Welcome to Child Start! Please complete all fields of the application in order to establish eligibility.
You will need an email address to complete this online application. Submitting Applications with multiple email addresses will slow down your application process. Families experiencing homelessness; foster children and parents that receive CalFresh (SNAP),Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) are given the highest priority for enrollment.
If you already applied or have previously had a child participate in a Child Start program, DO NOT fill out this online application form. Please contact us at 1-866-573-4274 for further assistance. Thank you.
Other considerations are given to over-income families depending on their individual circumstances, including children with disabilities that have a current Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Are there other adults in the household?
Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?
Are there other children in the family?
After your application is submitted, a staff person will contact you to schedule an “Intake Appointment” to determine if you are eligible for the program.
These documents will be required to determine if your child is eligible for the program:
If applicable, please also bring a copy of the following:
This is the first step in the application process and does not guarantee acceptance. Please note, the enrollment process can take longer to complete if your family income exceeds the poverty guidelines or if we are fully enrolled.