Free, high quality preschool programs are available now through Head Start (3 and 4 year olds) and the Great Start Readiness Program (4 year olds), if eligibility applies. You must meet the income guidelines. For instance, families of four can qualify if they earn up to $25,100 per year for a 3 or 4 year old for the Head Start program and those earning up to $62,750 per year for a 4 year old for the GSRP program are usually eligible. To enroll in Head Start, children must be three on or before September 1, 2018 and to enroll in GSRP, children must be four years old on or before December 1, 2018. Call 844.456.KIDS for a referral or visit FreePreOakland.org for more information.