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Eligibility

Enrollment

Enrollment for 2023 - 2024 closes on March 15, 2024

Enrollment for the 2024 - 2025 will open April 29, 2024

Eligibility

Age

Our preschool program is available to children ages 3 -5 and whose families qualify under the Department of Education.

Birthday Date Requirements
  • 3rd birthday must fall on or before Dec. 1st or after 3rd birthday
  • 4th birthday must fall on or before Dec. 1st  or after 4th birthday
  • 5th birthday must fall between Sept. 2nd and Aug. 31st
Income Requirements

There is no income ceiling if you reside within Lawndale. Out of district residents must qualify under the Department of Education income eligibility guidelines based on family size and family income. Please refer to the income ceilings table below. 

California State Preschool program free or reduced-price meal eligibility criteria (CSPP FRPM) are: 

  • Meet income eligibility if you reside outside of our district
  • Child must attend their home school
  • Schools eligible for FRPM are Anderson, Carson, Green, and Mitchell

Income Ceilings

Family Size Family Yearly Income Ceiling (100% of SMI) Family Monthly Income Ceiling (100% of SMI) Maximum Monthly Income for 15% above Income Eligibility Threshold
1-2 $84,818 $7,068 $8,128
3 $96,590 $8,049 $9,257
4 $112,105 $9,342 $10,743
5 $130,042 $10,837 $12,462
6 $147,988 $12,332 $14,182
7 $151,342 $12,612 $14,504
8 $154,705 $12,892 $14,826
9 $158,068 $13,172 $15,148
10 $161,431 $13,453 $15,470
11 $164,794 $13,733 $15,793
12 $168,158 $14,013 $16,115

 

Residency Requirements

We serve Lawndale, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lennox, Torrance, and all other surrounding South Bay cities! Acceptance is based on the requirements and space. 

If you have any questions about our requirements, please call  (310) 644-8458. Our office is located at the Carson Campus (3150 W 147th St, Hawthorne, 90250) and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.