Getting started

We are excited to help you get started with your inquiry about infant/toddler, preschool, and school-age programs, as well as financial assistance to help pay for child care. We can also assist by providing free referrals for licensed child care. To get started, please follow these easy steps, and an intake specialist will be happy to work with you.
Intake process
Step 1: 
Complete the initial application process by calling our Intake and Eligibility Department at 626-699-8070 or by applying online
Step 2: 
Once eligibility has been determined, gather the following documentation: 
  • Birth certificates for ALL children in the household; 
  • Verification of parents' employment: verifiable employment information and all paycheck stubs received in the last 30 days (for steady wages) and/or 12 months (for fluctuating wages); 
  • Verification of parents' enrollment in school/training: current school enrollment/training schedule; 
  • Proof of any other income: TANF, unemployment, disability, child support, etc.; 
  • Current physical exam (within 12 months) and TB test with results for enrolling child (early learning only);
  • Up-to-date immunization record for enrolling child; 
  • Information of parental choice child care provider: Refer to our Find child care page to learn more about our center-based programs or to obtain free child care referrals. Choosing an early care and education program is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. We encourage families to review these resources on choosing quality child care
Step 3: 
An enrollment specialist will work with you to complete the enrollment process.