May 15, 2018, San Jose, Ca: The Moreland School District is participating in a Santa Clara County pilot program that has increased the income criteria for families to be eligible for free childcare and preschool services. AB 2368, authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, will allow individual counties to determine county-specific family eligibility criteria, family fees, reimbursement rates, and methods of maximizing the efficient use of subsidies.
In past years, a family of four had to have a maximum monthly income of $4,877 and an annual income of $58,524 to qualify for state preschool registration. Now, in Santa Clara County, a family of four with a monthly maximum income of $5,922 and a maximum annual income of $71,064 now qualifies. Children who qualify must be at least 2 years, 9 months old through 4 years old.
“Research has shown that children who attend preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and beyond,” said Superintendent Mary Kay Going. “We are thrilled that this pilot will make preschool available to more families in our community.”
Registration for Moreland School District’s State Preschool began May 1, 2018. Moreland’s State Preschool, housed at Anderson Elementary School, currently offers a morning and afternoon class option, serving approximately 24 students in each class. This state preschool offers quality curriculum that fosters a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth leading to school readiness. Interested families can pick up registration packets and the Moreland School District Office, 4711 Campbell Avenue, San Jose, from 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.