Early Education Programs Cost & Fees

Cost & Fees

SFUSD PreKindergarten has both subsidized and tuition-based options.


Qualifying families may take advantage of a sliding-scale subsidy, based on family income. Additionally, families may seek subsidies if parents or guardians are:

  • employed or seeking employment
  • attending school
  • medically incapacitated
  • participating in CalWorks through Social Services
  • seeking permanent housing
  • receiving Child Protective Services

Please contact the Early Education Enrollment Office at 415-241-6085 to inquire about your child’s eligibility for subsidies  prior to applying.


Families who do not qualify for subsidized slots may apply for tuition based slots pending availability at preferred schools. Tuition-based families do not have to meet a "need" or any other requirement. Tuition-based enrollment slots for PreK are available on a first come, first serve basis at $2,000 per month for the 2024-25 school year (subject to change). Each school will invoice families on a monthly basis, and all fees are to be paid directly to your child’s school. There is also a non-refundable application fee of $175 that must be submitted with your application for each child you wish to enroll. The application allows for the family to list three schools of choice.

Tuition-based and subsidized children are in the same classrooms and receive the same services.

This page was last updated on July 9, 2024