Preschool Programs and Eligibility Requirements

  • State Preschool

    The Sunnyvale School District State Preschool Program is licensed by the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing and serves children who will qualify for kindergarten the following school year, or who are 4 or 3 years old, as space allows.

    Equal treatment and access to services are provided without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, ethnic background, sex, or physical handicap. This program operates without religious instruction or any corporal punishment. 

    San Miguel State Preschool

    Facility License Number: 434415209

    Lakewood State Preschool

    Facility License Number: 434414750

    Our State Preschool Program offers two half-day sessions

    Monday through Friday

    Morning: 8:15 am - 11:15 am

    Afternoon: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Please call our office for more information.

    (408) 522-8213 ext. 2039

    If you would like assistance with the registration process, please call (408) 522-8213 to make an appointment, or come into our Sunnyvale Preschool Offices at 750 Lakechime Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    State Preschool Eligibility Requirements

    Thank you for your interest in State Preschool. Our preschool has two centers available, each with two sessions daily.

    Our locations are San Miguel School and Lakewood Elementary School. Our sessions are from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Our State Preschool accepts families with children 4 years old and 3 years old (priority is given to 4 year-olds first). 

    If you have any questions or to set up an appointment, please call Grissel Ramirez at 408-522-8213 ext 2039.

    Child is a recipient of Child Protective Services or at risk of being neglected, abused, or exploited.

    Once the set-aside is filled, a child with exceptional needs from an income-eligible family. Prioritize based on income ranking order.

    Eligible 4-year-old not enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. Prioritize children enrolled in CSPP as a 3-year-old, then within each ranking prioritize dual language learners. Then, based on the earliest wait list date.

    Eligible 3-year-old. Within each ranking prioritize dual language learners, then based on the wait list date.

    Family income is not more than 15% above the income threshold. Prioritize exceptional needs children, then 4 year olds, then 3 year olds. (limited to 10% of funded enrollment).

    Family resides in an approved Neighborhood School Boundary. Prioritize based on income ranking order. 

    Children enrolling in CSPP to provide expanded learning & care to Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten pupils (must meet eligibility criteria).

    State Income Ceiling Guide For State Preschool

    Maximum Gross Household Income

    Family Size

    1 or 2

    Family Size

    3

    Family Size

    4

    Family Size

    5

    Family Size

    6

    Family Size

    7

    Family Size

    8 +

    7,209

    8,154

    9,441

    10,952

    12,462

    12,745

    13,029

    If you would like to be contacted by our enrollment staff, please click here.

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    Special Education for Preschoolers

    Special Education is specifically designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Students are eligible for Special Education services through the Sunnyvale School District beginning at three years of age.  

    Our Preschool Program offers a variety of resources and support services. The Assessment Team works to identify a student's strengths and determine what support is required for access to education.  The Assessment Team also provides information for families about community resources, parent workshops, and counseling. If you feel your child is in need of an assessment for specialized needs, please contact Ashley Vargas: ashley.vargas@sesd.org.

    If you would like assistance with the registration process, please call (408) 522-8213 to make an appointment, or come into our Sunnyvale Preschool Offices at 750 Lakechime Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.