CDA Preschool

Preschool Tuition

We offer multiple program rates to accommodate the amount of care your family needs. These are the starting rates for all three locations, in addition to a one time $60 enrollment fee.


Ages 3-5 years

1 Teacher to 8 Children

Per Week

Per Week

Per Week

Drop in Rate

$60 per day*

(*Based on space availability. Pre-approval required.
Additional $8.00 per day for care that reaches or exceeds 10.5 hours per day.)

Tuition Assistance

Our goal is to make high quality child care available regardless of your financial situation. We offer tuition assistance for some or all of your child care fees. Eligibility for CDA’s Preschools is based on your family’s size, monthly income, and need for services.

  • Live and/or work in San Diego County, California
  • Have a child who is 3-4 years old on or before September 1st of the fiscal year in which they are enrolled

  • Working
  • Looking for work
  • School or job training
  • Homeless and seeking permanent housing
  • Medical incapacitation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) or risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • Currently receiving CalWORKs cash aid or have received CalWORKs cash aid within the last 24 months
  • Income eligible – your family’s gross monthly income must be equal to or less than the amount shown in the table below.

Family Size 1-2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Gross Monthly Income $5,889 $6,511

$7,441 $8,632 $9,823 $10,046 $10,269 $10,492 $10,716 $10,939 $11,162

Find Out If You Are Eligible For Tuition Assistance

Eligibility for CDA’s Preschool Program is typically based on your family size and monthly gross income, plus meeting one of the needs criteria.

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