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Welcome to Pomona Unified School Districts Child Development Programs! We offer a broad range of comprehensive Early Child Education Services for children ages 0-5.  Staff are highly qualified and committed to providing a rich learning and developmentally appropriate learning environment that fosters enthusiasm for lifelong learning and supports family engagement. In addition, we offer a variety of Child Care services which support parents who are employed, seeking employment, participating in vocational or job goal, job training or another approved activity. Income guidelines and qualifications for each program vary.  Follows is a brief description of programs available. Staff are experienced and knowledgeable in the various programs eligibility requirements. We are happy to answer your questions, provide clarifications and guide you to the program(s) that addresses your child’s Early Childhood Education and family child care needs.

Our Vision
Together our Child Development Program provides high quality services building the future one child, one family at a time.

Our Mission
Child Development provides high quality services to children, families, and providers through highly experienced and trained staff. Our programs support positive family growth and strive to better the lives of all those served.

Educational Services
Early Head Start –serves children 0-3               Qualifications -must meet income and eligibility requirements
Head Start- serves children 3-5                         Qualifications- must meet income and eligibility requirements
State Preschool-serves children 3-5                  Qualifications- must meet income and eligibility requirements

Subsidized Child Care Programs
Alternative Payment Program -Alternative Payment Program (CAPP) is administered through the California Department of Social Services. Participants must have a need such as: employed, participating in a vocational goal or job training, or engaged in other approved activities. As CAPP funding becomes available, the most eligible families receive services first through our internal ranking system. Families may remain in the CAPP program as long as they continue to meet the need and eligibility criteria of the program and follow the program rules and regulations.

CalWORKs Stage 1 Child Care -CalWORKs Stage I Child Care program is administered in conjunction with the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). Childcare is available to those participants who are receiving public assistance (welfare) and have a child under the age of 13 year old. Participants in this program may be eligible to receive in-home childcare.

CalWORKs Stage2 Child Care Care - Families have access to this program if they previously received public assistance through the Department of Public Services. Service is up to 24 months after discontinuing cash assistance as long as need and eligibility criteria are met. Must meet State Income guidelines. Serves children up to age 12 and special needs ages 13-21

CalWORKs Stage 3 Child Care - Families are eligible who continue to require child care services after the 24 months of eligibility expires in CalWORKS Stage 1 or Stage 2 transferring into Stage 3 with no break in services. Must meet State income guidelines. Serves children up to age 12 and special needs ages 13-21.

Resource and Referral
Resource and Referral services have evolved from a grassroots effort to help parents find child care, to a well-developed system that supports parents, providers, and local communities in finding, planning for, and providing affordable, quality child care.

Emergency Child Care Bridge Program - in conjunction with Department of Children and Families Services designed to increase the number of foster children successfully placed in home-based family care settings.