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CSPP Qualifications

Program qualifications, including age eligibility and age definitions, admission priorities, income ceilings, and residency requirements, are set by the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division.
 
All children must be registered each school year for CSPP, including children who are returning for a second year of preschool.
CSPP Age Eligibility for the 2021-2022 school year: 3 & 4-year-olds
  • children who turn 3 years old on or before December 1, maybe enrolled. 
  • children, who turn 3 on or after December 2, may be enrolled in CSPP, after their 3rd birthday.
  • children who are 4 years old.
  • children who turn 5 between September 2nd and December 2nd
 
CSPP Age Eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • children who are 32 months may apply must be 3 years old on or before Dec.1 
  • children, who turn 3 on or after December 2, may be enrolled in CSPP, after their 3rd birthday.
  • children who are 4 years old.
  • children who turn 5 between September 2nd and December 2nd
 
Age Definitions:
  • 4-year-old children (child is 4 years old on or before December 1 of the current year of enrollment)
  • 3-year-old children (child is 3 years old on or before December 1 of the current year of enrollment)
  • children who have their 3rd birthday on or after December 2 of the current year may be enrolled on or after their 3rd birthday
 
 The child's age must be verified by documentation such as a birth certificate or other state-approved records.
Order of Priority:
  • First priority is age-eligible 3- and 4-year-old children who are recipients of child protective services or who have been determined to be at risk of neglect, abuse, or exploitation.
  • The second priority is age-eligible 4-year-old children who are returning for a second year in the program and then 4-year-old children, in accordance to family income ranking, with the lowest family income rankings being admitted first.
  • The third priority is age-eligible 3-year-old children, in accordance to family income ranking, with the lowest family income rankings being admitted first.
 
If space is available after all eligible children listed above are enrolled, the following children may be enrolled in this order:
  • age eligible 3- and 4-year-old children from families whose income is no more than 15 percent above the eligibility income threshold (limited to 10 percent of all enrolled children);
  • age eligible 3- and 4-year-old children with exceptional needs without regard to a family's income, with age-eligible 4-year-old children having the priority ahead of age-eligible 3-year-old children in this group; and
  • age-eligible 4-year old children whose families reside within the attendance boundary of a qualifying Free and Reduced Price Meal Program (FRPMP) elementary school without regard to a family's income. A qualified FRPMP elementary school is a public school where at least 80 percent of the enrolled students are eligible for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program.
 
An eligibility ranking list will be maintained throughout the year to ensure enrollment according to State admission priorities.
 
 
State Preschool 2021-2022
Income Ceilings - Child Care and
Development Programs

Family Size 

Family Monthly Income

Family Yearly Income

1-2 

$5,889

$70,665

3

$6,511

$78,135

4

$7,441

$89,297

5

$8,632

$103,584

6

$9,823

$117,872

7

$10,046

$120,550

8

$10,269

$123,230

9

$10,492

$125,909

10

$10,716

$128,587

11

$10,939

$131,266

12

$11,162

$133,946

updated 10/29/21

Residency in the City of Fullerton is not a requirement for CSPP. However, proof of residency will be required at the time of registration to verify that the family resides in the State of California.
 
CSPP allows families to select the preschool location that works best for the needs of the family. Please note that daily arrangements to have children dropped off at and picked up from the preschool location is the responsibility of the parent as CSPP does not provide transportation.
 
CSPP classrooms are located at the following elementary schools:
 
Commonwealth Elementary
Part Day Preschool 
 2200 E. Commonwealth Avenue
 Fullerton
Hermosa Drive Elementary
Part Day Preschool 
 400 E. Hermosa Drive
 Fullerton
Maple Elementary
Part Day Preschool 
 244 E. Valencia Drive  Fullerton
Orangethorpe Elementary*
Part Day Preschool 
 1400 S. Brookhurst Road  Fullerton
Pacific Drive Elementary*
Part Day Preschool 
 1501 W. Valencia Drive  Fullerton
Richman Elementary
Full-Day / Full Year 
 700 S. Richman Avenue  Fullerton
Valencia Park Elementary
Full-Day / Full Year 
 3441 W. Valencia Drive  Fullerton
Woodcrest Elementary
Part Day Preschool 
 455 W. Baker Avenue  Fullerton
*designated co-teaching classroom
 
To determine which school is nearest to your home, click here.

Co-teaching is when two certified teachers are present in the classroom, and they work together through the teaching process: planning, teaching, and assessing progress. Students frequently have different learning styles and preferences. Co-teaching allows fully qualified teachers to meet those diverse needs in the classroom. 


The teaching might look different based on the activity, needs, and purpose. We might also split the class into two groups, with each teacher teaching one of the groups; this allows for a smaller teacher-to-student ratio for more complex topics. Occasionally, one teacher will pull a small group for additional instruction, while the other teacher will assist students during their classroom experiences. This way, students receive extra help where needed, and teachers can provide meaningful classroom learning experiences.


Inclusion means teaching all children together regardless of their ability level.  Preschoolers in the inclusive program will learn side-by-side, celebrating their similarities and their different abilities and cultures. In this classroom, children with special needs take part in the general education curriculum. Language and beginning literacy skills, including phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge, are emphasized. Teachers foster social-emotional and independence through direct teaching and cooperative play. The program’s goal is for all students to achieve kindergarten readiness skills in the most natural and inclusive setting and to prepare all learners for a successful kindergarten experience.