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Eligibility & Enrollment

The Lawndale State Preschool program operates at 5 sites (Anderson, Carson, Green, Mitchell, and Twain) Monday through Friday. The AM session is 8:00am-11:00am and the PM session is 12:15pm–3:15pm. Your child/ren are eligible if they...

  • are 4 years old on or before December 1st
  • are 3 years old on or before December 2nd
  • and qualify under the California Department of Education guidelines
California Department of Education Guidelines
State Preschool is available to families who qualify under the Department of Education income eligibility guidelines based on family size and family income. Please refer to the income ceilings table below. 

California State Preschool program free or reduced-price meal eligibility criteria to enroll four-year-old children (CSPP FRPM) are: 

  • Child must be 4 years old on or before December 1st
  • Child must attend their home school
  • Schools eligible for FRPM are Anderson, FDR/Carson, Green, and Mitchell

If you would like to reach out to us to verify eligibility and enroll, please submit the enrollment interest form or give us a call at (310) 644-8458. Our office is located at Carson School (3150 W 147th St, Hawthorne, 90250) and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. 

Income Ceilings

Family Size Family Monthly Income Family Yearly Income
1-2 $5,889 $70,665
3 $6,511 $78,135
4 $7,441 $89,297
5 $8,632 $103,584
6 $9,823 $117,872
7 $10,046 $120,550
8 $10,269 $123,230
9 $10,492 $125,909
10 $10,716 $128,587
11 $10,939 $131,266
12 $11,162 $133,946