Child Development Center at College of San Mateo - Who's Eligible?
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Child Development Center
Who's Eligible?

Hard Hat KidsEnrollment preference is afforded to low-income student-parents who meet the eligibility criteria set by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division. Eligibility for subsidized child care is determined on the basis of a family’s need and their gross monthly income in relation to family size. Fees for subsidized child care are based on a sliding scale.

Student-parents who do not qualify for subsidized child care, as well as College of San Mateo staff and faculty, may also enroll and pay a full tuition fee as space is available.

To be eligible, parents must be enrolled in classes at CSM.

The program welcomes children with disabilities and operates in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act to make reasonable accommodations for children.

For information about CSM, including how to apply and register, please visit

Non-Discrimination Statement

The College of San Mateo Child Development Center also participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program offered by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and serves meals at no separate charge to all enrolled children.

Non-discrimination policies set by U.S. Department of Agriculture apply to all families. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

"USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."