Program Information

CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Early Head Start/Head Start/State Preschool Programs 225 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 688-3802 /724-3885

Thank you for your interest in our child development programs. Our high quality child development programs for infants, toddlers and preschool age children are available for families living in Santa Cruz County. Our Early Head Start, Head Start and State Preschool programs are no cost for income eligible families.

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Your child may be eligible for one of our programs if they have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). With a current IEP/IFSP income eligibility may be waived.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Include copies of the following documents with your child’s application (documents will not be returned):

  • Copy of child’s immunization record OR Birth Certificate OR Hospital Certificate OR Medical Card Income Verification
  • Income Verification documentation -- must include all sources of income received by the child’s parents or guardians (see Income Eligibility section of application for more detailed information) OR documentation of CalWORKS/SSI
  • Copy of IEP or IFSP (if child has a diagnosed disability)

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Remember, to sign and fill out application completely. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. You can submit your child’s application in person or mail it to the address above. You will be contacted by mail once your child’s application has been processed. All information is kept confidential. It will be used to help us determine if your family is eligible for our programs and to prioritize (using our selection criteria) your child’s placement on the Wait List. If you have any questions about the application, or documents required, or need assistance in completing it, please call us at the above telephone numbers. We will be happy to assist you!

Click here for program options & Click here for an eligibility application

Child and Family Development Programs does not discriminate against children or families on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.

Child and Family Development Programs
225 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Head Start (Ages 3 to 5)

North County

Branciforte

175 Benito Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

 

Ludlow Center

7101 Highway 9

Felton, CA 95018

 

Natural Bridges 2

255 Swift Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

Mid County

Baskin 2

6500 Soquel Drive Bldg 1700

Aptos, CA 95003

 

The Farm

3060 Cunnison Lane

Soquel, CA 95073

 

South County

Angela Agbayani Center 1 & 2

140 Herman Ave

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

Martinelli 1 & 2

441 Rogers Ave

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

Terry Jimenez 1 & 2

201 Brewington Ave

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

Via del Mar

120 West Beach Street

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

Vista Verde 1 & 2

1936-A Freedom Blvd

Freedom, CA 95019

 

Starlight 1 & 2

235 Hammer Dr

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

Early Head Start (12 to 36 months)

North County

Natural Bridges 1 Toddler Center (24 to 36 months)

255 Swift Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

 

Mid County

Baskin 1 Toddler Center (24 to 36 months)

6500 Soquel Drive Building 1700

Aptos, CA 95003

 

South County

Starlight Children’s Toddler Center 1 (12 to 24 months)

360 Arthur Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

Starlight Children’s Toddler Center 2 (24 to 36 months)

360 Arthur Road

Watsonville, CA 95076