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Child Care and Development Services - Head Start Program




Head Start / California State Preschool Program

  • COST: Free for families that meet income eligibility guidelines
  • WHO: 3 and 4-year olds born on or before September 1 whose parents are working and/or going to school
  • WHEN: 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • HOW: Parents should complete a pre-enrollment application and bring the last 12 months of income verification to Child Development Services (tax return, pay stubs, TANF payments, child support, etc.). Parents should also bring the child’s birth certificate to verify age, their health insurance card, and utility bill to verify residency in the county.


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Child Development Services . 2828 Fourth Street . Santa Monica 90405 . 310-399-5865








Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
310-450-8338