State-Funded Preschool Sites Seeking Students

Students are being sought for two state-funded preschool programs at Baldwin Lane and North Shore Elementary Schools in Big Bear Valley. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

By Michael P. Neufeld

Big Bear Lake, CA – Two state-funded preschool programs in Bear Bear Valley are seeking students.

Enrollment is now being accepted for the programs that are in session at  North Shore and Baldwin Lane Elementary Schools. The programs in the Bear Valley Unified School District are operated by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools for low-income families who meet eligibility requirements.

Both Bear Valley schools offer comprehensive child development programs and hold classes three hours per weekday.

To get on an eligibility list, please contact the classrooms directly by calling North Shore at (909) 866-4232 or Baldwin Lane at (909) 584-4332.


Eligibility for the programs is based on a schedule of income ceilings for Child Care and Development Programs. A family of three with a monthly gross income of $3,518 or less would meet the eligibility requirements, as would a family of six with a gross income of $5,159. Those enrolling their children do not have to be employed.

A new regulation has been established for the 2012-13 academic year. State law requires that families with children enrolled in part-day state preschool programs be assessed a fee in accordance with the law. The fee for a family of three whose gross income per month is between $1,950 and $3,518 will be a minimum of $1 per day, up to a maximum of $8.88 per day during the days the program is in session. For a family of three or more, gross incomes of less than $1,950 per month would not have a fee.

Students need to be 4 years old by Dec. 2, 2012 to receive first priority. Students need to be 3 years old by Dec. 2, 2012 to receive second priority.

Parents with children attending the preschool will be encouraged to volunteer in the classroom. For more information, contact the County Schools’ State Preschool office at (909) 777-0776.


Both sites are seeking substitutes for work in the programs. Please contact the classroom at the schools for information concerning substitute work.



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