site nearest you to enroll your child. Sites are accepting applications Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for a list of sites for you or for someone that you know who may benefit. For more information please call 1-888-KIDS-025 or 1-888-543-7025 .
Don’t delay, enroll your child today!
The Preschool Referral Project was developed to offer foster children age 3 to 5 enhanced preschool services resulting in increased placement stability, school readiness and school performance.
As a result of the referral project, participation in early childhood education programs for foster children increased by 200 percent resulting in 118 foster children participating the program. All children in the program showed improvement in language, self-regulation, mathematical and social development. The results are encouraging for children who have been abused, witnessed abuse and suffered the trauma of being removed from their parents.
The program was recognized in November 2013 by the California State Association of Counties with a Challenge Award, one of the most prestigious government awards in the state.
This is an example of how Government Works.