Enrollment Details

We offer Head Start and Early Head Start Preschool Programs for children from birth to 5 years old.

Enrollment is open to all families who qualify for services. New families / applicants can use the link below to apply! For families reapplying can scroll down for more info.

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Reapplying to the Program?

If you would like to reapply or adjust your enrollment application, please complete the form below and send it to enroll@ymcaeastbay.org.

English Application     Spanish Application

If you have questions or need help filling out the application, please contact us at enroll@ymcaeastbay.org or call (510) 848-9092 for Alameda County, (510) 412-5647 for Contra Costa, Sacramento and Yolo counties.


There are no fees for Head Start, Early Head Start or State Preschool services if your family meets the income or other eligibility requirements. State subsidized child care has a family fee scale based on your income and family size.

Enrollment Process Details

After Applying

Within two-weeks of receiving your application, we will be in touch about your enrollment eligibility. You may be asked to provide additional information to help us make this determination, or to establish your enrollment priority.

Please know that this communication does not guarantee you a space in our program.

Waiting List

Due to limited spaces and funding, we may not be able to offer enrollment to every child and family that is eligible. In the event that your family is eligible for services and we do not have space available, we will place your child on our waiting list.

Enrollment applications will remain active for 6 months. You will be contacted to renew your application should it expire once openings become available.

Once openings become available, we will contact eligible families in order of enrollment priority. Additional information and forms will be needed prior to child being enrolled.