Requirements for State Preschool


   Santee School District 

 Prospect Avenue State Preschool 


Age Requirements

Children are enrolled in order of specific program admission priorities. These priorities are as follows:

  • First priority is given to age eligible 3- and 4- year olds who are recipients of Child Protective Services (CPS) or who have been determined to be at risk of neglect, abuse or exploitation.
  • Second priority is given to age eligible 4-year olds who are returning for a 2nd year in the program
  • Third priority is given to age eligible children who turn 4 years old on or before December 1st.
  • Third priority are age eligible 3-year olds who turn 3 on or before December 1st. If 3rd birthday is on or after December 2nd, child may enroll then.
  • Fourth priority is given to eligible 3 and 4-year olds whose household gross income is 15% over the State Medium Income.

If your child exceeds the age limit above, he/she may be eligible for another program below for the 21-22 school year.

Transitional Kindergarten Eligible

Early Admission Kindergarten Eligible

Kindergarten Eligible

If your child’s birthday is between 9/2/16 and 12/2/16

If your child’s birthday is between 12/3/16 and 4/30/17

If your child’s birthday is between 9/2/15 and 9/1/16


Income Requirements

Families who meet the age eligible requirements also need to meet the income guidelines set by the California Department of Education (CDE).

Income Eligibility Guidelines

If your family exceeds the current income ceiling, we offer Y.A.L.E (Youngsters Actively Learning Everyday), a fee based Preschool Program. For more information please call 619-258-2363, email: or visit


Other Requirements

Children must be completely toilet trained.

Child must reside in San Diego County.

Physician’s report must be filled out and signed by your child’s physician and submitted with the registration packet.

Immunizations required:

  • DTap-four doses
  • Polio-three doses
  • Hep B-three doses
  • MMR-one dose on or after 1st birthday
  • Varicella-one dose
  • HIB-one dose after 1st birthday

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