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Click the link to view the 2021-2022 Early Learning Application Schedule. Parents must apply during the Priority Application Window for the preferred preschool site. Parents who miss the Priority Application Date for their preferred preschool site may apply during the Open Application Period of July 12-July 23, 2021.


Eligibility is determined by the following State factors:

  • Age (born between Dec. 2, 2016 and Dec. 1, 2018)
  • Income
  • CPS/At Risk (Must provide letter/document from case worker)
  • Homeless (Must provide letter or referral from agency or self-declaration of situation
    Children with IEP (Current IEP must be provided.  State priorities listed above also apply)


Acceptance into the Early Learning Program is confirmed through Notice of Action sent to parents/guardian via email within 30 days. If you received a Notice of Action but are no longer interested (e.g., relocation, private school, etc.), please notify our office via email at


For details on Early Learning Program eligibility, income guidelines and required documents. please visit the Early Learning Resources page.


For questions or more information, please call (619) 260-2450 or send an email to


App deadline April 23, 2021