State Preschool for the 20-21 school year is full.

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year                       will begin June 1, 2021.                                                                 Please check the website after that date. 

    Santee School District

   State Preschool Program


P.A.W.S. Preschool at Wellesley Schools

Registration Procedures


Step 1:

In order to begin the registration process, you must complete a State Preschool Initial Eligibility Survey. Click on the link below to complete this step.


You will also need to email one month’s worth of documentation for anyone in the family that receives income to This includes employment paystubs, child support, alimony, unemployment, retirement, etc . If you are self-employed, you will need to email the previous year’s tax return (page 1 and profit and loss page) and the current year’s estimated profit/quarterly tax statement. If you are an Uber/Lyft driver, you will need to email the initial employment letter and four month’s worth of income documentation. You will also need to print, complete and email a “self-certification of income” form. You can print that form here.


Step 2:

Please check your email!                                                                    The Preschool Department will notify you by email if your child qualifies for the State Preschool Program. In the email, you will receive instructions on how to complete the registration process online.


Step 3:

Once the registration is completed online, you will receive a follow up email within two business days. You will be emailed the registration documents that need a signature. Make sure you read the instructions page thoroughly before completing the required documents.