Enrollment Procedures for State Subsidized Families

San Mateo-Foster City School District Preschool Enrollment

  1. Any person who would like to enroll their child in preschool or childcare services must first submit an application. Families with lowest income and higher priorities will be enrolled first as openings occur in the appropriate age group.
  2. Parents enter into an agreement or contract for the numbers of hours of childcare needed daily. Contract hours are based on employment, training or needs of the child.
  3. Before a child is enrolled, parents must provide the following information:
    • Child’s name, birthdate, current address and phone number.
    • Parent’s full name, address, phone number and social security number.
    • Documentation of income, hours of employment, incapacitation, education/training, or special needs of the child.
    • Name, address, phone number and signature of responsible person authorized to take the child from the center, and name and phone numbers of person who can assume responsibility for the child in an emergency.
    • Name, address and phone number of a physician to be called in an emergency.
    • Health history, including immunization and testing, which are appropriate to the child’s age.
    • Procedure for the care of the child when ill.
    • A signed permission by the parent or guardian to permit a staff member to obtain medical treatment for the child in case of emergency.
    • Documentation of siblings
  4. At the time of enrollment, parents will receive an orientation to the program and can meet the teaching and administrative staff.

Enrollment Priorities for Preschool (CSPP)

  1. First priority shall go to CSPP eligible four-year old or three-year old neglected or abused children who are recipients of child protective services or who are at risk of being neglected or abused based upon a written referral from a licensed professional.
    The referral must state:
    • Childcare services are part of the family case plan
    • Probable duration of child’s need (may not exceed 3 months for at-risk)
    • Hours per day required (CPS referrals must be dated within 12 months preceding the application for childcare services. At-risk referrals must be dated within 3 months preceding the application for childcare services.)
  2. Second priority shall go to CSPP eligible four-year old children in income ranking order. The parent/guardian may be:
    • Employed
    • Seeking employment (60 days per year only)
    • Enrolled in an educational or training program
    • Incapacitated
    • Homeless
  3. Third priority shall go to CSPP eligible three-year old children in income ranking order.

Enrollment Priorites for School Age (CCTR)

  1. First priority will be given to neglected or abused children based upon a written referral from a licensed professional.
    The referral must state:
    • Childcare services are part of the family case plan
    • Probable duration of child’s need (may not exceed 3 months for at-risk)
    • Hours per day required (CPS referrals must be dated within 12 months preceding the application for childcare services. At-risk referrals must be dated within 3 month preceding the application for childcare services.)
  2. A family with the lowest monthly gross income. The parent/guardian may be:
    • Employed
    • Seeking employment (60 days per year only)
    • Enrolled in an educational or training program
    • Incapacitated
    • Homeless