Enroll for Preschool

The AESD Office of Early Childhood Education currently serves over 1000 preschool children at 16 school sites through the California State Preschool Programs.

Find a Preschool Near You

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Preschool Office

 2000 W. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA. 92804

(714) 517-7125 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – CLOSED

Out of an abundance of caution, as a result of the pandemic, AESD staff continues to work remotely. Please refer to the Staff Directory for email contact information.

If you are inquiring about preschool enrollment for 2020-2021
School Year please fill out the Preschool Interest Questionnaire linked below.

Income Requirements

Maximum Allowable Family Income for State Preschool 20-21

Family SizeFamily Monthly IncomeFamily Yearly Income
1-2$5,540$66,479
3$6,157$73,885
4$7,069$84,822
5$8,199$98,393
6$9,330$111,965
7$9,542$114,509
8$9,755$117,054
9$9,967$119,598
10$10,179$122,143
11$10,391$124,687
12$10,603$127,232
This Schedule of Income Ceilings is used for determining income eligibility for families initially certified or recertified on or after July 1, 2020

Birthdate Eligibility

Children must turn 3 or 4 years of age by December 1st of the current year of enrollment. *SY= School year.

Grade Level2020-21 SY Birthdate 2019-20 SY Birthdate
Pre-K (3 yrs.)9/2/2016 – 12/1/2017 9/2/2015-12/1/2016
Pre-K (4 yrs.)9/2/2015 – 9/1/2016 9/2/2014-9/1/2015

Children, who turn 3 years old on or after December 2nd of the current school year, may enroll on or after their third birthday.

How to apply for State Preschool

  1. Ensure your child’s birthdate eligibility as stated above.
  2. Complete the State Preschool Interest List 
  3. Print State Preschool Enrollment Packet below:
20-21 State Preschool Enrollment Packet – English Version
Paquete de Inscripcion del Programa Preescolar 20-21 – Español

Note: The Anaheim Elementary School District has extended School Dismissal through June 9th.

Required Documents

Certification of enrollment is processed until the enrollment packet and required documents are submitted and verified by an ECE staff. The required documents include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Proof of Family Income (four weeks of recent and consecutive income verification)
  2. Proof of Family Size (Birth Certificates for all children in family)
  3. Child’s Recent Physical Exam that must be signed by your child’s doctor
  4. Child’s Immunization Record up-to-date with current Tuberculosis (TB) test results
  5. Immunization Record for Adult Volunteer: proof of Pertussis (Tdap), Measles (MMR) immunization, current Tuberculosis (TB) test results that are within 4 years, and optional Influenza.
  6. If a family receives Cash aide, CAL-Works (welfare), Food Stamps and/or Child Support, these documents must be submitted at the time of certification appointment, if not sooner.

Enroll for Preschool Was Last Modified: August 7, 2020