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State Pre-School and
Head Start Programs

Michele Baker, Director
209-556-1545

Sheri Hurst
209-556-1545

Address of Main Office
2611 Garrison Ave.
Ceres, CA 95307

Preschool/Headstart

State Preschool Program

    • Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by the Kindergarten age cut-off date may be eligible.

    • Priority is based on state mandated age and income guidelines, not on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Eligibility extends only to families whose income is equal to or less than the amount shown.
           
    • Priority is given to children who reside in the Ceres Unified School District attendance boundaries.

State Preschool Income Guidelines

Family Size

Gross Monthly Income

Family Yearly Income

1-2

$3,283

$39,396

3

$3,518

$42,216

4

$3,908

$46,896

5

$4,534

$54,408

6

$5,159

$61,908

7

$5,276

$63,312

8

$5,394

$64,728

9

$5,511

$66,132

Preschool sites include: Walter White Elementary , Caswell Elementary, Don Pedro Elementary, Virginia Parks Elementary, and Westport Elementary.

For more information, call 209-556-1545

Head Start Program

Head Start is a federally funded program that serves low income families and children with disabilities.

Early Head Start serves children ages 6 weeks, up to 3 years old.

Regional Head Start serves children between the ages of 3 to 5.

    • Priority is based on a point system, not on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Eligibility extends only to families whose income is equal to or less than the income guidelines.
    • Priority is given to children who reside in the Ceres Unified School District attendance boundaries.

Required documentation for applying:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Most recent income tax return and current month’s income for each parent working
  • TANF or SSI Statement (if applicable)
  • Immunizations
  • Proof of address
  • Copy of IEP/IFSP (if applicable)

Please contact the Head Start / State Preschool Office for more information.
209-556-1545

Head Start Sites include: Argus Early Head Start, Carroll Fowler Elementary, Caswell Elementary, Don Pedro Elementary- Full Day Program, La Rosa Elementary, and Virginia Parks Elementary.

2014 Head Start Income Guidelines

Family Size

Gross Annual Income

1

$11,670
2
$15,730

3

$19,790

4

$23,850

5

$27,910

6

$31,970

7

$36,030
 8 $40,090
 9  $44,150

10

$48,210

There are no transportation services for the
Head Start Programs.