Tuition assistance is available on a sliding scale to families, based on income and family size. Families earning less than the following amounts per year — topping off at 80 percent of the median income for San Mateo County — are eligible to enter the lottery for a scholarship:
• Family of 2: $84,300
• Family of 3: $94,850
• Family of 4: $105,350
• Family of 5: $113,800
• Family of 6: $122,250
• Family of 7: $130,650
• Family of 8: $139,100
Fees for families receiving a scholarship will be based on income and will range from $52 to $877 a month for the full-day program and $26 to $439 for the partial-day program.
The preschool is expected to have 88 students its first year, with 44 full-day and 44 partial-day students in classrooms of 20 to 24 students. Each classroom will have a teacher, an assistant teacher and an aide. Students must be at least 3 years old by the time school starts and classes will be of mixed ages.
Scholarships will be available to 25 percent of the students.
Families interested in the new preschool program may now register online at is.gd/ELC_reg.
—By Barbara Wood
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