Connecting families to early learning programs in Santa Clara County
Childcare & Preschool Programs
Find childcare and preschool programs through the county’s Childcare Resource & Referral Program
Head Start and State Preschool
Find information about Head Start and the California State Preschool Program
Enroll in preschool, transitional kindergarten (TK), and kindergarten within schools
Soon all 4 year olds in California will be eligible for free transitional kindergarten. When will your child become eligible?
- 2023/24 Turns 5 between September 2 – April 2
- 2024/25 Turns 5 between September 2 – June 2
- 2025/26 Turns 4 by September 1
Families with 4 year olds have many early learning options that include: TK, private preschool, care through family childcare homes, and low-cost/free subsidized programs (if eligible) such as Head Start, California State Preschool Program, Alternative Payment Program, and other subsidized programs.
Learn about programs for children ages birth to 5:
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The Steps to Success campaign is partially supported by the Morgan Family Foundation and by a grant from the Sand Hill Endowment Fund and Early Childhood Fund: Ensuring a Foundation to Flourish grantmaking strategy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.