Providing low-income families with high quality early childhood development services.

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Required Documents to Upload for Online Application Process

1. Proof of Income (choose one of the following)

  • Verification of Cal Fresh/SNAP (EBT), CalWORKs/TANF or SSIb.
  • Previous years’ tax forms (W2 or 1040) or 30 days of consecutive pay stubsc.
  • Unemployment documents
  • Self-declarations available for informal employment

Please Note: Additional Family Members

Any additional family members that are residing in the home and are being supported by the income of one or both parents must also be included in the application. This could be additional children, grandparents, etc. The poverty guidelines are adjusted for families of different sizes and are used to determine eligibility for Early Head Start and Head Start services.

Next Steps!

  1. Once you submit your Eligibility Application, you will be contacted by an application representative from our Administration Office. They will verify the submitted information and determine eligibility through a phone interview.
  2. Once correct documentation has been reviewed, you will then be placed on a wait list. If all required information is not submitted timely or missing, the process will be delayed.

The application is not complete until an application representative contacts you and you are placed on the All Kids Academy Wait List.

Applications for children under the age of 5 years are accepted year-round.

To be eligible, families must meet federal poverty income guidelines (see table 1), however an exception may be made for children with disabilities whose families are slightly over the income threshold. Children from foster families and families experiencing homelessness are automatically eligible.

All Kids Academy participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and is an equal opportunity provider. CACFP is a state and federally funded program that provides financial aid to licensed child care centers for food expenses. The objectives of the program are to improve the diets of children in our care by providing nutritious, well-balanced meals, and to develop good eating habits in children that will last through later years.

The agency adheres to USDA compliance, including non-discrimination measures. The full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement can be found under the Parent Resources located under the News and Resources tab, or click here to read in English, Spanish or Arabic.


Persons in family/household Poverty guideline
1 $15,060
2 $20,440
3 $25,820
4 $31,200
5 $36,580
6 $41,960
7 $47,340
8 $52,720

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,380 for each additional person.

Table 1. 2024 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Adapted from “HHS Poverty Guidelines for 2024” by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 2024, January 22, https://aspe.hhs.gov/topics/poverty-economic-mobility/poverty-guidelines

Services for Expectant Families Eligibility Application

This Eligibility Application is meant to determine possible eligibility for our Services for Expectant Families program.  If it looks like your child will qualify for the All Kids Academy Services for Expectant Families program, you will be contacted with additional information.

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