Research proves it: High-quality preschool helps children succeed
SCUSD’s Child Development Department is accepting applications for its high-quality, free or low-cost preschool programs.
Research shows that children who attend preschool are better prepared for kindergarten, more successful in later grades and more likely to graduate from high school.
Preschool serves children 3-5 years of age. To qualify, children must be turning 3 on or before September 1, 2016. SCUSD’s preschool program offers several options:
- Head Start is a free program to income eligible families. Classes are in session 3.5 hours per day, Monday through Thursday.
- Head Start Home-Based is a free program to income eligible families. Families are visited once a week for 1.5 hours by a home visitor and attend twice monthly socializations at school sites or other fun locations.
- State Preschool is a free program based on family size and income. Classes are in session 3 hours per day, Monday through Friday.
- State/Head Start Wrap is a free program based on family size and income. This option is a combination of Head Start and State Preschool services. Classes are in session 6.5 hours, Monday through Thursday and 3 hours on Friday.
- State/Head Start Full-Day Preschool is a free or reduced cost program based on family size and income. This option is for families that are working, in school, incapacitated or seeking employment. Families may receive up to 8 or 10 hours of child care services based on the parent’s documented need.