Child Development Center

2021/22 preschool applications available


Applications for 2021/22 are available. 

Please contact the center at 722-6500 for the application or email

Looking forward to meeting new families!



WE ARE OPEN, OPEN, OPEN and it's going great! We have been physically open since August 3rd and are taking applications for our in-person state preschool, tuition-based programs, and distance learning state preschool for the Spring 2021 semester.  

Children need to be three years old on or before September 1st, 2020. You do not need to be a college student to have your child enrolled. 

Please email for an application or stop by the center during the following hours: 8:30-11:00 a.m. and/or 1:00-3:30 p.m.


State Preschool Income Guidelines - if you are below these amounts, there is no fee for 5 days/week morning or afternoon.  

Schedule of Income Ceilings (85% SMI)
for State Fiscal Year 2020-21 Child Care and Development Programs

Family Size Family Monthly Income Family 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

If your gross monthly income is below the amount for the family size, you qualify for state preschool (half-day) for your three and/or four-year-old child.

Please see the application below or email


California State Preschool Preliminary Application

Click here to view and download the California State Preschool Preliminary Application. Please complete the application in full and email to


Pandemic EBT

Get help buying food while schools are closed 

Get help buying food while schools are closed Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. 


Pandemic EBT

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits will be available for eligible California families soon!

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving in May, 2020.

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May.





Ideas for Supporting Young Children’s Math Skills During Coronavirus and Beyond

With many schools and childcare centers closed, there is a critical need for learn-at-home materials focused around early math. DREME’s At-Home Early Math Learning Kit for Families offers practical, research-based strategies that busy families can use to support their young children’s early math learning—at home, right now, for free, and without special materials. Available also in Spanish, these fun and easy ideas are geared toward children from birth through age 8 and can help families use their time together to explore math in everyday home routines.

Included in this kit are:

  • Reading tips for finding and talking about math in picture books.
  • Recipes that inspire math conversations in the kitchen.
  • Math snacks—quick and easy ideas for finding and talking about math in everyday family routines, such as mealtime and clean-up.
  • Card games that allow children to practice skills like adding and comparing numbers.

Download At-Home Early Math Learning Kit

Tell Us: How Are You Using and Sharing the Kit?

Feel free to download these resources and share them widely. We know that families are amazing innovators and we would love to hear how they are using and adapting these resources. Please send your stories and questions to

Stay tuned for more learn-at-home resources in the coming months. For more activities and ideas, visit the new DREME Family Math website. We will be adding more early math content for families soon, so keep checking back!



Get Help 

Staying within budget during an emergency can be difficult and stressful, but keeping your family properly fed is critical. Find out how to get nutritional assistance through government programs and other resources. Keep in mind these options to assist you in getting access to food:

More resources: 


Interactive map for food pantries: search by zip code:


Who Needs Toys? Household Items to Entertain Children!



Free resources for learning at home:


Drive Through Pantry this Saturday, 4/18/20; 12:30-1:30.

Where: The Highlands Christian Fellowship, 39625 20th St. W, Palmdale




Here is a fun music/dance activity to do at home with a whole family:

And listen to Brown Bear, Brown Bear at:



A few videos on how to help your child learn at home:


Stay safe!



Dear CDC Parents:

We hope you and your family are doing well. The teachers have been in contact with many of you in different ways (zoom, email, text) so we encourage you to contact your child's teacher (see below) and/or continue this "keeping in touch" with them. 

Below you will find additional resources that you can use with older children as well. They are from the Department of Education website and are being suggested to the parents. 

And again, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Stay healthy, Katarina

Here are some websites that may assist you in keeping your child(ren) engaged at home:

Stay safe and healthy and all of us at the CDC miss you and your children.


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Last updated: April 8, 2021