The Mary Bird Early Childhood Education Center and Public Safety Academy State Preschools staff are excited to share more information about our preschool programs. Our subsidized state preschool program is a free program (if income guidelines are met), administered by the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, that offers both full-day and part-day programs. We pride ourselves on serving approximately 275 children, ages 3-5 and for being an impactful program for child development. We strongly believe in the success of every child in such a way that we explore activities in areas such as language arts, mathematics, art, music, physical movement, dramatic play, science, ecology and more!
**To get started with the eligibility and enrollment process, complete and submit the Eligibility Questionnaire form**
State preschool Required documents:
At your eligibility appointment, you will be asked to present the following documents:
→ PHOTO ID : State or Government issued ID for parent/guardian.
→ BIRTH CERTIFICATE: A birth certificate for every child under 18 in the household to verify your family size, or if applicable, child custody court orders, adoption records, foster care records, school records, medical records, social services records - or other reliable documentation indicating the relationship of the child to the parent/guardian.
→ IMMUNIZATION RECORD: Required: 3 Polio, 4 DTap, completed Hepatitis B series, Varicella (Hepatitis A series is strongly recommended); HIB & MMR (1st dose given after first birthday)
→ PHYSICAL EXAM: Well check or Physicians Report dated within one year of final enrollment appointment.
→ TB SCREENING: Proof of TB screening dated within one year of final enrollment appointment.
→ FAMILY INCOME VERIFICATION: All current and consecutive gross income PER parent/guardian counted in the family size. (paystubs, CalWorks notice of Action, Unemployment Disability, Social Security, child support, etc.) All income must be dated within 30 days of final enrollment appt. If any individual's income fluctuates due to overtime, commission, bonuses or seasonal work, you must submit the past three months' gross income.
→ 2 PROOFS OF RESIDENCE : Most current utility service bill (PG&E, garbage, or water only), current property tax statement or payment receipt, rental property contract, lease, or payment receipt, paystub, registration, correspondence from a government agency, deed or closing papers on a home purchase, if the student is residing int he home of a care giving adult within the district boundaries, an affidavit executed by the care giving adult in accordance with Family Code 6552 dated within 30 days of final enrollment appt.
Mental Health Services for Students (EC 49428)
Students in need of mental health related services may reach out to their site administrator, school counselor or school psychologist. To access community-based mental health services, students with Medi-cal or Medicare insurance, or for students who are uninsured mental health services can be requested through Solano County Mental Health Access Line at 1(800)547-0495. To identify other community-based mental health providers please visit solanocares.org.
Students and families may also contact their insurance network providers to request mental health services.
If you or your family member is experiencing an acute mental health emergency call 911, go the nearest emergency room, or contact the Solano County Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit at 1(707)428-1131. To access 24/7 suicide prevention support, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800)273-8255 or 1(888)628-9454 for the Spanish line; or to access the 24/7 Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741. LGBTQ youth can access crisis support through the 24/7 Trevor Lifeline at 1(866)488-7386 or Trevor Text Line text START to 678678 Mon-Friday 12pm-7pm.